Like digital spirit GmbH

closed 10/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

digital spirit GmbH merged with Interactive Dialogues Ltd,

synopsis: Idox Plc, a supplier of software & services, said it has acquired Digital Spirit GMBH, a supplier of compliance solutions for an undisclosed sum from Infinitas Learning BV. Digital Spirit will be merged with the Interactive Dialogues business, which is part of the Public Sector Software Division.
buyer parent: IDOX plc
buyer: Interactive Dialogues Ltd
Interactive Dialogues was founded in 1998 and now serves a wide range of pan-European and global clients. Interactive Dialogues supplies a single solution that provides on-line corporate communications and compliance services throughout your organisation. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: digital spirit GmbH
digital spirit GmbH is a leading provider of compliance training and communication solutions. digital spirit’s customers include half of all companies listed on the DAX, numerous MDAX and SDAX companies, as well as a wide range of enterprises and SMEs that are not listed on the stock exchange.
price ($mm)
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$9
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

LRN, acquired Interactive Services Limited

synopsis: Ethics and compliance education and technology company LRN Corporation has acquired Interactive Services, the Ireland-based global compliance and online learning firm. The combined organization will help companies build and implement effective compliance programs and foster values-based and ethical cultures and workforces.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: LRN
LRN has helped over 25 million people at more than 700 companies worldwide simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and make ethical decisions. LRN has also helped hundreds of companies foster ethical, responsible, and inclusive cultures. "
target: Interactive Services Limited
Based in Dublin, Interactive Services provides award-winning learning solutions to the biggest brands in the world. Alongside the fastest growing ethics & compliance content library solution in the marketplace, the company also offers creative custom online and person-to-person learning design.
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closed 1/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NCOI Group, purchased Belgian Training Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of its Belgian training assets to NCOI Group, the largest privately owned company in the Dutch education and training market.
buyer: NCOI Group
NCOI Education Group offers a complete range of Master programs specifically aimed at workers. In addition NCOI offers a wide range of short skill-oriented training. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the Belgian training assets of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance.
price ($mm)
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$14
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0.0x
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Workplace Answers, LLC

synopsis: EVERFI, Inc., the nation's leading education technology innovator, announced the acquisition of online compliance training company Workplace Answers. The acquisition of Workplace Answers, also includes their Campus Answers brand, which provides faculty and staff training around critical campus issues like sexual harassment prevention training.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education tech company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning. EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 16 million learners in critical skill areas. "
target: Workplace Answers, LLC
Since 1997, Workplace Answers (WPA) has helped companies across the globe foster ethical, inclusive and secure workplaces with online compliance training. In 2014, WPA launched its Campus Answers division, to serve the higher education market.
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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 3/4/2014 via BNC Analysis

CIP Capital, acquired OnCourse Learning

synopsis: Waukesha-based OnCourse Learning Corp. has been acquired by New York private equity firm CIP Capital. OnCourse provides tools to help companies and professionals navigate regulatory training, certification and compliance requirements.
buyer: CIP Capital
CIP Capital is a New York based private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market companies across the Business Information and Outsourced Services markets in North America. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers.
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closed 9/13/2010 via Company Press Release

SAI Global Inc., acquired Integrity Interactive Corporation

synopsis: Castanea Partners and Weston Presidio have completed their previously announced sale of Integrity Interactive Corporation to SAI Global Limited. Integrity helps companies, including many global Fortune 100 companies, build compliance and ethics programs, employee communications tools and third party risk management solutions.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. SAI Global Compliance clients have built stronger corporate cultures and more effective all-around programs with SAI's solutions. "
target parent: Castanea Partners
target: Integrity Interactive Corporation
Integrity Interactive Corporation provides compliance and ethics online training to multinational companies. Integrity helps companies develop, design and implement best practice ethics and compliance programs that improve employee performance, protect brand image and reduce legal risk.
price ($mm)
$170
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closed 1/19/2007 via

SAI Global Inc., acquired Midi, Inc.

synopsis: SAI Global Limited has executed a binding agreement to acquire the entire share capital in Compliance and Ethics Learning Solutions Corporation, which trades as Midi.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global is one of the world's leading business publishing, compliance, training and assurance organizations with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, and across Asia. SAI Global works with organizations to help them build better businesses. "
target: Midi, Inc.
Midi is one of the leading North American compliance, ethics learning, and communications businesses. Based in the USA, its business has been underpinned by changing and increased compliance requirements and stakeholder expectations of ethical business conduct especially in the United States.
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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 12/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, has completed the acquisition of Crisis Prevention Institute from FFL Partners. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention.
buyer: Wendel Group (ENXTPA:MF:$9,427.37)
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo. "
target parent: FFL Partners, LLC
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI provides de-escalation & intervention training for people in the health, education, social care, mental health, & learning disability sectors.
price ($mm)
$910
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
EV / rev
10.6x
EV / EBITDA
23.3x
closed 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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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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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Web

Health & Safety Institute, acquired Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Health & Safety Institute, the leader in Environmental Health and Safety software and compliance services, announced it has acquired Vivid Learning Systems, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of online safety training. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
The Health & Safety Institute is a family of respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EHS - from emergency care training; to workplace safety training; to the management of chemical inventories through software tools. "
target: Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.
Vivid Learning Systems makes life easier for safety professionals. Vivid creates online safety training for a safer, smarter workforce. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
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announced 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, will acquire Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc., a portfolio company of Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc. and a leading provider of crisis prevention training services, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by FFL Partners in partnership with CPI’s management.
buyer: Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC
Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with approximately $2.5 billion under management that is focused on investing in U.S. middle-market companies. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 10/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Encompassed Ltd., acquired SMTS Ltd

synopsis: Encompassed Ltd, an approved UKATA asbsestos training provider, has acquired the Middlesbrough-based health and safety training provider SMTS. SMTS is an International Health and Safety Training and Consultancy offering a large portfolio of UK and internationally recognised accredited training courses.
buyer parent: SMH Products Ltd
buyer: Encompassed Ltd.
Encompassed Ltd. provides asbestos related services including asbestos surveying. In addition to being a UKATA accredited asbestos training provider, they offer numerous asbestos related training courses as well as an array of Health & Safety courses to all industries. "
target: SMTS Ltd
SMTS is an International Health and Safety Training and Consultancy offering a large portfolio of UK and internationally recognised accredited training courses, as well as specialist bespoke training programs.
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Brockway Moran & Partners Inc., acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Brockway Moran & Partners has acquired Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world’s leading training organization specializing in the safe management of crisis situations and disruptive behavior. Since its founding, more than six million professionals have participated in CPI training programs in 39 different countries around the world.
buyer: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
Brockway Moran & Partners is a private equity firm with an unusual combination of financial resources, strategic expertise and operational know-how brought together to support management teams in maximizing opportunities for growth-oriented, middle-market companies. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 10/4/2006 via Crain's BtoB

The Riverside Company, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute Inc., a Brookfield provider of crisis prevention training, has been purchased by private equity firm The Riverside Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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 $150 million. "
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute has been dedicated to the creation of crisis prevention and intervention training and resources supporting the work of helping professionals and those whom they serve.
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closed 1/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Practising Law Institute, acquired The SEC Insitute

synopsis: Practising Law Institute (PLI), one of the nation's most prestigious providers of continuing legal education, has acquired the programming assets of The SEC Institute, a leader in SEC compliance and continuing professional education for accountants, compliance and regulatory professionals.
buyer: Practising Law Institute
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is the most prestigious nonprofit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date information available. "
target: The SEC Insitute
The SEC Institute has been a leader in SEC compliance and financial reporting and accounting education, helping professionals in public companies across the United States and abroad comply with the filing requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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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 10/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

digital spirit GmbH merged with Interactive Dialogues Ltd,

synopsis: Idox Plc, a supplier of software & services, said it has acquired Digital Spirit GMBH, a supplier of compliance solutions for an undisclosed sum from Infinitas Learning BV. Digital Spirit will be merged with the Interactive Dialogues business, which is part of the Public Sector Software Division.
buyer parent: IDOX plc
buyer: Interactive Dialogues Ltd
Interactive Dialogues was founded in 1998 and now serves a wide range of pan-European and global clients. Interactive Dialogues supplies a single solution that provides on-line corporate communications and compliance services throughout your organisation. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: digital spirit GmbH
digital spirit GmbH is a leading provider of compliance training and communication solutions. digital spirit’s customers include half of all companies listed on the DAX, numerous MDAX and SDAX companies, as well as a wide range of enterprises and SMEs that are not listed on the stock exchange.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 10/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

digital spirit GmbH merged with Interactive Dialogues Ltd,

synopsis: Idox Plc, a supplier of software & services, said it has acquired Digital Spirit GMBH, a supplier of compliance solutions for an undisclosed sum from Infinitas Learning BV. Digital Spirit will be merged with the Interactive Dialogues business, which is part of the Public Sector Software Division.
buyer parent: IDOX plc
buyer: Interactive Dialogues Ltd
Interactive Dialogues was founded in 1998 and now serves a wide range of pan-European and global clients. Interactive Dialogues supplies a single solution that provides on-line corporate communications and compliance services throughout your organisation. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: digital spirit GmbH
digital spirit GmbH is a leading provider of compliance training and communication solutions. digital spirit’s customers include half of all companies listed on the DAX, numerous MDAX and SDAX companies, as well as a wide range of enterprises and SMEs that are not listed on the stock exchange.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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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 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:$239.66)
CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. It enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with a complete suite of solutions. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Learning Seat is the leading provider of Online Compliance Training Courses & Learning Management Systems in the Asia Pacific, with content including Bullying, Sexual Harassment, EEO, WHS, Social Media and hundreds more online training courses.
price ($mm)
$26
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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
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closed 9/10/2008 via BusinessWeek

Integrity Interactive Corporation, acquired Software Impressions, LLC

synopsis: Integrity Interactive Corporation, a company that helps global corporations measure, manage, and mitigate the risk of headline-grabbing compliance failure, acquired Software Impressions, LLC, a software developer and online services provider that builds and maintains ‘dashboards’ and ‘radar screens’ for managing compliance risk.
buyer parent: Castanea Partners
buyer: Integrity Interactive Corporation
Integrity is a technology-powered, data-driven company that helps global corporations measure, manage, and mitigate the risk of compliance failures and attention-grabbing scandals. "
target: Software Impressions, LLC
Software Impressions is a software developer and online services provider that opens windows of vision & visibility into corporate compliance risks and mitigation programs (including employee training programs and a wide range of compliance-related certification and disclosure initiatives).
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closed 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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announced 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Veriluma Limited, will acquire Concept Safety Systems (Holdings) Pty Ltd

synopsis: Veriluma, an Australian prescriptive analytics software company, will acquire Concept Safety Systems (CSS), a leader in emergency, safety and compliance technology. CSS, based in Australia, offers the world’s best online & interactive approach to training, with programs.
buyer: Veriluma Limited (ASX:VRI:$0.58)
Veriluma is an innovative Australian software company founded in 2010. Veriluma’s patented algorithm was originally developed for the Australian Department of Defence where situations can lack certainty and reliable information and may depend on input that is subjective. "
target: Concept Safety Systems (Holdings) Pty Ltd
Concept Safety Systems is an Australian-owned & globally focused company that specialises in innovative & smart solutions for fire safety, emergency & site induction. They offer the world’s best online & interactive approach to training, with programs.
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$9.98
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closed 11/20/2008 via BusinessWire

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Clicksafety.com, Inc

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers announced the acquisition of ClickSafety.com - an award winning provider of online safety management solutions designed by and for safety training professionals. The transaction expands Jones and Bartlett’s market leading position in safety training and education.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Clicksafety.com, Inc
ClickSafety provides one of the most comprehensive catalogs of safety-focused online courseware available, covering general safety awareness for all employees, advanced safety training for specialized workers, and OSHA credential programs for managers and supervisors.
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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
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0.0x
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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
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
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 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Inverness Graham Investments, acquired Syntrio, Inc.

synopsis: Inverness Graham, an operationally focused private investment firm, has acquired Syntrio, a leading provider of online Ethics and HR Compliance training solutions. Their effective and affordable library of ethics and HR compliance courses are tailored to meet business and compliance needs.
buyer: Inverness Graham Investments
Headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, Inverness Graham is an operationally focused private investment firm with over $500 million of assets under management. Inverness Graham acquires high growth, innovative manufacturing, technology and services companies. "
target: Syntrio, Inc.
Syntrio is a leading provider of online Ethics and HR Compliance training solutions. Their effective and affordable library of ethics and HR compliance courses are tailored to meet business and compliance needs.
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closed 5/16/2019 via Company Press Release

PEC Safety, acquired Veriforce

synopsis: Veriforce has been acquired by PEC Safety, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo. Veriforce is a leading provider of fully-integrated, SaaS-based operator qualification (OQ); drug and alcohol; safety and insurance; and training solutions across the upstream, midstream, utility, manufacturing, chemical and construction end markets.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: PEC Safety
PEC is a leading risk-management company that provides a technology-enabled contractor management service for reporting and measuring contractor risk, safety and compliance information to operators. More than 110 operators manage over 15,000 contractors with PEC’s contractor management solution. "
target parent: Greenridge Investment Partners
target: Veriforce
Veriforce is a leading provider of fully-integrated, SaaS-based operator qualification (OQ); drug and alcohol; safety and insurance; and training solutions across the upstream, midstream, utility, manufacturing, chemical and construction end markets.
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closed 6/5/2013 via BusinessWire

Xerox Corporation, acquired LearnSomething, Inc.

synopsis: Xerox is acquiring LearnSomething, Inc., the leading provider of custom e-learning solutions and consumer education for the food, drug and healthcare industries. LearnSomething currently delivers industry information and educational programs to 85 percent of all U.S. retail pharmacy chains, reaching more than 110,000 retail pharmacists.
buyer: Xerox Corporation (XRX:$10,610.00)
Xerox Corporation is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. "
target: LearnSomething, Inc.
LearnSomething is the leading provider of custom eLearning solutions and consumer education for the food, drug and healthcare industries. LearnSomething provides retailers with Web-based information programs to meet regulatory, operational, continuing education and internal systems training needs.
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closed 12/8/2014 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Mintra Trainingportal AS

synopsis: Private equity firm The Riverside Co. has acquired Mintra Trainingportal AS, an Oslo, Norway-based provider of e-learning products and training for oil and gas workers. Many of the courses Mintra provides are regulated and/or required by law to ensure that employees and the environment are kept safe.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $250 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 350 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 70 companies. "
target: Mintra Trainingportal AS
Mintra Trainingportal AS' proprietary Trainingportal learning management system is tailored to its oil and gas client base and includes extensive functionality, making the switch to e-learning courses convenient for its customers.
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closed 4/22/2005 via PR Newswire

Dearborn Financial Services, acquired Bisys Education and Licensing Services

synopsis: Kaplan Professional, a division of Kaplan, Inc., today announced that it has completed its acquisition of BISYS Education Services, a prominent provider of licensing education and compliance solutions for financial services institutions and professionals.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Dearborn Financial Services
Dearborn Financial Services (http://www.dearborn.com), a Kaplan Professional company, is a leading provider of learning and compliance solutions to the financial services industry. Dearborn offers a comprehensive library of courses designed to meet state and firm-mandated regulatory requirements; p "
target parent: BISYS Group, Inc.
target: Bisys Education and Licensing Services
Provides financial services education, licensing automation, and compliance solutions for insurance companies, investment firms, and financial services professionals.The company offers pre-license education, continuing education, and preparation for CFP certification examination candidates.
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closed 8/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Intertek Group plc, acquired Alchemy Systems LP

synopsis: Alchemy Systems, a global leader in frontline workforce training and communications, announced that Intertek Group plc, the Total Quality Assurance provider to a range of industries world-wide, has acquired Alchemy from The Riverside Company.
buyer: Intertek Group plc (LSE:ITRK:$3,555.52)
Based in London, Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Their network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for their customers’ operations and supply chains. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Alchemy Systems LP
Alchemy is the global leader in innovative solutions that help companies train and engage with their workforces. More than 3 million frontline workers at 50,000 locations use Alchemy’s tailored learning, communications, and performance programs.
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$480
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closed 1/23/2013 via AP - Associated Press

The Riverside Company, acquired Alchemy Systems LP

synopsis: The Riverside Company has acquired Alchemy Systems of Austin, Texas, a provider of food and workplace safety training solutions delivered through a SaaS model. Alchemy serves more than 300 customers in the food manufacturing, processing, farming and retail industries, including some of the largest and most well-known brands in the world.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. The firm partners with strong management teams and enhances its investments through acquisitions and operational growth. "
target: Alchemy Systems LP
Alchemy is the global leader in food and workplace safety training for production workers. Companies use Alchemy to increase productivity, reduce food safety incidents, and lower compliance risk.
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announced 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

AITrackRecord Limited, will acquire AITrackRecord Limited

synopsis: Risk management software supplier Access Intelligence has agreed terms to dispose of its subsidiary AITrackRecord to TrackRecord Holdings, a newly-formed company founded by AITrackRecord's current CEO David McNair Scott. AITrackRecord provides a solution for training, competence and compliance management for the UK financial services industry.
buyer: AITrackRecord Limited
Designed for regulated industries using recognised training and competence and performance management, AITrackRecord helps firms define, deliver, maintain, record and track the knowledge, skills, behaviours, culture and operational performance levels necessary to meet their business objectives. "
target parent: Access Intelligence plc
target: AITrackRecord Limited
Designed for regulated industries using recognised training and competence and performance management, AITrackRecord helps firms define, deliver, maintain, record and track the knowledge, skills, behaviours, culture and operational performance levels necessary to meet their business objectives.
price ($mm)
$2.32*
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$1
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