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Latham & Watkins Advises Cerifi and LRN, Portfolio Companies of Leeds Equity Partners in Strategic Acquisitions From Thomson Reuters

December 2, 2022
Firm represents the portfolio companies of the New York-based private equity firm in connection with acquisitions from Thomson Reuters.

CeriFi, a diversified education, training, and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, has announced the acquisitions of Checkpoint Learning and West LegalEdcenter from Thomson Reuters Corporation, significantly expanding its professional licensing and continuing education offerings across the accounting, tax and legal sectors. Separately, LRN Corporation, the leader in ethics and compliance solutions that enable organizations to inspire principled performance and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, has announced that it has acquired the Compliance Learning business unit from Thomson Reuters, further enhancing LRN's global reach, solution offerings, and international client base.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Cerifi and LRN, both portfolio companies of Leeds Equity Partners, a New York-based private equity firm dedicated exclusively to partnering with management teams in the education, training, and information services industries, in both transactions with a corporate deal team led by New York partner Jane Greyf, with associates Alyssa Galinsky, Natasha Burnett, and Stephany Yang. Advice was also provided on financing matters by New York partner Josh Tinkelman, with associate Sonja Pollack; on intellectual property matters by New York counsel Carrie Girgenti, with associate Zachary Shufro; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Bradd Williamson, with associate Alisa Hand; and on tax matters by Century City partner Pardis Zomorodi, with associate Christine Mainguy.