Leeds Equity Partners Buys VitalSmarts from TwentyEighty


The new deal expands the private equity’s range in Knowledge Industries

Leeds Equity Partners has acquired VitalSmarts from TwentyEighty.

Vital Smarts is a provider of communication, execution, and, leadership development training.

Leeds Equity Partners is a New York-based private equity shop that invests primarily in Knowledge Industries. The Vital Smarts purchase is the private equity shop’s ninth purchase.

Leeds Equity Partners Discusses Its Strategy

“Companies increasingly appreciate the importance of creating and fostering cultures that drive performance,” said Scott VanHoy, Partner of Leeds Equity Partners. “Communication, execution, and leadership skills need to be taught and practiced. VitalSmarts is the gold standard in training employees with these critical, 21st-century foundational skills such as resolving disagreements, building acceptance and overcoming resistance, speaking persuasively, and fostering teamwork.”

Leed Equity has made several investments in areas like workplace solutions, professional training, and the certification sector. Their purchases include:

  • BARBRI, a legal education provider;
  • CeriFi, a provider of education and licensure solutions to financial institutions;
  • LRN, a provider of ethics and compliance education, learning technology, and data analytics to Fortune 2000 companies;
  • Prosci, a provider of change management training and solutions;
  • Scaled Agile, the provider of SAF, a global framework for enterprise agility; and,
  • Simplify Compliance, a provider of workforce information solutions, and training for human resources and healthcare professionals.

In its 25-year history, Leeds has invested deployed more than $2.7 billion into Knowledge Industries. For more news on private equity deals, check out this article.

Free Industry News

Subscribe to our free newsletter for updates and news about alternatives investments.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Latest Alternative Investment News

FinTech: Lloyds To Acquire Stake In Loyalty App Bink
January 4, 2022     FinTech, News

Lloyds Banking Group (LON: LLOY), Britain’s biggest mortgage provider, will acquire a minority stake in loyalty app Bink, according to a report by Sky News for an undisclosed amount that…

Digital Assets: Coinbase CEO Armstrong Said To Have Splurged $133M On Home In LA
January 4, 2022     Digital Assets, News, Real Estate

An iconic property in Bel Air, Los Angeles, designed by internationally acclaimed English architect John Pawson changed hands last month for $133 million and the buyer was Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN)…

Alternative Investments/ESG: VegTech Invest Launches Plant-Based Innovation & Climate ETF

VegTech Invest advisory has launched the VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF (Ticker: EATV), its first financial product. The ETF offers exposure to publicly traded companies actively innovating with plants…

Venture Capital: Chinese AI Startup Parametrix Raises $100M, Turns Unicorn
January 4, 2022     Artificial Intelligence, News, Venture Capital

Chinese AI company Parametrix.ai has raised $100 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia China and joined by existing investors 5Y Capital and Gaorong Capital. Though the valuation…