Like North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

announced 12/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. is to acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. NACB’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc
North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. (NACB) is a company whose mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

West Suffolk College, acquired National Construction College

synopsis: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has sold the National Construction College (NCC) at Bircham Newton to West Suffolk College. The National Construction College (NCC) has four sites and training centres across the UK that provide construction training.
buyer: West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College is one of the UK's leading Apprenticeship providers - apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average since 2014. WSC offers dozens of foundation and honours degrees at their focused and inclusive Degree Studies Centre. "
target parent: Construction Industry Training Board
target: National Construction College
The National Construction College (NCC) has four sites and training centres across the UK that provide construction training. NCC's training centres deliver industry-led, first-class training in real-life environments with industry-focused instructors specialised in essential construction training.
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closed 4/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired TPC Training and Jade Learning

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners has sold its controlling interests in TPC Training and Jade Learning to Frontenac. TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac, a leading private equity firm, focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the food, industrial, and services industries. They work in partnership with proven operating leaders, through their executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, to acquire leading companies. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: TPC Training and Jade Learning
Headquartered outside Chicago, IL, TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Sister company Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wong Fong Academy Pte. Ltd., will acquire Smatra Training Hub Pte Ltd

synopsis: Wong Fong Industries announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wong Fong Academy Pte Ltd, entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the entire issued and paid-up share capital of Smatra Training Hub Pte. Ltd. Smatra Training Hub is an accredited construction safety training provider based in Singapore.
buyer parent: Wong Fong Industries Limited
buyer: Wong Fong Academy Pte. Ltd.
Wong Fong Academy, an educational institute in the Continuing Education and Training sector, provides quality skills training across all industrial sectors in Singapore. They strive not only to transfer skills and knowledge, but to nurture an attitude of taking personal responsibility for safety. "
target: Smatra Training Hub Pte Ltd
Smatra Training Hub is an accredited construction safety training provider based in Singapore. Their mission is to improve the professional lives of individuals and the performance of organizations through the delivery of superior quality education and training services.
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closed 9/2/2015 via PR Web

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, acquired East Texas Crane Academy

synopsis: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) announced that it has acquired East Texas Crane Academy (ETCA). ETCA is the "one stop shop" for all of the NCCCO crane operator certification needs. They are one of only a few facilities that provide the CCO practical exam on demand.
buyer: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau
The goal of CICB’s inspections and training programs are to reduce accidents and injuries; increase worker skills, productivity and morale; achieve regulatory, best practice and corporate compliance; lower maintenance costs; increase reliability of equipment: and increase the life of the equipment. "
target: East Texas Crane Academy
East Texas Crane Academy (ETCA) is the "one stop shop" for all of the NCCCO crane operator certification needs. They are one of only a few facilities that provide the CCO practical exam on demand.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 1/27/2017 via Market Wire

Brown Technical, acquired 1ExamPrep

synopsis: Brown Technical Media Corp., a division of Panther Biotechnology, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of One Exam Prep, LLC (OEP). OEP offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states.
buyer: Brown Technical (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
Brown Technical Media Corp. is a leading online aggregator of compliance, career advancement, and training content for tradesman and technical experts in a wide variety of professions. "
target: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Occipital, acquired Paracosm

synopsis: Occipital, a startup best known for a 3D camera accessory for the iPhone, has acquired Paracosm, a small Florida-based startup that makes a handheld lidar sensor. Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster.
buyer: Occipital
Occipital, Inc. develops mobile computer vision applications. They are the creators of Structure Sensor, the world's first 3D sensor for mobile devices, and 360Panorama. "
target: Paracosm
Paracosm develops mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization solutions to help construction teams build better, faster. They are based in Gainesville, FL.
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closed 6/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Leavitt Machinery, acquired Crane Safety Ltd.

synopsis: As of June 1st, 2017, Leavitt Machinery has officially acquired the Edmonton based training company Crane Safety Limited. For over 30 years, Crane Safety Ltd. has provided quality training programs for the mining, petrochemical, forestry, manufacturing, and railroad sectors across Canada, the United States, and South America.
buyer: Leavitt Machinery
Leavitt Machinery has earned a reputation throughout Canada and the US as a leader in the materials handling industry and as a company dedicated to safety. Leavitt Machinery not only runs a trusted operator training department, but has implemented extensive health and safety standards internally. "
target: Crane Safety Ltd.
Crane Safety Ltd. provides quality training programs for the mining, petrochemical, forestry, manufacturing, and railroad sectors across Canada, the United States, and South America. In addition to classroom learning and work-site training, Crane Safety Ltd designed and produced instruction manuals.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Applied Software, acquired CAD-1, Inc.

synopsis: Applied Software, a leading systems integrator to the AEC, fabrication and manufacturing industries, announced its acquisition of CAD-1, an Autodesk Gold Partner and Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) with extensive expertise in consulting services delivery, software, training, and support.
buyer: Applied Software
Applied Software is a premier, full-service systems integrator firm serving the AEC and manufacturing industries, as well as a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) services provider and is a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner. "
target parent: Sirko Associates, Inc.
target: CAD-1, Inc.
CAD-1 is an Autodesk Gold Partner specializing in delivering complete solutions that implement Autodesk technology for maximum competitive advantage. The CAD-1 award-winning staff is skilled at providing a variety of services, including consulting, installation, customization, training, and support.
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closed 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mintra Group, acquired Atlas Knowledge

synopsis: The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge. Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Mintra Group
MINTRA GROUP is a leading global partner for companies within oil and gas, maritime, construction and renewables looking to achieve cost effective management of HR, competence and training. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Atlas Knowledge
Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide. Atlas has served the learning and compliance needs of standards bodies, regulators and more than 1,700 corporate customers, including 6 of the top 10 largest energy companies in the world.
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announced 5/31/2012 via Company Press Release

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd, will acquire Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Site Skills Group announced it would acquire Axis Training Group. The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
buyer: Site Skills Group Pty Ltd (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Group International is an Australian registered public company which has operations in both Australia and the Philippines. It provides Australian vocational training in Asia. Site offers a range of training programs designed for the Mining & Processing, Oil & Gas and Construction industries. "
target: Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.
The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
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announced 11/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire PEC Safety

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on software and technology-enabled services, will acquire PEC Safety, a contractor management software and safety learning content provider. PEC Safety enables clients to hire and manage safe and qualified contractors through a centralized cloud-based software system.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and tech-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue & earnings."
target: PEC Safety
PEC Safety is a contractor management software and safety learning content provider that helps both hiring clients and contractors manage risk, safety, and compliance. PEC Safety enables clients to hire and manage safe and qualified contractors through a centralized cloud-based software system.
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closed 2/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Barbri, acquired Verisqil

synopsis: BARBRI, the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world, acquired Verisqil, a Miami-based company that created professional certifications and training programs that set new industry standards for workplace competencies in high-risk fields.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: Verisqil
Verisqil specializes in building multi-disciplinary communities and constructing certification, training, specialized information and networking services and products to enhance the skills, knowledge, networks of the members of these communities.
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closed 1/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Practising Law Institute, acquired The SEC Insitute

synopsis: Practising Law Institute (PLI), one of the nation's most prestigious providers of continuing legal education, has acquired the programming assets of The SEC Institute, a leader in SEC compliance and continuing professional education for accountants, compliance and regulatory professionals.
buyer: Practising Law Institute
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is the most prestigious nonprofit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date information available. "
target: The SEC Insitute
The SEC Institute has been a leader in SEC compliance and financial reporting and accounting education, helping professionals in public companies across the United States and abroad comply with the filing requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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announced 12/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. is to acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. NACB’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc
North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. (NACB) is a company whose mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediapro Group, acquired Visyon

synopsis: MediaPro, a Spanish leader in the European audiovisual sector, acquired Visyon, Spain's award-winning company empowering innovation through emerging technologies and creative solutions, such as VR, AR, Holograms and AI.
buyer parent: Orient Securities Company Limited
buyer: Mediapro Group
Headquartered in Spain, MediaPro is a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, unique in content integration, production and audiovisual distribution. It provides the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multi-channel project. "
target parent: ProBility Media Corp.
target: Visyon
Based in Spain, Visyon is an award-winning company empowering innovation through emerging technologies and creative solutions, such as VR, AR, Holograms and AI. Visyon builds products and performs services for a multitude of enterprise customers.
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announced 12/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. is to acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. NACB’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc
North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. (NACB) is a company whose mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
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announced 12/21/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire Disco Leaning Media Inc.

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., a technology company offering immersive technologies, digital learning and compliance solutions for the education and training markets, is to acquire Disco Leaning Media Inc. (Disco), a learning experience company and digital publisher. Disco pioneered app-based textbooks, known as “course apps,” for higher education.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: Disco Leaning Media Inc.
Founded in 2014 and based in Austin, Texas, Disco has been executing on a vision to create a fundamental shift in learning by offering interactive educational content. Disco pioneered app-based textbooks, known as “course apps,” for higher education.
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announced 11/29/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire Visyon

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. announced its intentions to acquire Visyon. Based in Spain, Visyon is a digital services company empowering innovation using emerging technologies to develop creative media solutions. Through the application of virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, Visyon builds products for a multitude of enterprise customers.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: Visyon
Based in Spain, Visyon is a digital services company empowering innovation through the use of emerging technologies to develop creative media solutions. Through the application of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, Visyon builds products for a multitude of enterprise customers.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 8/7/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has closed on the purchase of Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and training to international markets, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: Cranbury International
Cranbury International is an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont. They sell educational materials to governmental institutions and private sector markets in Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad, and other international regions.
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closed 6/27/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired W Marketing/Atlas Publishing

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of W Marketing, Inc., a profitable, revenue-generating provider of National Electrical Codes (NECs) to the electrical and construction industries.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: W Marketing/Atlas Publishing
W Marketing, Inc. is a provider of National Electrical Codes (NECs) to the electrical and construction industries. W Marketing's library of published products includes courses and exam prep materials. They also also the official publisher and producer of the Dr. Watts companion electrical guides.
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closed 1/27/2017 via Market Wire

Brown Technical, acquired 1ExamPrep

synopsis: Brown Technical Media Corp., a division of Panther Biotechnology, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of One Exam Prep, LLC (OEP). OEP offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states.
buyer: Brown Technical (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
Brown Technical Media Corp. is a leading online aggregator of compliance, career advancement, and training content for tradesman and technical experts in a wide variety of professions. "
target: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states.
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announced 12/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. is to acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. NACB’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc
North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. (NACB) is a company whose mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
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closed 4/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired TPC Training and Jade Learning

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners has sold its controlling interests in TPC Training and Jade Learning to Frontenac. TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac, a leading private equity firm, focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the food, industrial, and services industries. They work in partnership with proven operating leaders, through their executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, to acquire leading companies. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: TPC Training and Jade Learning
Headquartered outside Chicago, IL, TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Sister company Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 1/27/2017 via Market Wire

Brown Technical, acquired 1ExamPrep

synopsis: Brown Technical Media Corp., a division of Panther Biotechnology, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of One Exam Prep, LLC (OEP). OEP offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states.
buyer: Brown Technical (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
Brown Technical Media Corp. is a leading online aggregator of compliance, career advancement, and training content for tradesman and technical experts in a wide variety of professions. "
target: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states.
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closed 11/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Vector Solutions

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global private equity firm.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a privately held enterprise with over $15 billion in committed capital. They operate as a private holding company and recapitalize, restructure, and ultimately build meaningful businesses in partnership with management over an indefinite time horizon. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction, industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries.
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closed 12/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired VectorLearning

synopsis: LLR Partners has sold a majority stake in online education company VectorLearning.com Inc. to Providence Equity Partners. VectorLearning currently operates RedVector and Target Solutions, which provides online training for firefighters and emergency medical services providers.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: VectorLearning
VectorLearning sets the standard for excellence in delivering online continuing education (CE) to a broad range of industries, including architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields.
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closed 2/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Quanta Services, Inc., acquired Northwest Lineman College

synopsis: Quanta Services, Inc., a corporation that provides engineering, procurement and construction services, has announced that it completed the acquisition of Northwest Lineman College (NLC), the industry-leading educational and training institution serving the electric power industry.
buyer: Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR:$9,466.48)
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, oil and gas and communications industries. Quanta's services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy and communications infrastructure. "
target: Northwest Lineman College
Northwest Lineman College is the industry-leading educational and training institution serving the electric power industry. NLC is the largest educational and training organization that trains across the full lifespan of a line worker's career, from pre-apprenticeship through experienced lineman.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

West Suffolk College, acquired National Construction College

synopsis: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has sold the National Construction College (NCC) at Bircham Newton to West Suffolk College. The National Construction College (NCC) has four sites and training centres across the UK that provide construction training.
buyer: West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College is one of the UK's leading Apprenticeship providers - apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average since 2014. WSC offers dozens of foundation and honours degrees at their focused and inclusive Degree Studies Centre. "
target parent: Construction Industry Training Board
target: National Construction College
The National Construction College (NCC) has four sites and training centres across the UK that provide construction training. NCC's training centres deliver industry-led, first-class training in real-life environments with industry-focused instructors specialised in essential construction training.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Ltd, acquired SWL Training

synopsis: Notus Heavy Lift Solutions, an international heavy lift and transport consultancy group based in the UK, has acquired SWL Training, a provider of professional lifting operations training and consultation services in the UK. SWL Training offers training courses for appointed persons, crane supervisors, and lifting operations operatives.
buyer: Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Ltd
Notus Heavy Lift Solutions is an international heavy lift and transport consultancy group based in the UK. Notus specialises in the planning and execution of lifting operations in the renewable sector. Their experienced project teams consists of specialists from all lifting sectors. "
target: SWL Training
SWL Training is a provider of professional, reliable, and high quality lifting operations training and consultation services in the UK. SWL Training offers training courses for appointed persons, crane supervisors, and lifting operations operatives.
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closed 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mintra Group, acquired Atlas Knowledge

synopsis: The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge. Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Mintra Group
MINTRA GROUP is a leading global partner for companies within oil and gas, maritime, construction and renewables looking to achieve cost effective management of HR, competence and training. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Atlas Knowledge
Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide. Atlas has served the learning and compliance needs of standards bodies, regulators and more than 1,700 corporate customers, including 6 of the top 10 largest energy companies in the world.
price ($mm)
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$6
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wong Fong Academy Pte. Ltd., will acquire Smatra Training Hub Pte Ltd

synopsis: Wong Fong Industries announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wong Fong Academy Pte Ltd, entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the entire issued and paid-up share capital of Smatra Training Hub Pte. Ltd. Smatra Training Hub is an accredited construction safety training provider based in Singapore.
buyer parent: Wong Fong Industries Limited
buyer: Wong Fong Academy Pte. Ltd.
Wong Fong Academy, an educational institute in the Continuing Education and Training sector, provides quality skills training across all industrial sectors in Singapore. They strive not only to transfer skills and knowledge, but to nurture an attitude of taking personal responsibility for safety. "
target: Smatra Training Hub Pte Ltd
Smatra Training Hub is an accredited construction safety training provider based in Singapore. Their mission is to improve the professional lives of individuals and the performance of organizations through the delivery of superior quality education and training services.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Peterborough Regional College, acquired Construction Training Specialists Ltd

synopsis: Peterborough Regional College has acquired Construction Training Specialists Ltd, a well-established, unique construction training and development company based in Norwich. Construction Training Specialists offer a wide range of apprenticeships and construction courses focusing on the techniques required to fill the skills gaps within the industry.
buyer: Peterborough Regional College
Peterborough Regional College offers education and training to over 10,000 students and businesses every year providing a huge range of courses to suit everyone – GCSEs, vocational career focused courses, part-time adult courses, apprenticeships, higher education and professional training. "
target: Construction Training Specialists Ltd
Construction Training Specialists are a well established unique construction training and development company based in Norwich. They offer a wide range of apprenticeships and construction courses focusing on the techniques required to fill the skills gaps within the industry.
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closed 9/2/2015 via PR Web

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, acquired East Texas Crane Academy

synopsis: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) announced that it has acquired East Texas Crane Academy (ETCA). ETCA is the "one stop shop" for all of the NCCCO crane operator certification needs. They are one of only a few facilities that provide the CCO practical exam on demand.
buyer: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau
The goal of CICB’s inspections and training programs are to reduce accidents and injuries; increase worker skills, productivity and morale; achieve regulatory, best practice and corporate compliance; lower maintenance costs; increase reliability of equipment: and increase the life of the equipment. "
target: East Texas Crane Academy
East Texas Crane Academy (ETCA) is the "one stop shop" for all of the NCCCO crane operator certification needs. They are one of only a few facilities that provide the CCO practical exam on demand.
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closed 9/4/2013 via PR Web

Herzing College, acquired Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute

synopsis: Herzing College announced that it has acquired the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute, a leading provider of training for skilled trades in the construction industry, including electricians, plumbers, HVAC engineers, maintenance workers and network cabling technicians.
buyer: Herzing College
Herzing College encompasses four campuses located in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Herzing College is part of the Herzing Educational System, which also encompasses 11 campuses and Herzing University. "
target: Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute prepares candidates for a career in the construction trades. Graduates' careers will lead into a multitude of options and pathways a few of which are: working in the trades, owning their own businesses, becoming trades inspectors, engineering, or teaching.
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announced 5/31/2012 via Company Press Release

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd, will acquire Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Site Skills Group announced it would acquire Axis Training Group. The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
buyer: Site Skills Group Pty Ltd (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Group International is an Australian registered public company which has operations in both Australia and the Philippines. It provides Australian vocational training in Asia. Site offers a range of training programs designed for the Mining & Processing, Oil & Gas and Construction industries. "
target: Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.
The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
price ($mm)
$0.17
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd, acquired Sun Coast Training and Accreditation

synopsis: Site Group International is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Sun Coast Training and Accreditation. Sun Coast is a profitable, fully operational, Registered Training Organization based in South East Queensland which has a scope of fifty four items consisting of twenty two qualifications and six accredited courses.
buyer: Site Skills Group Pty Ltd (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Skills Group Ltd. is a provider of training courses in Australia. "
target: Sun Coast Training and Accreditation
Founded in 2006, Sun Coast Training and Accreditation was one of the first RTOs in Queensland licensed to deliver a variety of courses including Dogging, Load shifting, Rigging, Scaffolding and Self Erecting Tower Crane as well as the full range of Cranes with National Licensing outcomes.
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$1.00
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closed 1/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Practising Law Institute, acquired The SEC Insitute

synopsis: Practising Law Institute (PLI), one of the nation's most prestigious providers of continuing legal education, has acquired the programming assets of The SEC Institute, a leader in SEC compliance and continuing professional education for accountants, compliance and regulatory professionals.
buyer: Practising Law Institute
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is the most prestigious nonprofit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date information available. "
target: The SEC Insitute
The SEC Institute has been a leader in SEC compliance and financial reporting and accounting education, helping professionals in public companies across the United States and abroad comply with the filing requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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announced 11/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire PEC Safety

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on software and technology-enabled services, will acquire PEC Safety, a contractor management software and safety learning content provider. PEC Safety enables clients to hire and manage safe and qualified contractors through a centralized cloud-based software system.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and tech-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue & earnings."
target: PEC Safety
PEC Safety is a contractor management software and safety learning content provider that helps both hiring clients and contractors manage risk, safety, and compliance. PEC Safety enables clients to hire and manage safe and qualified contractors through a centralized cloud-based software system.
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announced 1/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Builders Acadamy Australia, will acquire City Wide Building and Training Services Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Leading building and construction industry education provider Builders Academy Australia has entered into an agreement to acquire all the shares of City-Wide Building and Training Services (CWBTS). They offer training and assessment services in the Civil and Building Construction Industry in Australia.
buyer parent: Simonds Group Limited
buyer: Builders Acadamy Australia
Builders Academy Australia is a Registered Training Organisation with a focus on offering nationally accredited qualifications in building and construction. They offer training programs to over 3000 participants in Victoria. "
target: City Wide Building and Training Services Pty Ltd.
City-Wide Building and Training Services (CWBTS) is a registered training organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for the delivery of training and assessment services in the Civil and Building Construction Industry, Australia wide.
price ($mm)
$3.28
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closed 2/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Zweig Group, acquired Ignite Coaching and Consulting

synopsis: Zweig Group, a global leader in products and services to the AEC industry, announced the acquisition of Ignite Coaching and Consulting, a full-service management, marketing and business development firm specialized in serving the AEC industry.
buyer: Zweig Group
Zweig Group is the nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, planning, construction and environmental consulting firms. They offer a comprehensive suite of products and services including magazines, newsletters, surveys, executive training, seminars and more. "
target: Ignite Coaching and Consulting
Ignite Coaching and Consulting is a full-service management, marketing and business development firm specialized in serving the AEC industry. They offer Personal, Professional, and Corporate Coaching & Consulting Services.
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