CeriFi, backed by equity from Leeds, expands further into securities exam preparation with acquisition of Solomon Exam Prep

NEW YORK, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CeriFi, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, today announced the acquisition of Solomon Exam Prep (“Solomon” or the “Company”), a leading provider of exam preparation and credential licensing exams for FINRA, NASAA, and MSRB and NFA licensing exams. Solomon represents the twelfth acquisition of CeriFi, a leading provider of premium financial education, training and certification solutions for the financial services industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Karen and Jeremy have built a truly impressive portfolio of securities exam preparation courses and materials that enable students and professionals to pass their exams and earn their licenses. We are thrilled to have them join the CeriFi team to extend and enhance the CeriFi suite of licensing solutions,” said Matthew givenCEO of CeriFi.

CeriFi’s product portfolio includes education, training and certification in accounting, financial crime, financial planning, financial risk management, insurance, securities licensing and taxation. CeriFi also offers financial programs and tutorials to universities.

Jeremy SolomonPresident and Co-Founder of Solomon Exam Prep, said, “We are thrilled to partner with CeriFi, the undisputed leader in financial services training and certification. Our team is energized by the unique opportunity available to us to better serve financial institutions and professionals. by achieving the best learning outcomes.”

“The acquisition of Solomon further expands the depth and breadth of CeriFi’s content and title licensing product suite and uniquely positions CeriFi to meet the evolving needs of our financial services customers. We are looking forward to working with Karen and Jeremy Solomon and Solomon’s continued success under the CeriFi,” said Eric GevedaManaging Director at Leeds Equity Partners.

Polsinelli served as legal counsel to Leeds Equity Partners. Michael Best & Friedrich served as Salomon’s legal advisor.

About CeriFi:

CeriFi is a diverse provider of education, training and certification serving professionals in the financial services market. To date, CeriFi has acquired twelve highly complementary companies including Dalton Education, Money Education, Keir Financial Education, Pass Perfect, CFP assets of LoneStar Financial Education, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, Bionic Turtle, CPMI, Fast Forward Academy, Spidell Publishing, MarkMeldrum.com and Solomon Exam Prep.

For more information about CeriFi, see http://www.cerifi.com/.

About Solomon Exam Prep:

Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of finance professionals pass their FINRA, NASAA, MSRB and NFA licensing exams including SIE and Series 3, 6, 7, 14, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28 , 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82, and 99. Solomon also offers continuing education for investment advisor representatives. Solomon Exam Prep is Founder-Led Karen and Jeremy Solomon, who have made a lifelong commitment to advancing learning and education. Solomon Exam Prep relies on a group of seasoned educators, practitioners, and communicators who have experience in both investment education and the adult learning process.

For more information on Solomon, see https://solomonexamprep.com/.

About Leeds Equity Partners:

Leeds Equity Partners is a New Yorkprivate equity fund based exclusively on partnering with management teams in the education, training and information services sectors (the “knowledge industries”). The company was founded in 1993 and has managed over $4.5 billion of capital in a wide range of companies within knowledge-based industries. Leeds Equity seeks to leverage its sector expertise and market knowledge to create long-term value for its partner companies.

For more information on Leeds Equity Partners, see http://www.leedsequity.com/.

For more information:
Jeffrey T.Leeds
Such. 212-835-2000
Fax: 212-835-2020



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