Like Docent, Inc.

closed 3/19/2004 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Docent, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCNT) and Click2learn, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS) two pioneers in the business performance and learning technology industry, today announced the completion of their merger of equals, and the launch of SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT), the new market leader created by this business combination.
buyer parent: SumTotal Systems, Inc.
buyer: click2learn.com, inc.
Established in 1984 by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) has long been in the vanguard of the e-Learning movement. We are the only company in the e-Learning industry that has built a complete, end-to-end platform that fully integrates all of the key components needed to dep "
target: Docent, Inc. (DCNT:$27.80)
Founded 1997 Employees 250 Mountain View, CA 650/934-9500 Market value ($M) 62.5 - now $377.6 Next fiscal year EPS -1.29 Trailing 12-month revenue ($M) N/A Trailing 12-month net income ($M) N/A MARKET Provides software used to administer and manage online education and training courses. Online-lear
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$29
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closed 6/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Netop, acquired GenevaLogic

synopsis: Danish software company Netop A/S, parent company of Chicago-based Netop Tech, has acquired U.S. and Switzerland-based software company GenevaLogic. With the acquisition, Netop has consolidated its position as the world's leading provider of classroom management software.
buyer: Netop
Netop, formerly known as Danware A/S, is developing and marketing software solutions that enable swift, secure, and seamless transfer of screens, sound, and data between two or more computers. The company has three business areas, Netop Desktop Management, Netop Education and Netop Live. "
target: GenevaLogic
GenevaLogic enables educators to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support teaching and learning. The privately held company is an international leader in active teaching systems whose Vision classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 12/8/2003 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Edusoft, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company today announced the acquisition of Edusoft, a San Francisco, California based assessment platform provider. Edusoft, founded in 2000, provides a unique standards-based assessment platform that helps school districts improve student achievement through better access to performance data and instructional tools.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target: Edusoft, Inc.
Edusoft is a web-based assessment platform. We help school districts, administrators, teachers and parents track student performance on state standards through three kinds of tests: state exams, district benchmarks, and in-class teacher tests.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

LRNG merged with Southern New Hampshire University,

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University and LRNG, two of the largest and most innovative education organizations in the country, are merging to build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S. LRNG's platform immerses youth in rich playlists and curated educational content to help plan paths to success.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 100,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: LRNG
LRNG's goal is to enable young people to define their purpose and find paths to success. LRNG's platform immerses youth in connected communities of practice. Through rich playlists and curated content, youth earn digital badges that unlock opportunities like micro-scholarships, internships and more.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 2/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AssetWorks, acquired SoftChalk LLC

synopsis: Volaris Group has acquired SoftChalk LLC., a provider of educational content authoring software. The SoftChalk platform enables instructors to develop custom course materials and deliver interactive content to students. SoftChalk will be integrated into AssetWorks, a subsidiary of Volaris Group.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: AssetWorks
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions to help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, their asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. "
target: SoftChalk LLC
SoftChalk is a provider of educational content authoring software. The SoftChalk platform enables instructors to develop custom course materials and deliver interactive content to students, including interactive games, self-assessment quiz questions, and annotated text.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Infobase, purchased Professional Development and Training Platform from Hoonuit

synopsis: Infobase has announced the acquisition of Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. "
seller parent: Renovus Capital
seller: Hoonuit
The acquisition includes Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives. Hoonuit is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education.
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closed 3/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Instructure

synopsis: Thoma Bravo has acquired Instructure, a tech company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,942 [$1,864]
rev ($mm)
$246
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7.7x
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

QA Ltd., acquired Circus Street

synopsis: QA, owned by CVC Capital Partners VI, announced the acquisition of Circus Street, a global leader in providing commercial digital skills including ecommerce, data analytics and digital marketing skills through its subscription-based, proprietary digital platform.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is the UK’s leading provider of tech skills, enabling organisations across the UK to be winners in the digital revolution. QA helps clients build their tech skills through a comprehensive range of training and talent solutions that blend the best of live and self-paced digital training. "
target: Circus Street
London-based Circus Street is an online platform that teaches people how to do business in a digital world. Circus Street provides digital skills, including e-commerce, data analytics, and digital marketing skills through its subscription-based digital platform.
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired School Improvement Network

synopsis: Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations, announced the acquisition of School Improvement Network, a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. "
target: School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 3/19/2004 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Docent, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCNT) and Click2learn, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS) two pioneers in the business performance and learning technology industry, today announced the completion of their merger of equals, and the launch of SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT), the new market leader created by this business combination.
buyer parent: SumTotal Systems, Inc.
buyer: click2learn.com, inc.
Established in 1984 by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) has long been in the vanguard of the e-Learning movement. We are the only company in the e-Learning industry that has built a complete, end-to-end platform that fully integrates all of the key components needed to dep "
target: Docent, Inc. (DCNT:$27.80)
Founded 1997 Employees 250 Mountain View, CA 650/934-9500 Market value ($M) 62.5 - now $377.6 Next fiscal year EPS -1.29 Trailing 12-month revenue ($M) N/A Trailing 12-month net income ($M) N/A MARKET Provides software used to administer and manage online education and training courses. Online-lear
price ($mm)
$49
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$29
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closed 3/19/2004 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Docent, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCNT) and Click2learn, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS) two pioneers in the business performance and learning technology industry, today announced the completion of their merger of equals, and the launch of SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT), the new market leader created by this business combination.
buyer parent: SumTotal Systems, Inc.
buyer: click2learn.com, inc.
Established in 1984 by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) has long been in the vanguard of the e-Learning movement. We are the only company in the e-Learning industry that has built a complete, end-to-end platform that fully integrates all of the key components needed to dep "
target: Docent, Inc. (DCNT:$27.80)
Founded 1997 Employees 250 Mountain View, CA 650/934-9500 Market value ($M) 62.5 - now $377.6 Next fiscal year EPS -1.29 Trailing 12-month revenue ($M) N/A Trailing 12-month net income ($M) N/A MARKET Provides software used to administer and manage online education and training courses. Online-lear
price ($mm)
$49
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$29
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closed 3/19/2004 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Docent, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCNT) and Click2learn, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS) two pioneers in the business performance and learning technology industry, today announced the completion of their merger of equals, and the launch of SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT), the new market leader created by this business combination.
buyer parent: SumTotal Systems, Inc.
buyer: click2learn.com, inc.
Established in 1984 by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) has long been in the vanguard of the e-Learning movement. We are the only company in the e-Learning industry that has built a complete, end-to-end platform that fully integrates all of the key components needed to dep "
target: Docent, Inc. (DCNT:$27.80)
Founded 1997 Employees 250 Mountain View, CA 650/934-9500 Market value ($M) 62.5 - now $377.6 Next fiscal year EPS -1.29 Trailing 12-month revenue ($M) N/A Trailing 12-month net income ($M) N/A MARKET Provides software used to administer and manage online education and training courses. Online-lear
price ($mm)
$49
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closed 5/15/2013 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, acquired WeSkill, LLC

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI) announced the acquisition of WeSkill, LLC., an innovative provider of scalable, customized learning solutions. Through its authoring and content distribution platform, WeSkill offers learning courseware in Management and Leadership Effectiveness, Sales Effectiveness, Customer Service, and Personal Development.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Solution Selling 2.0 is a comprehensive blueprint that defines the key dimensions of world-class selling. Sales Performance International, Inc. has helped the world’s leading companies make the transition from selling products to selling high-value solutions for the past 20 years. "
target: WeSkill, LLC
WeSkill is a learner-centered resource for online leadership, sales, customer care and custom courseware development and delivery. WeSkill delivers comprehensive courseware at affordable prices with extraordinary ROI. WeSkill streamlines associate development efforts by centralizing education.
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announced 12/28/2005 via PR Newswire

Isoph Corporation will be merged with LearnSomething, Inc.,

synopsis: LearnSomething, Inc., a Tallahassee-based provider of e-learning solutions for professional industries, and Isoph Corporation, a trusted e-learning partner for nonprofit and membership organizations based in Carrboro, NC, have signed a definitive agreement to unite the two organizations into a single company bearing the LearnSomething name.
buyer: LearnSomething, Inc.
LearnSomething products and services help companies meet the regulatory, operational, continuing education, internal systems training, and product knowledge needs of their management and staff. "
target: Isoph Corporation
Isoph Corporation, a trusted e-learning partner for nonprofit and membership organizations based in Carrboro, NC. At Isoph, we believe that the work nonprofits and socially focused organizations do is essential to maintaining and improving the world in which we live.
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closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Pluma

synopsis: Skillsoft Corp., a global leader in corporate digital learning, has acquired Pluma, Inc., a digital professional development and executive-quality coaching platform. The acquisition deepens Skillsoft’s Leadership Development portfolio, adds a new modality to its blended learning model, and marks the company’s entry into individualized coaching.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning. The company’s solutions are an advantage for the entire enterprise, enabling organizations to overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior change, and unlock the potential in their greatest assets – their people. "
target: Pluma
Pluma’s customizable digital platform offers executive-quality coaching that is personal, scalable, actionable, and measurable. Pluma partners with Fortune 1000 clients and global enterprises to support and develop their employees so they can thrive as leaders.
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closed 4/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Franklin Covey Co., acquired Strive Talent Inc.

synopsis: FranklinCovey, a global company specializing in organizational performance improvement, has acquired Strive, an EdTech startup and developer of a state-of-the-art learning deployment platform. The acquisition accelerates FranklinCovey’s ability to help clients predictably achieve employee behavior change at scale through its All Access Pass.
buyer: Franklin Covey Co. (FC:$182.59)
Franklin Covey Co. is a global, public company specializing in organizational performance improvement. The company's world-class solutions enable greatness in individuals, teams, and organizations and are accessible through the FranklinCovey All Access Pass. "
target: Strive Talent Inc.
Strive helps companies build high-performing, engaged, and retained teams with personalized and practical management training and leadership development. Strive's social learning platform combines content, coaching, community, and analytics to drive lasting behavior change.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 1/24/2006 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: United BioSource Corporation (UBC) today announced the acquisition of iLearn, an Advanced Learning Management System developed by the UK-based provider of eContent solutions, IQ Consultancy. The robust web-based technology allows UBC to offer new enterprise learning services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
buyer: United BioSource Corporation
United BioSource Corporation accelerates the generation, analysis and communication of real world evidence by integrating scientific and operational expertise with innovative technology solutions to support global development and commercialization of medical products for life science companies. "
seller: IQ Consultancy Group
IQ Consultancy Group is an independent provider of eContent solutions, knowledge management solutions and project management services for e-Business. The company is based in Warrington, United Kingdom.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

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

ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll, will acquire Vocam

synopsis: ELMO, a cloud-based HR & Payroll software provider in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire Vocam, a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, and more.
buyer: ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll (ASX:ELO:$37.73)
ELMO is Australia and New Zealand's only integrated cloud HR, payroll, and rostering/time and attendance solution that offers one vendor, one dashboard, and one user-experience. They provide technology to more than 1000 organizations, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people. "
target: Vocam
Vocam is a leader in global learning technology. Vocam produces and sells SaaS eLearning platforms and visual training content. Their platform provides live-action video courses that cover a wide variety of topics, including management, safety, HR, leadership, workplace wellness, and legal.
price ($mm)
$2.34
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$1
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd., acquired Capabiliti

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

Franklin Covey Co., acquired Jhana

synopsis: Franklin Covey Co., a global firm specializing in organizational performance improvement, announced its acquisition of Jhana, a San Francisco-based company specializing in creating and disseminating relevant, bite-sized content and learning tools for leaders and managers.
buyer: Franklin Covey Co. (FC:$182.59)
Franklin Covey Co. is a global, public company specializing in organizational performance improvement. They help organizations and individuals achieve results that require a change in human behavior. "
target: Jhana
Jhana is a San Francisco-based company specializing in creating and disseminating relevant, bite-sized content and learning tools for leaders and managers.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired KnowledgeFox GmbH

synopsis: The Swedish media group Bonnier holds 51 percent of Vienna Startup KnowledgeFox. KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier AB is a multi-channel media company. Together with its subsidiaries, Bonnier engages in publishing, broadcasting, business press, and entertainment businesses. It publishes fiction and children's books, business newspapers, daily news papers, evening and morning papers, and news magazines. "
target parent: Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
target: KnowledgeFox GmbH
KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio. KnowledgeFox was the first startup in 2012 to launch a mobile and micro-learning app for sustainable learning.
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announced 6/5/2018 via BusinessWire

NYSE, will acquire Radiate, Inc.

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

Emerald Group Publishing, acquired GoodPractice

synopsis: Global player in the publishing industry, Emerald Publishing Group, has acquired GoodPractice, providers of cutting edge performance support tools for leaders and senior managers. The acquisition enables Emerald to extend its reach into the professional learning and development, with a focus on digital learning solutions.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Emerald manages a portfolio of over 290 journals and over 2,500 books. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products and services to support its customers' needs. "
target: GoodPractice
GoodPractice helps organisations support and develop their senior management by providing the very best resources they need to do their jobs better. GoodPractice provides toolkits, e-learning and development assessments for a wide range of different organisations.
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announced 12/3/2010 via PR Newswire

it's Learning, will acquire InfoStance

synopsis: it's learning announced that it will acquire a 66% stake in educational technology provider InfoStance from the French publishing giant Hachette Livre. The deal should enable it's learning to use InfoStance's expertise in school administration systems to create an even stronger learning platform.
buyer: it's Learning
it's learning inc. offers professional development services in individualized instruction and the it’s learning platform to help educators improve retention and graduation rates, and reduce the cost of instruction. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: InfoStance
InfoStance is an educational technology provider, and the only company to have achieved full user adoption in French Local Education Authorities and its product, ScolaStance, is renowned for its administrative tools and seamless integration with other IT systems.
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$2
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Ramboll Group A/S, acquired Incept Sustainability

synopsis: Ramboll, a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company, has acquired Incept Sustainability, an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability.
buyer: Ramboll Group A/S
Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company. Their 16,000 experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings; Transport; Water; Environment & Health; Architecture, Landscape & Urbanism; Energy and Management Consulting. "
target: Incept Sustainability
Incept Sustainability is an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability. Their SaaS solution enables companies to incept sustainability in their organisation.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Health & Safety Institute, acquired EJ4

synopsis: HSI, a leader in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and workforce development software, training, and compliance solutions, has acquired ej4, a leading eLearning provider. ej4 offers an online training curriculum for essential employee business skills and workplace compliance topics.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
HSI is a leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and workforce development provider that offers software, safety and employee development training, safety management, and compliance solutions. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a leading provider of eLearning training solutions. The company has created a complete learning solution that includes off-the-shelf training videos, an LMS (Learning Management System) with authoring tool, personalized support, and custom content services.
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

EJ4, acquired EJ4

synopsis: ej4, LLC, one of America’s most prestigious performance improvement and e-learning companies, announced a partnership buyout by Paul Russell. Russell purchased all shares from co-founding partner Ken Cooper and former CEO, Dan Cooper. ej4 is one of the largest e-learning and performance improvement consultant services organizations in the nation.
buyer: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a performance improvement company that uses elearning videos to change behaviors and increase knowledge in the workplace. The ej4 team has a strong instructional design background and creates short-form videos that are engaging and similar to a news-report.
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announced 5/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Liquid Media Group Ltd., will acquire IndieFlix

synopsis: Liquid Media Group Ltd., a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms, is to acquire iNDIEFLIX, a global 'edutainment' streaming service that creates, promotes and supports social impact films to create positive change in the world. They offer services for corporations and schools.
buyer: Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR:$0.04)
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services. "
target: IndieFlix
iNDIEFLIX Group Inc is a global 'edutainment' streaming service that creates, promotes and supports social impact films to create positive change in the world. They offer services for corporations and schools.
price ($mm)
$0.69
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closed 12/2/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cegid SA, acquired Technomedia

synopsis: Cegid has formed an alliance with Technomedia, the company behind an international SaaS Human Capital Management software suite for the private and public sectors. This acquisition forms part of Cegid's growth strategy in the HR sector, further cementing its international expansion.
buyer: Cegid SA
Cegid is a leading player in the digital transformation of companies, providing cloud services and enterprise software to private companies and public entities alike. It addresses the management needs of companies and public entities in the fields of finance, taxation and human resources. "
target parent: Novacap Investments Inc.
target: Technomedia
Technomedia delivers a natively-integrated talent management suite that helps organizations optimize their talent and grow their business. HR professionals use Technomedia's solution to identify and recruit the talent needed to reach business goals.
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