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BLR, acquired Navis Learning

synopsis: BLR®, a business unit of Simplify Compliance, has acquired Navis Learning, a provider of award-winning custom learning and development solutions. Navis Learning brings a complete range of custom learning solutions to the acquisition, complementing the breadth of content offered through BLR’s existing TrainingToday platform.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Navis Learning
Navis Learning is a leading provider of customized learning and development solutions for a wide range of companies, ranging from small start-ups to large global organizations, across industries such as finance, life sciences, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, and retail.
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closed 9/14/2022 via GlobeNewswire

K2 University, acquired Focus on Force

synopsis: K2 University, a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training, announced its acquisition of Focus on Force, a company specialising in training and certifications across the Salesforce ecosystem. Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
buyer parent: K2 Partnering Solutions Ltd.
buyer: K2 University
K2 University is a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training. K2 University is the exclusive Salesforce Trailhead Academy Authorised Training Providers in Brazil, Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "
target: Focus on Force
Focus on Force is a market-leading online platform supporting learning and certifications in the Salesforce ecosystem. Since its launch in 2014, Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
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closed 2/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Pendo, acquired Mind the Product Ltd.

synopsis: Pendo, a company that provides software that makes software better, announced it has acquired Mind the Product, a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers.
buyer: Pendo
Pendo provides a platform with powerful analytics, in-application user feedback, and contextual guidance that is designed to help companies measure and elevate the customer experience within their applications. Pendo is on a mission to improve society’s experience with software. "
target: Mind the Product Ltd.
London-based Mind the Product is a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers. Mind the Product began as a passion project for its founders in 2010.
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closed 1/26/2022 via BusinessWire

eLearning Brothers, acquired Origin Learning Inc.

synopsis: eLearning Brothers announced the acquisition of Origin Learning, based out of Chennai, India. Origin offers comprehensive learning content & technology services and products to market-leading enterprises globally, supporting them in achieving their goals by delivering result-driven digital learning solutions.
buyer: eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers is a leader in corporate learning technology and custom training development solutions. Its suite of integrated training development and delivery tools includes Lectora, a course authoring tool, CenarioVR for creating VR experiences, and the eLearning Brother’s Asset Library. "
target: Origin Learning Inc.
Origin offers comprehensive learning content & technology services and products to market-leading enterprises globally, supporting them in achieving their goals by delivering result-driven digital learning solutions.
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closed 1/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Semcon AB, acquired Walkgrove Limited

synopsis: Semcon is expanding its offering in digital learning by establishing a local presence in a new geographic market through the acquisition of UK-based Walkgrove. Walkgrove began operating back in 1994 and the company has a long tradition of providing high-quality learning solutions.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$179.87)
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs. With more than 2,200 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. "
target: Walkgrove Limited
UK-based Walkgrove began operating back in 1994 and the company has a long tradition of providing high-quality learning solutions. Walkgrove’s 20 employees have broad expertise in the development and production of learning material, with 85 per cent of its current portfolio being digital.
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announced 11/19/2021 via BusinessWire

Eurazeo, will acquire Scaled Agile Inc.

synopsis: Eurazeo is acquiring Scaled Agile, Inc., a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners (Leeds Equity) and Rubicon Technology Partners. Scaled Agile is a leading global provider of the framework, platform, professional training content and certifications for implementing business agility practices across the enterprise.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment group, with a diversified portfolio of €27.0 billion in Assets Under Management, including €19.2 billion from third parties, invested in over 450 companies. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Scaled Agile Inc.
Scaled Agile helps large enterprises achieve better outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve business economics through the adoption of Lean-Agile principles and practices based on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Scaled Agile provides training, certification, and consulting services.
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announced 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Straive

synopsis: Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has agreed to sell Straive (formerly SPi Global), a leading global provider of technology-driven content and data solutions, to funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia ("BPEA"). Straive provides a suite of technology-driven platforms and services for the creation of e-learning content.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with assets under management of approximately US$20 billion. "
target parent: Partners Group Holding AG
target: Straive
Straive (earlier known as SPi Global) is a market leading content technology enterprise that provides data services, subject matter expertise (SME) and technology solutions to multiple domains such as research content, e-Learning/EdTech and data/information providers.
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closed 5/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlowe plc, acquired Cylix Limited

synopsis: Marlowe plc, the UK leader in business critical services and software which assure safety and regulatory compliance, has acquired eLearning software platform Cylix Limited. Cylix, established in 2002, is based in Bath and provides accredited equality, diversity, wellbeing and health & safety eLearning courses to companies across the UK.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$243.20)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: Cylix Limited
Cylix, established in 2002, is based in Bath and provides accredited equality, diversity, wellbeing and health & safety eLearning courses to companies across the UK.
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closed 4/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Orbis Technologies Inc., acquired InfoPros, Inc.

synopsis: Orbis Technologies, Inc., a global leader in Component Content Management Software, services, and solutions, has acquired InfoPros, one of the leading content developers serving corporate America. InfoPros develops technical documentation, eLearning, 3-D animated content, and other documentation and training content for Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Orbis Technologies Inc.
Orbis Technologies, Inc. is an established global leader in delivering innovative technology to companies ranging from Fortune 500 to the U.S. Federal Government. Orbis is the only Global Content Managed Service Provider – content creation services and content platforms – all in one company. "
target: InfoPros, Inc.
InfoPros is a leading provider of training development services for corporate America. InfoPros focuses on developing technical documentation, eLearning, 3-D animated content, and other documentation and training content for the Fortune 500, with offices located across the U.S.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
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closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Churchill Capital II, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: Churchill Capital Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company, and Skillsoft, a global leader in digital learning and talent management solutions, announced the completion of their business combination. The combined company will operate as Skillsoft and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
buyer: Churchill Capital II (CCX:$0.00)
Churchill Capital Corp II is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise.
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$1,300
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Semcon AB, acquired Xtractor

synopsis: Semcon, an international product development company, has acquired Xtractor, a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$179.87)
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs. With more than 2,200 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. "
target: Xtractor
Xtractor is a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive and thought-provoking courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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announced 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll, will acquire Vocam

synopsis: ELMO, a cloud-based HR & Payroll software provider in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire Vocam, a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, and more.
buyer: ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll (ASX:ELO:$37.73)
ELMO is Australia and New Zealand's only integrated cloud HR, payroll, and rostering/time and attendance solution that offers one vendor, one dashboard, and one user-experience. They provide technology to more than 1000 organizations, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people. "
target: Vocam
Vocam is a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, leadership, workplace wellness, and legal.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

OneTrust LLC, acquired Privacy Core

synopsis: OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and third-party risk technology platform announced its acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core e-learning solution, an online solution that is designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: International Association of Privacy Professionals
target: Privacy Core
Privacy Core e-learning helps clients train their enterprise in privacy essentials. With an ever-expanding library of content-rich subject matter, this affordable, SCORM-compliant online solution is specifically designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sponge Limited merged with Bolt Learning,

synopsis: Bolt, a UK company that produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals, has merged with Sponge, a UK company that develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies.
buyer parent: Aliter Capital
buyer: Bolt Learning
UK's Bolt produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. The content is highly engaging and effective producing real results that can make a fantastic improvement to companies when it comes to how they train their staff. "
target: Sponge Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Sponge develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies. They works with some of the world’s largest brands and its solutions are used in more than 124 countries worldwide.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired Bottom-Line Performance

synopsis: TiER1 Performance, UK's employee-owned consulting firm that consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success, has acquired Bottom-Line Performance, a company that designs and develops custom learning solutions focused on increasing knowledge retention and end-user performance.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
Headquartered in the UK, TiER1 Performance is an employee-owned consulting firm that activates strategies through people. TiER1 consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success. "
target: Bottom-Line Performance
Bottom-Line Performance helps organizations create the right learning solutions. Whether clients have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, BLP’s team partners with them every step of the way to design for their desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools.
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closed 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Absorb Software, acquired eLogic Learning

synopsis: Absorb Software, a learning technology company, has acquired eLogic Learning, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions.
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company that offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System. "
target: eLogic Learning
eLogic Learning is an industry-leading provider of Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions. Their cloud-based learning management technology, content capabilities and accompanying subject matter expertise provide every partner with a tailored approach.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Aliter Capital, acquired Bolt Learning

synopsis: Elearning solutions provider Bolt Learning has been acquired by private equity firm Aliter Capital. Bolt produce a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by any workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. Both companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Aliter Capital
Aliter Capital is a specialist investor focused on small to mid-sized UK support services businesses, one of the first funds of its kind. They are based in Scotland and England. "
target: Bolt Learning
Bolt produce a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by any workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. The content is highly engaging and effective producing real results that can make a fantastic improvement to companies when it comes to how they train their staff.
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closed 3/8/2017 via PE Hub

BLR, acquired Navis Learning

synopsis: BLR®, a business unit of Simplify Compliance, has acquired Navis Learning, a provider of award-winning custom learning and development solutions. Navis Learning brings a complete range of custom learning solutions to the acquisition, complementing the breadth of content offered through BLR’s existing TrainingToday platform.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Navis Learning
Navis Learning is a leading provider of customized learning and development solutions for a wide range of companies, ranging from small start-ups to large global organizations, across industries such as finance, life sciences, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, and retail.
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closed 2/15/2022 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Human Capital Institute

synopsis: Simplify Compliance has acquired Human Capital Institute (HCI). Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, HCI provides human resource and talent management leadership education through corporate training, virtual workshops and conferences, and certification programs. HCI will join Simplify Compliance under its Business & Learning Resources (BLR) brand.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: BLR
Business and Learning Resources (BLR), a division of Simplify Compliance, is an industry-leading knowledge provider in the human capital management; environment, health, and safety; learning & development; and legal markets. "
target: Human Capital Institute
Human Capital Institute (HCI) provides relevant, research-based learning resources to support the professional development of the global HR community and to enable HR professionals and teams to solve their toughest challenges.
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closed 3/8/2017 via PE Hub

BLR, acquired Navis Learning

synopsis: BLR®, a business unit of Simplify Compliance, has acquired Navis Learning, a provider of award-winning custom learning and development solutions. Navis Learning brings a complete range of custom learning solutions to the acquisition, complementing the breadth of content offered through BLR’s existing TrainingToday platform.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Navis Learning
Navis Learning is a leading provider of customized learning and development solutions for a wide range of companies, ranging from small start-ups to large global organizations, across industries such as finance, life sciences, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, and retail.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired BLR

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners LLC is merging four companies to focus exclusively on information and compliance solutions. Leeds simultaneously acquired BLR (formerly Business and Legal Resources), DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI. BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements.
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 $1.2 billion in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum. "
target: BLR
BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements. DecisionHealth publishes more than 50 newsletters, books and websites for the healthcare industry. Argosy provides information for financial professionals. CCMI is a major source for telecom data.
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closed 12/2/2016 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Forum Events

synopsis: Business and Legal Resources® (BLR), has acquired Forum Networking Events, a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. This acquisition builds on BLR’s robust event business, focused on delivering professional development and networking opportunities to attendees, and high-value engagement to advertisers.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Forum Events
Forum Events is a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. They are dedicated to building quality industry relationships. Using a targeted approach, They invite top tier executives to highly structured business networking events across the United States.
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announced 3/24/2016 via AP - Associated Press

BLR, will purchase HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions from Thompson Information Services

synopsis: BLR has reached an agreement to acquire HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions of Thompson Information Services. The company is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training in the fields of federal grants, federal contracting, financial services, food and drug, and more.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
seller parent: Columbia Books & Information Services
seller: Thompson Information Services
Thompson Information Services to provide the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available in a variety of professional practice areas. Thompson Information Services is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training.
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closed 6/10/2015 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

synopsis: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announces the acquisition of the Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) from Lionheart Publishing. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is a bimonthly magazine written by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements. BLR’s award-winning information products include training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services. "
target parent: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.
target: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Launched in 2004, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare, including clinicians, patient safety officers, risk managers, business leaders, policy makers, educators, and commercial vendors.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Web

BLR, purchased HCPro & HealthLeaders from HCPro, Inc.

synopsis: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announced the acquisition of the HCPro and HealthLeaders Media brands and certain assets. HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education and training in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance.
buyer: BLR
BLR is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Its award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services—give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available. "
seller parent: Halyard Capital
seller: HCPro, Inc.
HCPro is a provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. HealthLeaders Media is a media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare professionals.
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closed 2/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Business and Legal Resources merged with M. Lee Smith Publishers,

synopsis: Leading information resource providers BLR ®—Business & Legal Resources of Old Saybrook, CT and M. Lee Smith Publishers of Brentwood, TN announce the completion of their merger. The merged companies will retain existing branding and operate as subsidiaries of parent company Fortis Business Media LLC.
buyer parent: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: M. Lee Smith Publishers
Founded in 1975, M. Lee Smith Publishers works with the 50-member Employers Counsel Network of law firms to provide compliance guidance through their HR Hero® line of products and the HRLaws platform. "
target: Business and Legal Resources
Since 1977, Business & Legal Reports (BLR) has been a leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Employers use BLR’s compliance and training resources developed by their in-house legal and editorial team to stay out of legal trouble, avoid fines and save money.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired BLR

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners LLC is merging four companies to focus exclusively on information and compliance solutions. Leeds simultaneously acquired BLR (formerly Business and Legal Resources), DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI. BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements.
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 $1.2 billion in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum. "
target: BLR
BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements. DecisionHealth publishes more than 50 newsletters, books and websites for the healthcare industry. Argosy provides information for financial professionals. CCMI is a major source for telecom data.
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closed 2/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Business and Legal Resources merged with M. Lee Smith Publishers,

synopsis: Leading information resource providers BLR ®—Business & Legal Resources of Old Saybrook, CT and M. Lee Smith Publishers of Brentwood, TN announce the completion of their merger. The merged companies will retain existing branding and operate as subsidiaries of parent company Fortis Business Media LLC.
buyer parent: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: M. Lee Smith Publishers
Founded in 1975, M. Lee Smith Publishers works with the 50-member Employers Counsel Network of law firms to provide compliance guidance through their HR Hero® line of products and the HRLaws platform. "
target: Business and Legal Resources
Since 1977, Business & Legal Reports (BLR) has been a leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Employers use BLR’s compliance and training resources developed by their in-house legal and editorial team to stay out of legal trouble, avoid fines and save money.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
31
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: AIM:LTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Technologies Group
Learning Technologies Group
Learning Technologies Group (LTG) has been created with the purpose of building a market leading business of substance and scale within the exciting and fast-growing learning technologies sector.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$180.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.88
EBIT ($mm)
$24.43
Net Income ($mm)
$23.69
Employees
1100
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Ticker: BSE:532541
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NIIT Ltd
NIIT Ltd
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$140.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.70
EBIT ($mm)
$21.83
Net Income ($mm)
$22.21
Employees
2531
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Ticker: ASX:VPC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Velpic
Velpic stands for video eLearning platform in the cloud. It is an online multimedia presentation utilizing voice, images, video and text to deliver a dynamic visual experience to the user. It uses online video and eLearning to reduce the time to train and increase comprehension and retention.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.41
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: OTCPK:CNGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,313.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.20
EBIT ($mm)
$146.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4400
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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Ticker: NYSEAM:GNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Group Limited
Genius Group Limited
Genius Group is a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$12.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
254
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