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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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closed 12/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, has completed the acquisition of Crisis Prevention Institute from FFL Partners. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention.
buyer: Wendel Group (ENXTPA:MF:$9,427.37)
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo. "
target parent: FFL Partners, LLC
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI provides de-escalation & intervention training for people in the health, education, social care, mental health, & learning disability sectors.
price ($mm)
$910
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$86
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$39
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cours Legendre SAS, acquired Methodia SAS

synopsis: Methodia has been bought by Les Cours Legendre, a French tutoring company. Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges.
buyer parent: AXA Group
buyer: Cours Legendre SAS
For more than 50 years, Les Cours Legendre has been helping students succeed through its tutoring and support services. Based in France, Cours Legendre is the expert in all aspects of school support. "
target: Methodia SAS
Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges, everywhere.
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announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Web

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

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

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

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

Encompassed Ltd., acquired SMTS Ltd

synopsis: Encompassed Ltd, an approved UKATA asbsestos training provider, has acquired the Middlesbrough-based health and safety training provider SMTS. SMTS is an International Health and Safety Training and Consultancy offering a large portfolio of UK and internationally recognised accredited training courses.
buyer parent: SMH Products Ltd
buyer: Encompassed Ltd.
Encompassed Ltd. provides asbestos related services including asbestos surveying. In addition to being a UKATA accredited asbestos training provider, they offer numerous asbestos related training courses as well as an array of Health & Safety courses to all industries. "
target: SMTS Ltd
SMTS is an International Health and Safety Training and Consultancy offering a large portfolio of UK and internationally recognised accredited training courses, as well as specialist bespoke training programs.
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closed 5/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

BSI Group, acquired NCS International Pty Ltd

synopsis: British Standards Institution (BSI), the business standards company, has completed the acquisition of NCS International (NCSI). NCSI offers a variety of internationally recognized business verification, assessment and certification programs across industry sectors including food, health and services, mining and utilities.
buyer: BSI Group
BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. It was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization."
target parent: National Association of Testing Authorities
target: NCS International Pty Ltd
NCS International is one of Australia's largest certification bodies which offers a wide array of auditing, training, and accredited certification solutions.
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Brockway Moran & Partners has acquired Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world’s leading training organization specializing in the safe management of crisis situations and disruptive behavior. Since its founding, more than six million professionals have participated in CPI training programs in 39 different countries around the world.
buyer: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
Brockway Moran & Partners is a private equity firm with an unusual combination of financial resources, strategic expertise and operational know-how brought together to support management teams in maximizing opportunities for growth-oriented, middle-market companies. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 12/6/2006 via Company Press Release

ABRY Partners, acquired Psychological Services, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI), in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC, a leading private equity group. ABRY invested in PSI to provide capital to accelerate PSI's impressive growth.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
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closed 10/4/2006 via Crain's BtoB

The Riverside Company, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute Inc., a Brookfield provider of crisis prevention training, has been purchased by private equity firm The Riverside Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute has been dedicated to the creation of crisis prevention and intervention training and resources supporting the work of helping professionals and those whom they serve.
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announced 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust, will acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International, a trusted partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, announced one of its founders, Dr. David C. Collins, and his wife, Mrs. Mary C. Collins, have entered into a definitive Securities Purchase Agreement selling their shares (approximately 58%) to The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust.
buyer: The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust
The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust is a wealth trust of Mr. Kevin Gruneich. Mr. Gruneich currently serves on the Board of The University of Iowa Center for Advancement and on its Investment Committee, as well as on the Advisory Board for Spy Hop Productions, a leading youth media arts program. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International is a trusted, global partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, as well as the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to effectively deploy and deliver major IT initiatives.
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$7.50 [$4.49]*
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announced 12/21/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Hexatronic Group AB, will acquire Iftac AB

synopsis: Hexatronic Group AB, an innovative Swedish technology group specializing in fiber communications, entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Iftac AB. Iftac, based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, conducts training and certification in IT and telecommunications.
buyer: Hexatronic Group AB (OM:HTRO:$96.71)
Hexatronic is an innovative Swedish technology group, specializing in fiber communications. They provide products and solutions for the fiber optic network and together, their five independent, entrepreneurial companies offer a full range of passive infrastructure. "
target: Iftac AB
Based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Iftac provides IT and telecommunications training and certification. Iftac offers Scandinavia’s most complete broadband infrastructure training.
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closed 12/11/2014 via PR Newswire

SolutionsIQ, acquired BigVisible Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: SolutionsIQ® Corporation, the leader for enterprise Agile transformation services, announced it has acquired BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy. With nearly 150 Agile consultants, the combined company forms the largest and most experienced Agile consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise Agile adoption.
buyer: SolutionsIQ
A leading provider of Agile transformation services, SolutionsIQ takes a real-world approach. With global reach, a large and highly-experienced consulting staff, and decades of success across diverse industries, SolutionsIQ offers the broadest range of services in the Agile industry. "
target: BigVisible Solutions, Inc.
BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy, has the knowledge and expertise to overcome the real-world business challenges, complex impediments and underlying issues that prevent organizations from delivering innovative, quality products at scale.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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on offer 9/17/2012 via

Learning Tree International, Inc., offer to acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International Inc.'s chief executive and his wife have offered to take the education company. Mr. Collins and his wife own around 32% of the company's outstanding shares. Learning Tree provides software and related training for information-technology professionals in business and government agencies.
buyer: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience.
price ($mm)
$47*
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$131
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$5
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills 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.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: 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.
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closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Psychological Services, Inc., acquired Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.

synopsis: PSI, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services and talent assessment solutions, announced today the acquisition of LaserGrade, LP. LaserGrade provides affordable and efficient computer-based testing through its network of testing centers located throughout North America.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification. "
target: Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.
LaserGrade, has secure computer-based testing centers across the United States and Canada. LaserGrade offers proctored computer-based test administration for occupational and professional licensure and certification, IT certification and the FAA using its own secure network and software.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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closed 11/20/2008 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers announced the acquisition of ClickSafety.com - an award winning provider of online safety management solutions designed by and for safety training professionals. The transaction expands Jones and Bartlett’s market leading position in safety training and education.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Clicksafety.com, Inc
ClickSafety provides one of the most comprehensive catalogs of safety-focused online courseware available, covering general safety awareness for all employees, advanced safety training for specialized workers, and OSHA credential programs for managers and supervisors.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

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

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

synopsis: Health & Safety Institute, the leader in Environmental Health and Safety software and compliance services, announced it has acquired Vivid Learning Systems, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of online safety training. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
The Health & Safety Institute is a family of respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EHS - from emergency care training; to workplace safety training; to the management of chemical inventories through software tools. "
target: Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.
Vivid Learning Systems makes life easier for safety professionals. Vivid creates online safety training for a safer, smarter workforce. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Workplace Answers, LLC

synopsis: EVERFI, Inc., the nation's leading education technology innovator, announced the acquisition of online compliance training company Workplace Answers. The acquisition of Workplace Answers, also includes their Campus Answers brand, which provides faculty and staff training around critical campus issues like sexual harassment prevention training.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education tech company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning. EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 16 million learners in critical skill areas. "
target: Workplace Answers, LLC
Since 1997, Workplace Answers (WPA) has helped companies across the globe foster ethical, inclusive and secure workplaces with online compliance training. In 2014, WPA launched its Campus Answers division, to serve the higher education market.
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closed 9/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Workplace Answers, LLC, acquired Click 4 Compliance

synopsis: Austin-based governance, risk management, and online compliance training provider Workplace Answers, LLC has announced its acquisition of Click 4 Compliance LLC. Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses.
buyer: Workplace Answers, LLC
Workplace Answers provides engaging compliance training to private corporations, governments and higher education institutions. Workplace Answers is renowned for its compliance training that is evidence-based and uses a proprietary story-based learning approach that engages the learner. "
target: Click 4 Compliance
Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses – without the complicated “legal-ese” found in typical training programs.
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closed 9/13/2010 via Company Press Release

SAI Global Inc., acquired Integrity Interactive Corporation

synopsis: Castanea Partners and Weston Presidio have completed their previously announced sale of Integrity Interactive Corporation to SAI Global Limited. Integrity helps companies, including many global Fortune 100 companies, build compliance and ethics programs, employee communications tools and third party risk management solutions.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. SAI Global Compliance clients have built stronger corporate cultures and more effective all-around programs with SAI's solutions. "
target parent: Castanea Partners
target: Integrity Interactive Corporation
Integrity Interactive Corporation provides compliance and ethics online training to multinational companies. Integrity helps companies develop, design and implement best practice ethics and compliance programs that improve employee performance, protect brand image and reduce legal risk.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has acquired a controlling interest in American Safety Council (“ASC”) to support and enhance ASC’s growth under the leadership of CEO Jeff Pairan. The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm founded in 2006. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth oriented middle market companies. "
target: American Safety Council
The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses. ASC offers online traffic and workplace safety training and regulatory-driven, professional continuing education programs.
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closed 2/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Stone Point Capital, LLC, acquired Grace Hill

synopsis: Grace Hill, the leading provider of online training courseware, administration and mystery shopping for the multifamily property management industry, was acquired by funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk.
buyer: Stone Point Capital, LLC
Stone Point is a financial services-focused private equity firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut. The firm has raised and managed seven private equity funds - the Trident Funds - with aggregate committed capital of approximately $19 billion. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: 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.
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closed 7/21/2016 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired LawRoom

synopsis: EverFi, the leading education technology company focused on critical skills and prevention education for K-12, higher education and adult learners, announced the acquisition of compliance education leader LawRoom. LawRoom delivers online compliance training to thousands of organizations across the country.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the education technology leader that empowers K-12, higher education, and adult learners with the skills needed to be successful in life and work. "
target: LawRoom
LawRoom is an award-winning online training for leading tech companies and universities. It has delivered online compliance training to thousands of organizations across the country on topics including anti-harassment, ethics, data security, FCPA and Title IX.
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Web

SAE International, acquired CALISO Corporation

synopsis: SAE International, an association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession, has acquired CALISO Corporation. CALISO offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, they drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. "
target: CALISO Corporation
CALISO Corporation offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations. The courses offered include quality, safety and environmental management standards such as SAE’s AS9100.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

CPL Training Ltd., acquired abv Training Ltd.

synopsis: CPL Training Limited has acquired abv Training, one of the leading hospitality training companies in the UK, strengthening the company’s portfolio of training and e-learning products. abv Training offers face-to-face and e-learning training, delivering compliance courses including Personal Licence; APLH and SCPLH, and more.
buyer: CPL Training Ltd.
The CPL Training Group is the leading provider of face-to-face training and online e-learning courses to the licensed retail and hospitality sectors. Comprising CPL Training, CPL Online, CPL eLearning, it delivers over a thousand APLH and SCPLH face-to-face courses around the UK. "
target: abv Training Ltd.
abv Training offers face-to-face and e-learning training, delivering compliance courses including Personal Licence; APLH and SCPLH, as well as a range of soft skills training including customer service.
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closed 6/5/2013 via PR Web

Compliance Safety Systems merged with WorkforceQA,

synopsis: Compliance Safety Systems (CSS) and WorkforceQA have merged. CSS is a leader in DOT compliance within the trucking industry due to its robust software system and customer service. CSS corporate offices have relocated its day to day operations to Salt Lake City, UT, the location for WorkforceQA.
buyer: WorkforceQA
WorkforceQA utilizes cutting edge Web-based technology to offer a full range of services to the Drug-Free Workplace Industry. WorkforceQA delivers everything a small company needs to become a Drug-Free Workplace. "
target: Compliance Safety Systems
Compliance Safety Systems is the technology leading Third Party Administrator of Employee or Contractor Drug and Alcohol Screening Services. The company focuses primarily on the transportation industry and other industry segments that are required to perform drug and alcohol testing.
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announced 7/22/2015 via Company Press Release

CallidusCloud, will acquire BridgeFront

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc., a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BridgeFront LLC, a leading provider of healthcare insurance and compliance education content.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
CallidusCloud is the leading provider of sales and marketing effectiveness software. CallidusCloud enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with their complete suite of solutions. "
target: BridgeFront
Rated as a top-tier provider by its clients, BridgeFront delivers innovative online education to healthcare, government, business and education - large and small.
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$251.24)
HealthStream's suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. "
target: Health Care Compliance Strategies
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) helps hospitals and healthcare institutions survive and thrive, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospitals and healthcare institutions with interactive and engaging on-line staff learning and competency solutions.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$7
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EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, has completed the acquisition of Crisis Prevention Institute from FFL Partners. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention.
buyer: Wendel Group (ENXTPA:MF:$9,427.37)
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo. "
target parent: FFL Partners, LLC
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI provides de-escalation & intervention training for people in the health, education, social care, mental health, & learning disability sectors.
price ($mm)
$910
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
EV / rev
10.6x
EV / EBITDA
23.3x
announced 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

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

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

Encompassed Ltd., acquired SMTS Ltd

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

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

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

The Riverside Company, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute Inc., a Brookfield provider of crisis prevention training, has been purchased by private equity firm The Riverside Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute has been dedicated to the creation of crisis prevention and intervention training and resources supporting the work of helping professionals and those whom they serve.
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closed 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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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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