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closed 4/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Emantras

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition Emantras, an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences and effective knowledge delivery through award-winning digital and mobile solutions.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: Emantras
Emantras, is an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences, through digital and mobile solutions. Emantras serves the learning ecosystem by supporting enterprises, trainers and educational institutions in executing and delivering digital training solutions.
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closed 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:$186.89)
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.
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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 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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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 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hands-On Labs Inc, acquired eScience Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Science Interactive Group, through their subsidiary Hands-On Labs, a provider of experiential learning, has acquired eScience Labs, a company that collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
buyer parent: Millpond Equity Partners
buyer: Hands-On Labs Inc
Hands-On Labs (HOL) is the world leader in science distance learning. HOL pioneered the way education is conceived and delivered around the world, regardless of location, time zone, or language. They don’t just create products. They create a comprehensive learning process. "
target: eScience Labs, Inc.
eScience Labs collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
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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 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ALICE Training Institute, acquired Safeplans LLC

synopsis: ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program, has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP). SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
buyer: ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is the original civilian options-based active shooter response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lockdown-only response plan. "
target: Safeplans LLC
SafePlans began in 1993 as a part-time security consulting business while Brad Spicer was a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Over the last 20 years, the SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

EdCast, acquired Leapest

synopsis: EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, announced the acquisition of Rotterdam-based Leapest. Founded in 2017, Leapest hosts three integrated training resource marketplaces on one platform, featuring over 5,000 learning products and instructors from all over the world.
buyer: EdCast
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits. "
target: Leapest
Leapest is a corporate training ecosystem and a B2B Marketplace for training resources including courseware, eLearning, business simulations, certifications and instructor service. Their current catalog features key topics in IT training.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grace Hill, acquired The Strategic Solution

synopsis: Grace Hill, a company that develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry, announced the acquisition of The Strategic Solution, a company dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses.
buyer parent: Stone Point Capital, LLC
buyer: Grace Hill
Grace Hill develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk. "
target: The Strategic Solution
The Strategic Solution is dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses. They are based in the Dallas, TX area.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Achieve3000, acquired ActivelyLearn

synopsis: Achieve3000, a provider of online reading and literacy tools, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Actively Learn, which also provides a suite of online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills.
buyer: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 offers online literacy tools for a range of students, from English language learners in schools to working adults. The company offers reading materials that are rewritten at 12 different levels in English, so that students can engage in the same content regardless of their reading skill."
target: ActivelyLearn
Seattle-based Actively Learn provides online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills. Actively Learn’s library includes 30,000 digital texts on subjects covering topics across English language arts, science and more.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Plusoft Informática SA, acquired Edusense Educação LTDA

synopsis: Plusoft, the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions, has acquired Edusense, a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
buyer: Plusoft Informática SA
Founded in 1988, Plusoft is the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions. Plusoft's omni-channel solution allows businesses to access all information in one place to provide an uninterrupted relationship experience. "
target: Edusense Educação LTDA
Edusense is a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired ILT Solutions GmbH

synopsis: The WEKA Group, an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry, has acquired ILT Solutions, a Germany-based blended Learning consulting company that focuses on course content that motivates and ensures lasting knowledge transfer. ILT Solutions produces e-learning courses that are fun to keep learners engaged.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 24 media companies in four European countries. "
target: ILT Solutions GmbH
ILT Solutions is a Germany-based blended Learning consulting company that focuses on course content that motivates and ensures lasting knowledge transfer. ILT Solutions produces e-learning courses that feature task-oriented, discovery-based learning to keep learners engaged.
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closed 12/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

CallidusCloud, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc., a global leader in cloud based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced that it has acquired Learning Seat, a cutting edge provider of adaptive training and compliance learning content. Learning Seat is one of the leading compliance content providers in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. It enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with a complete suite of solutions. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Learning Seat is the leading provider of Online Compliance Training Courses & Learning Management Systems in the Asia Pacific, with content including Bullying, Sexual Harassment, EEO, WHS, Social Media and hundreds more online training courses.
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$26
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closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired iversity

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired iversity, an online learning platform that provides high-quality academic and professional development courses. iversity offers individuals and corporate clients MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. "
target: iversity
iversity partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
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closed 4/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Emantras

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition Emantras, an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences and effective knowledge delivery through award-winning digital and mobile solutions.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: Emantras
Emantras, is an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences, through digital and mobile solutions. Emantras serves the learning ecosystem by supporting enterprises, trainers and educational institutions in executing and delivering digital training solutions.
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announced 12/20/2017 via PR Newswire

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

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired YouTrain

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired CLS Performance Solutions

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Emantras

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Maverick Solutions

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired B2B Engage

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Prospero Learning Solutions Inc.

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired BlessingWhite Inc.

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Rovsing Dynamics

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Beneast Training Ltd

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Ultra Training Ltd.

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired RWD Technologies, Inc.

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Communication Consulting Ltd.

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Academy of Training Ltd

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired PerformTech, Inc.

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Via Training, LLC

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Sandy Corp.

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

TRIGO Group, acquired EMC Consulting

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

Netmind, acquired B2T Training LLC

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

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

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

ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

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

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

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

Capita PLC, acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement

synopsis: Capita PLC acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement, a UK-based learning and development business that specialises in behavior change. Blue Sky provides bespoke, high quality learning and development solutions for executive level employees, through to field based and contact centre frontline staff.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$5,630.52)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Blue Sky Performance Improvement
Blue Sky Performance Improvement provides a combination of coaching, consulting and training for senior leadership teams, first line managers and front line sales and service staff- all geared towards improving business performance.
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closed 8/24/2009 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Nexient Learning Inc.

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

Johnson & Johnson, acquired Human Performance Institute

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

Bear Capital Growth Partners, acquired Crestcom International, Ltd.

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

Novations Group, Inc., acquired ProGroup, Inc

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

BEI Consulting merged with i3Logic,

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

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

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

The Providence Service Corporation, acquired Innovative Employment Solutions

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

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

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Nasdaq: COCO), today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Learning Tree University, Inc.
buyer: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO:$1,480.80)
Corinthian Colleges is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, with annual revenues of $1.3 billion and a student population of over 86,000 students. The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. "
target parent: Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
target: Learning Tree University, Inc.
LTU was founded in 1974, and annually conducts more than 5,000 proprietary corporate training and continuing education courses to approximately 35,000 students. Approximately 450 instructor-led courses are delivered online annually. The organization provides instruction to more than 3,500 companies
price ($mm)
$5.30
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Web

SAE International, acquired CALISO Corporation

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

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

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

Aspire2, acquired Safety 'n Action Ltd

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

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.

synopsis: TiER1 has acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc., a results-based learning and organizational change company. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
TiER1 Performance Solutions helps organizations improve the performance of their employees. From holistic strategy to custom learning solutions, creative communications to effective training programs, Tier1 provides the knowledge needed to achieve success to the world’s best organizations. "
target: IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.
IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is an award-winning consulting firm that assesses, trains and coaches managers, executives, and sales and customer service professionals.
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($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: NYSE:SSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$535.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.82
EBIT ($mm)
$34.81
Net Income ($mm)
$24.53
Employees
858
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$500.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$119.44
EBIT ($mm)
$103.48
Net Income ($mm)
$68.86
Employees
3351
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: NYSE:GPX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GP Strategies Corporation
GP Strategies Corporation
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$504.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.86
EBIT ($mm)
$29.21
Net Income ($mm)
$19.96
Employees
3378
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Ticker: AIM:PEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pennant International Group plc
Pennant International Group plc
Pennant International offers a range of technical training solutions around the world to train the next generation of engineers in defense and regulated civilian sectors. They are based in the UK.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.82
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
135
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Ticker: TSE:3962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change Co., Ltd
Change Co., Ltd
Based in Japan, Change Co., Ltd. provides IT and network security and solutions. They help businesses with IT consulting regarding applications and mobile products, security and communication through their business infrastructure software, and training services for IT technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.59
EBIT ($mm)
$3.42
Net Income ($mm)
$2.39
Employees
67
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$252.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($117.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($132.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1100
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Ticker: HLSE:SOPRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soprano Oyj
Soprano Oyj
Soprano is the leading Nordic training and consulting company. Its Management Institute of Finland MIF serves customers with training services related to communication, leadership and management, internationalization, software development, project management, infrastructure and ICT governance.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$23.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.52
EBIT ($mm)
($0.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: TEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarena
Tarena
Tarena International, Inc. is a leading provider of professional education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in twelve IT subjects.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$312.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.34
EBIT ($mm)
$26.81
Net Income ($mm)
$29.29
Employees
6257
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Ticker: TSXV:ATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AtmanCo
AtmanCo
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSE:STI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STI Education Services Group, Inc.
STI Education Services Group, Inc.
STI Education Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest network of schools in the Philippines providing a range of highly-relevant academic programs in the fields of Information & Communications Technology, Business, Engineering, Healthcare, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$54.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.89
EBIT ($mm)
$9.43
Net Income ($mm)
$7.29
Employees
2621
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