Like Centre of Investment Education and Learning

closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

FinX, acquired Centre of Investment Education and Learning

synopsis: FinX, an Indian provider of integrated collaborative certification, has acquired a 51% stake in Centre of Investment Education and Learning (CIEL), an Indian learning solutions company focused on the investments and financial services sector. CIEL offers online courses and training programs for accounting, taxation, insurance, and more.
buyer: FinX
FinX is an Indian provider of integrated collaborative certification. FinX's Chartered Financial Expert (CFX) is a six-month short-term professional certification targeted at candidates who are looking for a successful career in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Industry. "
target: Centre of Investment Education and Learning
Centre of Investment Education and Learning (CIEL) is an Indian learning solutions company focused on competency building for the investments and financial services sector. CIEL offers online courses and training programs for accounting, taxation, insurance, stock broking, and more.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

OneVue Holdings Limited, acquired No More Practice Education Pty Ltd

synopsis: OneVue announced the acquisition of online video learning platform No More Practice Education, a leader in digitally delivered education to financial advisers, accountants and brokers. No More Practice Education is a fully CPD-accredited, online learning business with a focus on high production values, engagement and learning from industry experts.
buyer: OneVue Holdings Limited
OneVue is a fintech company evolving the way Australians manage their investments in a digital environment. They provide wholesale services to the wealth management industry with a focus on superannuation. Their wealth management platforms help provide the ultimate end-to-end investment experience. "
target: No More Practice Education Pty Ltd
No More Practice Education is a fully CPD-accredited, online learning business for financial professionals with a focus on high production values, engagement and learning from the best industry experts. Their video led online learning resources are utilised by 22,000 finance professionals.
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$0.85
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closed 11/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Priced In Corp., merged with Tigrent Inc.

synopsis: Tigrent Inc. and Priced In Corp. jointly announced that they had closed on a transaction whereby Priced in Corp. acquired the business of Tigrent Inc. in exchange for an 80% percent interest in Priced In Corp. Tigrent is a leading provider of tools and training programs that help customers acquire learning they can apply to accumulate wealth.
buyer: Priced In Corp.
Priced in Corp. is a shell company that does not currently have any material assets. "
target: Tigrent Inc.
Tigrent is a leading provider of tools and training programs that help customers acquire learning they can apply to accumulate wealth. Comprehensive instruction and mentorships are offered in real estate investing, financial instruments investing, entrepreneurship and personal finance.
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closed 1/10/2007 via BusinessWire

WebCE, acquired AplusOnlineCE.com

synopsis: WebCE, the nationwide provider of continuing education services for financial services professionals, has acquired APlusOnlineCE.com, a Newport News-based continuing education provider. The acquisition will strengthen WebCE’s curriculum for Certified Financial Planners® and gives APlusOnline customers access to WebCE’s 150 insurance CE courses.
buyer: WebCE
WebCE is a nationwide supplier of state-of-the-art continuing education courses to licensed insurance professionals and financial planners. WebCE provides an integrated suite of continuing education courses and testing services that are delivered either electronically or through traditional books. "
target: AplusOnlineCE.com
A Plus Online CE is dedicated to providing quality CFP® Continuing Education. Most of APlusOnlineCE's 60+ Certified Financial Planner Courses are also approved for state insurance CE.
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closed 9/5/2013 via PE Hub

OnCourse Learning, acquired BankersEdge

synopsis: The Riverside Company has added Corporate Training Technologies, LLC (dba BankersEdge) to its OnCourse Learning (OnCourse) platform. Based in Norristown, Pennsylvania, BankersEdge provides regulatory, employment, and leadership training as well as compliance solutions for bank and credit union workers.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers. "
target: BankersEdge
BankersEdge provides regulatory, employment, and leadership training as well as compliance solutions for bank and credit union workers. Its courses are used for comprehensive training and regulatory updates by bankers, mortgage professionals and other financial services employees.
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closed 5/4/2011 via Market Wire

International Risk Management Institute, acquired WebCE

synopsis: International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) has acquired WebCE, the world's largest provider of continuing education (CE) for insurance and risk management professionals. The company will continue delivering both online and paper-based courses from its state-of-the-art delivery platform.
buyer: International Risk Management Institute
International Risk Management Institute, Inc. is a Dallas-based research, publishing, and educational organization focusing on insurance and risk management. "
target: WebCE
Founded in 1992, WebCE, Inc. is the leading nationwide supplier of state-of-the-art continuing education and pre-license training courses to insurance professionals and financial planners.
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closed 3/31/2005 via PR Newswire

BAI, acquired Bankers Training & Consulting Company

synopsis: BAI, a leading professional services organization in the financial services industry, announced that it has purchased Bankers Training & Consulting Company, the financial services division of PRIMEDIA Inc.'s PRM Workplace Learning Division.
buyer: BAI
BAI is the financial services industry’s leading professional organization focused on enhancing employee and organizational performance. Through ground-breaking research and an award-winning magazine, Banking Strategies, BAI provides the latest insights on complex, strategic issues in financial ser "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Bankers Training & Consulting Company
Bankers Training is a leading provider of technology-based learning solutions that create value for its customers and alliance partners.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Omega Performance Corp.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Omega Performance, a leading provider of online credit training. Founded in 1976 and based in Arlington, Virginia, Omega Performance is a business unit of TwentyEighty Inc.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,969.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Omega Performance Corp.
Since 1976, Omega Performance has been the training partner of choice for financial service organizations worldwide, from community-based credit unions to international banks. They offer a wide range of online credit training courses to clients worldwide and serve more than 300 customers.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Right Networks, LLC, acquired Rootworks

synopsis: Right Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled technology solutions for accounting firms and small businesses, has acquired Rootworks, a modern firm performance platform for accountants. Rootworks provides their members with turnkey client products, a smart CRM platform, and an established peer network.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Right Networks, LLC
Right Networks is the leading provider of cloud-based accounting and business solutions for CPA firms, accounting professionals and small to medium businesses who want to gain all the benefits of cloud-based applications without needing to replace what they use today. "
target: Rootworks
Rootworks is a modern firm performance platform for accountants. Rootworks provides their members with turnkey client products, a smart CRM platform, and an established peer network. Rootworks also offers modern websites and firm-branded magazines that elevate the client experience.
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Loscalzo Associates, acquired Nichols Patrick CPE

synopsis: Loscalzo Associates, a leading provider of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession, announced the acquisition of Nichols Patrick CPE, a continuing education provider specializing in tax training. Loscalzo Associates and Nichols Patrick CPE are the premier providers of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Loscalzo Associates
Loscalzo Associates, Ltd, a SmartPros Company, has been one of the premiere providers of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession. Their clients include State CPA Societies and Associations, regional to small public accounting firms and individual CPAs throughout the United States. "
target: Nichols Patrick CPE
Nichols Patrick CPE is recognized as a leader in developing and presenting live seminars and web based training for CPAs who need to expand or update their knowledge of federal and state tax laws. Their Tax Update programs have been a highly rated staple of many CPE programs for over 25 years.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ostc Group, acquired BG Consulting Group Ltd

synopsis: OSTC, the global derivatives trading and education business, has acquired BG Consulting, an industry-leading financial training and education specialist based in the UK. The acquisition strengthens OSTC’s focus on the learning and development sector and transforms its current financial education products and services.
buyer: Ostc Group
UK-based OSTC is a high-performing, pioneering global derivatives trading and education company with a growing international network. Through a blend of democratised leadership and advanced digital learning, OSTC is building a future where anyone, anywhere can learn and trade with impact. "
target: BG Consulting Group Ltd
Based in the UK, BG Consulting is a leading provider of talent development solutions for the financial services sector. The company offers clients a range of training courses covering corporate banking, global markets, asset management, and hedge funds.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

TABB Group, acquired Securities Operations Forum

synopsis: TABB Group announced the acquisition of Securities Operations Forum from The Summit Group. Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
buyer: TABB Group
TABB Group is a financial markets research and strategic advisory firm focused on capital markets. TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain from the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian, as well as the operations that support them. "
target parent: The Summit Group
target: Securities Operations Forum
As an information center for operations professionals in the financial services industry, Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
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closed 1/24/2013 via Reuters

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired 7city Learning Ltd.

synopsis: Fitch Group announced it has acquired 7city Learning, a leading provider of learning and development solutions for the financial services industry. Fitch is combining 7city with its Fitch Training unit to form Fitch 7city Learning, a global leader in financial training.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Group is a global provider of financial services, including credit ratings (Fitch Ratings), market analytics and services (Fitch Solutions) and enterprise risk management solutions (Algorithmics). "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: 7city Learning Ltd.
7city Learning is a global training provider primarily servicing the financial services industry. The company provides industry-leading training and learning solutions to over 800 blue chip clients, including the global top 10 investment banks and 9 of the global top ten fund managers.
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$34
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closed 11/22/2010 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, acquired CSI Global Education Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired CSI Global Education Inc., Canada’s leading provider of financial learning, credentials, and certification. CSI will operate within Moody’s Analytics, strengthening Moody’s capabilities for delivering credit training programs, research and analytical services, and risk management software.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics
Moody's Analytics is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: CSI Global Education Inc.
CSI is Canada’s leading provider of professional credentials and compliance solutions for the financial services industry. CSI is the exclusive provider of the Canadian Securities Course (CSC)®, the base requirement for qualification as a licensed securities dealer in Canada.
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$151
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closed 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

KnowFully Learning Group, acquired The Income Tax School

synopsis: KnowFully Learning Group, a leading provider of end-to-end professional education, has acquired The Income Tax School, Inc. (ITS), a provider of training programs, continuing education courses, and certificate programs for tax preparation. ITS provides e-learning solutions to tax, accounting and financial services professionals.
buyer parent: NexPhase Capital
buyer: KnowFully Learning Group
KnowFully Learning Group is a leading provider of end-to-end professional education in the accounting, finance, and healthcare sectors. KnowFully's brands enable students and professionals to prepare for and pass professional licensure exams and satisfy required credit hours to maintain credentials."
target: The Income Tax School
The Income Tax School (ITS) is a provider of training programs, continuing education courses, and certificate programs for tax preparation. ITS provides e-learning solutions to tax, accounting and financial services professionals. ITS also publishes student textbooks and instructor guides.
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closed 4/18/2006 via Company Press Release

United Communications Group L.P., acquired LoanToolbox

synopsis: UCG, one of the nation's leading providers of business information, tools and guidance for over two million professionals worldwide, has acquired LoanToolbox, a fast-growing provider of educational and marketing tools for mortgage originators.
buyer: United Communications Group L.P.
Based in Rockville, MD, UCG produces hundreds of products to the various industries it serves. UCG has 1,000 employees in seven states. The privately held company was recently named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the great places to work in the nation's Capital. "
target: LoanToolbox
LoanToolbox is the leading provider of training and marketing solutions for the Mortgage Loan industry. LoanToolbox’s exclusive online community offers an Internet-based solution that combines interactive content aligned with the business needs and objectives.
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closed 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

The Freelance Bookkeeper merged with Bookkeepers.com,

synopsis: The Freelance Bookkeeper has merged with Bookkeepers.com, a company that helps individuals to start, grow and scale their bookkeeping businesses. The Freelance Bookkeeper is the #1 bookkeeper blog on the web. The Freelance Bookkeeper regularly publishes articles, runs live web classes, and offers online training programs.
buyer: Bookkeepers.com
Bookkeepers.com is a company that helps individuals to start, grow and scale their bookkeeping businesses. Bookkeepers.com offers a range of courses from beginner to expert and has the largest online community of virtual bookkeeping professionals. "
target: The Freelance Bookkeeper
The Freelance Bookkeeper is the #1 bookkeeper blog on the web. The Freelance Bookkeeper regularly publishes articles, runs live web classes, and offers online training programs designed for freelance virtual bookkeepers who want to leverage technology and move toward advisory level services.
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announced 10/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., will acquire Fi360, Inc.

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global Fintech leader and part of the S&P 500® Index, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Fi360, a leading provider of fiduciary-focused software, data and analytics for financial advisors and intermediaries across the retirement and wealth ecosystem.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers. Broadridge provides an important infrastructure that powers the financial services industry. "
target parent: Bluff Point Associates
target: Fi360, Inc.
Fi360, a fiduciary education, training and technology company, helps financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably gather, grow and protect investors' assets. They provide financial professionals with the tools necessary to act as a fiduciary in their work with investors.
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announced 5/12/2016 via Company Press Release

8I Holdings Limited, will acquire Value Investing College

synopsis: 8I Holdings Ltd has entered into a Share Swap Agreement to acquire 51% equity interest in Financial Joy Institute Pte Ltd (FJI). FJI provides financial and investment education through its main brand, Value Investing College, which conducts its signature Value Investing Bootcamp in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, India and Vietnam.
buyer: 8I Holdings Limited (ASX:8IH:$24.01)
8I Holdings Limited (8IH) is an investment holding company with two main business segments: investment in listed securities & private equity; as well as a business intelligence and investment network through its financial education & training hub. "
target: Value Investing College
Financial Joy Institute provides financial and investment education through its main brand, Value Investing College (VIC). VIC has been conducting its signature Value Investing Bootcamp in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, India and Vietnam with more than 1200 participants to date.
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closed 10/29/2009 via PR Newswire

Success Resources International, acquired Capital Intelligence, Ltd.

synopsis: Singapore based Success Resources International acquired publicly traded financial education company Capital Intelligence Ltd. The acquisition of Capital Intelligence provides Success Resources with a listed vehicle to leverage emerging opportunities and provide a delivery platform for its large-scale seminar and conference programmes.
buyer: Success Resources International
Success Resources was founded in Singapore in 1993 by Richard Tan and has grown to become the leading seminar organiser in Asia. The company has been instrumental in bringing internationally acclaimed motivational speakers, such as Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, to over 15 countries in Asia. "
target: Capital Intelligence, Ltd.
Capital Intelligence, Ltd. is an Australian financial services company that provides stock market education and training to retail clients.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

FinX, acquired Centre of Investment Education and Learning

synopsis: FinX, an Indian provider of integrated collaborative certification, has acquired a 51% stake in Centre of Investment Education and Learning (CIEL), an Indian learning solutions company focused on the investments and financial services sector. CIEL offers online courses and training programs for accounting, taxation, insurance, and more.
buyer: FinX
FinX is an Indian provider of integrated collaborative certification. FinX's Chartered Financial Expert (CFX) is a six-month short-term professional certification targeted at candidates who are looking for a successful career in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Industry. "
target: Centre of Investment Education and Learning
Centre of Investment Education and Learning (CIEL) is an Indian learning solutions company focused on competency building for the investments and financial services sector. CIEL offers online courses and training programs for accounting, taxation, insurance, stock broking, and more.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

FinX, acquired Centre of Investment Education and Learning

synopsis: FinX, an Indian provider of integrated collaborative certification, has acquired a 51% stake in Centre of Investment Education and Learning (CIEL), an Indian learning solutions company focused on the investments and financial services sector. CIEL offers online courses and training programs for accounting, taxation, insurance, and more.
buyer: FinX
FinX is an Indian provider of integrated collaborative certification. FinX's Chartered Financial Expert (CFX) is a six-month short-term professional certification targeted at candidates who are looking for a successful career in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Industry. "
target: Centre of Investment Education and Learning
Centre of Investment Education and Learning (CIEL) is an Indian learning solutions company focused on competency building for the investments and financial services sector. CIEL offers online courses and training programs for accounting, taxation, insurance, stock broking, and more.
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closed 7/21/2020 via Company Press Release

We Know Training, acquired Business Career College

synopsis: We Know Training, a provider of online training solutions, announced that it has successfully acquired Business Career College (BCC), Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries.
buyer: We Know Training
We Know Training operates under the business model of delivering training that matters and making online training more accessible, more reliable, and more secure than ever. Over 900 companies and 10 million+ learners have trusted We Know Training with their full-service online training solutions. "
target: Business Career College
Business Career College (BCC) is Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries. Founded in 1997, BCC works with over 300 financial companies across the country delivering numerous training and certification programs.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RBA International

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired RBA International (RBA), a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,969.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RBA International
RBA International (RBA) is a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
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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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closed 3/10/2021 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Bionic Turtle LLC

synopsis: CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, has acquired Bionic Turtle LLC, a provider of Financial Risk Management certification exam prep courses and study materials. The acquisition enhances and diversifies CeriFi's portfolio of products and services, enabling them to help even more financial professionals achieve their career goals.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training, and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi covers financial analysis, financial crime, financial planning, risk management, insurance, and securities. "
target: Bionic Turtle LLC
Bionic Turtle has helped candidates prepare to take and pass the Financial Risk Management (FRM) certification exam since 2004. The company is a GARP-approved FRM prep provider offering affordable resources to students across the globe.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Pass Perfect

synopsis: CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Pass Perfect, the leading provider of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") license exam training to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company. "
target: Pass Perfect
Pass Perfect is a leading provider of FINRA licensing exam training to the financial services industry. Founded in 1988, Pass Perfect has successfully trained over 1 million securities professionals with its proprietary FINRA exam preparation solutions.
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closed 4/9/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Keir Educational Resources

synopsis: CeriFi, a diversified education, training and certification provider and a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, has acquired Keir Educational Resources (Keir), a leading provider of training solutions for financial services professionals seeking to prepare for various financial and insurance certification exams.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. "
target: Keir Educational Resources
Keir is a leading provider of training solutions for professionals looking to pass financial and insurance certification exams. Founded in 1968, Keir's textbooks and review courses prepare financial services professionals for the CFP, FINRA and several property and casualty examinations.
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closed 2/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Genesis Institute

synopsis: Global training and education company Kaplan has acquired Genesis Institute. Genesis offers exceptional CFA programmes and is a leading provider of financial training solutions in the UAE. Genesis and its team will trade under the name Kaplan Genesis and will continue to be based in Dubai and operate across the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC).
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan’s vast breadth and scope and distinguished heritage going back almost 80 years sets it apart from its competitors. "
target: Genesis Institute
Genesis Institute, founded ten years ago, leads the CFA examination market in the UAE and is a leading provider of financial training solutions. Genesis offers a wide range of courses for Finance and Non-Finance Professionals working at entry, mid-career, or senior level positions.
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closed 5/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

DeVry Education Group, Kaizen Private Equity, acquired EduPristine

synopsis: Education firm DeVry has teamed up with sector-focused private equity firm Kaizen to acquire a majority stake in professional certification and skill development focused player EduPristine. EduPristine offers professional certifications and skills training through 20 locations, with a focus on finance, accounting, digital marketing and analytics.
buyer: DeVry Education Group (ATGE:$1,052.00)
buyer: Kaizen Private Equity
DeVry Education Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law. Kaizen is a private equity firm that invests in businesses that transform human capital. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: EduPristine
EduPristine is India's leading training provider for international certifications in Finance (like CFA, FRM and PRM), Accounting (CPA and CMA) and Analytics (Business Analytics and Big Data and Hadoop). It was founded by industry professionals in the areas of investment banking and private equity.
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closed 3/20/2013 via BusinessWire

NewDay USA, acquired Abacus Mortgage Training and Education

synopsis: Chrysalis Holdings, LLC has acquired the intellectual assets of Abacus Mortgage Training and Education, a privately held company that is a leading provider of NMLS-approved loan officer training and education for mortgage originators. The company will join NewDay USA.
buyer parent: Chrysalis Holdings, LLC
buyer: NewDay USA
NewDay USA is a nationwide VA, FHA and reverse mortgage lender. The company focuses on helping active military personnel, veterans and their families, and the nation’s seniors achieve their financial and housing goals. "
target: Abacus Mortgage Training and Education
Abacus Mortgage Training & Education has established a reputation for exciting and cutting edge education and training that will keep mortgage originators up to date with regulatory changes and vital sales strategies to help guide them to success in the new era of lending.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Colibri Group, acquired Securities Training Corp.

synopsis: The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets, is pleased to announce it has closed on an investment in Securities Training Corporation (“STC”), the market leader in securities training.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Colibri Group
The Colibri Group provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through four leading brands - McKissock, Real Estate Express, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and Elite Professional Education. "
target: Securities Training Corp.
Founded on Wall Street in 1969, Securities Training Corporation (STC) has successfully helped over 1,000,000 candidates pass FINRA regulatory exams and launch their careers. STC has grown to become the leading provider of financial examination training.
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closed 1/24/2013 via Reuters

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired 7city Learning Ltd.

synopsis: Fitch Group announced it has acquired 7city Learning, a leading provider of learning and development solutions for the financial services industry. Fitch is combining 7city with its Fitch Training unit to form Fitch 7city Learning, a global leader in financial training.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Group is a global provider of financial services, including credit ratings (Fitch Ratings), market analytics and services (Fitch Solutions) and enterprise risk management solutions (Algorithmics). "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: 7city Learning Ltd.
7city Learning is a global training provider primarily servicing the financial services industry. The company provides industry-leading training and learning solutions to over 800 blue chip clients, including the global top 10 investment banks and 9 of the global top ten fund managers.
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closed 8/4/2021 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Fast Forward Academy

synopsis: CeriFi has acquired Fast Forward Academy, a leading provider of tax and accounting exam preparation and continuing education courses. Fast Forward Academy helps candidates pass the Enrolled Agent and Certified Public Accountant exams as well as assists tax and accounting professionals in meeting federal and state continuing education requirements.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training, and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi covers financial analysis, financial crime, financial planning, risk management, insurance, and securities. "
target: Fast Forward Academy
Fast Forward Academy is a leading provider of tax and accounting exam preparation and continuing education courses. They help candidates prepare to take and pass Enrolled Agent (EA) and CPA exams and help tax and accounting professionals meet federal and state continuing education requirements.
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closed 4/5/2021 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired CPMI Professional Development, Inc.

synopsis: CeriFi, a diversified education, training and certification provider, has acquired CPMI Professional Development, Inc., a leading provider of insurance pre-licensing and continuing education courses. CPMI's online courses provide a full suite of e-learning textbooks, videos, and test simulation programs.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training, and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi covers financial analysis, financial crime, financial planning, risk management, insurance, and securities. "
target: CPMI Professional Development, Inc.
CPMI Professional Development, Inc. is a leading provider of insurance pre-licensing and continuing education courses. CPMI helps insurance agents and agent candidates pass their exams. Their online courses provide a full suite of e-learning textbooks, videos, and test simulation programs.
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closed 5/20/2013 via PR Web

Indecomm Global Services, acquired Mortgage U, Inc.

synopsis: Indecomm Global Services, a leader in business process outsourcing and learning solutions, has acquired the assets of Mortgage U, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage training. The acquisition will allow Indecomm to expand its learning and mortgage training offerings as well as its total compliance support and consulting.
buyer: Indecomm Global Services
Indecomm Global Services offers consulting, outsourcing, learning, and technology solutions Its title and settlement services platform-based solutions include title search and typing through iTitleHub™, post-closing through Dynamic Doc Hub™, and eRecording through InteleDoc Direct™ . "
target: Mortgage U, Inc.
Mortgage U, Inc. is a recognized leader in mortgage training. Mortgage U's Health Check enables companies to measure and monitor their policies and procedures. Mortgage U also offers state-of-the-art policy and procedure manuals, which have become industry standards.
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