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US private equity group Levine Leichtman acquires Irish publisher CJ Fallon

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners acquires Dublin publisher for undisclosed sum

Leichtman-and-Levine- Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP):  Lauren B. Leichtman ’77,   and her husband,   Arthur E. Levine,   co-founders of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP)

US private equity group Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has acquired Dublin based education publisher CJ Fallon for an undisclosed sum. The private equity firm partnered with the management of CJ Fallon for the transaction.

The acquisition is the first investment in LLCP’s €100 million European investment funds.

According to Lauren Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP, “CJ Fallon is a leading player in the Irish education market with a long track record of delivering high quality educational content for students and teachers. We are excited to partner with Brian Gilsenan (CEO) and his team for our first investment out of our European fund, and look forward to the continued success of the business.”

CJ Fallon established in 1927, is a widely recognised and respected business, with an extensive range of educational products including textbooks, workbooks, study guides, teaching materials and assessment tests.

Brian Gilsenan, CJ Fallon’s chief executive officer, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with Levine Leichtman, given the significant knowledge and education-related experience that they bring to our company. This provides my team with strong confidence that we have chosen the right partner to support our continued growth.”
CJ Fallon, originally established in 1927, is a widely recognised and respected business, with an extensive range of educational products including textbooks, workbooks, study guides, teaching materials and assessment tests.

LLCP has managed approximately $7.0 billion of institutional capital since its inception.

 

 

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