Cases and Deals

Blank Rome Represents Korn Ferry in Acquisition of Three Leadership Development Companies

Blank Rome LLP represented Korn Ferry, a Delaware corporation (NYSE: KFY), in connection with its completion of the acquisition of Miller Heiman Group, AchieveForum, and Strategy Execution from TwentyEighty, Inc. The transaction closed on November 1, 2019.

Miller Heiman Group specializes in transforming sales performance and customer experience. AchieveForum offers frontline leadership development. Strategy Execution provides organizational and project management training. Combined, the three companies have trained thousands of professionals and hundreds of clients across the globe and have substantial expertise in sales performance and customer experience, frontline leadership development, and project management. These companies will be part of a newly branded Korn Ferry Digital, which will provide clients direct access to data, insights, and analytics from one of the world’s most comprehensive people and organizational databases.

The Blank Rome team was led by Michael Cohen, with Matt Altomare and Justin Stein playing substantial roles, and with the assistance of many others in the firm, including Cory Jacobs, Emanuel Adler, David Perry, Mark Blondman, Jonathan Clark, Yelena Barychev, Shawn M. Wright, Matthew Thomas, John Gibbons, Jennifer Daniels, and David Oberly, as well as Mary Kate Cornell and Carol Buckalew.