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closed 12/27/2010 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired J.Y. Monk

synopsis: Kaplan Real Estate Education announced the acquisition of J.Y. Monk, the leading provider of real estate licensing and continuing education in North Carolina.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Through live and online instruction, Kaplan Professional helps busy professionals obtain in-demand certifications and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers in various industries. "
target: J.Y. Monk
Founded in 1975, J.Y. Monk offers broker pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, exam prep courses, continuing education courses and Broker-In-Charge Annual Review (BICAR) courses. J.Y. Monk delivers education to 36 classroom locations throughout the state and has served over 180,000 students.
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closed 1/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Workforce Holdings Limited, acquired Chartall Business College

synopsis: Workforce Holdings, an investment holding company in South Africa, has acquired Chartall Business College, a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall offers a fully online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
buyer: Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE:WKF:$213.76)
Workforce Holdings is an investment holding company in South Africa. Workforce Holdings and its group of companies is a leading, trusted provider of employment, training, healthcare, wellness, financial services and lifestyle benefits to individuals and their employers. "
target: Chartall Business College
Chartall Business College is a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall is focused on financial services and real estate. They offer an online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
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closed 7/13/2010 via Company Press Release

OnCourse Learning, acquired ProSchools

synopsis: Riverside Co.-backed e-learning business OnCourse Learning has acquired real estate training company ProSchools. ProSchools, an online training company, offers 800 courses in real estate, mortgage lending, insurance, securities and construction contracting.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse is the holding company established to build a multi-industry professional training provider. It currently consists of four companies: American Home Inspectors Training Institute, QuickCert, TrainingPro and ProSchools. "
target: ProSchools
ProSchools has expanded their product line from real estate courses to include mortgage lending, insurance, appraisal, securities, and construction contracting training. Plus, in this digital era, ProSchools remains leading edge—offering interactive online, workbook and live course options.
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closed 5/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

360training.com, acquired VanEd

synopsis: 360training, the nation’s leader in providing online, regulatory-approved training for real estate and many other verticals, is pleased to announce its acquisition of VanEd (Van Education Center), an established, online education provider for real estate, appraisal, and broker licensing. VanEd is based in Boulder, Colorado.
buyer: 360training.com
For over 23 years, 360training has provided individuals and businesses with online, regulatory-approved training to facilitate a safe, healthy environment for the communities they serve. They have delivered over four million training plans across multiple brands, including OSHA.com. "
target: VanEd
In 1997, Vann Hilty founded VanEd (Van Education Center) with the mission of creating the highest quality online real estate school. Since then, VanEd has provided students with agent, broker, and appraiser training courses that satisfy the requirements of the real estate and appraisal industries.
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closed 12/27/2010 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired J.Y. Monk

synopsis: Kaplan Real Estate Education announced the acquisition of J.Y. Monk, the leading provider of real estate licensing and continuing education in North Carolina.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Through live and online instruction, Kaplan Professional helps busy professionals obtain in-demand certifications and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers in various industries. "
target: J.Y. Monk
Founded in 1975, J.Y. Monk offers broker pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, exam prep courses, continuing education courses and Broker-In-Charge Annual Review (BICAR) courses. J.Y. Monk delivers education to 36 classroom locations throughout the state and has served over 180,000 students.
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closed 12/2/2019 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired Kaplan Altior

synopsis: BARBRI, Inc., a Leeds Equity Partners, LLC portfolio company, acquired Kaplan Altior, a leading provider of legal training courses, including Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") approved Professional Skills Course ("PSC"), Trainee Litigation Programme ("TLP"), and Higher Rights of Audience and other continuing professional development courses.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets. Through its diversified product offering, BARBRI addresses the education and training needs of law students, law schools, practicing legal and legal support professionals and law firms. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: Kaplan Altior
For 40 years, Kaplan Altior has been delivering high quality, classroom-based, online and in-house skills training and assessments to its new and long-standing clients and delegates in the legal and professional services sectors across the U.K.
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closed 5/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI)

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, announced the acquisition of Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI), an independent publisher of professional licensing exam review materials and recognized leader in engineering, surveying, architecture, and interior design licensure exam review.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 10,000 corporations and businesses globally. "
target: Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI)
Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI) is the leader in engineering, architecture, and design licensure exam review, as well as a destination for the latest exam news and guidance.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired College For Financial Planning

synopsis: Kaplan Professional, a unit of global education provider Kaplan, Inc., has closed its transaction with Apollo Education Group, Inc., to acquire the College for Financial Planning (CFFP). CFFP provides financial education and training to individuals through comprehensive programs of study that lead to licensing or certification.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Kaplan Professional helps professionals obtain in-demand certifications, licensing and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers. "
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: College For Financial Planning
Founded in 1972, the College for Financial Planning provides accessible and flexible degree, non-degree, and continuing professional education programs to students nationwide.
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closed 4/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., acquired Kaplan Eduneering

synopsis: Underwriters Laboratories, a world leader in advancing safety, has acquired EduNeering, the leading provider of compliance and training solutions for the life and health sciences sector, from Kaplan Inc. EduNeering features governance, risk management and compliance operational software and online training.
buyer: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) is a premier global independent safety science company. UL has five distinct business units: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University, and Verification Services. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Kaplan Eduneering
EduNeering features governance, risk management and compliance operational software and online training that are relied upon by more than 400 companies across 50 countries. It serves as the online compliance learning partner for the FDA and the Drug Information Association, among others.
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closed 12/27/2010 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired J.Y. Monk

synopsis: Kaplan Real Estate Education announced the acquisition of J.Y. Monk, the leading provider of real estate licensing and continuing education in North Carolina.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Through live and online instruction, Kaplan Professional helps busy professionals obtain in-demand certifications and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers in various industries. "
target: J.Y. Monk
Founded in 1975, J.Y. Monk offers broker pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, exam prep courses, continuing education courses and Broker-In-Charge Annual Review (BICAR) courses. J.Y. Monk delivers education to 36 classroom locations throughout the state and has served over 180,000 students.
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announced 7/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, will acquire Altior Consulting & Training

synopsis: Kaplan Professional, one of the UK’s leading providers of business and financial training, has acquired Altior, a specialist provider of professional legal training courses, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Kaplan Professional provides organizations and individuals with training solutions, such as exam prep and continuing education. Kaplan Professional serves organizations and individuals that must comply with regulatory and skills-based mandates. "
target: Altior Consulting & Training
Founded in 1979 and based in Cardiff, Altior are market leaders in management, advocacy and skills training for lawyers and are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board.
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closed 3/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Professional, acquired Eduneering

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of educational services, has finalized its acquisition of Eduneering Holdings. Based in Princeton, NJ, EduNeering develops technology-enabled knowledge solutions for clients in the life sciences, healthcare, energy and industrial sectors. Plans for the acquisition were originally announced on February 15.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Kaplan Professional provides organizations and individuals with training solutions, such as exam prep and continuing education. Kaplan Professional serves organizations and individuals that must comply with regulatory and skills-based mandates. "
target: Eduneering
EduNeering develops technology-enabled knowledge solutions for improving business performance and assuring regulatory compliance. The company serves clients in the life sciences, healthcare, energy and industrial sectors using proprietary platforms that integrate business, learning and technology.
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closed 7/18/2005 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Professional, acquired Software Training Technology

synopsis: Kaplan Professional, a division of Kaplan, Inc., today announced that it has acquired the assets of Software Training Technology, Ltd. (STT), a provider of software that enables companies to train employees at their desks to use a wide array of popular business programs.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Professional
Kaplan Professional provides organizations and individuals with training solutions, such as exam prep and continuing education. Kaplan Professional serves organizations and individuals that must comply with regulatory and skills-based mandates. "
target: Software Training Technology
STT (Software Training Technology) is a global leader in Enterprise Training Software. Over 200 companies around the world use STT to drive and manage their training projects for users of enterprise systems such as SAP, Oracle, Siebel and Windows-, Web- or Java-based business applications.
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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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:$17,325.04)
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.
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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 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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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
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$59
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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 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cours Legendre SAS, acquired Methodia SAS

synopsis: Methodia has been bought by Les Cours Legendre, a French tutoring company. Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges.
buyer parent: AXA Group
buyer: Cours Legendre SAS
For more than 50 years, Les Cours Legendre has been helping students succeed through its tutoring and support services. Based in France, Cours Legendre is the expert in all aspects of school support. "
target: Methodia SAS
Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges, everywhere.
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announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 5/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

BSI Group, acquired NCS International Pty Ltd

synopsis: British Standards Institution (BSI), the business standards company, has completed the acquisition of NCS International (NCSI). NCSI offers a variety of internationally recognized business verification, assessment and certification programs across industry sectors including food, health and services, mining and utilities.
buyer: BSI Group
BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. It was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization."
target parent: National Association of Testing Authorities
target: NCS International Pty Ltd
NCS International is one of Australia's largest certification bodies which offers a wide array of auditing, training, and accredited certification solutions.
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closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Certiport, Inc., acquired MeasureUp, Inc.

synopsis: Certiport, the leading provider of test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets, announced they have acquired MeasureUp LLC, the global leader in IT practice tests and assessment services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Certiport, Inc.
Certiport is the leading provider of value-added, computerized test delivery services that include an expansive network of Certiport testing centers worldwide. Its comprehensive services encompass test development, psychometrics, program management, sales and marketing. "
target: MeasureUp, Inc.
MeasureUp is an assessment and certification practice test company, providing the necessary tools to reinforce learning and validate knowledge. MeasureUp assessment and practice test customers include a broad range of companies and higher-education learning institutes.
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closed 12/6/2006 via Company Press Release

ABRY Partners, acquired Psychological Services, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI), in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC, a leading private equity group. ABRY invested in PSI to provide capital to accelerate PSI's impressive growth.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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announced 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust, will acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International, a trusted partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, announced one of its founders, Dr. David C. Collins, and his wife, Mrs. Mary C. Collins, have entered into a definitive Securities Purchase Agreement selling their shares (approximately 58%) to The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust.
buyer: The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust
The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust is a wealth trust of Mr. Kevin Gruneich. Mr. Gruneich currently serves on the Board of The University of Iowa Center for Advancement and on its Investment Committee, as well as on the Advisory Board for Spy Hop Productions, a leading youth media arts program. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International is a trusted, global partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, as well as the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to effectively deploy and deliver major IT initiatives.
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announced 12/21/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Hexatronic Group AB, will acquire Iftac AB

synopsis: Hexatronic Group AB, an innovative Swedish technology group specializing in fiber communications, entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Iftac AB. Iftac, based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, conducts training and certification in IT and telecommunications.
buyer: Hexatronic Group AB (OM:HTRO:$275.60)
Hexatronic is an innovative Swedish technology group, specializing in fiber communications. They provide products and solutions for the fiber optic network and together, their five independent, entrepreneurial companies offer a full range of passive infrastructure. "
target: Iftac AB
Based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Iftac provides IT and telecommunications training and certification. Iftac offers Scandinavia’s most complete broadband infrastructure training.
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closed 12/11/2014 via PR Newswire

SolutionsIQ, acquired BigVisible Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: SolutionsIQ® Corporation, the leader for enterprise Agile transformation services, announced it has acquired BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy. With nearly 150 Agile consultants, the combined company forms the largest and most experienced Agile consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise Agile adoption.
buyer: SolutionsIQ
A leading provider of Agile transformation services, SolutionsIQ takes a real-world approach. With global reach, a large and highly-experienced consulting staff, and decades of success across diverse industries, SolutionsIQ offers the broadest range of services in the Agile industry. "
target: BigVisible Solutions, Inc.
BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy, has the knowledge and expertise to overcome the real-world business challenges, complex impediments and underlying issues that prevent organizations from delivering innovative, quality products at scale.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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Learning Tree International, Inc., offer to acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International Inc.'s chief executive and his wife have offered to take the education company. Mr. Collins and his wife own around 32% of the company's outstanding shares. Learning Tree provides software and related training for information-technology professionals in business and government agencies.
buyer: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience.
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$131
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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Ticker: DL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Distance Education Holdings Limited
China Distance Education Holdings Limited
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance job skills.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$223.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.25
EBIT ($mm)
$33.32
Net Income ($mm)
$25.76
Employees
2197
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: BSE:540403
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CL Educate Limited
CL Educate Limited
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$43.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.20
EBIT ($mm)
$5.08
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
376
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Ticker: TSE:4735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
Employees
1463
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Ticker: CEU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc. is a fast-growing, leading, China-based company offering high-quality education resources and services to students ages 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) ages 18 and over.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$46.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.27
EBIT ($mm)
$16.58
Net Income ($mm)
$15.26
Employees
409
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$5.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
779
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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