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Genius SIS Expands its Software Offerings in Adult Education and Workforce Development with its Strategic Acquisition of LiteracyPro Systems

Genius SIS Expands its Software Offerings in Adult Education and Workforce Development with its Strategic Acquisition of LiteracyPro Systems


New York, USA — September 12, 2023.  Genius SIS, LLC (“Genius”), a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, today announced the acquisition of LiteracyPro Systems, Inc. (“LiteracyPro” or the “Company”), a leading student information system (SIS) software provider to operators of adult basic education, correctional education and community literacy programs.  Founded in 1996, LiteracyPro’s mission is to help state and local government agencies and learning organizations optimize and administer their literacy and adult education programs to drive better student outcomes.  The Company’s software enables organizations to manage critical aspects of literacy and workforce development program administration, including reporting and compliance requirements, and produce data driven insights to improve learner experience.  LiteracyPro represents the second acquisition for Genius.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  


"Our investment thesis for Genius is built on our sector insights that most institutions of learning – including K-12 schools, higher education institutions, corporate learning departments and government workforce development programs – require robust administrative and student workflow systems that are purpose built to enable them to offer effective learning programs,” said Jacques Galante, Partner at Leeds Equity Partners.  “Acquiring LiteracyPro is an important strategic expansion of Genius, enabling it to extend its capabilities into the adult basic education and adult literacy sectors and positioning Genius to make greater inroads in the broader workforce development market.”


“LiteracyPro has built an impressive software platform that produces compelling data insights and tools for state and local adult basic education programs,” said Matthew Schnittman, CEO of Genius.  “We are excited to leverage LiteracyPro’s software with our leading solutions for online learning environments to better support teachers, learners and administrators across the adult education and workforce development ecosystem.” 

“We are very excited to announce this acquisition and look forward to continuing to build upon our track record of partnering with leading software providers for online and in-person education programs.  This combination is incredibly complementary to Genius’ solution set and product roadmap and will advance the innovation that we deliver to clients,” said David Neverson, Managing Director at Leeds Equity Partners.

Reed Smith LLP served as legal counsel to Genius.  Tyton Partners acted as financial advisor to LiteracyPro.


About Genius SIS:

Genius is a software company offering cloud-based student information system (SIS) software and training management system (TMS) software for online learning and virtual classrooms.  Genius provides user-friendly, intuitive solutions to manage registration, e-commerce, tracking and real-time reporting systems for schools, colleges, corporations and government entities who need to provide online education for their users.


For additional information on Genius, see www.geniussis.com


About LiteracyPro:

LiteracyPro provides software that enables teachers and administrators to effectively manage their adult education programs and meet government mandated reporting requirements.  The Company’s software platform, Literacy Adult Community Education System (LACES), is a student information system (SIS) that tracks student progress and provides data driven analytics to assess program efficacy.  Teachers and administrators can leverage these insights to better manage programs and serve students. 


For additional information on LiteracyPro, see www.literacypro.com


About Leeds Equity Partners:

Leeds Equity is a New York-based private equity firm dedicated exclusively to partnering with management teams in the education, training and information and data management services industries (the "Knowledge Industries").  The firm was founded in 1993 and currently manages approximately $4.8 billion of capital across a broad spectrum of companies within the Knowledge Industries.  Leeds Equity seeks to leverage its sector-focused expertise and market insights to create long-term value for its partner companies.


For additional information on Leeds Equity Partners, see www.leedsequity.com/