Leeds Equity Partners Completes Investment in Prosci
New York-based private equity firm backs leading international provider of change management training, products and digital solutions
New York, USA — December 20, 2016. Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, announced today that it has invested in Professional Science 360 Holdings, Inc. (“Prosci” or the “Company”) in partnership with the existing management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Prosci partners with corporations, governments and not-for-profit organizations around the world to help them implement change more successfully. The Company’s offerings include both in-house and open enrollment certification and training utilizing its renowned ADKAR® Model and research-based change management methodologies. The Company also offers a variety of custom and advisory solutions, and supports its training and services with a robust set of products and digital solutions. The Company is backed by a strong management team led by President
“We are excited to partner with Leeds Equity and join its strong network of Knowledge Industry companies. Leeds Equity’s resources, insight and capital will allow Prosci to build on its 20 year foundation of success enabling organizations to see better results on projects and to grow their own change capabilities,” said Allison Seabeck. “Our customers will benefit from continued investment in our research and industry innovation, as well as our ongoing dedication to world-class change management training, services and solutions.”
“One of the great challenges presented by our fast changing global economy is how to accept and adapt to change. Access to information and new technologies is essential, but not sufficient, to achieve success. The capacity to change, deploying new information or adapting to new circumstances, ultimately determines how well enterprises perform” said Scott VanHoy, Managing Director of Leeds Equity Partners. “Prosci fully understands the imperative of embracing innovation, and that organizations benefit from learning how to implement processes that enable them to drive change. Their solutions are path breaking, proven, and effective.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Allison, Tim Creasey and the rest of the Prosci team and deepen our corporate training portfolio,” said Christopher Mairs, Principal of Leeds Equity Partners. ”As we have seen over the last two decades in our space, there is a huge need for change management competencies throughout organizations as companies adapt to the challenges and complexities of the global economy.”
Goodwin Procter served as legal counsel to Leeds Equity Partners. Prosci was advised by Harris Williams, the Richmond, VA based middle market investment bank.
About Leeds Equity Partners:
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is a New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the education, training and information services industries (the “Knowledge Industries”). The firm was founded by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein in 1993 and has raised and managed more than $1.5 billion of capital across six funds.
The Board of Advisors of Leeds Equity Partners includes: Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman of the Board of the Special Olympic; Gaston Caperton, a former President of the College Board and a former two-term Governor of West Virginia; Tim J. Fitzpatrick, a former CEO of Sallie Mae Corporation; Thomas F. ("Mack") McLarty III, President of McLarty Associates and former White House Chief of Staff under President William J. Clinton; Dr. Barry A. Munitz, former Chancellor of the California State University school system and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust; Richard W. Riley, former Secretary of Education under President William J. Clinton and two-term Governor of South Carolina; and Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
For additional information on Prosci, see https://www.prosci.com/
For additional information on Leeds Equity Partners, see http://www.leedsequity.com/