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closed 8/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Beneast Training Ltd

synopsis: GP Strategies, the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired TK Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary Beneast Training Ltd, an independent training provider located in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Beneast Training Ltd
Beneast Training Ltd. provides apprenticeship and foundation learning programs in the following occupational areas: business administration & technology, customer service, retail & commercial enterprise, management & professional, health & social care and early years childcare.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BCTG Group, acquired Performance Through People

synopsis: BCTG Group, a UK-based training firm, has acquired Performance Through People (PTP), one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
buyer: BCTG Group
BCTG Group is a UK-based training firm. BCTG supports almost 10,000 young people and adults each year, offering 166 different types of apprenticeship, 84 different adult upskilling and reskilling courses and 27 pre-apprenticeship programmes for 16-18-year-olds. "
target: Performance Through People
Performance Through People (PTP) is one of the largest providers of training and development programmes in the UK. PTP provides high quality training to businesses of all sizes. They offer short courses and degree level apprenticeships for customer service, accounting, IT, hospitality, and more.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Agilitas Private Equity LLP, acquired Learning Curve Group

synopsis: Pan-European private equity firm Agilitas has acquired education and training specialist Learning Curve Group (LCG) from MML Capital. Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
buyer: Agilitas Private Equity LLP
Agilitas focuses on making transformational investments in defensible businesses. The team was founded in 2011 by an experienced and successful team of former colleagues who had previously invested €1.5bn in 28 private equity transactions across Europe. "
target parent: MML Capital Partners LLC
target: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
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$179
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KEA Group, acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers

synopsis: The KEA Group, a holding company in France, has acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA), a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
buyer: KEA Group
The KEA Group is a holding company in France. KEA's holdings include Ecole Supérieure d'Ostéopathie (ESO), a private higher education institution focused on osteopathy; and Ecole Supérieure de Naturopathie (ESNAT), a higher education institution focused on Naturopathy. "
target: Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers
Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA) is a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Curve Group, acquired The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited

synopsis: Learning Curve Group (LCG), a training and education specialist in the UK, has acquired the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA), a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA offers training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
buyer: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency. "
target: The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited
The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA's academies are equipped with high tech training facilities and offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
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closed 1/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Workforce Holdings Limited, acquired Chartall Business College

synopsis: Workforce Holdings, an investment holding company in South Africa, has acquired Chartall Business College, a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall offers a fully online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
buyer: Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE:WKF:$213.76)
Workforce Holdings is an investment holding company in South Africa. Workforce Holdings and its group of companies is a leading, trusted provider of employment, training, healthcare, wellness, financial services and lifestyle benefits to individuals and their employers. "
target: Chartall Business College
Chartall Business College is a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall is focused on financial services and real estate. They offer an online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
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$0.98
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Lupa Systems, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: James Murdoch's investment vehicle Lupa Systems has acquired a majority stake in Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd., an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. This marks Lupa Systems' first ever investment in India.
buyer: Lupa Systems
Lupa Systems, founded in 2019 by James Murdoch, son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, is a private investment vehicle which has invested in Tribeca Enterprises, Vice Media and The Void, among others. Lupa Systems is a private holding company with offices in New York and Mumbai. "
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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closed 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Amadeus FiRe AG, acquired Comcave.College

synopsis: Amadeus FiRe AG, a specialised personnel service provider in Germany, has acquired Comcave.College from Gilde Buy Out Partners, one of Europe’s foremost mid market private equity investors. Comcave.College is a provider of certified occupational retraining and advanced vocational training for adults in Germany.
buyer: Amadeus FiRe AG (XTRA:AAD:$253.84)
Amadeus FiRe is a specialised personnel service provider in Germany. Amadeus FiRe offers specialist temporary staffing, permanent placement and interim management services. They provide professionals and executives in the fields of accounting, office, banking and IT. "
target parent: Gilde Buy Out Partners
target: Comcave.College
Comcave.College is a leading provider of certified occupational retraining and advanced vocational training for adults in Germany. Comcave provides tech-enabled workforce solutions. They offer training services for information technology, healthcare, industrial, multimedia, language, and more.
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$223
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Middlesbrough College, acquired TTE Technical Institute

synopsis: Middlesbrough College, a college in the UK, has acquired TTE Technical Institute, the UK’s leading provider of technical training to the oil & gas, process, manufacturing and engineering sectors. TTE provides technical vocational training for people aged 16-25.
buyer: Middlesbrough College
Middlesbrough College is a college in the UK. Middlesbrough College offers a great range of full-time, part-time and university level courses across every sector. They focus on equipping their students with the education, skills and training they need to progress into employment or higher education."
target: TTE Technical Institute
TTE Technical Institute is the UK’s leading provider of technical training to the oil & gas, process, manufacturing and engineering sectors. TTE provides technical vocational training for people aged 16-25 in the form of Vocational Study Programmes and employer-sponsored Advanced Apprenticeships.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

LABOT Inc., acquired QuelCode Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LABOT, a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities, has acquired QuelCode, Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
buyer: LABOT Inc.
LABOT is a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities. LABOT aims is to develop the first education business in Japan that employs Income Share Agreements (ISAs). "
target: QuelCode Co., Ltd.
QuelCode is Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Suma Capital, acquired Implika

synopsis: Suma Capital, an independent investment manager in Spain, has acquired a 55% stake in Implika, a provider of professional and vocational training services in Spain. Implika provides training services through their website and training centres all across Spain. They offer courses for health, sports, cosmetics, veterinary, education, and more.
buyer: Suma Capital
Suma Capital is an independent investment manager in Spain. Suma Capital joins forces with business owners in order to help them achieve their goals. The company is focused on supporting a wide range of Spanish companies through several specific investments. "
target: Implika
Implika is a provider of professional and vocational training services in Spain. Implika provides training services through their website and training centres all across Spain. They offer courses for health, sports, cosmetics, veterinary, education, business, and trades and professions.
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$61
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
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$14
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7.1x
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Quality Bicycle Products, will acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute

synopsis: Quality Bicycle Products has agreed to acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute from the National Bicycle Dealers Association. John Barnett founded BBI in 1986; it was acquired by the NBDA in 2016. Barnett Bicycle Institute is a school that offers classes in bicycle mechanics and materials for bicycle repair shops.
buyer: Quality Bicycle Products
Serving more than 5,000 independent bike dealers, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) is widely regarded as the best wholesale distributor to the cycling industry. QBP is in the business of bikes — from developing a diverse portfolio of their own brands to distributing the top names in the industry. "
target parent: National Bicycle Dealers Association
target: Barnett Bicycle Institute
Barnett Bicycle Institute is a school that offers classes in bicycle mechanics and materials for bicycle repair shops. Their specialties are suspension service, wheel building, and wheel truing techniques.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Barchen

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Bärchen, an independent French training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Barchen
France-based Bärchen is an independent training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers. Their courses are intended for all professionals and apprentices in banking, finance and insurance and are also open to jobseekers.
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$9.24
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Marie Claire, acquired Franck Thomas Institut

synopsis: The Marie Claire Group - holder of the reference titles in oenology (the study of wines) and gastronomy, La Revue du Vin de France and Cuisine et Vins de France - announces the acquisition of Franck Thomas Institut, a French leader in training in the professions of sommellerie and gastronomy.
buyer: Groupe Marie Claire
Created in 1937, the Marie Claire Group was the first true pioneer of publishing, creating weekly issues that brought the latest trends into the homes of French women, acting as the original internet for fashion and beauty. Marie Claire publishes 88 magazines and some fifty websites worldwide. "
target: Franck Thomas Institut
Franck Thomas Institut is a French provider of training for sommeliers and gastronomy professionals. The company was founded and developed by Franck Thomas - Best Sommelier of Europe. Franck Thomas Institut trains students in several cities in France.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Partners, acquired Abitus, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Partners, a Japanese private equity firm, has acquired Abitus Inc, a vocational education firm providing qualification training in various overseas certifications. Abitus offers US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: Abitus, Inc.
Abitus is a vocational education firm in Japan. Abitus provides qualification training in various overseas certifications, such as the US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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announced 6/12/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Anvia Holdings, will acquire Quality Automotive Training

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire VocTrain Pty Ltd. VocTrain Pty Ltd, trading as Quality Automotive Training, offers accredited Automotive programs to help meet the needs of employers and apprentices/trainees working in the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair industry.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Quality Automotive Training
Established in 1999, VocTrain Pty Ltd trading as Quality Automotive Training (QAT) offers a wide array of accredited Automotive programs to help meet the needs of employers and apprentices/trainees working in the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair industry.
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$0.56
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
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$3.55
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will acquire FullStack Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
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closed 8/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Beneast Training Ltd

synopsis: GP Strategies, the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired TK Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary Beneast Training Ltd, an independent training provider located in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Beneast Training Ltd
Beneast Training Ltd. provides apprenticeship and foundation learning programs in the following occupational areas: business administration & technology, customer service, retail & commercial enterprise, management & professional, health & social care and early years childcare.
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announced 12/20/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, will purchase SAP SuccessFactors HCM Consulting Business from Hula Partners

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management (HCM) Consulting business of Hula Partners. Founded in 2012, Hula Partners delivers the full life cycle of HCM solutions from planning to implementation and support.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
seller: Hula Partners
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Hula Partners delivers the full life cycle of HCM solutions from planning to implementation and support. Hula Partners is a provider of HR software, strategic consultation and SAP HCM & SuccessFactors implementation services.
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$7
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired YouTrain

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, a global performance improvement solutions provider, has acquired YouTrain Limited. YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships, employability training and contract staffing services.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: YouTrain
YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships and employability training as well as corporate training and contract staffing services for commercial clients.
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$4
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closed 9/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired CLS Performance Solutions

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has acquired CLS Performance Solutions Limited. CLS is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning end user adoption and training services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: CLS Performance Solutions
CLS Performance Solutions is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) end user adoption and training services based in the United Kingdom. They develop and deliver successful learning solutions for ERP implementations for large multinational clients.
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$3
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closed 4/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Emantras

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition Emantras, an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences and effective knowledge delivery through award-winning digital and mobile solutions.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: Emantras
Emantras, is an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences, through digital and mobile solutions. Emantras serves the learning ecosystem by supporting enterprises, trainers and educational institutions in executing and delivering digital training solutions.
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closed 10/7/2016 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Maverick Solutions

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Maverick Solutions, a leading provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) product training services. Maverick will operate as part of GP Strategies' Performance Readiness Solutions segment.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: Maverick Solutions
Since 1999, Maverick Solutions has been the leading provider for Oracle-related training throughout the project lifecycle, specializing in both project-team training and end-user adoption services to help their clients maximize their investments in Oracle software.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired B2B Engage

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has acquired B2B Engage Limited, an independent provider of vocational skills training in the United Kingdom, and its subsidiary Jencal Training Limited, an SFA approved Apprenticeship Training Agency that provides a mechanism for employing apprentices.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: B2B Engage
B2B Engage is a national organisation specializing in work-based training, corporate training, training for the unemployed and apprenticeships. They operate JenCal Training, an Apprenticeship Training Agency that helps a range of organisations offer Apprenticeship places to young people.
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closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed the acquisition of the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies, leading providers of human capital management solutions. Effective-People and Effective-Learning will operate as a part of GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Effective-Learning A/S
Effective Learning and its sister company Effective-People are providers of human capital management solutions, including sales and support of the full SuccessFactors Business Execution Platform, eLearning and blended learning solutions, as well as recruitment and employee development services.
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closed 6/5/2013 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Prospero Learning Solutions Inc.

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, global performance improvement solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Prospero Learning Solutions, a provider of custom learning and content development solutions.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Prospero Learning Solutions Inc.
Prospero Learning Solutions Inc. is a provider of custom learning and content development solutions. Its main product, The Learningworks Suite, is a modular, flexible, web-based Learning Management System.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired BlessingWhite Inc.

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed its acquisition of BlessingWhite, a provider of leadership development and employee engagement solutions that translate business strategies into results for its customers by developing more effective leaders and more engaged workforces.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: BlessingWhite Inc.
BlessingWhite is a provider of leadership development and employee engagement solutions that translate business strategies into results for its customers by developing more effective leaders and more engaged workforces.
price ($mm)
$10
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$13
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closed 9/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Rovsing Dynamics

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Rovsing Dynamics, a provider of vibration condition monitoring hardware and software.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Rovsing Dynamics
Rovsing Dynamics operates in the global and technologically advanced market for condition monitoring systems, and develops, supplies and supports a best-in-class software-based system—OPENpredictor™.
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closed 8/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Beneast Training Ltd

synopsis: GP Strategies, the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired TK Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary Beneast Training Ltd, an independent training provider located in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Beneast Training Ltd
Beneast Training Ltd. provides apprenticeship and foundation learning programs in the following occupational areas: business administration & technology, customer service, retail & commercial enterprise, management & professional, health & social care and early years childcare.
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closed 4/14/2011 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Ultra Training Ltd.

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired Ultra Training Ltd, an independent skills training provider located in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Ultra Training Ltd.
Ultra Training Ltd is an independent skills training provider located in the United Kingdom. Ultra provides apprenticeship and private training to over 1,000 learners at any one time.
price ($mm)
$2.98
rev ($mm)
$5
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EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired RWD Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: GP Strategies announced that its principal operating subsidiary, General Physics Corporation, completed its acquisition of certain operating assets and the consulting business of RWD Technologies, a consulting company that enables and drives successful business transformations and front-line effectiveness for Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: RWD Technologies, Inc.
RWD Technologies is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, knowledge, and customers.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
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closed 2/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Communication Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation has announced that its principal operating subsidiary, General Physics Corporation, has acquired Communication Consulting, a China-based training and consulting company with offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China, and Haryana (New Delhi) in India.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Communication Consulting Ltd.
Communication Consulting is a China-based training and consulting company. Communication Consulting designs and delivers customized training solutions and specializes in the areas of leadership, communication skills, sales and customer service training.
price ($mm)
$1.38
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closed 12/14/2010 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Academy of Training Ltd

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired Academy of Training Ltd, an independent training provider located in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Academy of Training Ltd
Academy of Training is a Grade 2 ‘Good’ provider of training as determined by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), the UK regulator of government funded training providers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2010 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired PerformTech, Inc.

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, announced that its principal operating subsidiary, global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation, has acquired PerformTech, Inc., a provider of custom courseware development and other training services primarily for the U.S. government.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation—whose principal operating subsidiary is General Physics Corporation (GP)—is a NYSE-listed company (GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. "
target: PerformTech, Inc.
PerformTech, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading developer of custom training solutions, with a significant presence supporting federal government priorities including border security, anti-terrorism, and highway engineering.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 10/9/2007 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Via Training, LLC

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation, the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation it has acquired Via Training, LLC, a custom e-learning sales training company.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation—whose principal operating subsidiary is General Physics Corporation (GP)—is a NYSE-listed company (GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. "
target: Via Training, LLC
Via Training is a leading provider of custom training programs that increase sales channel effectiveness. Via develops e-Learning and blended training programs that teach product knowledge, applied sales skills and sales operations. Our programs play a key role in increasing sales and market share.
price ($mm)
$1.80
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Sandy Corp.

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of certain operating assets and the business of Sandy Corporation.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation—whose principal operating subsidiary is General Physics Corporation (GP)—is a NYSE-listed company (GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. "
target parent: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
target: Sandy Corp.
For more than 30 years Sandy has helped some of this country's largest companies improve their performance, processes and products. Sandy offers custom sales training and print-based and electronic publications primarily to the automotive industry.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TRIGO Group, acquired EMC Consulting

synopsis: TRIGO Group, a global leader of quality solutions for the transportation industry, has acquired EMC Consulting, a Romanian training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management.
buyer: TRIGO Group
TRIGO Group is a Global Quality Solutions provider for the transportation sector, focused on automotive and aerospace industries. TRIGO offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including quality engineering, rework, inspection, auditing, training, consulting, and project management. "
target: EMC Consulting
Founded in 2007, EMC Consulting is a training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management. They are based in Romania.
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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Netmind, acquired B2T Training LLC

synopsis: B2T Training LLC, a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA announced that it has been acquired by Netmind International LLC. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
buyer: Netmind
For more than 30 years, Netmind has a been focused on training and promoting digital business through IT people. Services include IT management training, IT talent empowerment, IT culture transformation and IT agility and improvement. "
target: B2T Training LLC
B2T Training LLC is a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
price ($mm)
$886
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$63
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
14.0x
closed 3/3/2016 via BusinessWire

ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

synopsis: ISACA, the professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals, announced that it has acquired CMMI® Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.
buyer: ISACA
ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development to IT and cybersecurity professionals. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, risk and assurance professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Carnegie Mellon University
target: CMMI® Institute
CMMI Institute is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration, the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

synopsis: Academies Australasia announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Vostro Institute of Training Australia Pty Ltd. The company delivers nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target: Vostro Institute of Training Australia
Vostro Institute of Training Australia is a leader in flexible and cutting-edge classroom and workplace training programmes. They deliver nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.75 [$0.92]
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
1.8x
closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed the acquisition of the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies, leading providers of human capital management solutions. Effective-People and Effective-Learning will operate as a part of GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Effective-Learning A/S
Effective Learning and its sister company Effective-People are providers of human capital management solutions, including sales and support of the full SuccessFactors Business Execution Platform, eLearning and blended learning solutions, as well as recruitment and employee development services.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Capita PLC, acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement

synopsis: Capita PLC acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement, a UK-based learning and development business that specialises in behavior change. Blue Sky provides bespoke, high quality learning and development solutions for executive level employees, through to field based and contact centre frontline staff.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Blue Sky Performance Improvement
Blue Sky Performance Improvement provides a combination of coaching, consulting and training for senior leadership teams, first line managers and front line sales and service staff- all geared towards improving business performance.
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closed 8/24/2009 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Nexient Learning Inc.

synopsis: Global Knowledge announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Nexient Learning Inc., Canada’s largest corporate training provider. The combination of Global Knowledge's Canadian operations with those of Nexient establishes Global Knowledge as Canada’s leading provider of IT and business skills training.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. "
target: Nexient Learning Inc.
Nexient Learning Inc. is the largest corporate training and talent development company in Canada. Nexient delivers the broadest choice of top calibre, industry-recognized curricula in information technology, business process improvement and leadership business solutions.
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closed 12/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Johnson & Johnson, acquired Human Performance Institute

synopsis: Extending its capabilities in wellness and prevention, Johnson & Johnson announced it has acquired LGE Performance Systems, Inc., a privately held company located in Orlando, Florida, known as Human Performance Institute.
buyer: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ:$81,325.00)
Johnson & Johnson embraces research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Johnson & Johnson companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. "
target: Human Performance Institute
Human Performance Institute is both a campus-based institute and client-location provider of training programs, including its Corporate Athlete(R) course, designed to manage energy to create and sustain high performance.
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closed 1/17/2008 via RTT News

Bear Capital Growth Partners, acquired Crestcom International, Ltd.

synopsis: Bear Growth Capital Partners, an affiliate of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (BSC) said Thursday that it has made a majority investment in Crestcom International, LLC in connection with a recapitalization of the company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.
buyer: Bear Capital Growth Partners
Bear Growth Capital Partners is an affiliate of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. BGCP focuses on making investments in middle market companies valued between $25 and $150 million. "
target: Crestcom International, Ltd.
Crestcom Franchisees market and deliver training in the areas of Sales, Recruiting, Customer Service and particularly Management Skills Development. Each month, thousands of executives and managers from more than 200 major cities in 50+ countries on 6 continents participate in Crestcom Training.
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closed 6/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Novations Group, Inc., acquired ProGroup, Inc

synopsis: Novations Group, Inc., a global training and consulting organization, has acquired ProGroup, Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of corporate diversity training. Founded in 1986 and staffed by more than two-dozen professionals, ProGroup offers a comprehensive range of diversity products and services.
buyer parent: MCG Global, LLC
buyer: Novations Group, Inc.
Novations Group Inc. (NGI) is a global professional services firm committed to building human performance through specific consulting, training, technology, and measurement solutions. "
target: ProGroup, Inc
ProGroup's mission is to partner with organizations to meet their business goals by creating workplaces where all employees perform to their full potential and meet the needs of today's increasingly diverse marketplaces.
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closed 4/19/2007 via PR Newswire

BEI Consulting merged with i3Logic,

synopsis: Two leading providers of business performance improvement products and services, i3Logic and BEI Consulting have announced the merger of the two companies, according to Rom LaPointe, i3Logic president.
buyer: i3Logic
For over 25 years, i3Logic has been an industry-leading innovator of business communication solutions. Today, we focus on creating learning solutions that help companies perform, communicate and learn more effectively. "
target: BEI Consulting
BEI Consulting provides companies of all sizes with the tools, methods, and resources to improve human performance and business results. We identify the gap between current and desired levels of performance, and create the most appropriate, cost effective solutions to eliminate the performance gap.
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announced 2/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Market Scan Information Systems Inc., will acquire Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises

synopsis: Market Scan Information Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises Corporation, a leading provider of online training and dealer management controls.
buyer: Market Scan Information Systems Inc.
Market Scan Information Systems Inc. a leader in financing software solutions for automotive dealers. The flagship line, Modular Dealership Suite, delivers a wide range of integrated solutions and services designed to speed transaction time and to increase profits and customer satisfaction. "
target: Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises
Paul D. Cummings World Wide is recognized as the industry leader in providing sales and leadership strategies, technologies and solutions that work. PDCWWE recently launched PaulTvLive, a web-based virtual training system that has forever changed the way companies educate their team members.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 8/9/2006 via PR Newswire

The Providence Service Corporation, acquired Innovative Employment Solutions

synopsis: The Providence Service Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Providence Community Services, Inc., has acquired substantially all the assets of Innovative Employment Solutions, the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services.
buyer: The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC:$1,634.25)
Providence Service Corporation, through its owned and managed entities, provides home and community based social services to government sponsored clients under programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections. "
target parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
target: Innovative Employment Solutions
Innovative Employment Solutions is the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services and the owner of Ross Medical Education Center.
price ($mm)
$7.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 1/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., acquired Learning Tree University, Inc.

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Nasdaq: COCO), today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Learning Tree University, Inc.
buyer: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO:$1,480.80)
Corinthian Colleges is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, with annual revenues of $1.3 billion and a student population of over 86,000 students. The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. "
target parent: Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
target: Learning Tree University, Inc.
LTU was founded in 1974, and annually conducts more than 5,000 proprietary corporate training and continuing education courses to approximately 35,000 students. Approximately 450 instructor-led courses are delivered online annually. The organization provides instruction to more than 3,500 companies
price ($mm)
$5.30
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
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 3/21/2018 via PR Web

SAE International, acquired CALISO Corporation

synopsis: SAE International, an association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession, has acquired CALISO Corporation. CALISO offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, they drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. "
target: CALISO Corporation
CALISO Corporation offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations. The courses offered include quality, safety and environmental management standards such as SAE’s AS9100.
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announced 7/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd, will acquire Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited

synopsis: Education company Educomp Solutions Limited has decided to divest its entire 55.41 per cent equity stake in the engineering exam training arm Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited to private equity firm ASK Pravi Capital Advisors. GateForum is the largest organization in the field of GATE training, with a presence in more than 65 cities.
buyer: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Private Limited is a private equity investment advisory firm. ASK Pravi is a joint venture between ASK Group and Pravi Capital, a unique combination of a wealth management and advisory services institution with an experienced entrepreneurial investment management team. "
target parent: Educomp Solutions Limited
target: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
GATEFORUM is the largest organization in the field of GATE training, with a presence in more than 65 cities and having trained more than 1,00,000 students since inception. GATEFORUM is the number 1 institute for preparation for GATE Exam.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspire2, acquired Safety 'n Action Ltd

synopsis: Aspire2 Group, the newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital, will acquire Safety ‘n Action. Safety ‘n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become New Zealand’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
buyer parent: Archer Capital
buyer: Aspire2
Aspire2 Group is a newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital. Aspire2 was formed through the acquisition of five New Zealand based private education businesses. "
target: Safety 'n Action Ltd
Safety n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become NZ’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Description

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.

synopsis: TiER1 has acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc., a results-based learning and organizational change company. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
TiER1 Performance Solutions helps organizations improve the performance of their employees. From holistic strategy to custom learning solutions, creative communications to effective training programs, Tier1 provides the knowledge needed to achieve success to the world’s best organizations. "
target: IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.
IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is an award-winning consulting firm that assesses, trains and coaches managers, executives, and sales and customer service professionals.
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: SEHK:1890
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$93.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.60
EBIT ($mm)
$49.34
Net Income ($mm)
$58.87
Employees
2122
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Ticker: EVCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVCI Career Colleges
EVCI owns and operates accredited careers and college centers. Our vision is to grow both internally through the addition of new campuses and instructional programs and externally by acquiring additional degree granting institutions.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$65.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.61)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: CEU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc. is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$46.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.27
EBIT ($mm)
$16.58
Net Income ($mm)
$15.26
Employees
409
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Ticker: NYSE:GPX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GP Strategies Corporation
GP Strategies Corporation
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$504.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.86
EBIT ($mm)
$29.21
Net Income ($mm)
$19.96
Employees
3378
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Ticker: AIM:PEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pennant International Group plc
Pennant International Group plc
Pennant International offers a range of technical training solutions around the world to train the next generation of engineers in defense and regulated civilian sectors. They are based in the UK.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.82
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
135
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Ticker: TSE:3962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change Co., Ltd
Change Co., Ltd
Based in Japan, Change Co., Ltd. provides IT and network security and solutions. They help businesses with IT consulting regarding applications and mobile products, security and communication through their business infrastructure software, and training services for IT technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.59
EBIT ($mm)
$3.42
Net Income ($mm)
$2.39
Employees
67
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$252.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($117.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($132.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1100
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Ticker: HLSE:SOPRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soprano Oyj
Soprano Oyj
Soprano is the leading Nordic training and consulting company. Its Management Institute of Finland MIF serves customers with training services related to communication, leadership and management, internationalization, software development, project management, infrastructure and ICT governance.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$23.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.52
EBIT ($mm)
($0.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: TEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarena
Tarena
Tarena International, Inc. is a leading provider of professional education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in twelve IT subjects.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$312.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.34
EBIT ($mm)
$26.81
Net Income ($mm)
$29.29
Employees
6257
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Ticker: TSXV:ATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AtmanCo
AtmanCo
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSE:STI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STI Education Services Group, Inc.
STI Education Services Group, Inc.
STI Education Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest network of schools in the Philippines providing a range of highly-relevant academic programs in the fields of Information & Communications Technology, Business, Engineering, Healthcare, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$54.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.89
EBIT ($mm)
$9.43
Net Income ($mm)
$7.29
Employees
2621
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