Press Release January 10, 2013

Goodwin Procter Advises Ex Libris Global Holdings on Sale to Golden Gate Capital

A team of Goodwin Procter attorneys recently advised client Ex Libris Global Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, in its sale via merger transaction to Einstein Holdings Corp., a newly formed corporation controlled by Golden Gate Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Jerusalem, Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based and on-premise knowledge management software solutions to academic and research institutions. Ex Libris has a customer base of over 5,300 institutions in 80 countries. Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with approximately $12 billion of capital under management. Ex Libris will remain an independent business run by its current management team.

“We were pleased to help our client Ex Libris complete this successful merger which allowed them to retain their core management team and market-leading position,” said James Curley, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group.

The deal team for this transaction was led by Curley and included Janet Andolina, Jeffrey Klein, Scott Webster and Rachel Smith.

For more information on the transaction, see the press release issued by Leeds following the signing of the merger agreement.