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Latham & Watkins Advises Leeds Equity Partners in Sale of BARBRI to Francisco Partners

March 31, 2021
A multidisciplinary deal team is advising the New York-based private equity firm.

Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, (Leeds Equity) the New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell BARBRI, Inc. to Francisco Partners. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Leeds Equity in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by New York partner Jane Greyf, with associates Michal Netanyahu and Julia von Turk. Advice was also provided on intellectual property matters by New York partner Steven Betensky; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Bradd Williamson, with associate Alisa Hand; on tax matters by Century City partner Pardis Zomorodi, with associate Eric Kamerman; and on finance matters by New York partner Joshua Tinkelman and counsel Seniz Yakut, with associate Alex Harris.