Like ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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closed 12/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Fortent, acquired Alert Global Media Inc

synopsis: Fortent, a specialist in anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection technology,has acquired Alert Global Media, the Miami-based publisher of moneylaundering.com and Money Laundering Alert and provider of anti-money laundering (AML) conferences and training for financial professionals.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Fortent
Fortent delivers enterprise-wide risk and compliance solutions to financial institutions worldwide. With advanced monitoring and detection systems, Fortent provides anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection capabilities that can be integrated into existing business practices. "
target: Alert Global Media Inc
Alert Global Media’s web sites are the most abundant sources, in English and Spanish, of money laundering information on the Internet. The company conducts three major money laundering conferences, including the largest in the world each spring in South Florida.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired C6 Intelligence. Headquartered in the UK, C6 is a provider of global risk intelligence and data. C6 is a trusted provider of intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks and also has a unique fraud intelligence database.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited
C6 Intelligence provides actionable data that helps businesses all over the world manage risk. The company is a trusted provider of data and intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks, ongoing monitoring, and enhanced due diligence (EDD).
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closed 4/1/2014 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, acquired Tracesmart

synopsis: LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced it is expanding its identity management and fraud prevention solutions for the banking, insurance and public sectors with the acquisition of United Kingdom-based Tracesmart®. Tracesmart is a provider of consumer data and identity, risk and trace solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. "
target: Tracesmart
Tracesmart is a provider of consumer data and identity, risk and trace solutions serving UK clients by delivering web-based software for tracing, identity verification/fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, debt collection and data cleansing.
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closed 6/21/2007 via finextra.com

SAI Global Inc., acquired Reporting Officers' Online Resource

synopsis: SAI Global, a leading global provider of risk, compliance and ethics solutions, has expanded its offering through the acquisition of the Reporting Officers On-line Resource (ROOR). ROOR is a web-based resource for anti-money laundering and compliance professionals responsible for AML strategy.
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: Reporting Officers' Online Resource
Reporting Officers On-line Resource (ROOR) is a web-based resource for anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance professionals responsible for AML strategy.
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closed 12/16/2013 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired TLO

synopsis: TransUnion, a global leader in information and risk management, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Boca Raton, Fla.-based TLO, a leading company in the risk information and analytics industry.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,696.90)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: TLO
TLO has reinvented the data-fusion industry for research and investigative needs. Their flagship product, TLOxp, provides the most accurate, actionable information that can be used for identity authentication, fraud prevention and detection, legislative compliance, and debt recovery.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Perils, acquired Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc

synopsis: Zurich-based analytics firm PERILS has announced its acquisition of Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), a company that collects event loss and exposure data from most of the Canadian insurance market and provides an independent industry exposure and loss database for the region.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Perils
Headquartered in Switzerland, PERILS is an independent organization providing high-quality data relevant to the insurance industry with the aim of increasing the understanding of insured risk and to facilitate risk transfer. "
target: Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) delivers detailed analytical and meteorological information on Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Through its app, CatIQ combines comprehensive insured loss and exposure indices, as well as other related information.
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closed 3/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Tiger Media, Inc., acquired Interactive Data, LLC

synopsis: Tiger Media, Inc., a Shanghai-based multi-platform media company announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Best One, Inc. (“TBO”), parent company of U.S.-based data solutions provider Interactive Data, LLC (“Interactive Data”).
buyer: Tiger Media, Inc. (NasdaqGM:COGT:$210.16)
Tiger Media is a leading Shanghai-based multi-platform media company in China which provides advertising services in the out-of-home advertising industry, including iScreen Outdoor LCD screens, billboards and street furniture. "
target: Interactive Data, LLC
Interactive Data is a data solutions provider, historically delivering data products and services to the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) industry for location and identity verification, legislative compliance and debt recovery.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BusinessWire

MSCI Inc., acquired GMI Ratings

synopsis: MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced that it has completed the acquisition of GMI Ratings, a provider of corporate governance research and ratings on over 6,000 companies worldwide.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 6,200 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. They offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. "
target: GMI Ratings
GMI Ratings is an independent provider of research and ratings on environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies. They help investors assess the sustainable investment value of corporations.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Market Wire

The Corporate Library merged with GovernanceMetrics International,

synopsis: The Corporate Library and GovernanceMetrics International (GMI) announced they have merged, uniting two leading global corporate governance research and risk rating firms. This merger creates the world's leading independent firm dedicated to the development and sale of corporate governance risk ratings.
buyer parent: GovernanceMetrics International
buyer: GovernanceMetrics International
GovernanceMetrics International (GMI) is the largest independent provider of global corporate governance research, ratings and risk analysis. GMI provides in-depth coverage of 4,200 companies, including the complete MSCI World Index and extensive Emerging Market coverage. "
target parent: The Corporate Library
target: The Corporate Library
The Corporate Library has been the leading independent firm providing corporate governance research, advisory and risk analysis solutions. They rate companies on a proprietary set of governance risk factors, allowing businesses to evaluate governance as an element of investment and other risk.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired WorldCompliance

synopsis: Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, announced it has acquired the remaining 55 percent of WorldCompliance. WorldCompliance is a leading provider of customer and vendor screening content used for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of profiles of individuals and organizations that pose a potential risk to the financial system. Their solutions provide a means to stay in compliance with mounting regulatory requirements while protecting the organization’s reputation.
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Exclusive Analysis Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced it has acquired Exclusive Analysis. Exclusive Analysis is a specialist intelligence company that forecasts political and violent risks worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,449.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Exclusive Analysis Ltd.
Exclusive Analysis offers intelligence, commentary, customized forecasting, tools and research to help customers identify relevant political and security risks, and manage risks at the country, sector, company, asset, deal and portfolio level in 195 countries.
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closed 2/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC, a real-time risk analytics company. Hanweck is expected to help Cboe clients better understand how their balance sheet is optimized through real-time margin calculations of non-linear instruments and analytics that optimize portfolio allocations and hedges.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$2,815.00)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target: Hanweck Associates, LLC
Hanweck is the leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives market. The firm's data brings visibility and clarity to capital and balance sheet constraints of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties, and exchanges.
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closed 1/18/2013 via PR Newswire

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired RiskMeter Online

synopsis: CoreLogic® announced the acquisition of CDS Business Mapping, LLC. CDS Business Mapping's primary offering is RiskMeter Online. It delivers critical underwriting information to over 700 insurance carriers, agents and brokers nationwide through real-time reports that identify property-specific geographic hazards.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,739.51)
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. "
target: RiskMeter Online
CDS Business Mapping, LLC. was founded in 1994 as a digital mapping sales and consulting company. The company's primary offering is the RiskMeter Online, a real-time underwriting application based upon mapping technology which is used by underwriters and agents to automate property lookups.
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closed 9/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Atradius N.V., acquired Graydon Holding N.V.

synopsis: Atradius N.V., a leading international credit insurance, surety and collections company announced its acquisition of 55% of the shares in Graydon Holding N.V., one of the world's leading business information providers. With this acquisition Atradius, which already owned a 45% stake in Graydon will become the sole shareholder.
buyer parent: Catalana Occidente
buyer: Atradius N.V.
Atradius provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a strategic presence in 50 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on 200 million companies worldwide. "
target: Graydon Holding N.V.
Graydon provides business information solutions for Credit Management & Collections, Marketing Intelligence and Risk & Compliance. By converting data into innovative business insights, Graydon helps companies to identify commercial opportunities and reduce risks.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Tax Guard

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm, has acquired Tax Guard, the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth-oriented middle-market companies. "
target: Tax Guard
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Tax Guard is the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Market Wire

Thomson Reuters, acquired ASSET4 AG

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired ASSET4 AG, a Swiss-based, leading provider of Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance information and tools for professional investors and corporate executives. This deal represents a step forward in the integration of ESG data into mainstream financial analysis.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: ASSET4 AG
ASSET4 has developed the world’s largest database of transparent, objective and auditable environmental, social and governance (ESG) information covering over 2,500 publicly listed companies worldwide.
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closed 12/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired 10K Wizard Technology, LLC

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired 10-K Wizard, a leading provider of SEC EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) filing research and alert services, for $12.5 million subject to working capital adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: 10K Wizard Technology, LLC
10-K Wizard is a leading provider of SEC EDGAR research services, real-time alerting technology, and application programming interface (API) solutions. 10-K Wizard's basic offering provides unlimited sophisticated full-text searching, real-time alerting, and 10 unique datasets.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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closed 12/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Fortent, acquired Alert Global Media Inc

synopsis: Fortent, a specialist in anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection technology,has acquired Alert Global Media, the Miami-based publisher of moneylaundering.com and Money Laundering Alert and provider of anti-money laundering (AML) conferences and training for financial professionals.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Fortent
Fortent delivers enterprise-wide risk and compliance solutions to financial institutions worldwide. With advanced monitoring and detection systems, Fortent provides anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection capabilities that can be integrated into existing business practices. "
target: Alert Global Media Inc
Alert Global Media’s web sites are the most abundant sources, in English and Spanish, of money laundering information on the Internet. The company conducts three major money laundering conferences, including the largest in the world each spring in South Florida.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of Falcon Physician Reviews. Falcon offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.
Falcon Physician Reviews offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX).
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closed 5/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ATC International

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of ATC International, a leading provider of professional accounting and finance training with centers in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: ATC International
Established in 1993, ATC International is a provider of professional finance and accounting training, working in partnership with clients and students alike so they can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and develop in today’s business climate.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 6/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training whose offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training and PDU Training, has been acquired by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades.
buyer parent: Morgan Stanley
buyer: Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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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 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

SHI International Corp., acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc.

synopsis: SHI International, one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers, has acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc. (CTG). A leading provider of training solutions, CTG has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
buyer: SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $8.5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. "
target: Corporate Training Group, Inc.
A leading provider of training solutions, Corporate Training Group (CTG) has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
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closed 4/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bongo Learn, acquired SLIDE21

synopsis: Bongo has acquired SLIDE21, an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. The two companies were partners prior to the acquisition, with Bongo’s video assessment solution powering the experiential learning and skill evaluation portions of SLIDE21’s programs.
buyer: Bongo Learn
Bongo is a video assessment & soft skill development platform. With its proprietary video technology and powerful feedback capabilities, Bongo enables the mastery of communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Bongo was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado. "
target: SLIDE21
SLIDE21 is an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. SLIDE21 was established in 2016 when founder Glenn Brule saw a need to focus on people in Agile project management practices.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Project Management Academy, acquired Watermark Learning

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training, announced the strategic acquisition of Watermark Learning, a leader in business analysis, agile, project management, and process improvement training.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
target: Watermark Learning
Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Agile, Project Management, Business Relationship Management, Business Process Management, and Leadership & Influencing Skills.
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closed 1/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., acquired Orbis Education

synopsis: Grand Canyon Education, a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities, has completed the acquisition of Orbis Education Services, an education services company that supports healthcare education programs for 17 regionally accredited universities across the United States.
buyer: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE:$939.37)
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model. "
target: Orbis Education
Orbis Education develops and manages healthcare education solutions that help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. They form partnerships with academic institutions and healthcare systems to deliver high-quality, clinically intensive healthcare education programs.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PE Hub

Project Management Academy, purchased Select Assets from IT Management and Leadership Institute

synopsis: Project Management Academy has acquired selected assets from the IT Management and Leadership Institute, which provides training for IT professionals. Among the assets purchased is a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
seller: IT Management and Leadership Institute
The select assets include a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building aimed at helping project managers advance in their careers while helping companies complete more successful projects. ITMLI provides training for IT professionals.
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closed 5/22/2017 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, acquired Orbital Training and Consulting

synopsis: Global training provider International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) announced that it has acquired Orbital Training and Consulting, a company that provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 25 years. "
target: Orbital Training and Consulting
Orbital provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills. Orbital is an accredited/approved center for the Institute for Leadership and Management.
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closed 5/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

DeVry Education Group, Kaizen Private Equity, acquired EduPristine

synopsis: Education firm DeVry has teamed up with sector-focused private equity firm Kaizen to acquire a majority stake in professional certification and skill development focused player EduPristine. EduPristine offers professional certifications and skills training through 20 locations, with a focus on finance, accounting, digital marketing and analytics.
buyer: DeVry Education Group (ATGE:$1,052.00)
buyer: Kaizen Private Equity
DeVry Education Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law. Kaizen is a private equity firm that invests in businesses that transform human capital. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: EduPristine
EduPristine is India's leading training provider for international certifications in Finance (like CFA, FRM and PRM), Accounting (CPA and CMA) and Analytics (Business Analytics and Big Data and Hadoop). It was founded by industry professionals in the areas of investment banking and private equity.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 1/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC announced it made an equity investment in Educate 360 Holdings, LLC (“Project Management Academy”). Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training, offering PMP®, PMI-ACP®, Lean Six Sigma, and continuing education training (PDUs).
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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announced 10/5/2015 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, will acquire AFA Project Management Ltd.

synopsis: International Institute for Learning, Inc., an Accredited Training Organization devoted to excellence in learning, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AFA Project Management Ltd., a management training company that provides accredited consultancy and training in AXELOS, APMG, and APM Best Practice methods.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 24 years. "
target: AFA Project Management Ltd.
AFA Project Management Ltd. was established as a management consultancy organisation, and they became one of the original group of PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisations. AFA is able to deliver training courses that combine excellent exam pass rates with realistic and practical guidance.
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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:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: CLS Performance Solutions
CLS Performance Solutions is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) end user adoption and training services based in the United Kingdom. They develop and deliver successful learning solutions for ERP implementations for large multinational clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
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EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Bain Capital Double Impact, acquired Penn Foster Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, announced that it led an investor group to acquire Penn Foster, a provider of skills development and digital credentialing solutions, from the Vistria Group. Penn Foster's digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with academic coaching.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Bain Capital Double Impact
Bain Capital Double Impact is the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Bain Capital Double Impact utilizes Bain Capital's proven, deep diligence, value-added approach to build great companies that deliver competitive financial returns. "
target parent: The Vistria Group
target: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching.
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announced 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson Longman, will acquire Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC Education PLC, which offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region, said it has agreed to sell its non-core examinations subsidiary, Educational Resources Pte Ltd, or ER, to Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Longman
In Singapore since 1965, Pearson Longman draws on experiences, heritage and networks to bring numerous quality instructional programmes and resources that are tailor-made to the latest syllabuses from the Singapore Ministry of Education. "
target parent: AEC Education Plc
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
AEC Education Plc offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region. They have both class-based instruction and distance learning to post-graduate degree level.
price ($mm)
$4.03
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
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1.3x
EV / EBITDA
25.0x
closed 1/4/2008 via

AEC Education Plc, acquired Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC is pleased to announce the exchange of contracts to acquire the 65% of Educational Resources Pte Ltd that it does not already own (“the Acquisition”) with effect from 4 January 2008. ER is incorporated in Singapore and has four wholly owned subsidiaries. Following the Acquisition, AEC will hold 100% of the issued share capital of ER.
buyer: AEC Education Plc (AIM:AEC:$10.66)
AEC Education Plc provides a range of educational courses and training programs, both as tutored courses leading to qualifications and by way of distance learning under various arrangements with universities, primarily in Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
Educational Resources provides curriculum resources, library books, educational multimedia and teaching resources to schools in Singapore.
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$0.58*
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tanaka Gakushukai, acquired Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Alternative asset investment firm CLSA Capital Partners-backed Japanese school operator KK BC Ings (Tanaka Gakushukai) has acquired a fellow Japanese medical school preparation school Aksaka Gakuin in a bolt-on acquisition.
buyer parent: CITIC Securities Company Limited
buyer: Tanaka Gakushukai
Founded in 1990 by Hiroki Tanaka, BC Ings operates 68 cram schools for elementary, junior high and high school students under the brand “Tanaka Gakushukai”, which is synonymous with high-quality education. "
target: Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.
Akasaka Gakuin is a preparatory school for students specialized in examination in the medical department of Fukuoka (dentistry department / pharmaceutical department).
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CERS Group, acquired Ad Verum

synopsis: The CERS Group, a Brazilian company that specializes in online education, has acquired Ad Verum Soporte Educacional, a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources.
buyer: CERS Group
The CERS Group is a Brazilian company that specializes in online education. The group offers courses for legal careers, public examinations, Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations, and post-graduate examinations. CERS has helped over 800,000 students prepare for their exams. "
target: Ad Verum
Ad Verum Suporte Educacional is a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources to help students pass their exams.
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