Leeds Equity Partners
|Industry||Private equity, Knowledge Industries|
|Founder||Jeffrey T. Leeds, Robert A. Bernstein|
|Headquarters||New York, NY, United States|
|Products||Leveraged buyout, Growth capital|
|Total assets||$1.2 billion|
Number of employees
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the Knowledge Industries. The firm is investing its fifth private equity fund, Leeds Equity Partners V, L.P., the largest fund focused exclusively on investing in this sector. The firm's investors include a broad range of leading institutions, public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.
The firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and raised its first private equity fund in 1995. In 2010, the firm established Leeds Global Partners which provides education advisory and implementation services. A distinguished group of individuals serves on the Advisory Board:
- General Colin L. Powell
- Gaston Caperton
- Timothy J. Fitzpatrick
- Thomas F. McLarty
- Barry A. Munitz
- Guillermo Nigaglioni
- Roderick R. Paige
- Richard W. Riley
- Alec Ross
- Timothy P. Shriver
- Advance Capital Partners, L.P.
- Leeds Equity Partners II, L.P.
- Leeds Equity Partners III, L.P.
- Leeds Equity Partners IV, L.P.
- Leeds Equity Partners V, L.P.
- Leeds Novamark Capital I, L.P.
- Leeds Equity Partners (company website)