NEW YORK – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it has advised private equity fund Leeds Equity Partners and its portfolio company, Exterro, in connection with Exterro’s acquisition of Zapproved. Exterro and Zapproved are leading providers of eDiscovery, legal governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software.

Leeds Equity Partners is a sector-focused private equity firm dedicated to the education, training, software, and information services industries. Reed Smith also previously represented Leeds Equity Partners in its 2018 majority investment in Exterro.

The Reed Smith team advising Leeds Equity Partners and Exterro were led by private equity partners Mark Pedretti and Wayne Uffleman and also included: debt finance partner Ben Brimeyer; tax partners James Tandler and Simon Kliegman; tech and data partner Anthony Diana; antitrust partner Michelle Mantine; and corporate associates Sarah Salvia and Brent McDonough.

A copy of the press release issued by Leeds Equity Partners can be found at