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closed 7/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Offensive Security, acquired VulnHub

synopsis: Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, has acquired open-source security training resource hub VulnHub. The acquisition is part of OffSec’s ongoing mission to provide practical training content to aspiring cybersecurity professionals.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Offensive Security
Offensive Security is the leading provider of online penetration testing training and certification for information security professionals. The company provides practitioners with the highly-desired offensive skills required to advance their careers and better protect their organizations. "
target: VulnHub
VulnHub is an open-source catalog of information technology assets that are legally hackable, breakable, and exploitable by design. VulnHub's catalog allows security and IT professionals to try penetration testing in a safe, controlled environment, gaining real-world experience in the process.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jobindex A/S, acquired IDG Danmark A/S

synopsis: Jobindex, the leading classified site for jobs in Denmark, bought IDG Danmark. IDG Danmark provides information technology news services. The deal includes the Danish version of Computerworld, ComOn, PCworld and Channelworld.
buyer: Jobindex A/S (CPSE:JOBNDX:$48.87)
Jobindex provides the most complete list of jobs available in Denmark. Jobindex serves as a search engine that searches for job listings in over 500 job fairs and private companies job sites in Denmark, incl. AF's Jobnet. "
target parent: International Data Group
target: IDG Danmark A/S
IDG Danmark A/S operates as a Danish website, providing Information Technology news services. IDG Danmark has educated and informed Denmark's information technology firms since 1981 and is based in Valby, Denmark.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Infinite Skills

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired software-training company Infinite Skills. Infinite Skills currently offers more than 375 video training courses for IT, CAD/BIM, and business professionals, available via DVD, digital download, and iPad editions, and by subscription.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target: Infinite Skills
Founded in 2007, Infinite Skills currently offers more than 375 video training courses for IT, CAD/BIM, and business professionals, available via DVD, digital download, and iPad editions, and by subscription.
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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired DevelopMentor

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider, has further invested in supporting its customers with the acquisition of DevelopMentor. DevelopMentor has long provided learning solutions for professionals involved in the software projects life cycle.
buyer parent: Rhone Group
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world’s leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. They deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations differentiate themselves."
target: DevelopMentor
DevelopMentor provides solutions for all professionals involved in the life cycle of software projects including experienced developers and IT management professionals. They deliver in-depth curriculum available at their facilities and at their popular "Guerrilla" immersion events.
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closed 8/8/2006 via BNC Analysis

International Data Group, purchased UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database from Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: In the UK, Fairfax will sell IDG its UK publishing assets, including MIS UK and the Market Base database.
buyer: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. "
seller: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
John Fairfax Holdings Limited is Australasia's largest newspaper publishing group. In addition, Fairfax publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. Fairfax has leading online businesses Fairfax Digital in Australia and Trade Me in New Zealand.
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closed 3/23/2009 via Company Press Release

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Wordware Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett LLC has announced the acquisition of Wordware Publishing, Inc., a privately held publisher specializing in the areas of game development, desktop computer graphics, database applications and programming content designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Wordware Publishing, Inc. is a privately held publisher specializing in the areas of game development, desktop computer graphics, database applications and programming content designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets.
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closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., purchased United Technical Publishing from Hearst Business Media

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has acquired United Technical Publishing, a division of Hearst Business Media and a leading digital provider of product information to the global electronics components industry. United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, and more.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, and more. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media is a global technology leader. Their United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, inventory access tools and databases that are important resources for engineers involved in product design.
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closed 12/20/2006 via BNC Analysis

Reed Elsevier plc, acquired Syngress Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier announced today its acquisition of the business of Syngress Publishing, Inc., making this combination the leading provider of computer security books in the information technology market. Elsevier and Syngress will mark this alliance by continuing to be first-to-market with leading titles on building.
buyer: Reed Elsevier plc (LSE:REL:$10,030.06)
Reed Elsevier is a world leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the scientific, medical, legal, risk and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high value and flexible information solutions to professional end users, with increasing emphasis on internet delivery. "
target: Syngress Publishing, Inc.
Since founding Syngress in 1997, Chris Williams and Amy Pedersen have published books written by numerous IT experts, publishing 40 titles in 2006 and planning to publish over 50 books in 2007.
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closed 4/12/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired 101 Communications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., a new, integrated business-to-business information and media company formed by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and Neal Vitale, has closed its first two transactions, acquiring 101communications, LLC, and Stevens Publishing.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: 101 Communications
Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. a start-up backed by $100 million of venture money from Frontenac Co.
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closed 9/2/2009 via BusinessWire

2Market Information, Inc., acquired Technology Transfer Tactics

synopsis: David Schwartz, co-founder and CEO of Technology Transfer Tactics and its wide range of related products and services, has purchased the assets of the company from fellow co-founder Dr. Leslie Norins. The assets of the company, which had been developed within BizWorld Inc., will become the basis for a new company, 2Market Information Inc.
buyer: 2Market Information, Inc.
Technology Transfer Tactics is a publication dedicated to providing solutions to the every-day challenges prevalent in technology transfer. They recognize the vital importance tech transfer professionals play in the often frantic, understaffed, overloaded, research commercialization process. "
target parent: BizWorld, Inc.
target: Technology Transfer Tactics
Technology Transfer Tactics is a publication dedicated to providing solutions to the every-day challenges prevalent in technology transfer. They recognize the vital importance tech transfer professionals play in the often frantic, understaffed, overloaded, research commercialization process.
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closed 10/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Tekpub

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight announced a significant addition to its developer offering with its purchase of Tekpub, a leading provider of high-quality technical screencasts for programmers. The acquisition further establishes Pluralsight as a premier training hub for software developers and IT administrators.
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: Tekpub
Tekpub is a premium screencast provider for tech professionals, offering training in C#, jQuery, ASP.NET, Git, Rails and other essential developer tools. Tekpub has become one of the most influential training resources in the developer community.
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closed 8/8/2013 via Market Wire

Concept Art House, acquired Concept Art House

synopsis: Concept Art House, an international art/creative services provider and game developer, announced the successful reacquisition of the company from UK-based Zattikka PLC.
buyer: Concept Art House
Concept Art House is a US-based production art studio focused on digital entertainment formats. Since their founding in 2008, the company helped move the leading edge into markets that the game industry never expected to reach. "
target parent: Zattikka, Ltd.
target: Concept Art House
Concept Art House is a US-based production art studio focused on digital entertainment formats. Since their founding in 2008, the company helped move the leading edge into markets that the game industry never expected to reach.
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closed 12/29/2006 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired Fawcette Technical Publications

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc., publisher of Visual Studio Magazine and producer of numerous international conferences, including VS Live!, Web Design World and Web Builder 2.0. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: Fawcette Technical Publications
Fawcette Technical Publications has led the way as an information provider in the two fastest-growing, most important markets in computing -- Windows programming and interactive development. Our core product is technical information that computer professionals need to help them develop applications.
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closed 9/26/2016 via BusinessWire

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired TDA Group

synopsis: The Marketing Group Plc, the world’s leading digital marketing and advertising agglomeration, announces the strategic acquisition of TDA Group and Addiction Advertising, strengthening its digital marketing and advertising capabilities in the US and Singapore.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
The Marketing Group is a true 360 digital agency. Instead of trying to create a business that has only one real specialism, they aim to provide the full spectrum of services. They utilise revolutionary product silos with market leading talent to provide real specialism in all marketing services. "
target parent: Cyber Media (India) Limited
target: TDA Group
TDA Group is Silicon Valley’s premier B2B content marketing agency for high tech. TDA plans, creates, and manages content marketing programs that help maximize the return on marketing investments—and accelerate sales.
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closed 3/13/2008 via Company Press Release

Cyber Media (India) Limited, acquired TDA Group

synopsis: CyberMedia, South Asia's first and largest specialty media house with a strong presence in media services has announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of TDA Group, Inc., a California-based integrated marketing communications and custom publishing company, in a strategic move to expand the services business of the Company.
buyer: Cyber Media (India) Limited
Established in 1982, Cyber Media (India) Limited is a specialty media house, with eleven publications in the infotech, telecom, consumer electronics and biotech areas; and an end-to-end media value chain including the internet, events and television. "
target: TDA Group
The TDA Group creates marketing programs and custom publications for high-technology companies. Combining strategy with precise execution, TDA marketing communications programs get your business noticed by the people who matter most: your customers, prospects, and partners.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Offensive Security, acquired VulnHub

synopsis: Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, has acquired open-source security training resource hub VulnHub. The acquisition is part of OffSec’s ongoing mission to provide practical training content to aspiring cybersecurity professionals.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Offensive Security
Offensive Security is the leading provider of online penetration testing training and certification for information security professionals. The company provides practitioners with the highly-desired offensive skills required to advance their careers and better protect their organizations. "
target: VulnHub
VulnHub is an open-source catalog of information technology assets that are legally hackable, breakable, and exploitable by design. VulnHub's catalog allows security and IT professionals to try penetration testing in a safe, controlled environment, gaining real-world experience in the process.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Offensive Security, acquired VulnHub

synopsis: Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, has acquired open-source security training resource hub VulnHub. The acquisition is part of OffSec’s ongoing mission to provide practical training content to aspiring cybersecurity professionals.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Offensive Security
Offensive Security is the leading provider of online penetration testing training and certification for information security professionals. The company provides practitioners with the highly-desired offensive skills required to advance their careers and better protect their organizations. "
target: VulnHub
VulnHub is an open-source catalog of information technology assets that are legally hackable, breakable, and exploitable by design. VulnHub's catalog allows security and IT professionals to try penetration testing in a safe, controlled environment, gaining real-world experience in the process.
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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 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 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:$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: 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 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 12/31/2014 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 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 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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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:$252.00)
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 12/13/2018 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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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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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:$20,266.19)
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 1/12/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

ctc TrainCanada, acquired CTE Solutions

synopsis: ctc TrainCanada, a Canadian leader in corporate training since 1989, announced the acquisition of CTE Solutions, an accomplished provider of technical, management, and business skills training for IT Pros.
buyer: ctc TrainCanada
ctc TrainCanada is Canada's leading provider of corporate training and a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. They are a privately owned Canadian organization bringing 25 years of training and development experience to the market. "
target: CTE Solutions
CTE Solutions provides Technical, Management and Business Skills training for Corporate IT Professionals. Instructor-Led delivery in comprehensive public, virtual live classroom, or onsite and customized to the customer's environment.
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closed 10/8/2014 via PR Web

360training.com, acquired QuickStart Intelligence, Inc.

synopsis: 360training.com has completed a strategic acquisition of QuickStart Intelligence. As a four-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, the Irvine, California-based QuickStart Intelligence is the leading provider of information technology and software training solutions delivered both online and in the classroom.
buyer: 360training.com
360training.com is a leading online and classroom-delivered eLearning marketplace. They deliver best in class training content for workforce compliance, continuing education, professional development, and career certification, as well as learning and content management software. "
target: QuickStart Intelligence, Inc.
QuickStart Intelligence, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading provider of Microsoft Windows Training and IT training solutions with locations throughout California. They deliver solutions both online and in the classroom.
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announced 4/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Crucial Academy, will acquire Crucial Academy

synopsis: Crucial Academy Limited, previously owned by Paul Careless, the director of London Capital & Finance‘s marketing agent Surge Financial, is to be sold to its chief executive, former Royal Marine Neil Williams. Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets.
buyer: Crucial Academy
Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets. Crucial Group offers accredited courses across multiple disciplines in their state-of-the-art training academy space. They specialize in cyber security, space & satellite, aerospace and more. "
target parent: Surge Financial Group, Inc.
target: Crucial Academy
Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets. Crucial Group offers accredited courses across multiple disciplines in their state-of-the-art training academy space. They specialize in cyber security, space & satellite, aerospace and more.
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announced 4/8/2019 via PR Newswire

2U, Inc., will acquire Trilogy Education Services

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a leader in education technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for high-growth careers in the digital economy.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$97
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EV / rev
7.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amtivo Group Limited, acquired Certification Europe

synopsis: AMTIVO Group Limited, a professional services firm headquartered in the UK, has acquired Certification Europe, an Irish certification and training firm. Certification Europe is a business that works with organisations around the world to achieve ISO certification while providing training on a variety of management systems.
buyer: Amtivo Group Limited
UK-based AMTIVO is focused on helping SMEs develop high performing, sustainable organizations. Through the delivery of high-quality ISO certifications, AMTIVO enables clients to build core management systems and processes that drive competitiveness, productivity, and innovation. "
target parent: Kernel Capital
target: Certification Europe
Dublin-based Certification Europe is a business that works with organisations around the world to achieve ISO certification, while providing training on a variety of management systems, including quality management, health and safety management, energy management, and information security.
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Learnit, acquired AcademyX, Inc.

synopsis: Learnit, a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training, has acquired AcademyX, a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
buyer: Learnit
Learnit is a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training. Learnit provides live, hands-on, instructor led training for Microsoft Office, design, web design & desktop applications, IT & technical development, project management, and business & leadership. "
target: AcademyX, Inc.
AcademyX is a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe web and graphic design apps, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jaz’d Advisors, acquired Wellesley Information Services

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading marketing services and events company focused on enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent site of global SAP users, announced that JAZ’D! Advisors Investment Corporation has acquired 100% of the company.
buyer: Jaz’d Advisors
JAZ’D! is a strategic investment and operating company with significant funding from a portfolio of leading technology and investor industry veteran members. JAZ’D! acquires leading companies focused on the technology user community, research, content, and digital marketing services spaces. "
target parent: UCG
target: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services has a 20-year history of delivering top-quality content that helps individuals and teams strengthen their skills and make the right decisions for their organizations. WIS specializes in SAP users and SAP solutions serving a global audience.
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