CeriFi, backed by Leeds Equity Partners and an education, training and certification provider serving the financial services market, has acquired Checkpoint Learning and West LegalEdcenter from Thomson Reuters Corp. to expand CeriFi’s professional licensing and continuing education offerings across the accounting, tax and legal sectors.
Checkpoint Learning is a provider of professional education services for tax and accounting professionals. West LegalEdcenter provides continuing legal education services to legal professionals, offering a library of educational content and managing compliance with legal education requirements. With these acquisitions, CeriFi now partners with over 5,000 financial and legal employers and 200 institutions of higher learning.
“As premier providers of continuing professional education, Checkpoint Learning and West LegalEdcenter will form strategic parts of our business and product strategy as we seek to broaden our educational relationships with employers and professionals across the financial and legal markets that CeriFi singularly serves,” says Eric Geveda, managing director at Leeds Equity Partners.
Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to Leeds Equity Partners. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP served as legal counsel and KPMG Corporate Finance LLC served as financial advisor to Thomson Reuters.