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closed 11/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Culture Partners, acquired Paradigm Learning, Inc.

synopsis: HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, announced its portfolio company, Culture Partners, has acquired Paradigm Learning. Headquartered in Seminole, Florida, and founded in 1994, Paradigm Learning creates and delivers customizable, instructor-led, game-based leadership development products.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Culture Partners
For 30 years, Culture Partners has empowered clients across the globe to harness the power of culture. Their human industrial-organizational psychological methods activate organizations to achieve results, year after year, by connecting experiences, beliefs, and actions. "
target: Paradigm Learning, Inc.
Paradigm Learning creates and delivers customizable, instructor-led, game-based leadership development products. These business solutions cover a variety of industries and are available in twelve languages.
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closed 5/15/2013 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, acquired WeSkill, LLC

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI) announced the acquisition of WeSkill, LLC., an innovative provider of scalable, customized learning solutions. Through its authoring and content distribution platform, WeSkill offers learning courseware in Management and Leadership Effectiveness, Sales Effectiveness, Customer Service, and Personal Development.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Solution Selling 2.0 is a comprehensive blueprint that defines the key dimensions of world-class selling. Sales Performance International, Inc. has helped the world’s leading companies make the transition from selling products to selling high-value solutions for the past 20 years. "
target: WeSkill, LLC
WeSkill is a learner-centered resource for online leadership, sales, customer care and custom courseware development and delivery. WeSkill delivers comprehensive courseware at affordable prices with extraordinary ROI. WeSkill streamlines associate development efforts by centralizing education.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
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$175
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$37
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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announced 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll, will acquire Vocam

synopsis: ELMO, a cloud-based HR & Payroll software provider in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire Vocam, a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, and more.
buyer: ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll (ASX:ELO:$59.48)
ELMO is Australia and New Zealand's only integrated cloud HR, payroll, and rostering/time and attendance solution that offers one vendor, one dashboard, and one user-experience. They provide technology to more than 1000 organizations, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people. "
target: Vocam
Vocam is a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, leadership, workplace wellness, and legal.
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$2.34
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$1
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd., acquired Capabiliti

synopsis: PeopleStrong has acquired Capabiliti, a mobile-first learning platform. Capabiliti's SaaS platform allows companies to set up and deliver any type of training. Capabiliti was established in October 2014 and has many Indian and global clients.
buyer: PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd.
PeopleStrong is a leading human resource solutions and technology company from India. Its key offerings include the SaaS based HR Technology PeopleStrong Alt – powered by Mobile App and Artificial Intelligence, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, and Human Capital Management. "
target: Capabiliti
Capabiliti believes in revolutionizing the way training and engagement happens within enterprises. Their SaaS LMS and training content allows enterprises to reach out even to their remotest user base. It allows companies to also track and engage their users to ensure a better outcome of delivery.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Franklin Covey Co., acquired Jhana

synopsis: Franklin Covey Co., a global firm specializing in organizational performance improvement, announced its acquisition of Jhana, a San Francisco-based company specializing in creating and disseminating relevant, bite-sized content and learning tools for leaders and managers.
buyer: Franklin Covey Co. (FC:$182.59)
Franklin Covey Co. is a global, public company specializing in organizational performance improvement. They help organizations and individuals achieve results that require a change in human behavior. "
target: Jhana
Jhana is a San Francisco-based company specializing in creating and disseminating relevant, bite-sized content and learning tools for leaders and managers.
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announced 5/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

Total Marketing Resource will be merged with Myers La Roche,

synopsis: Practice support organisations Myers La Roche and Total Marketing Resource have announced plans to merge. Myers La Roche has operated in practice sales and acquisitions, marketing and business consultancy since 1985, while Total Marketing Resource was founded in 1992, and specialised in retail optical training and practice improvement. initiatives.
buyer: Myers La Roche
Myers La Roche has operated in practice sales and acquisitions, marketing and business consultancy since 1985. Their customers are located in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, France, Australia and South Africa. "
target: Total Marketing Resource
Total Marketing Resource was founded in 1992, and specializes in retail optical training and practice improvement initiatives. They are based in Hampshire, UK.
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closed 7/14/2014 via PR Web

Ready Training Online, acquired Service That Sells

synopsis: Ready Training Online (RTO), the leading provider of online training for service-based industries, announced they have acquired Pencom Press, Pencom International and the Service that Sells! brand from Pencom Inc, a leader in restaurant management and waitstaff training.
buyer: Ready Training Online
Ready Training Online (RTO), is a full-service online training company and the leader in the development of online training for the Convenience and service industries. Their platform is an easy and cost effective way to transform the way companies train. "
target: Service That Sells
Pencom International offers Service That Sells, a comprehensive line of management books, training DVDs, and employee workbooks. Pencom International first entered the hospitality training and marketing scene back in 1983.
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announced 12/28/2005 via PR Newswire

Isoph Corporation will be merged with LearnSomething, Inc.,

synopsis: LearnSomething, Inc., a Tallahassee-based provider of e-learning solutions for professional industries, and Isoph Corporation, a trusted e-learning partner for nonprofit and membership organizations based in Carrboro, NC, have signed a definitive agreement to unite the two organizations into a single company bearing the LearnSomething name.
buyer: LearnSomething, Inc.
LearnSomething products and services help companies meet the regulatory, operational, continuing education, internal systems training, and product knowledge needs of their management and staff. "
target: Isoph Corporation
Isoph Corporation, a trusted e-learning partner for nonprofit and membership organizations based in Carrboro, NC. At Isoph, we believe that the work nonprofits and socially focused organizations do is essential to maintaining and improving the world in which we live.
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announced 6/5/2018 via BusinessWire

NYSE, will acquire Radiate, Inc.

synopsis: NYSE has acquired Radiate, Inc. Radiate offers a library of more than 2,000 short-length video lessons taught by over 100 global CEOs and thought leaders. The Radiate platform, when it becomes a part of the NYSE, will add to the Exchange’s broad array of content and events.
buyer parent: Intercontinental Exchange
buyer: NYSE (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. The NYSE is the premier global venue for capital raising, leading worldwide in IPOs, including technology IPOs. "
target: Radiate, Inc.
Radiate, Inc. was founded in 2016 to empower emerging leaders with expert advice. Radiate offers a library of more than 2,000 short-length video lessons taught by over 100 global CEOs and thought leaders. These lessons help emerging leaders to develop leadership and soft skills.
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closed 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Group Publishing, acquired GoodPractice

synopsis: Global player in the publishing industry, Emerald Publishing Group, has acquired GoodPractice, providers of cutting edge performance support tools for leaders and senior managers. The acquisition enables Emerald to extend its reach into the professional learning and development, with a focus on digital learning solutions.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Emerald manages a portfolio of over 290 journals and over 2,500 books. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products and services to support its customers' needs. "
target: GoodPractice
GoodPractice helps organisations support and develop their senior management by providing the very best resources they need to do their jobs better. GoodPractice provides toolkits, e-learning and development assessments for a wide range of different organisations.
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closed 9/16/2002 via

synopsis: infoUSA, (Nasdaq:IUSA) the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer database and sales and marketing solutions, today announced the acquisition of City Publishing Company of Independence, Kansas
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
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closed 3/19/2004 via BusinessWire

Docent, Inc. merged with click2learn.com, inc.,

synopsis: Docent, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCNT) and Click2learn, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS) two pioneers in the business performance and learning technology industry, today announced the completion of their merger of equals, and the launch of SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT), the new market leader created by this business combination.
buyer parent: SumTotal Systems, Inc.
buyer: click2learn.com, inc.
Established in 1984 by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) has long been in the vanguard of the e-Learning movement. We are the only company in the e-Learning industry that has built a complete, end-to-end platform that fully integrates all of the key components needed to dep "
target: Docent, Inc. (DCNT:$27.80)
Founded 1997 Employees 250 Mountain View, CA 650/934-9500 Market value ($M) 62.5 - now $377.6 Next fiscal year EPS -1.29 Trailing 12-month revenue ($M) N/A Trailing 12-month net income ($M) N/A MARKET Provides software used to administer and manage online education and training courses. Online-lear
price ($mm)
$49
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$29
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1.7x
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closed 1/24/2006 via PR Newswire

United BioSource Corporation, purchased iLearn, an Advanced Learning Management System from IQ Consultancy Group

synopsis: United BioSource Corporation (UBC) today announced the acquisition of iLearn, an Advanced Learning Management System developed by the UK-based provider of eContent solutions, IQ Consultancy. The robust web-based technology allows UBC to offer new enterprise learning services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
buyer: United BioSource Corporation
United BioSource Corporation accelerates the generation, analysis and communication of real world evidence by integrating scientific and operational expertise with innovative technology solutions to support global development and commercialization of medical products for life science companies. "
seller: IQ Consultancy Group
IQ Consultancy Group is an independent provider of eContent solutions, knowledge management solutions and project management services for e-Business. The company is based in Warrington, United Kingdom.
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closed 6/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Netop, acquired GenevaLogic

synopsis: Danish software company Netop A/S, parent company of Chicago-based Netop Tech, has acquired U.S. and Switzerland-based software company GenevaLogic. With the acquisition, Netop has consolidated its position as the world's leading provider of classroom management software.
buyer: Netop
Netop, formerly known as Danware A/S, is developing and marketing software solutions that enable swift, secure, and seamless transfer of screens, sound, and data between two or more computers. The company has three business areas, Netop Desktop Management, Netop Education and Netop Live. "
target: GenevaLogic
GenevaLogic enables educators to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support teaching and learning. The privately held company is an international leader in active teaching systems whose Vision classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide.
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$1.82
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closed 2/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Pendo, acquired Mind the Product Ltd.

synopsis: Pendo, a company that provides software that makes software better, announced it has acquired Mind the Product, a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers.
buyer: Pendo
Pendo provides a platform with powerful analytics, in-application user feedback, and contextual guidance that is designed to help companies measure and elevate the customer experience within their applications. Pendo is on a mission to improve society’s experience with software. "
target: Mind the Product Ltd.
London-based Mind the Product is a product management community which provides content, training and conferences that serve a global audience of more than 300,000 product managers, designers and developers. Mind the Product began as a passion project for its founders in 2010.
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closed 6/22/2006 via Company Press Release

LRP Publications, purchased 6 education newsletters from Brownstone Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: LRP Publications, a newsletter, magazine and book publisher based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has acquired 6 newsletters and loose-leaf products in the field of Education Administration from Brownstone Publishers, Inc., based in New York City. LRP Publications and Brownstone Publishers are privately held.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. Its first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
seller: Brownstone Publishers, Inc.
Brownstone Publishers, Inc. is the pioneer in plain-English legal publications for professional managers in the fields of real estate, property management, leasing, health administration, and education.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rainmaker Group, acquired Industry Moves

synopsis: The Rainmaker Group, publisher of Financial Standard and Money magazine, has acquired Industry Moves, Australia’s leading publication for the financial services industry. Industry Moves provides information on the people, organisations, and new products relevant to Australia’s finance industry through their website and weekly newsletter.
buyer: Rainmaker Group
The Rainmaker Group was founded in 1992 and has established a reputation as a leading financial services information company in Australia providing market intelligence, industry research, media and publishing, events and consulting services. "
target: Industry Moves
Industry Moves is Australia’s leading publication on executive recruitment, leadership & management and product development within financial services. Industry Moves provides information on people, organisations, and new products through their website and weekly newsletter.
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closed 3/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired AMACOM Books

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has acquired AMACOM Books from the American Management Association International. HarperCollins takes over all front list and backlist publication, sales, distribution, and licensing of the more than 600 books in AMACOM's catalog. AMACOM Books primarily focuses on personal and professional growth and business leadership.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages. "
target parent: American Management Association
target: AMACOM Books
AMACOM Books help readers lead a more satisfying and successful life through books that drive professional and personal growth. AMACOM specializes in business books, but they also publish titles in health, fitness, parenting, and popular psychology.
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closed 11/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Culture Partners, acquired Paradigm Learning, Inc.

synopsis: HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, announced its portfolio company, Culture Partners, has acquired Paradigm Learning. Headquartered in Seminole, Florida, and founded in 1994, Paradigm Learning creates and delivers customizable, instructor-led, game-based leadership development products.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Culture Partners
For 30 years, Culture Partners has empowered clients across the globe to harness the power of culture. Their human industrial-organizational psychological methods activate organizations to achieve results, year after year, by connecting experiences, beliefs, and actions. "
target: Paradigm Learning, Inc.
Paradigm Learning creates and delivers customizable, instructor-led, game-based leadership development products. These business solutions cover a variety of industries and are available in twelve languages.
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closed 11/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Culture Partners, acquired Paradigm Learning, Inc.

synopsis: HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, announced its portfolio company, Culture Partners, has acquired Paradigm Learning. Headquartered in Seminole, Florida, and founded in 1994, Paradigm Learning creates and delivers customizable, instructor-led, game-based leadership development products.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Culture Partners
For 30 years, Culture Partners has empowered clients across the globe to harness the power of culture. Their human industrial-organizational psychological methods activate organizations to achieve results, year after year, by connecting experiences, beliefs, and actions. "
target: Paradigm Learning, Inc.
Paradigm Learning creates and delivers customizable, instructor-led, game-based leadership development products. These business solutions cover a variety of industries and are available in twelve languages.
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announced 7/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire GP Strategies Corporation

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, a global workforce transformation solutions provider, is to be acquired by Learning Technologies Group, a provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$459.38)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services.
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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Netmind, acquired B2T Training LLC

synopsis: B2T Training LLC, a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA announced that it has been acquired by Netmind International LLC. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
buyer: Netmind
For more than 30 years, Netmind has a been focused on training and promoting digital business through IT people. Services include IT management training, IT talent empowerment, IT culture transformation and IT agility and improvement. "
target: B2T Training LLC
B2T Training LLC is a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
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$886
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closed 3/3/2016 via BusinessWire

ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

synopsis: ISACA, the professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals, announced that it has acquired CMMI® Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.
buyer: ISACA
ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development to IT and cybersecurity professionals. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, risk and assurance professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Carnegie Mellon University
target: CMMI® Institute
CMMI Institute is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration, the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed the acquisition of the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies, leading providers of human capital management solutions. Effective-People and Effective-Learning will operate as a part of GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$459.38)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Effective-Learning A/S
Effective Learning and its sister company Effective-People are providers of human capital management solutions, including sales and support of the full SuccessFactors Business Execution Platform, eLearning and blended learning solutions, as well as recruitment and employee development services.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Capita PLC, acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement

synopsis: Capita PLC acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement, a UK-based learning and development business that specialises in behavior change. Blue Sky provides bespoke, high quality learning and development solutions for executive level employees, through to field based and contact centre frontline staff.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$3,080.30)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Blue Sky Performance Improvement
Blue Sky Performance Improvement provides a combination of coaching, consulting and training for senior leadership teams, first line managers and front line sales and service staff- all geared towards improving business performance.
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closed 8/24/2009 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Nexient Learning Inc.

synopsis: Global Knowledge announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Nexient Learning Inc., Canada’s largest corporate training provider. The combination of Global Knowledge's Canadian operations with those of Nexient establishes Global Knowledge as Canada’s leading provider of IT and business skills training.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. "
target: Nexient Learning Inc. (NXLFF:$41.81)
Nexient Learning Inc. is the largest corporate training and talent development company in Canada. Nexient delivers the broadest choice of top calibre, industry-recognized curricula in information technology, business process improvement and leadership business solutions.
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closed 12/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Johnson & Johnson, acquired Human Performance Institute

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

Bear Capital Growth Partners, acquired Crestcom International, Ltd.

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

Novations Group, Inc., acquired ProGroup, Inc

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

BEI Consulting merged with i3Logic,

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

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

synopsis: Market Scan Information Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises Corporation, a leading provider of online training and dealer management controls.
buyer: Market Scan Information Systems Inc.
Market Scan Information Systems Inc. a leader in financing software solutions for automotive dealers. The flagship line, Modular Dealership Suite, delivers a wide range of integrated solutions and services designed to speed transaction time and to increase profits and customer satisfaction. "
target: Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises
Paul D. Cummings World Wide is recognized as the industry leader in providing sales and leadership strategies, technologies and solutions that work. PDCWWE recently launched PaulTvLive, a web-based virtual training system that has forever changed the way companies educate their team members.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 8/9/2006 via PR Newswire

The Providence Service Corporation, acquired Innovative Employment Solutions

synopsis: The Providence Service Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Providence Community Services, Inc., has acquired substantially all the assets of Innovative Employment Solutions, the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services.
buyer: The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC:$1,454.99)
Providence Service Corporation, through its owned and managed entities, provides home and community based social services to government sponsored clients under programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections. "
target parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
target: Innovative Employment Solutions
Innovative Employment Solutions is the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services and the owner of Ross Medical Education Center.
price ($mm)
$7.80
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closed 1/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., acquired Learning Tree University, Inc.

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Nasdaq: COCO), today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Learning Tree University, Inc.
buyer: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO:$1,480.80)
Corinthian Colleges is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, with annual revenues of $1.3 billion and a student population of over 86,000 students. The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. "
target parent: Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
target: Learning Tree University, Inc.
LTU was founded in 1974, and annually conducts more than 5,000 proprietary corporate training and continuing education courses to approximately 35,000 students. Approximately 450 instructor-led courses are delivered online annually. The organization provides instruction to more than 3,500 companies
price ($mm)
$5.30
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2022 via BusinessWire

Degreed, acquired LEARN IN

synopsis: Degreed, the global innovator in professional lifelong learning chosen by more than one in three Fortune 50 companies, announced the acquisition of talent academy platform, Learn In, and the return of Co-founder David Blake as CEO.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a workforce learning and skills tracking platform. The company integrates and curates all the resources people use to learn, all in one place, including learning management systems and millions of courses, videos, articles, books, and podcasts from thousands of sources. "
target: LEARN IN
Learn In helps companies establish talent academies that steer all the resources needed for building a highly skilled workforce. HR, Talent and L&D leaders use Learn In to modernize access to learning budgets and world-class programs, to simplify the delivery of custom programs to employee groups.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Description

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.

synopsis: TiER1 has acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc., a results-based learning and organizational change company. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
TiER1 Performance Solutions helps organizations improve the performance of their employees. From holistic strategy to custom learning solutions, creative communications to effective training programs, Tier1 provides the knowledge needed to achieve success to the world’s best organizations. "
target: IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.
IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is an award-winning consulting firm that assesses, trains and coaches managers, executives, and sales and customer service professionals.
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closed 5/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Brown & Brown Inc., acquired Automotive Development Group

synopsis: Brown & Brown, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Automotive Development Group, a performance improvement company. They help dealers to get better results through training and coaching their employees on their Proactive Selling System for Sales, Service, F&I and BDC/Phone Skills.
buyer: Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO:$2,856.91)
Brown & Brown, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a broad range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, third party administration, managed health care, and Medicare set-aside services and programs. "
target: Automotive Development Group
Automotive Development Group is a performance improvement company. They help dealers to get better results through training and coaching their employees on their Proactive Selling System for Sales, Service, F&I and BDC/Phone Skills.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Sandy Corp.

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of certain operating assets and the business of Sandy Corporation.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$459.38)
GP Strategies Corporation—whose principal operating subsidiary is General Physics Corporation (GP)—is a NYSE-listed company (GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. "
target parent: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
target: Sandy Corp.
For more than 30 years Sandy has helped some of this country's largest companies improve their performance, processes and products. Sandy offers custom sales training and print-based and electronic publications primarily to the automotive industry.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2021 via BusinessWire

American Safety Council, acquired At Your Pace Online, LLC

synopsis: American Safety Council, a leading national provider of critical training, and certification solutions to regulated end markets, acquired At Your Pace Online (“AYPO”), a leading provider of online professional licensure and state-mandated continuing education for building and construction, real estate, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and insurance.
buyer parent: Ridgemont Equity Partners
buyer: American Safety Council
Based in Orlando, Florida, American Safety Council (ASC) provides critical training and education to more than two million customers each year. ASC collaborates with federal and state agencies, higher learning institutions, trade associations and iconic industry brands. "
target: At Your Pace Online, LLC
At Your Pace Online (“AYPO”) is a leading provider of online professional licensure and state-mandated continuing education for building and construction, real estate, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insurance, and other professional end markets.
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