By Career Step

closed 2/2/2017 via PR Web

Career Step, acquired Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has acquired the Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions of Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, technology and financial advice to hundreds of healthcare providers each year.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful. "
target: Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, financial consulting and information technology to hundreds of healthcare providers and organizations each year to proactively maintain compliance and identify risk and new incremental net revenue opportunities.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired Medic-CE.com

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, and a leading provider of online, career-focused education and professional training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector, has completed the acquisition of Medic-CE.com, LLC, a leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and firefighting professionals.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful. "
target: Medic-CE.com
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Medic-CE.com, LLC provides high-quality, up-to-date courses on a cutting-edge, easy-to-use learning management platform. Tens of thousands of first responders, EMT’s, paramedics, and fire fighters have chosen Medic-CE.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Career Step, acquired Code3 CME

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Code3 CME, a provider of EMT, paramedic and critical care transport training.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, a portfolio company of Denver based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers. "
target: Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements.
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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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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Career Step, LLC. Career Step, based in Provo, Utah, is a leading provider of online, career-focused training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector. Career Step offers high quality, cost effective, job-specific training solutions.
buyer: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
Revelstoke Capital Partners is a Denver based private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building exceptional industry-leading companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: 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.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Company Press Release

BB&T Capital Partners, LLC, DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a leading provider of online vocational training for the healthcare industry, announced the completion of a $22 million equity investment from DW Healthcare Partners II, LP and BB&T Capital Partners II, LLC.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
buyer: BB&T Capital Partners, LLC
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: Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online medical transcription and medical coding training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Career Step, LLC. Career Step, based in Provo, Utah, is a leading provider of online, career-focused training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector. Career Step offers high quality, cost effective, job-specific training solutions.
buyer: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
Revelstoke Capital Partners is a Denver based private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building exceptional industry-leading companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: 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.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Company Press Release

BB&T Capital Partners, LLC, DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a leading provider of online vocational training for the healthcare industry, announced the completion of a $22 million equity investment from DW Healthcare Partners II, LP and BB&T Capital Partners II, LLC.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
buyer: BB&T Capital Partners, LLC
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: Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online medical transcription and medical coding training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Palo Alto University, acquired CONCEPT Professional Training

synopsis: Palo Alto University (PAU), Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, has acquired Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) Professional Training, a provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
buyer: Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) is dedicated to improving the human condition through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in the fields of psychology and counseling. PAU offers doctorate, master's and bachelor's programs, as well as hands-on clinical training. and more. "
target: CONCEPT Professional Training
CONCEPT Professional Training is a world-class provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$251.24)
HealthStream's suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. "
target: Health Care Compliance Strategies
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) helps hospitals and healthcare institutions survive and thrive, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospitals and healthcare institutions with interactive and engaging on-line staff learning and competency solutions.
price ($mm)
$15
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$7
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closed 1/15/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Distance CME

synopsis: OnCourse Learning, provider of workplace solutions and education in the healthcare, real estate and financial services industries, announced the acquisition of Distance CME, a leading provider of education for emergency medical service practitioners. Distance CME offers live, online courses to EMS professionals around the globe.
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: Distance CME
Distance CME provides live distance learning courses designed to provide quality and convenient education for the busy EMS professional. Their classes meet the NREMT’s requirement for live (VILT) learning – 100% online, 100% live.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Career Step, acquired Code3 CME

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Code3 CME, a provider of EMT, paramedic and critical care transport training.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, a portfolio company of Denver based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers. "
target: Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements.
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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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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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closed 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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$2,000
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired KnowledgePoint360

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announced that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360. The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million. KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc, together with its subsidiaries provides supply chain, packaging, medical, regulatory, and sales and marketing services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmacies operating in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: KnowledgePoint360
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions.
price ($mm)
$144
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$106
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$20
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announced 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Milamber Ventures PLC, will acquire Orchard Rock Limited

synopsis: Milamber Ventures plc, a growth accelerator business that focuses on creative media, technology and education, will acquire Orchard Rock, a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. Orchard Rock offers training services for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, and more.
buyer: Milamber Ventures PLC
Milamber is a growth accelerator business focusing on Creative Media, Technology and Education with a specific focus on Education. They invest in early stage businesses, working with entrepreneurs to attract clients, develop 'Go To Market' strategies, fix operational gaps and access growth capital. "
target: Orchard Rock Limited
Orchard Rock is a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. The company specializes in health and social care training for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, mental health, children's services, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.49
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$1
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$0
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1.9x
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5.1x
closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Agence CCC

synopsis: GL Events announces the acquisition of CCC, an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Agence CCC
CCC is an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

OnCourse Learning, acquired Wound Care Education Institute

synopsis: OnCourse Learning announced the acquisition of Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI), an internationally recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. Their annual Wild On Wounds conference draws wound care clinicians from around the country.
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: Wound Care Education Institute
Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is a recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. WCEI has educated professionals in skin and wound management, diabetic wounds and ostomy management.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 2/27/2008 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC

synopsis: The Federal Trade Commission has approved Providence Equity Partners Inc.’s planned acquisition of nursing testing and education company Assessment Technologies Institute LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC
We are your nursing-review partner… an ongoing resource throughout your nursing education and career. ATI’s primary goal is to partner with nursing institutions in all 50 states to improve graduate nurses’ pass rates on the NCLEX®.
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closed 11/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Alpha Imaging LLC, acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc.

synopsis: Alpha Imaging LLC announced they have acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc. to enhance their clinical applications training portfolio. Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
buyer: Alpha Imaging LLC
Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States. "
target: Chesapeake Applications Inc.
Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Web

Coverys, acquired Med-IQ

synopsis: Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers, announced the acquisition of Med-IQ, a globally recognized leader in medical education and healthcare quality improvement.
buyer: Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers. Coverys emphasizes proactive risk mitigation and patient safety programs that help clients anticipate, identify, and manage risk. "
target: Med-IQ
Med-IQ, one of the most respected providers of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes- based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Career Step, LLC. Career Step, based in Provo, Utah, is a leading provider of online, career-focused training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector. Career Step offers high quality, cost effective, job-specific training solutions.
buyer: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
Revelstoke Capital Partners is a Denver based private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building exceptional industry-leading companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: 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.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Company Press Release

BB&T Capital Partners, LLC, DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a leading provider of online vocational training for the healthcare industry, announced the completion of a $22 million equity investment from DW Healthcare Partners II, LP and BB&T Capital Partners II, LLC.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
buyer: BB&T Capital Partners, LLC
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: Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online medical transcription and medical coding training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company.
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$22
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Palo Alto University, acquired CONCEPT Professional Training

synopsis: Palo Alto University (PAU), Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, has acquired Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) Professional Training, a provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
buyer: Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) is dedicated to improving the human condition through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in the fields of psychology and counseling. PAU offers doctorate, master's and bachelor's programs, as well as hands-on clinical training. and more. "
target: CONCEPT Professional Training
CONCEPT Professional Training is a world-class provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$251.24)
HealthStream's suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. "
target: Health Care Compliance Strategies
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) helps hospitals and healthcare institutions survive and thrive, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospitals and healthcare institutions with interactive and engaging on-line staff learning and competency solutions.
price ($mm)
$15
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$7
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closed 1/15/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Distance CME

synopsis: OnCourse Learning, provider of workplace solutions and education in the healthcare, real estate and financial services industries, announced the acquisition of Distance CME, a leading provider of education for emergency medical service practitioners. Distance CME offers live, online courses to EMS professionals around the globe.
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: Distance CME
Distance CME provides live distance learning courses designed to provide quality and convenient education for the busy EMS professional. Their classes meet the NREMT’s requirement for live (VILT) learning – 100% online, 100% live.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Career Step, acquired Code3 CME

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Code3 CME, a provider of EMT, paramedic and critical care transport training.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, a portfolio company of Denver based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers. "
target: Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements.
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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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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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closed 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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$2,000
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired KnowledgePoint360

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announced that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360. The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million. KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc, together with its subsidiaries provides supply chain, packaging, medical, regulatory, and sales and marketing services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmacies operating in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: KnowledgePoint360
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions.
price ($mm)
$144
rev ($mm)
$106
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
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1.4x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Milamber Ventures PLC, will acquire Orchard Rock Limited

synopsis: Milamber Ventures plc, a growth accelerator business that focuses on creative media, technology and education, will acquire Orchard Rock, a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. Orchard Rock offers training services for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, and more.
buyer: Milamber Ventures PLC
Milamber is a growth accelerator business focusing on Creative Media, Technology and Education with a specific focus on Education. They invest in early stage businesses, working with entrepreneurs to attract clients, develop 'Go To Market' strategies, fix operational gaps and access growth capital. "
target: Orchard Rock Limited
Orchard Rock is a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. The company specializes in health and social care training for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, mental health, children's services, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.49
rev ($mm)
$1
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$0
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Agence CCC

synopsis: GL Events announces the acquisition of CCC, an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Agence CCC
CCC is an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
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$5
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0.0x
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

OnCourse Learning, acquired Wound Care Education Institute

synopsis: OnCourse Learning announced the acquisition of Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI), an internationally recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. Their annual Wild On Wounds conference draws wound care clinicians from around the country.
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: Wound Care Education Institute
Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is a recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. WCEI has educated professionals in skin and wound management, diabetic wounds and ostomy management.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 2/27/2008 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC

synopsis: The Federal Trade Commission has approved Providence Equity Partners Inc.’s planned acquisition of nursing testing and education company Assessment Technologies Institute LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC
We are your nursing-review partner… an ongoing resource throughout your nursing education and career. ATI’s primary goal is to partner with nursing institutions in all 50 states to improve graduate nurses’ pass rates on the NCLEX®.
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closed 11/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Alpha Imaging LLC, acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc.

synopsis: Alpha Imaging LLC announced they have acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc. to enhance their clinical applications training portfolio. Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
buyer: Alpha Imaging LLC
Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States. "
target: Chesapeake Applications Inc.
Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Web

Coverys, acquired Med-IQ

synopsis: Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers, announced the acquisition of Med-IQ, a globally recognized leader in medical education and healthcare quality improvement.
buyer: Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers. Coverys emphasizes proactive risk mitigation and patient safety programs that help clients anticipate, identify, and manage risk. "
target: Med-IQ
Med-IQ, one of the most respected providers of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes- based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance.
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