e.Republic, a California-based media, research, data, and events company focused exclusively on supporting public-sector innovation across state and local government and education, today announced that Leeds Equity Partners has made a significant investment in the company. As a capstone to a record-setting year of growth in the company’s 40-year history, this new partnership will enable e.Republic to continue to scale its market-critical efforts in government and education and invest in new data and insights solutions.
“We are excited to partner with Leeds Equity as they share similar values and are committed to the vision of bringing innovation to government and education,” said Cathilea Robinett, e.Republic CEO. “Being part of their portfolio will empower us to tap into Leeds Equity’s strategic investment expertise, market knowledge and deep industry relationships.”
“e.Republic plays an essential role in fostering an engaged community of government and education leaders and information technology providers where critical insights and best practices are shared to enable greater innovation and technology transformation,” said Jacques Galante, Partner at Leeds Equity Partners. “We are excited to work closely with Cathilea and the e.Republic team to expand on the company’s numerous community and market insights offerings to better serve its many constituents and help drive greater outcomes across government and education.
e.Republic represents Leeds Equity’s seventh platform investment in Leeds Equity Partners VII, L.P., its most recent fund with over $1.4 billion of capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Dennis McKenna who founded e.Republic and currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, will be retiring from the company. Cathilea Robinett, e.Republic’s CEO since 2021, will continue in her role as CEO and President.
JEGI CLARITY (www.jegiclarity.com), a pre-eminent M&A advisory firm for the media, marketing, information and technology industries, represented e.Republic in this transaction. Reed Smith LLP served as legal counsel to Leeds Equity Partners; Immix Law Group served as legal counsel to e.Republic.
Founded in 1984, e.Republic is the nation’s only media, events and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. The company’s vision is to be the trusted source for guidance, ideas, innovations and relationships to build government that works for everyone.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.erepublic.com.
About Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity is a New York-based private equity firm dedicated exclusively to partnering with management teams in the education, training and information services industries (the “Knowledge Industries”). The firm was founded in 1993 and currently manages over $4 billion of capital across a broad spectrum of companies within the Knowledge Industries. Leeds Equity seeks to leverage its sector-focused expertise and market insights to create long-term value for its partner companies and investors.
For additional information on Leeds Equity, see www.leedsequity.com.