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K&L Gates Advises BARBRI on Acquisition of UK Legal Training Provider Kaplan Altior

3 December 2019
London - A team of lawyers from global law firm K&L Gates LLP has advised Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company BARBRI on 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 team that advised BARBRI was led by K&L Gates London partner James Cross, assisted by senior associate Robert Boughey.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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