Like Smee & Ford Ltd.

closed 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Smee & Ford Ltd.

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc ("Wilmington" or the "Group"), the professional information and training group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Smee & Ford Ltd ("Smee”).
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. The principal sectors are: Legal & Regulatory; Healthcare; Media and Entertainment; and Design and Construction. "
target: Smee & Ford Ltd.
Smee & Ford "The legacy people" provide a range of services to charities to assist them in generating legacy income.
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closed 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Smee & Ford Ltd.

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc ("Wilmington" or the "Group"), the professional information and training group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Smee & Ford Ltd ("Smee”).
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. The principal sectors are: Legal & Regulatory; Healthcare; Media and Entertainment; and Design and Construction. "
target: Smee & Ford Ltd.
Smee & Ford "The legacy people" provide a range of services to charities to assist them in generating legacy income.
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announced 1/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wilmington plc, will acquire Interactive Medica S.L.

synopsis: Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Professional, and Healthcare, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire the Interactive Medica S.L. group of companies. Interactive Medica is a pan-European provider of cloud-based insight, CRM and KAM offerings to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is the provider of information, education and networking services in Risk & Compliance, Professional and Healthcare knowledge areas. At Wilmington plc, they transform knowledge into advantage, keeping their clients at the centre of everything they do. "
target: Interactive Medica S.L.
Interactive Medica (IM) is a pan-European provider of cloud-based insight, CRM and KAM offerings to the pharmaceutical industry. IM holds a niche but important position in the pharmaceutical customer relationship and account management software and solutions marketplace.
price ($mm)
$3.49
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
100.0x
announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
announced 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wilmington plc, will acquire Evantage Consulting Ltd

synopsis: Wilmington PLC has struck a deal worth to acquire healthcare and pharmaceutical analytics firm Evantage Consulting Ltd. Evantage is the North American training partner for Axure, and helps clients around the country master Axure RP, an industry-leading rapid prototyping tool for communicating and testing UI designs.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target: Evantage Consulting Ltd
Evantage Consulting Ltd. is a healthcare and pharmaceutical analytics firm. Evantage is the North American training partner for Axure, and helps clients around the country master Axure RP, an industry-leading rapid prototyping tool for communicating and testing UI designs.
price ($mm)
$1.98
rev ($mm)
$2
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5.5x
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wilmington plc, acquired Wellards

synopsis: Wilmington, a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets, announced the acquisition of JMH Publishing, a UK provider of specialist and accredited online education for the healthcare industry and owner of the respected trading brand "Wellards".
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target: Wellards
Wellards.co.uk provides quality web-based training on all aspects of the sales environment for professionals within the pharmaceutical and medtech industries. Wellards has more than 16,000 users representing over 300 companies.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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$3
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2.6x
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closed 7/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wilmington plc, acquired Financial Research Associates, LLC

synopsis: Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Finance, Legal, and Insight, announces the acquisition of the trading assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Financial Research Associates LLC, a leading US conference and networking provider of specialist events in healthcare and finance.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target: Financial Research Associates, LLC
Financial Research Associates provides retail and institutional financial markets with crucial educational and networking opportunities. With 65+ years of conference experience, FRA has established itself as the leading provider of substantive, topical information for C-suite financial executives.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 8/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Compliance Week LLC

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance and Education to professional markets announces the acquisition of the trading assets and certain liabilities of Compliance Week, the leading provider of governance , risk and compliance information and events for public companies and large enterprises primarily in the US.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Compliance Week LLC
Compliance Week is an information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance that features weekly electronic newsletters, a monthly print magazine, proprietary databases, industry-leading events, and a variety of interactive features and forums.
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closed 3/4/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Inese

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance and Education to professional markets announced the acquisition of the trading assets of Inese, the leading provider of information and events to the insurance industry in Spain, from Reed Business Information for a net consideration of EUR1.4m in cash.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Inese
Inese is the leading provider of Spanish language subscription based publications, online services for the Spanish Insurance Industry along with a number of annual events including the leading industry congress; "Insurance Week".
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$1.82
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closed 2/7/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Wilmington Group plc, acquired NHiS Ltd

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance, and Education to professional markets announced the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of NHiS Limited. NHiS is a leading provider of business intelligence, data analysis, workflow tools and other services to pharmaceutical companies in the UK.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target: NHiS Ltd
NHiS is the leading provider of market intelligence and insight to the pharmaceutical sector. NHiS’s products assist organizations in their understanding, engagement and optimization of their markets.
price ($mm)
$8.82
rev ($mm)
$3
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5.2x
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closed 5/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Millennium ADMP

synopsis: Professional information and training group Wilmington Group has acquired the business and certain assets of Millennium ADMP Ltd which is in administrative receivership for a cash consideration of £465,000. Involve Millennium offers a number of intelligent data and targeting solutions to help businesses increase revenues and save money.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. The principal sectors are: Legal & Regulatory; Healthcare; Media and Entertainment; and Design and Construction. "
target: Millennium ADMP
Involve Millennium offers a number of intelligent data and targeting solutions to help businesses increase revenues and save money. Created in conjunction with leading industry partners, the company's exclusive products will help businesses get better value from their mature mailings.
price ($mm)
$0.74
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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0.1x
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1.2x
closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Wilmington Group plc, purchased The Knowledge and Benn's Media from CMP Information Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business, has sold two directories, The Knowledge and Benn's Media, to Wilmington Group plc for GBP1.6m.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. The principal sectors are: Legal & Regulatory; Healthcare; Media and Entertainment; and Design and Construction. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites.
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$3.00
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closed 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Smee & Ford Ltd.

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc ("Wilmington" or the "Group"), the professional information and training group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Smee & Ford Ltd ("Smee”).
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. The principal sectors are: Legal & Regulatory; Healthcare; Media and Entertainment; and Design and Construction. "
target: Smee & Ford Ltd.
Smee & Ford "The legacy people" provide a range of services to charities to assist them in generating legacy income.
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closed 7/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Optimi Group, acquired IT Academy

synopsis: South African education solutions provider Optimi College has acquired Cape Town-based e-learning provider IT Academy. Through its acquisition of IT Academy, Optimi College will be able to offer an additional 1,000 IT and business courses, covering basic office skills attainment through to full IT career development and certification programmes.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Optimi Group
Based in South Africa, The Optimi group provides education products and services across 4 divisions: Home, Workplace, Classroom, and College. Together, these divisions service over 200,000 learners per annum with accessible, simple, and affordable learning and teaching solutions. "
target: IT Academy
Based in South Africa, IT Academy is a local IT training institution offering e-learning, distance learning, and full-time, in-person technology-focused courses. Its IT courses include internet of things development, mobile apps development, Microsoft Azure, and Cisco.
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announced 7/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Simplilearn

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading online learning ‘bootcamp’ based in India offering digital skills training and courses to working professionals all over the world.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $649 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Simplilearn
Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp and one of the world’s leading certification training providers. They partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.
price ($mm)
$250
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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:$459.38)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$394 [$403]
rev ($mm)
$459
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
10.6x
announced 6/18/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, will acquire Owler

synopsis: Meltwater B.V., a leading global SaaS provider of media intelligence and social analytics, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Owler. Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
buyer: Meltwater (:$359.79)
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. "
target: Owler
Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 6/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Prosus N.V., acquired GoodHabitz B.V.

synopsis: Prosus N.V., a global consumer internet group, has acquired a majority stake in GoodHabitz B.V., a European provider of online training for businesses. Headquartered in the Netherlands, GoodHabitz provides enterprise clients with a broad range of cost-effective soft skills, such as leadership and management skills and digital learning content.
buyer: Prosus N.V. (ENXTAM:PRX:$4,086.00)
Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities. "
target: GoodHabitz B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, GoodHabitz provides enterprise clients with a broad range of cost-effective soft-skills, such as leadership and management skills and digital learning content relevant to their entire employee base. The company offers 150 courses that are available across eight languages.
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$257
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closed 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Contentgine, acquired Contentree Inc.

synopsis: Contentgine, the world leader in intent by engagement lead generation, has acquired Contentree, the world's largest collection of business-to-business case studies. Through the acquisition of Contentree, Contentgine is well-positioned to fulfill its mission as the leading provider of business-to-business, highly precise first-person leads.
buyer: Contentgine
Contentgine is a content-driven lead generation solution. The company educates business professionals about the solutions to their challenges through its content discovery platform and score intent by analyzing engagements at the prospect and account levels. "
target: Contentree Inc.
Contentree is a discovery tool focused on industry solutions with a vast collection of almost 500,000 vendor case studies, white papers, and other collateral. The database has 21,000 business-to-business vendors in more than 400 industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, and utilities.
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closed 5/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired RelSci

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the global B2B information service provider of price discovery, essential market intelligence, and events, has acquired Relationship Science ("RelSci"), a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a global business-to-business information services business. They provide price discovery, essential market intelligence and events. The company manages a portfolio of businesses in markets where information, data, and convening market participants are valued."
target: RelSci
RelSci is a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations. Its proprietary software enables clients to easily identify and act upon their relationships across a range of core use-cases.
price ($mm)
$7.40
rev ($mm)
$8
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EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Foursquare, acquired Unfolded, Inc.

synopsis: Foursquare announced its acquisition of Unfolded a next generation platform for geospatial analytics. With the addition of Unfolded’s capabilities to the Foursquare technology stack, enterprises and brands can soon come to Foursquare for merging, enriching, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data - in whatever environment they choose.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company. Their solutions help businesses make smarter decisions and developers create more engaging experiences. Foursquare has uncompromising accuracy, accessibility, scale, and respect for consumer data privacy. "
target: Unfolded, Inc.
Unfolded is a next generation platform for geospatial analytics. Unfolded offers open source geospatial libraries and a flexible suite of advanced tooling -- including its signature product, Unfolded Studio is a self-serve platform that allows users to tranform geospatial data into insightful maps.
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closed 3/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Ryan & Company, acquired PTX Tech, LLC

synopsis: Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has acquired PTX Tech, a leading property tax data and software firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition of PTX supports Ryan’s efforts to develop and deploy integrated software and data solutions for its clients.
buyer: Ryan & Company
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services and software provider. The firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. "
target: PTX Tech, LLC
PTX Tech is turning property tax into a value-driver by digitizing the property tax process and alleviating bottlenecks. PTX offers a suite of products that provide clients with critical property tax data from thousands of taxing jurisdictions across the United States.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Intensive Business English S.R.L.

synopsis: Learnlight, the global B2B language and skills ed-tech platform backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, has acquired Intensive Business English (IBE), a leading Italian language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language, intercultural and soft skills training to blue chips and international organizations around the world. Learnlight uses a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed. "
target: Intensive Business English S.R.L.
Intensive Business English (IBE) is a leading language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Tessi SA, acquired Proformation

synopsis: Proformation, a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring), has been acquired by Tessi, France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing.
buyer parent: Groupe HLD
buyer: Tessi SA (ENXTPA:TES:$541.51)
Tessi is France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing. Tessi is an international provider of Business Process Services that helps businesses to digitise the customer experience. "
target: Proformation
Proformation is a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring). They offer training in foreign languages, office automation and DTP, management, professional competence, digital technology and outsourced educational services.
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closed 3/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Cirrus Group

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programs. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$47,949.38)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Cirrus Group
Cirrus is a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programmes. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
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closed 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Knoq

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, whose proprietary digital media platform syndicates highly relevant content, tools, and news across its portfolio of brands and partner sites, announced its acquisition of Knoq, a data technology company that matches consumers with real people to get guidance and feedback on products and services.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target: Knoq
Based in Puerto Rico, Knoq (formerly Polis, Inc.) is a data technology company that recruits, trains and guides neighborhood representatives to go out into their own neighborhoods and talk to people about products and services that can make their lives better.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

AICPA, acquired Business Learning Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) has acquired the Business Learning Institute (BLI) from MACPA. Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide.
buyer: AICPA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). "
target parent: Maryland Association of CPAs
target: Business Learning Institute, Inc.
Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide. BLI is a center facilitating the development of competencies and strategic knowledge required for leadership in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

ICS Learn, acquired Acacia Learning Limited

synopsis: ICS Learn Group, the UK’s leading online learning organisation of professional qualifications, has acquired fellow provider Acacia Learning, a learning company founded on a passion to deliver the highest quality and most flexible training programs possible.
buyer parent: Primary Capital Partners LLP
buyer: ICS Learn
ICS Learn, based in Scotland, is an award-winning online learning organisation that provides globally recognised professional qualifications for individuals and businesses. Founded in 1889, they’ve been pioneers in distance learning for more than 130 years. "
target: Acacia Learning Limited
Acacia Learning, based in the United Kingdom, is a learning company founded on a passion to deliver the highest quality and most flexible training programmes possible – ones that make a real difference to learners and employers alike.
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closed 2/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lightbox RE, acquired BuildingFootprintUSA

synopsis: LightBox, a leading provider of commercial real estate data and workflow solutions, announced the acquisition of BuildingFootprintUSA™, the premier provider of building and structure boundaries for location analytics. With this acquisition, LightBox will immediately make building footprints available to its customers.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Lightbox RE
LightBox is a provider of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) data and workflow solutions for marketing, prospecting, due diligence, risk management, and location intelligence that enable decision making for CRE brokers, banks and lenders, appraisal firms, environmental consulting and engineering firms. "
target: BuildingFootprintUSA
BuildingFootprintUSA™ is the premier provider of building and structure boundaries for location analytics. They deliver high accuracy location data for locating, analyzing and visualizing critical business information.
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closed 1/27/2021 via PR Newswire

MindEdge, Inc., acquired Acuity Institute

synopsis: Edtech firm MindEdge Learning announced its acquisition of Acuity Institute, a global leader in operational excellence training, coaching, and consulting solutions. With the acquisition of Acuity Institute, MindEdge Learning will expand its footprint in all aspects of online learning.
buyer: MindEdge, Inc.
MindEdge's mission is to improve the way the world learns. With a focus on digital-first learning resources, from academic courseware to professional development courses, MindEdge's approach to best practices in online education focuses on learners' needs, professional development, and more. "
target: Acuity Institute
Acuity Institute has built an excellent reputation for providing its customers with effective Operational Excellence training, coaching, and consulting designed to high standard of expertise. They are leading experts in Lean Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, and Project Leadership curriculums.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

GoRescue Brands, Inc., acquired Shady Grove Tactical, LLC

synopsis: GoRescue Brands, Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of Shady Grove Tactical, LLC, and the hiring of its owner, Jacob Fannin. Shady Grove Tactical has grown to become the largest provider of community CPR, AED, First Aid, and bleeding control training and products in southeast Alabama.
buyer: GoRescue Brands, Inc.
Founded in 1997, GoRescue Brands, Inc. is a family of five lifesaving brands each focused on preparing people to save lives every day. GoRescue specializes in the full deployment of lifesaving products, services, and training for individuals and organizations. "
target: Shady Grove Tactical, LLC
Shady Grove Tactical was launched in Troy, AL, in 2015 by public safety and training professional Jacob Fannin to deliver Stop the Bleed, CPR, First Aid, and AED training across Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
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closed 1/22/2021 via PR Web

BrainStation, acquired Wyncode

synopsis: BrainStation has acquired Wyncode, Florida’s leading coding and user experience (UX) design bootcamp. With the acquisition, BrainStation takes on a leadership position in the Florida digital skills training market, offering a suite of full-time bootcamps including Web Development, UX Design, Data Science, and Digital Marketing.
buyer parent: Konrad Group
buyer: BrainStation
BrainStation is the global leader in digital skills training and workforce transformation, with corporate training, award-winning bootcamps, certificate courses, industry-leading events, and more, both online and at state-of-the-art campuses in cities such as New York, Miami, London, and Vancouver. "
target: Wyncode
Wyncode is a tech training bootcamp immersing students in a demanding and inspiring learning environment engineered to develop successful coders with business acumen. Wyncode has graduated nearly 1,000 students and established itself as the premier provider of digital skills training in Florida.
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announced 12/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Eldridge Industries, will acquire Knoema Corporation

synopsis: Knoema, the premier data platform which makes the world’s data discoverable and usable, announced an agreement to be acquired by Eldridge, a holding company with a unique network of businesses across finance, technology, real estate, and entertainment.
buyer: Eldridge Industries
Eldridge grows diversified businesses with a focus on Insurance, Credit, Technology, Real Estate, Sports and Media, and Consumer. The firm seeks to build and grow businesses led by proven management teams that have demonstrated leadership and experience to scale an enterprise. "
target: Knoema Corporation
Knoema is the most comprehensive source of global decision-making data in the world. Their data technology solutions compress the complex data discovery to insight workflow from countless hours to minutes, saving clients time, energy and budget.
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