By MedVal Scientific Information Services, LLC

closed 4/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wicks Medical Information, LLC, acquired DesignWrite, LLC

synopsis: Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Wicks Medical Information, LLC
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare "
target: DesignWrite, LLC
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
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closed 4/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wicks Medical Information, LLC, acquired DesignWrite, LLC

synopsis: Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Wicks Medical Information, LLC
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare "
target: DesignWrite, LLC
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Eden Capital, acquired PDH Academy LLC

synopsis: Eden Capital, a New York based Private equity firm focused on the education, tech, and business services sectors, announced its acquisition of PDH Academy, a market leading online platform providing professional education and workforce solutions to professionals in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades.
buyer: Eden Capital
Eden Capital is a private equity firm focused on technology, business services and education. Eden partners with leading management teams, founders and owners to achieve growth and scale and maximize value for all stakeholders. "
target: PDH Academy LLC
PDH Academy provides regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades. The mission of PDH Academy is to help professionals start, manage, and advance their careers.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise and more.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital is a middle-market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through growth initiatives, acquisitions, and strategic investments. "
target: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise, senior fitness, and more.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Institute for Professional Care Education

synopsis: In keeping with the company's growth strategy, OnCourse Learning announced the acquisition of the Institute for Professional Care Education, a leader in training and compliance solutions for assisted living communities, home care providers and home health agencies.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Institute for Professional Care Education
The Institute for Professional Care Education is where individuals and health care providers go for caregiver training, certification and state compliance. Their training is completely interactive, story-based and is done online and through DVDs. It replaces or can supplement inservice training.
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closed 6/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired ACLS

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Emergency Certifications, Inc. (“ACLS"). ACLS provides ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP training via online courses written by licensed physicians who are experts in clinical interventions and protocols provided by the American Heart Association.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. "
target: ACLS
ACLS ("Emergency Certifications") is a leader in American Heart Association based training, offering fast, convenient, and 100% online ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP certification and recertification courses that can be completed in several hours from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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announced 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reeltime Media Ltd, will acquire Fitlink Group

synopsis: ReelTime Media Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fitlink Group. They were established in 1985 and is the only independent college that has operated for 30 years, delivering accredited fitness training courses online.
buyer: Reeltime Media Ltd (AU:RMA:$0.21)
Reeltime Media Limited is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing Digital Services, Media & Advertising, and IT companies. Through its 100% wholly owned subsidiaries RMA provides a complete service offering for SME's, corporate and government clients. "
target: Fitlink Group
Fitlink Group is a premium supplier of online Personal Training Courses to the Fitness Industry. Completion of Fitlink's Certificate in Fitness enables you to perform the roles of Exercise Assistant, Exercise Instructor I, Exercise Instructor II and Personal Trainer (Employed).
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$10
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
price ($mm)
$70
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$19
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$4
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closed 1/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., acquired Orbis Education

synopsis: Grand Canyon Education, a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities, has completed the acquisition of Orbis Education Services, an education services company that supports healthcare education programs for 17 regionally accredited universities across the United States.
buyer: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE:$939.37)
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model. "
target: Orbis Education
Orbis Education develops and manages healthcare education solutions that help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. They form partnerships with academic institutions and healthcare systems to deliver high-quality, clinically intensive healthcare education programs.
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closed 10/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Life Link III, acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC

synopsis: Life Link III announced that they have acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC, a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
buyer: Life Link III
Life Link III operates nine helicopter bases. The company’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. "
target: FlightBridgeED, LLC
FlightBridgeED is a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

HeartStart CPR Plus merged with Prime Medical Training,

synopsis: HeartStart CPR Plus has merged with Prime Medical Training, an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus is an AHA training center that offers training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
buyer: Prime Medical Training
Prime Medical Training is an authorized AHA training center that provides CPR training and AED sales and maintenance. Prime focuses on providing continuing education for people from all walks of life. From healthcare professionals, to industrial workers, corporate offices, to churches. "
target: HeartStart CPR Plus
HeartStart CPR Plus is an American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus offers group and onsite training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
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announced 1/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Colibri Group, will acquire Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Colibri Group, a Gridiron Capital company, is to acquire Becker Professional Education and OnCourse Learning. Becker provides CPA Exam Review, CMA Exam Review and CPE (Continued Professional Education). OnCourse Learning offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training.
buyer parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
buyer: Colibri Group
Colibri Group helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by its proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Becker Professional Education
Becker provides CPA Exam Review, CMA Exam Review and CPE (Continued Professional Education) with expert instructors, high-quality content, flexible learning formats including on-demand resources and webcasts. OnCourse Learning offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowFully Learning Group, acquired IA Med

synopsis: KnowFully Learning Group, a leading provider of continuing professional education and digital learning solutions to the accounting, finance and healthcare sectors, has acquired Immediate Action Medicine, Inc. ("IA MED"), a national provider of online training and recertification education for flight and ground paramedics, EMTs and nurses.
buyer parent: NexPhase Capital
buyer: KnowFully Learning Group
KnowFully Learning Group is a leading provider of end-to-end professional education in the accounting, finance, and healthcare sectors. KnowFully's brands enable students and professionals to prepare for and pass professional licensure exams and satisfy required credit hours to maintain credentials."
target: IA Med
IA MED is an EMS education company that provides instruction and educational materials for EMS professional development through specialized courses and certifications, helping its students launch careers as flight paramedics, critical care paramedics and certified flight nurses.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of Falcon Physician Reviews. Falcon offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.
Falcon Physician Reviews offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX).
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closed 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

The Riverside Company, acquired Health and Safety Institute

synopsis: DW Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity, announced the sale of its portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute, Inc.("HSI"), to The Riverside Company, a New York-based private equity firm. HSI is a premier for-profit health and safety training delivering a comprehensive solution of content, technology, and services delivery.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $300 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 380 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: Health and Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute (HSI), one of the leading emergency care and response training organizations in the world, joins together American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid, 24-7 EMS, 24-7 Fire, EMP Canada, First Safety Institute (FSI), and GotoAID.
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closed 8/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Health and Safety Institute

synopsis: The Riverside Company has sold Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a company that provides CPR, EMT and healthcare training materials and services to help businesses meet workplace safety and health requirements, to DW Healthcare Partners.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm is led by three seasoned healthcare executives with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. DWHP invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health and Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is the largest privately held emergency care training organization in the industry. HSI originally united the recognition and expertise of the American Safety & Health Institute and Medic First Aid International.
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closed 11/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Terveystalo Rela-hierojat Oy, acquired Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy

synopsis: Helsinki-based Terveystalo has acquired Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy, the largest company in Finland offering training and exam preparation for vocational degrees in massage. Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy will join Terveystalo under its Rela brand, which offers massage services and training.
buyer parent: Terveystalo
buyer: Terveystalo Rela-hierojat Oy
Rela-hierojat is Finland's largest massage chain with 41 practises and over 170 licensed massage therapists.The Rela brand includes the nationwide professional massage chain Rela-hierojat Oy and Hierojakoulu Relaxi Oy, which provides training services. "
target: Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy
Suomen Hierojakoulut is a Finnish company that offers preparatory training and exam prep for vocational degrees in massage. Suomen Hierojakoulut offers its students high-quality education opportunities and diverse study paths, such as sports massage and physiotherapy.
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$4
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closed 10/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Blueprint Test Prep has acquired Med School Tutors, a tutoring and training company primarily focused on preparing medical students for certification and licensure exams. With the acquisition, Blueprint's team of tutors will grow to over 300 individuals and include medical students, residents and attendings from the top institutions in the country.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Blueprint is the premier high-stakes test preparation and training provider in the U.S., offering live and self-paced online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials, and application consulting services within the LSAT, MCAT, and medical training verticals. "
target parent: Interactivation
target: Med School Tutors
Founded in 2006, Med School Tutors (MST) was the first organization to specialize in personalized one-on-one (1:1) USMLE and COMLEX tutoring. MST's mission is to provide unparalleled 1:1 tutoring and longitudinal support for its students and tutors, from pre-med through residency.
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closed 4/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wicks Medical Information, LLC, acquired DesignWrite, LLC

synopsis: Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Wicks Medical Information, LLC
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare "
target: DesignWrite, LLC
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Eden Capital, acquired PDH Academy LLC

synopsis: Eden Capital, a New York based Private equity firm focused on the education, tech, and business services sectors, announced its acquisition of PDH Academy, a market leading online platform providing professional education and workforce solutions to professionals in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades.
buyer: Eden Capital
Eden Capital is a private equity firm focused on technology, business services and education. Eden partners with leading management teams, founders and owners to achieve growth and scale and maximize value for all stakeholders. "
target: PDH Academy LLC
PDH Academy provides regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades. The mission of PDH Academy is to help professionals start, manage, and advance their careers.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise and more.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital is a middle-market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through growth initiatives, acquisitions, and strategic investments. "
target: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise, senior fitness, and more.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Institute for Professional Care Education

synopsis: In keeping with the company's growth strategy, OnCourse Learning announced the acquisition of the Institute for Professional Care Education, a leader in training and compliance solutions for assisted living communities, home care providers and home health agencies.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Institute for Professional Care Education
The Institute for Professional Care Education is where individuals and health care providers go for caregiver training, certification and state compliance. Their training is completely interactive, story-based and is done online and through DVDs. It replaces or can supplement inservice training.
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closed 6/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired ACLS

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Emergency Certifications, Inc. (“ACLS"). ACLS provides ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP training via online courses written by licensed physicians who are experts in clinical interventions and protocols provided by the American Heart Association.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. "
target: ACLS
ACLS ("Emergency Certifications") is a leader in American Heart Association based training, offering fast, convenient, and 100% online ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP certification and recertification courses that can be completed in several hours from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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announced 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reeltime Media Ltd, will acquire Fitlink Group

synopsis: ReelTime Media Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fitlink Group. They were established in 1985 and is the only independent college that has operated for 30 years, delivering accredited fitness training courses online.
buyer: Reeltime Media Ltd (AU:RMA:$0.21)
Reeltime Media Limited is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing Digital Services, Media & Advertising, and IT companies. Through its 100% wholly owned subsidiaries RMA provides a complete service offering for SME's, corporate and government clients. "
target: Fitlink Group
Fitlink Group is a premium supplier of online Personal Training Courses to the Fitness Industry. Completion of Fitlink's Certificate in Fitness enables you to perform the roles of Exercise Assistant, Exercise Instructor I, Exercise Instructor II and Personal Trainer (Employed).
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$10
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
price ($mm)
$70
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$19
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$4
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closed 1/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., acquired Orbis Education

synopsis: Grand Canyon Education, a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities, has completed the acquisition of Orbis Education Services, an education services company that supports healthcare education programs for 17 regionally accredited universities across the United States.
buyer: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE:$939.37)
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model. "
target: Orbis Education
Orbis Education develops and manages healthcare education solutions that help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. They form partnerships with academic institutions and healthcare systems to deliver high-quality, clinically intensive healthcare education programs.
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closed 10/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Life Link III, acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC

synopsis: Life Link III announced that they have acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC, a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
buyer: Life Link III
Life Link III operates nine helicopter bases. The company’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. "
target: FlightBridgeED, LLC
FlightBridgeED is a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

HeartStart CPR Plus merged with Prime Medical Training,

synopsis: HeartStart CPR Plus has merged with Prime Medical Training, an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus is an AHA training center that offers training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
buyer: Prime Medical Training
Prime Medical Training is an authorized AHA training center that provides CPR training and AED sales and maintenance. Prime focuses on providing continuing education for people from all walks of life. From healthcare professionals, to industrial workers, corporate offices, to churches. "
target: HeartStart CPR Plus
HeartStart CPR Plus is an American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus offers group and onsite training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
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announced 1/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Colibri Group, will acquire Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Colibri Group, a Gridiron Capital company, is to acquire Becker Professional Education and OnCourse Learning. Becker provides CPA Exam Review, CMA Exam Review and CPE (Continued Professional Education). OnCourse Learning offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training.
buyer parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
buyer: Colibri Group
Colibri Group helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by its proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform. "
target parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Becker Professional Education
Becker provides CPA Exam Review, CMA Exam Review and CPE (Continued Professional Education) with expert instructors, high-quality content, flexible learning formats including on-demand resources and webcasts. OnCourse Learning offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowFully Learning Group, acquired IA Med

synopsis: KnowFully Learning Group, a leading provider of continuing professional education and digital learning solutions to the accounting, finance and healthcare sectors, has acquired Immediate Action Medicine, Inc. ("IA MED"), a national provider of online training and recertification education for flight and ground paramedics, EMTs and nurses.
buyer parent: NexPhase Capital
buyer: KnowFully Learning Group
KnowFully Learning Group is a leading provider of end-to-end professional education in the accounting, finance, and healthcare sectors. KnowFully's brands enable students and professionals to prepare for and pass professional licensure exams and satisfy required credit hours to maintain credentials."
target: IA Med
IA MED is an EMS education company that provides instruction and educational materials for EMS professional development through specialized courses and certifications, helping its students launch careers as flight paramedics, critical care paramedics and certified flight nurses.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of Falcon Physician Reviews. Falcon offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.
Falcon Physician Reviews offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX).
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closed 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

The Riverside Company, acquired Health and Safety Institute

synopsis: DW Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity, announced the sale of its portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute, Inc.("HSI"), to The Riverside Company, a New York-based private equity firm. HSI is a premier for-profit health and safety training delivering a comprehensive solution of content, technology, and services delivery.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $300 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 380 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: Health and Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute (HSI), one of the leading emergency care and response training organizations in the world, joins together American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid, 24-7 EMS, 24-7 Fire, EMP Canada, First Safety Institute (FSI), and GotoAID.
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closed 8/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Health and Safety Institute

synopsis: The Riverside Company has sold Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a company that provides CPR, EMT and healthcare training materials and services to help businesses meet workplace safety and health requirements, to DW Healthcare Partners.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm is led by three seasoned healthcare executives with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. DWHP invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health and Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is the largest privately held emergency care training organization in the industry. HSI originally united the recognition and expertise of the American Safety & Health Institute and Medic First Aid International.
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closed 11/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Terveystalo Rela-hierojat Oy, acquired Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy

synopsis: Helsinki-based Terveystalo has acquired Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy, the largest company in Finland offering training and exam preparation for vocational degrees in massage. Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy will join Terveystalo under its Rela brand, which offers massage services and training.
buyer parent: Terveystalo
buyer: Terveystalo Rela-hierojat Oy
Rela-hierojat is Finland's largest massage chain with 41 practises and over 170 licensed massage therapists.The Rela brand includes the nationwide professional massage chain Rela-hierojat Oy and Hierojakoulu Relaxi Oy, which provides training services. "
target: Suomen Hierojakoulut Oy
Suomen Hierojakoulut is a Finnish company that offers preparatory training and exam prep for vocational degrees in massage. Suomen Hierojakoulut offers its students high-quality education opportunities and diverse study paths, such as sports massage and physiotherapy.
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closed 10/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Blueprint Test Prep has acquired Med School Tutors, a tutoring and training company primarily focused on preparing medical students for certification and licensure exams. With the acquisition, Blueprint's team of tutors will grow to over 300 individuals and include medical students, residents and attendings from the top institutions in the country.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Blueprint is the premier high-stakes test preparation and training provider in the U.S., offering live and self-paced online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials, and application consulting services within the LSAT, MCAT, and medical training verticals. "
target parent: Interactivation
target: Med School Tutors
Founded in 2006, Med School Tutors (MST) was the first organization to specialize in personalized one-on-one (1:1) USMLE and COMLEX tutoring. MST's mission is to provide unparalleled 1:1 tutoring and longitudinal support for its students and tutors, from pre-med through residency.
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