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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

EJ4, acquired EJ4

synopsis: ej4, LLC, one of America’s most prestigious performance improvement and e-learning companies, announced a partnership buyout by Paul Russell. Russell purchased all shares from co-founding partner Ken Cooper and former CEO, Dan Cooper. ej4 is one of the largest e-learning and performance improvement consultant services organizations in the nation.
buyer: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

City & Guilds, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: The City & Guilds Group has announced the acquisition of Adelaide-based e3Learning, one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers. Established in 2001, e3Learning specialises in workforce risk management and online compliance training for employers.
buyer: City & Guilds
City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. City & Guilds has over 135 years’ worth of experience in making sure that people are prepared to contribute to successful businesses. "
target parent: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
target: e3Learning
A leader in online workforce management and eLearning, e3Learning are experts in the creation of relevant and accessible cloud based systems, programs and content that supports over 600 clients around the globe. e3Learning provides a solid bedrock of compliance that business can build on.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: Open Universities Australia (OUA) announces that it has acquired 100 percent interest in Interact Learning Pty Ltd, trading as e3Learning - a leading online training and compliance provider to Australia's corporate sector.
buyer: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
Open Universities Australia is a national leader in online higher education. Open Universities Australia has opened the doors for students undertaking online higher education or professional development. It is proud and committed to helping students succeed on their study journeys. "
target: e3Learning
Interact Learning Pty Ltd., dba e3Learning is an online compliance solutions company offering clients a course development service and an extensive online library. These courses are delivered on e3's SCORM compliant Learning Management System (LMS), or exported to any other SCORM compliant LMS.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 8/22/2006 via PR Newswire

MCG Global, LLC, acquired Novations Group, Inc.

synopsis: MCG Global, LLC, a Westport, CT, middle-market private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Novations Group, Inc., a leading provider of consulting and training services to organizations on four continents. MCG Global teamed with members of senior management to acquire Novations Group from Meitec and Drake Beam Morin-Japan.
buyer: MCG Global, LLC
Formed in 1995 by S. Garrett Stonehouse and Vincent A. Wasik, MCG Global is a private equity firm leading leveraged buyout acquisitions and growth capital investments in undervalued middle-market companies. "
target parent: Drake Beam Morin, Inc.
target: 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.
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$9.13
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired Safety Media Ltd

synopsis: The Access Group, a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market, has acquired Safety Media Ltd, a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their online platform provides solutions for audits, risk management, and more.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Safety Media Ltd
Safety Media is a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their Health & Safety online platform provides solutions for incident reporting, audits, risk management, and document management.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired KnowledgeFox GmbH

synopsis: The Swedish media group Bonnier holds 51 percent of Vienna Startup KnowledgeFox. KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier AB is a multi-channel media company. Together with its subsidiaries, Bonnier engages in publishing, broadcasting, business press, and entertainment businesses. It publishes fiction and children's books, business newspapers, daily news papers, evening and morning papers, and news magazines. "
target parent: Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
target: KnowledgeFox GmbH
KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio. KnowledgeFox was the first startup in 2012 to launch a mobile and micro-learning app for sustainable learning.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grace Hill, acquired The Strategic Solution

synopsis: Grace Hill, a company that develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry, announced the acquisition of The Strategic Solution, a company dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses.
buyer parent: Stone Point Capital, LLC
buyer: Grace Hill
Grace Hill develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk. "
target: The Strategic Solution
The Strategic Solution is dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses. They are based in the Dallas, TX area.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 12/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

CallidusCloud, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc., a global leader in cloud based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced that it has acquired Learning Seat, a cutting edge provider of adaptive training and compliance learning content. Learning Seat is one of the leading compliance content providers in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. It enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with a complete suite of solutions. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Learning Seat is the leading provider of Online Compliance Training Courses & Learning Management Systems in the Asia Pacific, with content including Bullying, Sexual Harassment, EEO, WHS, Social Media and hundreds more online training courses.
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$26
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closed 9/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Workplace Answers, LLC, acquired Click 4 Compliance

synopsis: Austin-based governance, risk management, and online compliance training provider Workplace Answers, LLC has announced its acquisition of Click 4 Compliance LLC. Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses.
buyer: Workplace Answers, LLC
Workplace Answers provides engaging compliance training to private corporations, governments and higher education institutions. Workplace Answers is renowned for its compliance training that is evidence-based and uses a proprietary story-based learning approach that engages the learner. "
target: Click 4 Compliance
Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses – without the complicated “legal-ese” found in typical training programs.
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closed 11/2/2012 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, Wingate Group, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd

synopsis: Wingate Private Equity has, jointly with Learning Seat management and The Riverside Company, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd from News Limited. Learning Seat is a leading supplier of web based organisational learning for corporations, government groups, industry associations and commercial training providers.
buyer: The Riverside Company
buyer: Wingate Group
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. Wingate is a private investment and advisory firm specialising in private equity, specialised finance, property and listed investments. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Learning Seat provides individually branded, web based organisational Learning Centres that inspire, grow and empower employees with access to one of Australia’s largest collections of online courses, training tools and e-learning resources.
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closed 1/19/2011 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Employment Law Training, Inc.

synopsis: Riverside Co. has acquired Employment Law Training Inc. (ELT) from the founding investors Corporate Partners LLC and employment law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. ELT is a provider of workplace ethics compliance learning software.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $200 million. "
target parent: Littler Mendelson P.C.
target: Employment Law Training, Inc.
Established in 1997, Employment Law Training, Inc. provides online training solutions to help employers manage their most important workplace compliance challenges such as sexual harassment training, union awareness training, ethics training and EEO training.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired ThirdForce plc

synopsis: SSI Investments II Limited's indirect subsidiary, Skillsoft Ireland Limited has completed the first closing of the acquisition of ThirdForce Group plc. ThirdForce engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand training and elearning solutions for global enterprises, government and education agencies, and small to medium-sized businesses. Skillsoft is the elearning choice of thousands of well-known companies. "
target: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce plc engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide. ThirdForce has over ten years’ experience designing innovative e-learning solutions.
price ($mm)
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$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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0.0x
closed 12/11/2009 via Capital IQ

ThirdForce plc, acquired ThirdForce plc

synopsis: Pat McDonagh and Brendan O’Sullivan has acquired 74.95% stake in ThirdForce plc for €15.6 million in cash in a management buyout.
buyer: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce is a leading provider of learning solutions. ThirdForce offers solutions in the areas of ICT literacy skills, information technology professional, skills for life, compliance, job skills, project management, and implementation support. "
target: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce is a leading provider of learning solutions. ThirdForce offers solutions in the areas of ICT literacy skills, information technology professional, skills for life, compliance, job skills, project management, and implementation support.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$17]*
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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0.8x
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9.7x
announced 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll, will acquire Vocam

synopsis: ELMO, a cloud-based HR & Payroll software provider in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire Vocam, a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, and more.
buyer: ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll (ASX:ELO:$30.74)
ELMO is Australia and New Zealand's only integrated cloud HR, payroll, and rostering/time and attendance solution that offers one vendor, one dashboard, and one user-experience. They provide technology to more than 1000 organizations, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people. "
target: Vocam
Vocam is a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, leadership, workplace wellness, and legal.
price ($mm)
$2.34
rev ($mm)
$1
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closed 6/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontier Capital, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: Frontier Capital announced its majority growth equity investment in MediaPRO Holdings, LLC, a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and tech-enabled business services companies.
buyer: Frontier Capital
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and technology enabled business services companies. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions or generate shareholder liquidity. "
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO Holdings is a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. MediaPRO, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, works with many Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to diminish the human-based security threat through adaptive training.
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closed 6/7/2017 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired True Office Learning

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired True Office Learning, formerly known as NYSE Governance Services Inc, from Intercontinental Exchange Inc. True Office is a leading provider of analytics-rich, interactive e-learning software and services, specializing in governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”).
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
target: True Office Learning
True Office Learning is a leading enterprise education and analytics company that connects e-learning to advanced behavioral data through an adaptive technology platform. The company’s cloud-based software provides organizational insights that were previously immeasurable.
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closed 1/31/2012 via Market Wire

Peoplefluent, Inc., acquired Strategia Communications

synopsis: Peoplefluent™, one of the industry's leading Talent Management solutions providers, announced the acquisition of its Learning partner, Strategia Communications. Founded in 1999, Strategia specializes in the design, development and implementation of innovative Web-based learning, skills and compliance management solutions.
buyer parent: Bedford Funding
buyer: Peoplefluent, Inc.
Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, its mobile and SaaS technology give clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. "
target: Strategia Communications
Founded in 1999, Strategia specializes in the design, development and implementation of innovative Web-based learning, skills and compliance management solutions. Strategia's diversified client base includes leading organizations and spans all industry sectors.
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closed 12/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., acquired PureSafety

synopsis: Underwriters Laboratories announced that it has acquired PureSafety, the leading provider of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) software solutions. Founded in 1999, PureSafety enables employers to manage health safety and risks more efficiently and effectively with industry-leading OH&S software and expertise.
buyer: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) is a premier global independent safety science company. UL has five distinct business units: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University, and Verification Services. "
target: PureSafety
PureSafety, the industry's leading provider of comprehensive workforce health and safety solutions, provides innovative software and services that protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and peace of mind, and drive measurable business improvement.
price ($mm)
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$26
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

EJ4, acquired EJ4

synopsis: ej4, LLC, one of America’s most prestigious performance improvement and e-learning companies, announced a partnership buyout by Paul Russell. Russell purchased all shares from co-founding partner Ken Cooper and former CEO, Dan Cooper. ej4 is one of the largest e-learning and performance improvement consultant services organizations in the nation.
buyer: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report.
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

EJ4, acquired EJ4

synopsis: ej4, LLC, one of America’s most prestigious performance improvement and e-learning companies, announced a partnership buyout by Paul Russell. Russell purchased all shares from co-founding partner Ken Cooper and former CEO, Dan Cooper. ej4 is one of the largest e-learning and performance improvement consultant services organizations in the nation.
buyer: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report.
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

EJ4, acquired EJ4

synopsis: ej4, LLC, one of America’s most prestigious performance improvement and e-learning companies, announced a partnership buyout by Paul Russell. Russell purchased all shares from co-founding partner Ken Cooper and former CEO, Dan Cooper. ej4 is one of the largest e-learning and performance improvement consultant services organizations in the nation.
buyer: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

City & Guilds, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: The City & Guilds Group has announced the acquisition of Adelaide-based e3Learning, one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers. Established in 2001, e3Learning specialises in workforce risk management and online compliance training for employers.
buyer: City & Guilds
City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. City & Guilds has over 135 years’ worth of experience in making sure that people are prepared to contribute to successful businesses. "
target parent: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
target: e3Learning
A leader in online workforce management and eLearning, e3Learning are experts in the creation of relevant and accessible cloud based systems, programs and content that supports over 600 clients around the globe. e3Learning provides a solid bedrock of compliance that business can build on.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: Open Universities Australia (OUA) announces that it has acquired 100 percent interest in Interact Learning Pty Ltd, trading as e3Learning - a leading online training and compliance provider to Australia's corporate sector.
buyer: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
Open Universities Australia is a national leader in online higher education. Open Universities Australia has opened the doors for students undertaking online higher education or professional development. It is proud and committed to helping students succeed on their study journeys. "
target: e3Learning
Interact Learning Pty Ltd., dba e3Learning is an online compliance solutions company offering clients a course development service and an extensive online library. These courses are delivered on e3's SCORM compliant Learning Management System (LMS), or exported to any other SCORM compliant LMS.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 8/22/2006 via PR Newswire

MCG Global, LLC, acquired Novations Group, Inc.

synopsis: MCG Global, LLC, a Westport, CT, middle-market private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Novations Group, Inc., a leading provider of consulting and training services to organizations on four continents. MCG Global teamed with members of senior management to acquire Novations Group from Meitec and Drake Beam Morin-Japan.
buyer: MCG Global, LLC
Formed in 1995 by S. Garrett Stonehouse and Vincent A. Wasik, MCG Global is a private equity firm leading leveraged buyout acquisitions and growth capital investments in undervalued middle-market companies. "
target parent: Drake Beam Morin, Inc.
target: 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.
price ($mm)
$9.13
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired Safety Media Ltd

synopsis: The Access Group, a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market, has acquired Safety Media Ltd, a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their online platform provides solutions for audits, risk management, and more.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Safety Media Ltd
Safety Media is a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their Health & Safety online platform provides solutions for incident reporting, audits, risk management, and document management.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired KnowledgeFox GmbH

synopsis: The Swedish media group Bonnier holds 51 percent of Vienna Startup KnowledgeFox. KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier AB is a multi-channel media company. Together with its subsidiaries, Bonnier engages in publishing, broadcasting, business press, and entertainment businesses. It publishes fiction and children's books, business newspapers, daily news papers, evening and morning papers, and news magazines. "
target parent: Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
target: KnowledgeFox GmbH
KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio. KnowledgeFox was the first startup in 2012 to launch a mobile and micro-learning app for sustainable learning.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grace Hill, acquired The Strategic Solution

synopsis: Grace Hill, a company that develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry, announced the acquisition of The Strategic Solution, a company dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses.
buyer parent: Stone Point Capital, LLC
buyer: Grace Hill
Grace Hill develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk. "
target: The Strategic Solution
The Strategic Solution is dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses. They are based in the Dallas, TX area.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 12/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

CallidusCloud, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc., a global leader in cloud based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced that it has acquired Learning Seat, a cutting edge provider of adaptive training and compliance learning content. Learning Seat is one of the leading compliance content providers in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. It enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with a complete suite of solutions. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Learning Seat is the leading provider of Online Compliance Training Courses & Learning Management Systems in the Asia Pacific, with content including Bullying, Sexual Harassment, EEO, WHS, Social Media and hundreds more online training courses.
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closed 9/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Workplace Answers, LLC, acquired Click 4 Compliance

synopsis: Austin-based governance, risk management, and online compliance training provider Workplace Answers, LLC has announced its acquisition of Click 4 Compliance LLC. Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses.
buyer: Workplace Answers, LLC
Workplace Answers provides engaging compliance training to private corporations, governments and higher education institutions. Workplace Answers is renowned for its compliance training that is evidence-based and uses a proprietary story-based learning approach that engages the learner. "
target: Click 4 Compliance
Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses – without the complicated “legal-ese” found in typical training programs.
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closed 11/2/2012 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, Wingate Group, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd

synopsis: Wingate Private Equity has, jointly with Learning Seat management and The Riverside Company, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd from News Limited. Learning Seat is a leading supplier of web based organisational learning for corporations, government groups, industry associations and commercial training providers.
buyer: The Riverside Company
buyer: Wingate Group
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. Wingate is a private investment and advisory firm specialising in private equity, specialised finance, property and listed investments. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Learning Seat provides individually branded, web based organisational Learning Centres that inspire, grow and empower employees with access to one of Australia’s largest collections of online courses, training tools and e-learning resources.
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closed 1/19/2011 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Employment Law Training, Inc.

synopsis: Riverside Co. has acquired Employment Law Training Inc. (ELT) from the founding investors Corporate Partners LLC and employment law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. ELT is a provider of workplace ethics compliance learning software.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $200 million. "
target parent: Littler Mendelson P.C.
target: Employment Law Training, Inc.
Established in 1997, Employment Law Training, Inc. provides online training solutions to help employers manage their most important workplace compliance challenges such as sexual harassment training, union awareness training, ethics training and EEO training.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired ThirdForce plc

synopsis: SSI Investments II Limited's indirect subsidiary, Skillsoft Ireland Limited has completed the first closing of the acquisition of ThirdForce Group plc. ThirdForce engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand training and elearning solutions for global enterprises, government and education agencies, and small to medium-sized businesses. Skillsoft is the elearning choice of thousands of well-known companies. "
target: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce plc engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide. ThirdForce has over ten years’ experience designing innovative e-learning solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 12/11/2009 via Capital IQ

ThirdForce plc, acquired ThirdForce plc

synopsis: Pat McDonagh and Brendan O’Sullivan has acquired 74.95% stake in ThirdForce plc for €15.6 million in cash in a management buyout.
buyer: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce is a leading provider of learning solutions. ThirdForce offers solutions in the areas of ICT literacy skills, information technology professional, skills for life, compliance, job skills, project management, and implementation support. "
target: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce is a leading provider of learning solutions. ThirdForce offers solutions in the areas of ICT literacy skills, information technology professional, skills for life, compliance, job skills, project management, and implementation support.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$17]*
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
announced 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll, will acquire Vocam

synopsis: ELMO, a cloud-based HR & Payroll software provider in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire Vocam, a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, and more.
buyer: ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll (ASX:ELO:$30.74)
ELMO is Australia and New Zealand's only integrated cloud HR, payroll, and rostering/time and attendance solution that offers one vendor, one dashboard, and one user-experience. They provide technology to more than 1000 organizations, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people. "
target: Vocam
Vocam is a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, leadership, workplace wellness, and legal.
price ($mm)
$2.34
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontier Capital, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: Frontier Capital announced its majority growth equity investment in MediaPRO Holdings, LLC, a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and tech-enabled business services companies.
buyer: Frontier Capital
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and technology enabled business services companies. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions or generate shareholder liquidity. "
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO Holdings is a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. MediaPRO, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, works with many Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to diminish the human-based security threat through adaptive training.
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closed 6/7/2017 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired True Office Learning

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired True Office Learning, formerly known as NYSE Governance Services Inc, from Intercontinental Exchange Inc. True Office is a leading provider of analytics-rich, interactive e-learning software and services, specializing in governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”).
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
target: True Office Learning
True Office Learning is a leading enterprise education and analytics company that connects e-learning to advanced behavioral data through an adaptive technology platform. The company’s cloud-based software provides organizational insights that were previously immeasurable.
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closed 1/31/2012 via Market Wire

Peoplefluent, Inc., acquired Strategia Communications

synopsis: Peoplefluent™, one of the industry's leading Talent Management solutions providers, announced the acquisition of its Learning partner, Strategia Communications. Founded in 1999, Strategia specializes in the design, development and implementation of innovative Web-based learning, skills and compliance management solutions.
buyer parent: Bedford Funding
buyer: Peoplefluent, Inc.
Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, its mobile and SaaS technology give clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. "
target: Strategia Communications
Founded in 1999, Strategia specializes in the design, development and implementation of innovative Web-based learning, skills and compliance management solutions. Strategia's diversified client base includes leading organizations and spans all industry sectors.
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closed 12/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., acquired PureSafety

synopsis: Underwriters Laboratories announced that it has acquired PureSafety, the leading provider of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) software solutions. Founded in 1999, PureSafety enables employers to manage health safety and risks more efficiently and effectively with industry-leading OH&S software and expertise.
buyer: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) is a premier global independent safety science company. UL has five distinct business units: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University, and Verification Services. "
target: PureSafety
PureSafety, the industry's leading provider of comprehensive workforce health and safety solutions, provides innovative software and services that protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and peace of mind, and drive measurable business improvement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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