Like Global Lead, LLC

closed 4/6/2010 via Company Press Release

Global Lead, LLC merged with Novations Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Lead joined Novations to create “Global Novations.” The new firm will provide a broader and more holistic suite of services around talent optimization, diversity training and leadership development, strengthening Global Novation's ability to help accelerate the achievement of business objectives.
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: Global Lead, LLC
Global Lead is an established provider of diversity & inclusion consulting and interactive solutions. Global Lead provides services to companies that include management recruitment, talent retention, supply chain relationships and executive training.
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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:$45,676.89)
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 2/3/2021 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 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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closed 11/5/2014 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Strategy Investments, acquired PI Worldwide

synopsis: PI Worldwide, a leader in workforce analytics and science-driven insights that help optimize the performance and potential of individuals, teams, and organizations, announced that it has been acquired by Phoenix Strategy Investments.
buyer: Phoenix Strategy Investments
Phoenix Strategy is an entrepreneurial investment company formed to acquire and operate a small to medium sized privately-held business. Their principals take day-to-day operating roles in every investment they make. "
target: PI Worldwide
PI Worldwide is an international management consulting organization that enables clients to be more successful by focusing on their most important asset-their people. Using a proven, proprietary management tool known as the Predictive Index, they help align individual performance for their clients.
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closed 9/25/2006 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired The Advantage Performance Group

synopsis: BTS Group AB, the world’s leading business simulation training and consulting company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the businesses of The Advantage Performance Group and The Real Learning Company according to the intentions communicated in a press release on August 6, 2006.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$194.39)
BTS Group AB is an international training and consultancy company in the field of business acumen. BTS uses tailor-made business simulations to support company managers in implementing change and improving profitability. "
target: The Advantage Performance Group
Advantage Performance Group (APG) is one of the world's largest and fastest growing human performance consulting networks. APG partners with world-class developers of training solutions and then applies a unique methodology to help organizations maximize their training ROI.
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closed 9/25/2006 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired The Real Learning Company

synopsis: BTS Group AB, the world’s leading business simulation training and consulting company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the businesses of The Advantage Performance Group and The Real Learning Company according to the intentions communicated in a press release on August 6, 2006.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$194.39)
BTS Group AB is an international training and consultancy company in the field of business acumen. BTS uses tailor-made business simulations to support company managers in implementing change and improving profitability. "
target: The Real Learning Company
The Real Learning Company is a performance improvement company. We specialize in helping organizations select, align, and develop their human capital. We provide practical models, tools, and learning programs for planning, building, and managing individual and team performance.
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$20
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closed 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Experience Ignite, Inc. merged with sr4 Partners LLC,

synopsis: Ignite, a leadership development company, has merged with sr4 Partners, a local organizational health consultancy. The Ignite Community by sr4 will continue to provide members with opportunities to develop as leaders, connect with peers, and personalize their learning journey through a more robust calendar of workshops and training experiences.
buyer: sr4 Partners LLC
sr4 Partners is a local organizational health consultancy that helps improve performance through healthier leaders, more cohesive teams, thriving cultures, and an inclusive approach to change. The company develops high-performing leaders and teams through partnerships, coaching, and more. "
target: Experience Ignite, Inc.
Ignite is a diverse and dynamic leadership community. The company develops early to mid-level leaders through weekly training experiences that cultivate character, mindfulness, compassion, and competence to lead in an evolving workplace.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cegos, acquired Crescimentum

synopsis: The Cegos Group, a worldwide leader in training and development, has acquired a majority stake in Crescimentum, Brazil’s leading leadership training provider. Crescimentum aims to make a better world by transforming people into extraordinary leaders. They offer quality training programmes for all levels of leadership.
buyer: Cegos
Cegos is a worldwide leader in training and development. Cegos offers a catalog of 1,200 training courses that covers all areas of management and skills development, including HR, leadership, marketing, sales, and more. The group trains 250,000 people each year in 50 countries. "
target: Crescimentum
Crescimentum is Brazil’s leading leadership training provider. Crescimentum aims to make a better world by transforming people into extraordinary leaders and companies into more sustainable and humane organizations. They offer quality training programmes for all levels of leadership.
price ($mm)
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$8
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closed 12/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, has completed the acquisition of Crisis Prevention Institute from FFL Partners. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention.
buyer: Wendel Group (ENXTPA:MF:$9,427.37)
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo. "
target parent: FFL Partners, LLC
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI provides de-escalation & intervention training for people in the health, education, social care, mental health, & learning disability sectors.
price ($mm)
$910
rev ($mm)
$86
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$39
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23.3x
closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

C6 Bank, acquired Idea9

synopsis: C6 Bank, a Brazilian digital bank, has acquired the Sao Paulo based startup IDEA9, a Corporate Education Platform focused on personal finance, leadership, and management. With the acquisition, C6 aims to intensify the training of its consultants, especially those focused on selling financial products to small and medium enterprises.
buyer: C6 Bank
Brazil-based C6 Bank is a digital bank without physical branches aiming to change people's experience with financial services by offering unique services and advantages. C6 uses cards with Contactless technology to allow transactions without inserting a card into a machine or entering a password. "
target: Idea9
Brazil-based IDEA9 is a modern and dynamic Corporate Education Platform, ideal for those who want to improve, expand their knowledge or develop new skills and competences. IDEA9 focuses on personal finance, leadership, and management.
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announced 8/21/2019 via PR Newswire

Evans Incorporated, will acquire Global Coaches Network

synopsis: Evans Incorporated, a boutique management consulting firm that partners with organizations through transformative change, has acquired Global Coaches Network, a pioneer in the field of global leadership coaching that is proud to have helped organizations and their leaders thrive while navigating the complex world of business.
buyer: Evans Incorporated
Evans is a boutique management consulting firm that partners with organizations through transformative change. Evans specializes in helping leaders of organizations develop their teams, explore new technologies to implement solutions that provide ROI—Real Operational Impact®. "
target: Global Coaches Network
Global Coaches Network, a pioneer in the field of global leadership coaching, is proud to have helped organizations and their leaders thrive while navigating the complex world of business. GCN provides coaches with a unique perspective to help leaders grow potential and lead their teams.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Winning by Design, acquired Customer Growth Advisors

synopsis: Winning by Design has acquired Customer Growth Advisors, a company that specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment.
buyer: Winning by Design
Winning by Design is the premier provider of strategy consulting and coaching programs for SaaS sales and high-velocity sales organizations. Winning By Design has over 150 SaaS sales clients. "
target: Customer Growth Advisors
Customer Growth Advisors specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment. Its customers include Cisco, Indio Technologies and Percolate.
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closed 4/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Simplify Compliance, acquired Bluepoint Leadership Development

synopsis: Simplify Compliance, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, announced the acquisition of Bluepoint Leadership Development, a provider of leadership training and content. Based in Ohio, Bluepoint provides leadership training through in-person workshops and coaching solutions to a blue-chip customer base in the U.S. and internationally.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Simplify Compliance
Simplify Compliance is a leading provider of learning, events and memberships, and information and workflow solutions to the human capital management, healthcare, financial services and communications end markets. Simplify Compliance was formed by Leeds Equity and Dan Oswald in 2016. "
target: Bluepoint Leadership Development
Bluepoint Leadership Development, Inc. is a provider of leadership training and content. Based in Ohio, Bluepoint provides leadership training through in-person workshops and coaching solutions to a blue-chip customer base in the U.S. and internationally.
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closed 9/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired CLS Performance Solutions

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has acquired CLS Performance Solutions Limited. CLS is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning end user adoption and training services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: CLS Performance Solutions
CLS Performance Solutions is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) end user adoption and training services based in the United Kingdom. They develop and deliver successful learning solutions for ERP implementations for large multinational clients.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 5/22/2017 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, acquired Orbital Training and Consulting

synopsis: Global training provider International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) announced that it has acquired Orbital Training and Consulting, a company that provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 25 years. "
target: Orbital Training and Consulting
Orbital provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills. Orbital is an accredited/approved center for the Institute for Leadership and Management.
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announced 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, will acquire Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc., a portfolio company of Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc. and a leading provider of crisis prevention training services, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by FFL Partners in partnership with CPI’s management.
buyer: Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC
Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with approximately $2.5 billion under management that is focused on investing in U.S. middle-market companies. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Multi-Health Systems Inc., acquired Discovery Learning Inc.

synopsis: Multi-Health Systems Inc., an international leading publisher of scientifically validated assessments, announced the acquisition of leadership development company, Discovery Learning Inc. Discovery Learning provides leadership, organizational development products and training to some of the world's largest and most well-known organizations.
buyer: Multi-Health Systems Inc.
Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS), a leading publisher of scientifically validated assessments, serves clients in corporate, clinical, educational, public safety, government, military, pharmaceutical, and research settings. MHS is dedicated to strong product growth, and an optimal user experience. "
target: Discovery Learning Inc.
Discovery Learning, Inc., a leadership development company in Greensboro, North Carolina, provides leadership, organizational development products and training to some of the world's largest and most well-known organizations including CitiGroup and the Center for Creative Leadership.
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announced 12/18/2014 via Company Press Release

iCollege Ltd., will acquire Mathisi Pty Ltd

synopsis: iCollege has entered into binding Heads of Agreements to acquire 100% of the shares of Mathisi Pty Ltd. Mathisi is an approved Pre-Qualified Supplier for the Department of Education, Training and Employment and has an exceptional completion rate in the delivery of traineeships.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$9.23)
iCollege is a training organisation that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead. "
target: Mathisi Pty Ltd
Mathisi Pty Ltd is a well-established Brisbane based Registered Training Organization specializing in Business and Retail qualifications, delivering Nationally Recognized Training.
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$0.45
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired rogenSi

synopsis: TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of rogenSi, a global leadership, sales execution and change management consulting firm.
buyer: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC:$1,395.69)
TeleTech, founded in 1982, is a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions. They offer an integrated platform that combines consulting, technology, care and growth services to simplify and personalize interactions between people and brands. "
target: rogenSi
Founded in 1968, rogenSi has expanded to become a leading global provider of sales and leadership performance training and applied leadership consulting to blue chip clients. The company operates globally with central hubs located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
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closed 4/6/2010 via Company Press Release

Global Lead, LLC merged with Novations Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Lead joined Novations to create “Global Novations.” The new firm will provide a broader and more holistic suite of services around talent optimization, diversity training and leadership development, strengthening Global Novation's ability to help accelerate the achievement of business objectives.
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: Global Lead, LLC
Global Lead is an established provider of diversity & inclusion consulting and interactive solutions. Global Lead provides services to companies that include management recruitment, talent retention, supply chain relationships and executive training.
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closed 4/6/2010 via Company Press Release

Global Lead, LLC merged with Novations Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Lead joined Novations to create “Global Novations.” The new firm will provide a broader and more holistic suite of services around talent optimization, diversity training and leadership development, strengthening Global Novation's ability to help accelerate the achievement of business objectives.
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: Global Lead, LLC
Global Lead is an established provider of diversity & inclusion consulting and interactive solutions. Global Lead provides services to companies that include management recruitment, talent retention, supply chain relationships and executive 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 8/22/2006 via PR Newswire

MCG Global, LLC, acquired Novations Group, Inc.

synopsis: MCG Global, LLC, a Westport, CT, middle-market private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Novations Group, Inc., a leading provider of consulting and training services to organizations on four continents. MCG Global teamed with members of senior management to acquire Novations Group from Meitec and Drake Beam Morin-Japan.
buyer: MCG Global, LLC
Formed in 1995 by S. Garrett Stonehouse and Vincent A. Wasik, MCG Global is a private equity firm leading leveraged buyout acquisitions and growth capital investments in undervalued middle-market companies. "
target parent: Drake Beam Morin, Inc.
target: 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.
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$9.13
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

LRN, acquired Interactive Services Limited

synopsis: Ethics and compliance education and technology company LRN Corporation has acquired Interactive Services, the Ireland-based global compliance and online learning firm. The combined organization will help companies build and implement effective compliance programs and foster values-based and ethical cultures and workforces.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: LRN
LRN has helped over 25 million people at more than 700 companies worldwide simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and make ethical decisions. LRN has also helped hundreds of companies foster ethical, responsible, and inclusive cultures. "
target: Interactive Services Limited
Based in Dublin, Interactive Services provides award-winning learning solutions to the biggest brands in the world. Alongside the fastest growing ethics & compliance content library solution in the marketplace, the company also offers creative custom online and person-to-person learning design.
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closed 1/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NCOI Group, purchased Belgian Training Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of its Belgian training assets to NCOI Group, the largest privately owned company in the Dutch education and training market.
buyer: NCOI Group
NCOI Education Group offers a complete range of Master programs specifically aimed at workers. In addition NCOI offers a wide range of short skill-oriented training. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the Belgian training assets of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance.
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Workplace Answers, LLC

synopsis: EVERFI, Inc., the nation's leading education technology innovator, announced the acquisition of online compliance training company Workplace Answers. The acquisition of Workplace Answers, also includes their Campus Answers brand, which provides faculty and staff training around critical campus issues like sexual harassment prevention training.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education tech company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning. EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 16 million learners in critical skill areas. "
target: Workplace Answers, LLC
Since 1997, Workplace Answers (WPA) has helped companies across the globe foster ethical, inclusive and secure workplaces with online compliance training. In 2014, WPA launched its Campus Answers division, to serve the higher education market.
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closed 9/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Workplace Answers, LLC, acquired Click 4 Compliance

synopsis: Austin-based governance, risk management, and online compliance training provider Workplace Answers, LLC has announced its acquisition of Click 4 Compliance LLC. Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses.
buyer: Workplace Answers, LLC
Workplace Answers provides engaging compliance training to private corporations, governments and higher education institutions. Workplace Answers is renowned for its compliance training that is evidence-based and uses a proprietary story-based learning approach that engages the learner. "
target: Click 4 Compliance
Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses – without the complicated “legal-ese” found in typical training programs.
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closed 10/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

digital spirit GmbH merged with Interactive Dialogues Ltd,

synopsis: Idox Plc, a supplier of software & services, said it has acquired Digital Spirit GMBH, a supplier of compliance solutions for an undisclosed sum from Infinitas Learning BV. Digital Spirit will be merged with the Interactive Dialogues business, which is part of the Public Sector Software Division.
buyer parent: IDOX plc
buyer: Interactive Dialogues Ltd
Interactive Dialogues was founded in 1998 and now serves a wide range of pan-European and global clients. Interactive Dialogues supplies a single solution that provides on-line corporate communications and compliance services throughout your organisation. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: digital spirit GmbH
digital spirit GmbH is a leading provider of compliance training and communication solutions. digital spirit’s customers include half of all companies listed on the DAX, numerous MDAX and SDAX companies, as well as a wide range of enterprises and SMEs that are not listed on the stock exchange.
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$9
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closed 3/4/2014 via BNC Analysis

CIP Capital, acquired OnCourse Learning

synopsis: Waukesha-based OnCourse Learning Corp. has been acquired by New York private equity firm CIP Capital. OnCourse provides tools to help companies and professionals navigate regulatory training, certification and compliance requirements.
buyer: CIP Capital
CIP Capital is a New York based private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market companies across the Business Information and Outsourced Services markets in North America. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers.
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closed 9/13/2010 via Company Press Release

SAI Global Inc., acquired Integrity Interactive Corporation

synopsis: Castanea Partners and Weston Presidio have completed their previously announced sale of Integrity Interactive Corporation to SAI Global Limited. Integrity helps companies, including many global Fortune 100 companies, build compliance and ethics programs, employee communications tools and third party risk management solutions.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. SAI Global Compliance clients have built stronger corporate cultures and more effective all-around programs with SAI's solutions. "
target parent: Castanea Partners
target: Integrity Interactive Corporation
Integrity Interactive Corporation provides compliance and ethics online training to multinational companies. Integrity helps companies develop, design and implement best practice ethics and compliance programs that improve employee performance, protect brand image and reduce legal risk.
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$170
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closed 1/19/2007 via

SAI Global Inc., acquired Midi, Inc.

synopsis: SAI Global Limited has executed a binding agreement to acquire the entire share capital in Compliance and Ethics Learning Solutions Corporation, which trades as Midi.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global is one of the world's leading business publishing, compliance, training and assurance organizations with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, and across Asia. SAI Global works with organizations to help them build better businesses. "
target: Midi, Inc.
Midi is one of the leading North American compliance, ethics learning, and communications businesses. Based in the USA, its business has been underpinned by changing and increased compliance requirements and stakeholder expectations of ethical business conduct especially in the United States.
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closed 8/22/2006 via PR Newswire

MCG Global, LLC, acquired Novations Group, Inc.

synopsis: MCG Global, LLC, a Westport, CT, middle-market private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Novations Group, Inc., a leading provider of consulting and training services to organizations on four continents. MCG Global teamed with members of senior management to acquire Novations Group from Meitec and Drake Beam Morin-Japan.
buyer: MCG Global, LLC
Formed in 1995 by S. Garrett Stonehouse and Vincent A. Wasik, MCG Global is a private equity firm leading leveraged buyout acquisitions and growth capital investments in undervalued middle-market companies. "
target parent: Drake Beam Morin, Inc.
target: 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.
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$9.13
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closed 12/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, has completed the acquisition of Crisis Prevention Institute from FFL Partners. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention.
buyer: Wendel Group (ENXTPA:MF:$9,427.37)
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo. "
target parent: FFL Partners, LLC
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is a training organization committed to best practice & safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI provides de-escalation & intervention training for people in the health, education, social care, mental health, & learning disability sectors.
price ($mm)
$910
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
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10.6x
EV / EBITDA
23.3x
closed 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Web

SAE International, acquired CALISO Corporation

synopsis: SAE International, an association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession, has acquired CALISO Corporation. CALISO offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, they drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. "
target: CALISO Corporation
CALISO Corporation offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations. The courses offered include quality, safety and environmental management standards such as SAE’s AS9100.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Web

Health & Safety Institute, acquired Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Health & Safety Institute, the leader in Environmental Health and Safety software and compliance services, announced it has acquired Vivid Learning Systems, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of online safety training. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
The Health & Safety Institute is a family of respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EHS - from emergency care training; to workplace safety training; to the management of chemical inventories through software tools. "
target: Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.
Vivid Learning Systems makes life easier for safety professionals. Vivid creates online safety training for a safer, smarter workforce. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
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announced 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, will acquire Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc., a portfolio company of Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc. and a leading provider of crisis prevention training services, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by FFL Partners in partnership with CPI’s management.
buyer: Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC
Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with approximately $2.5 billion under management that is focused on investing in U.S. middle-market companies. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 10/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Encompassed Ltd., acquired SMTS Ltd

synopsis: Encompassed Ltd, an approved UKATA asbsestos training provider, has acquired the Middlesbrough-based health and safety training provider SMTS. SMTS is an International Health and Safety Training and Consultancy offering a large portfolio of UK and internationally recognised accredited training courses.
buyer parent: SMH Products Ltd
buyer: Encompassed Ltd.
Encompassed Ltd. provides asbestos related services including asbestos surveying. In addition to being a UKATA accredited asbestos training provider, they offer numerous asbestos related training courses as well as an array of Health & Safety courses to all industries. "
target: SMTS Ltd
SMTS is an International Health and Safety Training and Consultancy offering a large portfolio of UK and internationally recognised accredited training courses, as well as specialist bespoke training programs.
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Brockway Moran & Partners Inc., acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Brockway Moran & Partners has acquired Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world’s leading training organization specializing in the safe management of crisis situations and disruptive behavior. Since its founding, more than six million professionals have participated in CPI training programs in 39 different countries around the world.
buyer: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
Brockway Moran & Partners is a private equity firm with an unusual combination of financial resources, strategic expertise and operational know-how brought together to support management teams in maximizing opportunities for growth-oriented, middle-market companies. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 10/4/2006 via Crain's BtoB

The Riverside Company, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute Inc., a Brookfield provider of crisis prevention training, has been purchased by private equity firm The Riverside Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute has been dedicated to the creation of crisis prevention and intervention training and resources supporting the work of helping professionals and those whom they serve.
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closed 1/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Practising Law Institute, acquired The SEC Insitute

synopsis: Practising Law Institute (PLI), one of the nation's most prestigious providers of continuing legal education, has acquired the programming assets of The SEC Institute, a leader in SEC compliance and continuing professional education for accountants, compliance and regulatory professionals.
buyer: Practising Law Institute
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is the most prestigious nonprofit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date information available. "
target: The SEC Insitute
The SEC Institute has been a leader in SEC compliance and financial reporting and accounting education, helping professionals in public companies across the United States and abroad comply with the filing requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspire2, acquired Safety 'n Action Ltd

synopsis: Aspire2 Group, the newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital, will acquire Safety ‘n Action. Safety ‘n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become New Zealand’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
buyer parent: Archer Capital
buyer: Aspire2
Aspire2 Group is a newly formed training organisation backed by Australian private equity firm Archer Capital. Aspire2 was formed through the acquisition of five New Zealand based private education businesses. "
target: Safety 'n Action Ltd
Safety n Action was established in 2001 and has grown exponentially to become NZ’s most renowned Health & Safety Training provider.
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