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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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announced 3/14/2011 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., will acquire Jambok

synopsis: SuccessFactors has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jambok, the SaaS social learning company that draws on the consumer world's popular web 2.0 tools to offer even easier next generation on-the-fly mobile video creation, sharing, discovery and social networking that enables informal social learning within the workforce.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: Jambok
Jambok is a social learning platform that fits into any learning or collaboration environment. It includes video and podcasting, discussion forums, blogs, and activity feeds, all supported by rich social searching and analytics in a secure, affordable, Software-as-a-Service platform.
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 9/15/2013 via Washington Post

U.S. Boston Capital Corporation, acquired Tech 2000, Inc.

synopsis: An investment group led by Washington entrepreneur S. Tien Wong and U.S. Boston Capital has acquired Tech 2000, a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software.
buyer: U.S. Boston Capital Corporation
U.S. Boston Capital provides wealth management services to their clients by forming lasting relationships built on trust, respect, and thoughtful advice. U.S. Boston has been offering strategic perspective, personalized service, and sophisticated investment management and opportunities. "
target: Tech 2000, Inc.
Tech 2000 is a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software. Tech 2000 began as a traditional “books and classroom” corporate training business, with instructors delivering technology training from company-operated classrooms.
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closed 12/8/2016 via PR Web

Vector Solutions, acquired LearnSmart

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leader in eLearning, workforce training and performance management solutions for architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial and public safety organizations, has acquired LearnSmart, a leading eLearning company that provides high-quality professional skills, project management and IT and security training.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, the parent company of RedVector and TargetSolutions, sets the standard for excellence in delivering online education and compliance solutions to a broad range of industries, including AEC, as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields. "
target: LearnSmart
LearnSmart has served the technology community with high-quality certification and skills training since 1997. Their LearnSmart Cloud Classroom is an e-learning platform that's developed specifically to meet the total training needs in a multi-user learning environment.
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closed 7/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired PeepCode

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight is making a decisive foray into the open-source coding movement by acquiring Seattle-based PeepCode, the leading training resource for professional open-source developers. PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$252.00)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: PeepCode
PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers. Since its founding in 2006, PeepCode has been a leading resource for education in Ruby, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node and Git.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

EdCast, acquired Leapest

synopsis: EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, announced the acquisition of Rotterdam-based Leapest. Founded in 2017, Leapest hosts three integrated training resource marketplaces on one platform, featuring over 5,000 learning products and instructors from all over the world.
buyer: EdCast
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits. "
target: Leapest
Leapest is a corporate training ecosystem and a B2B Marketplace for training resources including courseware, eLearning, business simulations, certifications and instructor service. Their current catalog features key topics in IT training.
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closed 7/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Train Simple

synopsis: Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, has acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. Creative professionals and top companies like Disney, GE and DreamWorks use Train Simple to learn industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and more.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$252.00)
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. "
target: Train Simple
Train Simple is an Adobe Authorized Training Center specializing in self-paced training for creatives. A subscription to Train Simple offers access to high-quality video training on all of Adobe's products and web technologies. New courses and updates are added each month to all of their members.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

OneTrust LLC, acquired Privacy Core

synopsis: OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and third-party risk technology platform announced its acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core e-learning solution, an online solution that is designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: International Association of Privacy Professionals
target: Privacy Core
Privacy Core e-learning helps clients train their enterprise in privacy essentials. With an ever-expanding library of content-rich subject matter, this affordable, SCORM-compliant online solution is specifically designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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closed 10/2/2019 via BusinessWire

Rise People, acquired Hazel

synopsis: Canada-based Rise People, a digital people management platform, has acquired Hazel, a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Fully integrated with Slack, Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
buyer: Rise People
Rise People is Canada’s first and only all-in-one people management platform. Rise offers a modern suite of employee engagement HR, benefits, and payroll solutions that is used by tens of thousands of employees across Canada. "
target: Hazel
Hazel is a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching at scale, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
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closed 6/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontier Capital, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: Frontier Capital announced its majority growth equity investment in MediaPRO Holdings, LLC, a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and tech-enabled business services companies.
buyer: Frontier Capital
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and technology enabled business services companies. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions or generate shareholder liquidity. "
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO Holdings is a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. MediaPRO, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, works with many Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to diminish the human-based security threat through adaptive training.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Bloc.io

synopsis: Thinkful, the school that brings high-growth tech careers to people everywhere, announced it has acquired Bloc. Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Bloc.io
Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers. Bloc combines experienced mentors and industry-vetted curriculum to offer students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline coding bootcamp.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
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. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Lynda.com, acquired Compilr

synopsis: lynda.com, an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills, announced that it has acquired Compilr, a software coding and development environment that allows people to learn, write, compile and test code from their browser.
buyer: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have unlimited access to the lynda.com video library. "
target: Compilr
Compilr is a web-based, interactive online code editor. Users can choose to start projects from scratch or import them from GitHub, the most popular source control repository on the web. Compilr brings the familiar look and feel of an IDE to the browser.
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

NIIT Ltd, acquired Ilimi.in

synopsis: NIIT Limited has acquired Perceptron Learning Solutions Private Limited (Perceptron), a Bengaluru-based start-up. Established in 2014, Ilimi.in by Perceptron focuses on developing next generation learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes.
buyer: NIIT Ltd (BSE:532541:$127.92)
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. "
target: Ilimi.in
Established in 2014, Ilimi.in by Perceptron focuses on developing next generation learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes. Perceptron has implemented its learning solutions in both adult learning and the primary education space.
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closed 3/26/2014 via Company Press Release

Seagull AS, acquired MindIT Solutions AS

synopsis: Seagull has acquired all the shares in e-learning specialist MindIT Solutions AS, Kristiansand, Norway, specialist provider of web based learning to the offshore industry.
buyer: Seagull AS
Seagull AS is the leading provider of computer based training systems for seafarers worldwide and offers a comprehensive library of e-learning and on-board courses for regulatory compliance and improved seafarer knowledge. "
target: MindIT Solutions AS
MindIT is an e-learning company that assists businesses and organizations in connection with skills development through effective use of technology. MindIT delivers Training Content, Consulting and Training System Solutions to many of the major operators of drilling rigs and other offshore units.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Accomplice, LLC, acquired Spatial Cinematics

synopsis: Accomplice, an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence, has acquired Spatial Cinematics, a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers platforms for virtual reality (VR) training, web-based VR, and augmented reality.
buyer: Accomplice, LLC
Accomplice is an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence. Accomplice unites disciplines including digital product, technology integration and physical fabrication to extend brand storytelling at any digital or physical touchpoint. "
target: Spatial Cinematics
Spatial Cinematics is a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers Brainspace, a virtual reality (VR) training platform; Workroom, a web-based VR platform; and Crayon, a platform for creating and managing augmented reality content.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 12/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

QA Ltd., acquired InfoSec Skills

synopsis: Tech training provider QA has acquired information security training company InfoSec Skills. InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
Slough, UK-based QA provides learners with security accreditations in EC Council, ISACA, ISC(2), PECB, IAPP and CompTIA, compliance and defence training. "
target: InfoSec Skills
InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
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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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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Netmind, acquired B2T Training LLC

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

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
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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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ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

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

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

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

Capita PLC, acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement

synopsis: Capita PLC acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement, a UK-based learning and development business that specialises in behavior change. Blue Sky provides bespoke, high quality learning and development solutions for executive level employees, through to field based and contact centre frontline staff.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$5,630.52)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Blue Sky Performance Improvement
Blue Sky Performance Improvement provides a combination of coaching, consulting and training for senior leadership teams, first line managers and front line sales and service staff- all geared towards improving business performance.
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closed 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)
$47*
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
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 8/24/2009 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Nexient Learning Inc.

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

Johnson & Johnson, acquired Human Performance Institute

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

Bear Capital Growth Partners, acquired Crestcom International, Ltd.

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

Novations Group, Inc., acquired ProGroup, Inc

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

BEI Consulting merged with i3Logic,

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

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

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