Like Linux Academy

closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

A Cloud Guru, acquired Linux Academy

synopsis: London and Melbourne-based startup A Cloud Guru (ACG) acquired its largest competitor Linux Academy, giving it the world's largest cloud computing training library. Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
buyer: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful. "
target: Linux Academy
Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to develop their skills, get continuous training, or get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
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announced 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Pluralsight, will acquire A Cloud Guru

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire A Cloud Guru (ACG), a leading cloud skills development platform. A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BusinessWire

HackerOne, acquired Breaker 101

synopsis: HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, announced it has acquired Breaker 101, an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
buyer: HackerOne
HackerOne is the #1 hacker-powered security platform, helping organizations receive and resolve critical vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. HackerOne customers have resolved over 61,000 vulnerabilities and awarded more than $24M in bug bounties. "
target: Breaker 101
Breaker 101 is an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
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announced 11/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Viscosity North America, will acquire OraPub, Inc.

synopsis: Viscosity Technology, Inc., a niche Oracle professional services company, specializing in Cloud, Engineered Systems, and performance tuning, announced that they will be acquiring OraPub, Inc. OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning.
buyer: Viscosity North America
Viscosity is a recognized premier consulting firm of database technologies and custom application development. Viscosity was founded by industry and authored experts. Many of their experts are prominent thought leaders with backgrounds in Oracle, VMWare, VCE, EMC, and Informatica. "
target: OraPub, Inc.
OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning. Their company is designed to help Oracle professionals get the answers and skills they need through engaging training and useful resources.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, acquired edureka!

synopsis: The Kalpathi AGS Group-owned Veranda Learning Solutions has acquired edtech India-based Edureka, a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Founded in 2011 by Lovleen Bhatia, Kapil Tyagi and Vineet Chaturvedi, Edureka is best known for pioneering live online classes based upskilling programmes for working professionals. 
buyer parent: Kalpathi Investments
buyer: Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd (NSEI:VERANDA:$0.33)
Veranda Learning is a digital learning company based in India, offering a multitude of career-defining courses. All these courses are offered through Veranda Race Learning Solutions Private Limited and Veranda CA Learning Solutions Private Limited which are 100% subsidiary companies. "
target: edureka!
India-based Edureka! is a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Founded in 2011 by Lovleen Bhatia, Kapil Tyagi and Vineet Chaturvedi, Edureka! is best known for pioneering live online classes based upskilling programmes for working professionals.
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$33
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closed 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Le Pont, acquired Micropole Learning Solutions

synopsis: Le Pont, a Parisian digital education provider, has acquired Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS), a digital training company and subsidiary of Micropole. Headquartered in France, MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
buyer: Le Pont
Paris-based Le Pont is a digital education provider. The company's education model is a network of schools specializing in digital education that shares the same vision and relies on a common learning and development platform within an ecosystem of start-ups, companies, and institutions. "
target parent: Micropole
target: Micropole Learning Solutions
France-based Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS) advises, designs, and deploys complete training systems for digital learning. MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
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closed 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired TrainSignal

synopsis: Developer training platform Pluralsight announced that it has acquired Chicago-based TrainSignal, the leading online training resource for serious IT professionals. Pluralsight has become a hub for software developers and IT professionals and a one-stop shop for CTOs and CIOs looking for professional, high-quality, online training.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
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: TrainSignal
TrainSignal is a Chicago-based company that makes award-winning computer training for IT professionals. TrainSignal work hard every day to produce premium quality computer training designed to give IT pros in-depth knowledge, build hands-on skills and promote career advancement.
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$24
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closed 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

KnowledgeNet merged with Firefly Educate,

synopsis: Firefly announced that it has completed its merger with KnowledgeNet, a Phoenix-based leader in Information Technology Education. KnowledgeNet is known among IT professionals as a leading provider of innovative and high-value online certification training.
buyer: Firefly Educate
Firefly was founded on the premise that education is the foundation of technology adoption. Since 2004 they have trained over 300,000 people in more than 16 different languages. Their core services are Content Development, Instructor-Led and Virtual Training Deliveries for Information Technology. "
target: KnowledgeNet
KnowledgeNet provides IT professionals with online, instructor-led IT Certification training. It is the perfect training solution for IT professional looking to advance their career with professional certifications, increase product knowledge or train for a new hardware or software implementation.
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closed 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Avagmah, acquired AcadGild

synopsis: AEON Learning, the edtech company that offers technology to universities for their courses through its platform Avagmah, has acquired Acadgild, an online edtech startup that offers high-end tech skills to mid-career IT professionals. Acadgild offers programs on leading edge technology skills with hands-on mentorship from industry experts.
buyer: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive by reaching out to a broader audience. "
target: AcadGild
AcadGild offers working professionals a platform to develop ready to deploy skills in new age areas like programming, design and analytics They provide a unique hybrid education model that brings together the intensity and rigour of the classroom with the convenience of technology.
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$10
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Tech Elevator

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tech Elevator, a proven innovator in supporting individuals and companies seeking to develop in-demand coding skills and talent.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: Tech Elevator
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. They offer a 14-week coding bootcamp and career prep program.
price ($mm)
$24
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$11
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$2
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
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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 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 5/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

INE, acquired eLearnSecurity

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, a security training company, has been acquired by INE, a provider of technical training for the IT industry and a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners. Based in Santa Clara, California, eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, California and with offices in Italy and the U.A.E., eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals. Its flexible, self-paced e-learning courses include real-world cybersecurity scenarios.
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closed 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Qwiklabs

synopsis: Google has acquired a firm called Qwiklabs that deals in end-to-end cloud platform services and training on how to use them. The acquisition will provide a lab learning on Google's Cloud Platform. Qwiklabs, founded in 2012, has been into the cloud training business with Amazon Web Services also as its client.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Qwiklabs
Qwiklabs provides lab learning environments that help developers and IT professionals get hands-on experience with leading cloud platforms and software. Qwiklabs, founded in 2012, has been into the cloud training business with Amazon Web Services also as its client.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Redapt, acquired SDN Essentials LLC

synopsis: InterCloud Systems, Inc. sold SDN Essentials to Redapt. SDN Essentials provides IT educational services and networking educational services. SDN Essentials is a professional services company focused on SDN (Software-Defined Network) Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services.
buyer: Redapt
Redapt is a full service systems integrator that delivers innovative data center infrastructure and cloud solutions tailored to meet your business goals. Whether start-up or Fortune 500, Redapt can help decrease cost and increase the value of IT. "
target parent: InterCloud Systems, Inc.
target: SDN Essentials LLC
SDN Essentials is a professional services company focused on SDN (Software-Defined Network) Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services. They are the one-stop SDN shop to plan, build and execute SDN strategies.
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$1.62
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closed 6/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Back2Work, acquired Just IT Training

synopsis: Back2Work Group, the leading, national adult learning and pre-employment training provider, has acquired Just IT Training, a provider of IT and digital apprenticeships and skills ‘boot camps’, based in London.
buyer parent: Palatine Private Equity
buyer: Back2Work
Back2Work Group is the leading, national adult learning and pre-employment training provider in the UK. They specialize in delivering intensive training courses to help the long-term unemployed return to work, retrain or reskill. "
target: Just IT Training
Just IT Training is a provider of IT and digital apprenticeships and skills ‘boot camps’, based in London. They work with clients such as Sainsbury’s, National Rail, Google and public sector organizations, such as the NHS and Bank of England.
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announced 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

NTT Data, Inc., will acquire Wizardsgroup

synopsis: NTT DATA Corporation, through its subsidiary NTT DATA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., reached an agreement to obtain 100% of outstanding shares in Wizardsgroup, Inc. Wizardsgroup has built up its strength particularly in high value IT consulting and learning solutions for Oracle and Microsoft technologies mainly in Philippine market.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT Data, Inc. (TSE:9613:$2,508,470.00)
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo. Their emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. "
target: Wizardsgroup
Wizardsgroup is a leading Information Technology Organization that provides world-class solutions and services to enable their customers achieve their business objectives. They have been the partner of choice of over 1,000 customers in the delivery of business, learning and outsourcing solutions.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

A Cloud Guru, acquired Linux Academy

synopsis: London and Melbourne-based startup A Cloud Guru (ACG) acquired its largest competitor Linux Academy, giving it the world's largest cloud computing training library. Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
buyer: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful. "
target: Linux Academy
Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to develop their skills, get continuous training, or get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Linux Academy, acquired Jupiter Broadcasting

synopsis: Linux Academy, a leading provider of hands-on online training in Linux and cloud technologies, announced it has acquired Jupiter Broadcasting, a podcasting network covering Linux, security, privacy, community and other open source content, to further strengthen its contributions in the software industry.
buyer: Linux Academy
Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to develop their skills, get continuous training, or get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies. "
target: Jupiter Broadcasting
Jupiter Broadcasting is a podcasting network covering Linux, security, privacy, community and other open source content, to further strengthen its contributions to the open source and free software industry.
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announced 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Pluralsight, will acquire A Cloud Guru

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire A Cloud Guru (ACG), a leading cloud skills development platform. A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

A Cloud Guru, acquired Linux Academy

synopsis: London and Melbourne-based startup A Cloud Guru (ACG) acquired its largest competitor Linux Academy, giving it the world's largest cloud computing training library. Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
buyer: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful. "
target: Linux Academy
Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to develop their skills, get continuous training, or get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

A Cloud Guru, acquired Linux Academy

synopsis: London and Melbourne-based startup A Cloud Guru (ACG) acquired its largest competitor Linux Academy, giving it the world's largest cloud computing training library. Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
buyer: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful. "
target: Linux Academy
Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to develop their skills, get continuous training, or get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
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announced 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Pluralsight, will acquire A Cloud Guru

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire A Cloud Guru (ACG), a leading cloud skills development platform. A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BusinessWire

HackerOne, acquired Breaker 101

synopsis: HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, announced it has acquired Breaker 101, an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
buyer: HackerOne
HackerOne is the #1 hacker-powered security platform, helping organizations receive and resolve critical vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. HackerOne customers have resolved over 61,000 vulnerabilities and awarded more than $24M in bug bounties. "
target: Breaker 101
Breaker 101 is an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, acquired edureka!

synopsis: The Kalpathi AGS Group-owned Veranda Learning Solutions has acquired edtech India-based Edureka, a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Founded in 2011 by Lovleen Bhatia, Kapil Tyagi and Vineet Chaturvedi, Edureka is best known for pioneering live online classes based upskilling programmes for working professionals. 
buyer parent: Kalpathi Investments
buyer: Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd (NSEI:VERANDA:$0.33)
Veranda Learning is a digital learning company based in India, offering a multitude of career-defining courses. All these courses are offered through Veranda Race Learning Solutions Private Limited and Veranda CA Learning Solutions Private Limited which are 100% subsidiary companies. "
target: edureka!
India-based Edureka! is a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Founded in 2011 by Lovleen Bhatia, Kapil Tyagi and Vineet Chaturvedi, Edureka! is best known for pioneering live online classes based upskilling programmes for working professionals.
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$33
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closed 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Le Pont, acquired Micropole Learning Solutions

synopsis: Le Pont, a Parisian digital education provider, has acquired Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS), a digital training company and subsidiary of Micropole. Headquartered in France, MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
buyer: Le Pont
Paris-based Le Pont is a digital education provider. The company's education model is a network of schools specializing in digital education that shares the same vision and relies on a common learning and development platform within an ecosystem of start-ups, companies, and institutions. "
target parent: Micropole
target: Micropole Learning Solutions
France-based Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS) advises, designs, and deploys complete training systems for digital learning. MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
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closed 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired TrainSignal

synopsis: Developer training platform Pluralsight announced that it has acquired Chicago-based TrainSignal, the leading online training resource for serious IT professionals. Pluralsight has become a hub for software developers and IT professionals and a one-stop shop for CTOs and CIOs looking for professional, high-quality, online training.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
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: TrainSignal
TrainSignal is a Chicago-based company that makes award-winning computer training for IT professionals. TrainSignal work hard every day to produce premium quality computer training designed to give IT pros in-depth knowledge, build hands-on skills and promote career advancement.
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closed 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

KnowledgeNet merged with Firefly Educate,

synopsis: Firefly announced that it has completed its merger with KnowledgeNet, a Phoenix-based leader in Information Technology Education. KnowledgeNet is known among IT professionals as a leading provider of innovative and high-value online certification training.
buyer: Firefly Educate
Firefly was founded on the premise that education is the foundation of technology adoption. Since 2004 they have trained over 300,000 people in more than 16 different languages. Their core services are Content Development, Instructor-Led and Virtual Training Deliveries for Information Technology. "
target: KnowledgeNet
KnowledgeNet provides IT professionals with online, instructor-led IT Certification training. It is the perfect training solution for IT professional looking to advance their career with professional certifications, increase product knowledge or train for a new hardware or software implementation.
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announced 11/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Viscosity North America, will acquire OraPub, Inc.

synopsis: Viscosity Technology, Inc., a niche Oracle professional services company, specializing in Cloud, Engineered Systems, and performance tuning, announced that they will be acquiring OraPub, Inc. OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning.
buyer: Viscosity North America
Viscosity is a recognized premier consulting firm of database technologies and custom application development. Viscosity was founded by industry and authored experts. Many of their experts are prominent thought leaders with backgrounds in Oracle, VMWare, VCE, EMC, and Informatica. "
target: OraPub, Inc.
OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning. Their company is designed to help Oracle professionals get the answers and skills they need through engaging training and useful resources.
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closed 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Avagmah, acquired AcadGild

synopsis: AEON Learning, the edtech company that offers technology to universities for their courses through its platform Avagmah, has acquired Acadgild, an online edtech startup that offers high-end tech skills to mid-career IT professionals. Acadgild offers programs on leading edge technology skills with hands-on mentorship from industry experts.
buyer: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive by reaching out to a broader audience. "
target: AcadGild
AcadGild offers working professionals a platform to develop ready to deploy skills in new age areas like programming, design and analytics They provide a unique hybrid education model that brings together the intensity and rigour of the classroom with the convenience of technology.
price ($mm)
$10
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Tech Elevator

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tech Elevator, a proven innovator in supporting individuals and companies seeking to develop in-demand coding skills and talent.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: Tech Elevator
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. They offer a 14-week coding bootcamp and career prep program.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
price ($mm)
$233
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
price ($mm)
$36
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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 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 5/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

INE, acquired eLearnSecurity

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, a security training company, has been acquired by INE, a provider of technical training for the IT industry and a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners. Based in Santa Clara, California, eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, California and with offices in Italy and the U.A.E., eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals. Its flexible, self-paced e-learning courses include real-world cybersecurity scenarios.
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closed 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Qwiklabs

synopsis: Google has acquired a firm called Qwiklabs that deals in end-to-end cloud platform services and training on how to use them. The acquisition will provide a lab learning on Google's Cloud Platform. Qwiklabs, founded in 2012, has been into the cloud training business with Amazon Web Services also as its client.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Qwiklabs
Qwiklabs provides lab learning environments that help developers and IT professionals get hands-on experience with leading cloud platforms and software. Qwiklabs, founded in 2012, has been into the cloud training business with Amazon Web Services also as its client.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Redapt, acquired SDN Essentials LLC

synopsis: InterCloud Systems, Inc. sold SDN Essentials to Redapt. SDN Essentials provides IT educational services and networking educational services. SDN Essentials is a professional services company focused on SDN (Software-Defined Network) Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services.
buyer: Redapt
Redapt is a full service systems integrator that delivers innovative data center infrastructure and cloud solutions tailored to meet your business goals. Whether start-up or Fortune 500, Redapt can help decrease cost and increase the value of IT. "
target parent: InterCloud Systems, Inc.
target: SDN Essentials LLC
SDN Essentials is a professional services company focused on SDN (Software-Defined Network) Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services. They are the one-stop SDN shop to plan, build and execute SDN strategies.
price ($mm)
$1.62
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closed 6/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Back2Work, acquired Just IT Training

synopsis: Back2Work Group, the leading, national adult learning and pre-employment training provider, has acquired Just IT Training, a provider of IT and digital apprenticeships and skills ‘boot camps’, based in London.
buyer parent: Palatine Private Equity
buyer: Back2Work
Back2Work Group is the leading, national adult learning and pre-employment training provider in the UK. They specialize in delivering intensive training courses to help the long-term unemployed return to work, retrain or reskill. "
target: Just IT Training
Just IT Training is a provider of IT and digital apprenticeships and skills ‘boot camps’, based in London. They work with clients such as Sainsbury’s, National Rail, Google and public sector organizations, such as the NHS and Bank of England.
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announced 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

NTT Data, Inc., will acquire Wizardsgroup

synopsis: NTT DATA Corporation, through its subsidiary NTT DATA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., reached an agreement to obtain 100% of outstanding shares in Wizardsgroup, Inc. Wizardsgroup has built up its strength particularly in high value IT consulting and learning solutions for Oracle and Microsoft technologies mainly in Philippine market.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT Data, Inc. (TSE:9613:$2,508,470.00)
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo. Their emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. "
target: Wizardsgroup
Wizardsgroup is a leading Information Technology Organization that provides world-class solutions and services to enable their customers achieve their business objectives. They have been the partner of choice of over 1,000 customers in the delivery of business, learning and outsourcing solutions.
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