BARBRI’s Acquisition Of Kaplan Altior


K&L Gates LLP advised Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company BARBRI on the deal.

BARBRI executed the acquisition of Kaplan Altior, a leading provider of training courses for legal professionals in the UK. In addition to expanding BARBRI’s client service team, the acquisition significantly enhances the company’s base of experienced tutors for trainee and solicitor skills training and increases the breadth of the company’s law firm relationships.

Leeds Equity Partners is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in the knowledge industries – education, training, information services, and software. In 2011, Leeds Equity Partners acquired BARBRI, a provider of legal education courses to law students, schools, and practicing legal professionals that serves more than 30,000 students a year across the U.S. and globally.

The K&L Gates team advising BARBRI was led by London partner James Cross (Picture), assisted by senior associate Robert Boughey.

Involved fees earner: Robert Boughey – K&L Gates; James Cross – K&L Gates;

Law Firms: K&L Gates;

Clients: BARBRI;