CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, has acquired Fast Forward Academy, a provider of tax and accounting exam preparation and continuing education courses.
“Fast Forward Academy has built an impressive portfolio of tax and accounting exam preparation and continuing education courses that enable students and professionals to pass their exams, maintain their licensing requirements and excel professionally,” said Matthew Given, CEO of CeriFi. “We are excited to leverage these market leading products in combination with our diversified product suite, world-class learning platform, robust infrastructure and talented team to further address the needs of our financial services customers.”
Rain Hughes, CEO of Fast Forward Academy, said “CeriFi shares our deep commitment to excellence, including delivering the best learning outcomes in the industry. I could not be more excited for Fast Forward Academy’s future as part of CeriFi, which continues to change the game in financial services training through investment and innovation.”
“The acquisition of Fast Forward Academy further expands CeriFi’s education and training product suite, and importantly, uniquely positions CeriFi as the only market player that can holistically address the needs of students and professionals across the financial services industry,” said Eric Geveda, Managing Director at Leeds Equity Partners. “We look forward to continuing to execute on our growth and innovation strategy, both organically and through add-on investments.”
Polsinelli served as legal counsel to Leeds Equity Partners. ForsterBoughman served as legal counsel to Fast Forward Academy.