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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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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RBA International

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired RBA International (RBA), a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,198.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RBA International
RBA International (RBA) is a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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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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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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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
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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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 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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closed 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

KnowledgeNet merged with Firefly Educate,

synopsis: Firefly announced that it has completed its merger with KnowledgeNet, a Phoenix-based leader in Information Technology Education. KnowledgeNet is known among IT professionals as a leading provider of innovative and high-value online certification training.
buyer: Firefly Educate
Firefly was founded on the premise that education is the foundation of technology adoption. Since 2004 they have trained over 300,000 people in more than 16 different languages. Their core services are Content Development, Instructor-Led and Virtual Training Deliveries for Information Technology. "
target: KnowledgeNet
KnowledgeNet provides IT professionals with online, instructor-led IT Certification training. It is the perfect training solution for IT professional looking to advance their career with professional certifications, increase product knowledge or train for a new hardware or software implementation.
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closed 7/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Train Simple

synopsis: Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, has acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. Creative professionals and top companies like Disney, GE and DreamWorks use Train Simple to learn industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and more.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$358.84)
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. "
target: Train Simple
Train Simple is an Adobe Authorized Training Center specializing in self-paced training for creatives. A subscription to Train Simple offers access to high-quality video training on all of Adobe's products and web technologies. New courses and updates are added each month to all of their members.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Eleven Paths, acquired iHackLabs

synopsis: ElevenPaths, a global cybersecurity company, has acquired iHackLabs, a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
buyer parent: Telefonica S.A.
buyer: Eleven Paths
ElevenPaths is a global cybersecurity company that supports their customers with their digital transformation process. ElevenPaths offers products and services for device security, network and application security, cloud and data security, identity access management, and online security. "
target: iHackLabs
iHackLabs is a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity testing and training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired The Defence Works

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired The Defence Works, an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$935.03)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: The Defence Works
The Defence Works is an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
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announced 12/16/2014 via PR Newswire

Konrad Group, will acquire BrainStation

synopsis: Konrad Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire BrainStation, a leading technology education institute. Founded in 2012, BrainStation represents the future of digital education, offering courses and training programs spanning web and mobile development, user experience, user interface design, innovation and business.
buyer: Konrad Group
Konrad Group is a leading technology firm with deep capabilities in both the enterprise and consumer technology spaces. They provide strategy, design, development and application management services, with an emphasis on building compelling user experiences. "
target: BrainStation
BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation's part-time courses and workshops combine hands-on, project based learning with online content and an adaptive curriculum.
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closed 6/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Hexagon PPM, acquired Piping Design Online

synopsis: Hexagon’s PPM division announced its acquisition of PipingDesignOnline.com. The website offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software.
buyer parent: Hexagon AB
buyer: Hexagon PPM
Hexagon PPM is the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities. Their clients are empowered to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities. "
target: Piping Design Online
Piping Design Online is a website that offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software. More than 450,000 videos have been viewed at PipingDesignOnline.com by users in 147 countries.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PopExpert, acquired Online Marketing Institute

synopsis: popexpert, an online marketplace that makes it easy to learn from experts, announced the acquisition of the Online Marketing Institute, a leader in eLearning for individuals, SMBs and corporations that need to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformation.
buyer: PopExpert
PopExpert is a learning marketplace that lets students connect with experts in one-on-one video chats. The site’s premise is simple: users can sign in and search for what they want to learn. "
target: Online Marketing Institute
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) provides marketing professionals with education and training in today’s most in-demand marketing disciplines. Students can learn proven best practices from real world practitioners and industry thought leaders, at their own pace and completely online.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Avagmah, acquired AcadGild

synopsis: AEON Learning, the edtech company that offers technology to universities for their courses through its platform Avagmah, has acquired Acadgild, an online edtech startup that offers high-end tech skills to mid-career IT professionals. Acadgild offers programs on leading edge technology skills with hands-on mentorship from industry experts.
buyer: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive by reaching out to a broader audience. "
target: AcadGild
AcadGild offers working professionals a platform to develop ready to deploy skills in new age areas like programming, design and analytics They provide a unique hybrid education model that brings together the intensity and rigour of the classroom with the convenience of technology.
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closed 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired TrainSignal

synopsis: Developer training platform Pluralsight announced that it has acquired Chicago-based TrainSignal, the leading online training resource for serious IT professionals. Pluralsight has become a hub for software developers and IT professionals and a one-stop shop for CTOs and CIOs looking for professional, high-quality, online training.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$358.84)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: TrainSignal
TrainSignal is a Chicago-based company that makes award-winning computer training for IT professionals. TrainSignal work hard every day to produce premium quality computer training designed to give IT pros in-depth knowledge, build hands-on skills and promote career advancement.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
price ($mm)
$70
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$19
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$4
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Gridiron Capital, LLC, acquired Colibri Group

synopsis: Quad-C Management, Inc., a leading middle market private equity firm, announced it has completed the sale of its investment in Colibri Group, a leading national provider of online learning solutions to licensed professionals in regulated end markets, to Gridiron Capital.
buyer: Gridiron Capital, LLC
Headquartered in New Canaan, CT, Gridiron Capital is a private equity investment firm managed by partners who grew up working in and leading family-owned businesses and can offer valuable operating support and experience to middle market companies. "
target parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
target: Colibri Group
Colibri Group helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by their proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform.
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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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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

TalentSprint, acquired Java Learning Center (JLC)

synopsis: Hyderabad-based skill development and training company TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Java Learning Center (JLC). JLC, a Bangalore-based company, offers advanced programming courses in Java and related technologies. The learning centre uses a blended learning platform combining contact and virtual classrooms.
buyer: TalentSprint
TalentSprint is a leader in professional skill development and integrated talent management for the Information Technology, Banking and Education sectors. The company partners with more than 300 employers and 200 colleges and has skilled 50,000 young job-seekers since its inception. "
target: Java Learning Center (JLC)
Java Learning Center ("JLC"), a Bangalore-based company, offers advanced programming courses in Java and related technologies. JLC uses a blended learning platform combining contact and virtual classrooms to deliver scale with quality. It currently operates multiple centres across the city.
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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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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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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

3Cloud, acquired Pragmatic Works

synopsis: 3Cloud, a leading Microsoft Azure services firm, announced that it has acquired the consulting arm of Pragmatic Works, an award-winning services firm focused on Microsoft’s cloud and data platforms.
buyer: 3Cloud
3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Gold-certified Microsoft Azure technology consulting firm and Azure Expert Managed Services Provider that provides cloud strategy, design, implementation, and managed services to clients across multiple industries. "
target parent: SentryOne
target: Pragmatic Works
Pragmatic Works is a software, consulting and training company that focuses on helping customers optimize their data lifecycle. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sunset Learning Institute, acquired Advanced Network Information, Inc.

synopsis: Sunset Learning Institute, a learning solutions company, has acquired Advanced Network Information (ANI), a company that develops learning solutions for Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
buyer: Sunset Learning Institute
Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) is a learning solutions company that specializes in technology training. SLI's goal is to help customers optimize their cloud technology investments by providing convenient, high-quality technical training that customers can rely on. "
target: Advanced Network Information, Inc.
Advanced Network Information (ANI) develops and delivers customized learning solutions to Silicon Valley Tech and Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Lerio

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the Cary N.C.-based worldwide leader in technology skills development, has acquired HODAC Training (Lerio) in The Netherlands. HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the Netherlands.
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge supports major enterprises and tech professionals everywhere with the broadest and deepest portfolio of IT training solutions, wherever, whenever and however they are needed. Established in 1995, Global Knowledge delivers over one million separate courses every year. "
target: Lerio
HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, (formerly Compu'Train Noord), which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the northern Netherlands provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen since 2012.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Barchen

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Bärchen, an independent French training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Barchen
France-based Bärchen is an independent training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers. Their courses are intended for all professionals and apprentices in banking, finance and insurance and are also open to jobseekers.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

SHI International Corp., acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc.

synopsis: SHI International, one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers, has acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc. (CTG). A leading provider of training solutions, CTG has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
buyer: SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $8.5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. "
target: Corporate Training Group, Inc.
A leading provider of training solutions, Corporate Training Group (CTG) has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Advanced Personnel Management, acquired MCI Solutions

synopsis: Advanced Personnel Management (APM) has acquired multi-award-winning learning organisation MCI Solutions. MCI consults to top organisations on their learning and development needs. They are a multi award-winning training and education provider offering accredited and non accredited programs in a wide range of business and IT areas.
buyer: Advanced Personnel Management
Advanced Personnel Management (APM) delivers job seeker, disability, workplace health, NDIS support and home assessment services to thousands of Australians every year. They are Australia’s largest provider of Disability Employment Services with a proven track record of helping people find work. "
target: MCI Solutions
MCI Solutions consults to top organisations on their learning and development needs. They are a multi award-winning training and education provider offering accredited and non accredited programs in a wide range of business and IT areas.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Catalyst IT Australia, acquired Open Query

synopsis: Catalyst IT, a world leading open source company with an international reputation for delivering innovative, high quality software solutions, has acquired Open Query, a company that develops and delivers training and expertise for MySQL & related technologies, including system administration and security. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Catalyst IT Australia
Catalyst IT is a world leading open source company with an international reputation for delivering innovative, high quality software solutions. "
target: Open Query
Open Query Pty Ltd develops and delivers training and expertise for MySQL & related technologies, including system administration and security. Based in Australia, they have engineers in a number of locations. Generally they work remotely although on-site consulting and training is available.
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aspire Education GmbH, acquired ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH

synopsis: Vienna-based Aspire Education has taken over Austria's leading service provider for education and training in the IT sector, the ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH. ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna.
buyer parent: Quadriga Capital
buyer: Aspire Education GmbH
Aspire Education is a leading European education group in the education and training market with a focus on the German-speaking world. The education portfolio of Aspire Education includes the professional development of qualified specialists in areas such as law, taxes, IT and knowledge services, "
target: ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH
ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna. Graz and Attnang-Puchheim. ETC is the largest Austrian B2B IT training provider with an additional focus on IT related topics and management skills for digitization.
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closed 4/30/2018 via PR Newswire

SentryOne, acquired Pragmatic Works

synopsis: SentryOne announced the acquisition of Pragmatic Works Software (PWS), the Jacksonville, FL based leader in solutions for developing, testing, documenting, and monitoring the Microsoft Data Platform. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
buyer: SentryOne
SentryOne is a privately held technology company whose award-winning solutions empower Microsoft data professionals to achieve breakthrough performance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. "
target: Pragmatic Works
Pragmatic Works is a software, consulting and training company that focuses on helping customers optimize their data lifecycle. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired YouTrain

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, a global performance improvement solutions provider, has acquired YouTrain Limited. YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships, employability training and contract staffing services.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: YouTrain
YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships and employability training as well as corporate training and contract staffing services for commercial clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
price ($mm)
$886
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$63
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
14.0x
closed 4/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Centriq Training, acquired Premier Knowledge Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Centriq Training, a Leawood-based information technology training company, will expand to St. Louis with the acquisition of Premier Knowledge Solutions Inc., forming the largest IT training company in the Midwest. The combined firm will host 29 instructors and 27 classrooms.
buyer: Centriq Training
Centriq Training is the Midwest’s largest full-service technology training company. A Gold Certified Microsoft Learning Partner, Centriq has provided leading-edge technology training since 1989. "
target: Premier Knowledge Solutions, Inc.
Premier Knowledge Solutions is a St. Louis based computer training company offering computer training via classes at their St. Louis computer training campus, training taught onsite at customers’ locations, and online computer training classes.
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

SVP, Société par Actions Simplifiée, acquired Versalys

synopsis: SVP.com, which specializes in operational support for businesses and communities, Expands in Canada with the acquisition of Versalys Group, which specializes in vocational training and translation. Versalys offers a complete range of 900 courses in IT, office automation, human resources, project management and business language.
buyer: SVP, Société par Actions Simplifiée
SVP.com provides management consulting and professional support services to businesses and local governments. The company offers legislation, finance, accounting, human resources, business life, skill development, and market consulting services. "
target: Versalys
Versalys offers a complete range of more than 900 training courses in IT, Office Automation, Softskills, Project Management and Business Language. They have 125 trainers in four branch offices with 30 training classrooms, located in downtown Montreal, Quebec City, Laval and Brossard.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Web

QuickStart Intelligence, Inc., acquired 1Staff Training

synopsis: QuickStart Intelligence has completed a strategic acquisition of 1Staff Training, a provider of software, IT, computer, and business training to students all over the world. They have educated students in all industries including: healthcare, financial, government, communications and nonprofit.
buyer parent: 360training.com
buyer: QuickStart Intelligence, Inc.
QuickStart Intelligence, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading provider of Microsoft Windows Training and IT training solutions with locations throughout California. They deliver solutions both online and in the classroom. "
target: 1Staff Training
1Staff Training provides software, IT, computer, and business training to students all over the world. They have educated students in all industries including: healthcare, financial, government, communications and nonprofit.
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Alten SA, acquired cPrime Inc.

synopsis: ALTEN Group, the European leader in Technology Consulting and Engineering, announced the acquisition of cPrime Inc., an industry leader in Agile consulting, training, and Enterprise Agile Transformation services. For the past six consecutive years, cPrime has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the San Francisco bay area.
buyer: Alten SA (ENXTPA:ATE:$2,153.01)
The ALTEN Group is a leading European Technology Consulting and Engineering (TCE) firm with approximately 18,000 employees in 20 countries. The ALTEN Group works with clients in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, life sciences, financial services, telecom and IT sectors. "
target: cPrime Inc.
cPrime Inc. is a IT project management consulting, staffing and training services company on the front lines of technology and methodology. For the past six consecutive years, cPrime has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the San Francisco bay area.
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closed 8/2/2013 via PR Newswire

ITT Educational Services, Inc., acquired Benchmark Learning

synopsis: ITT Educational Services, Inc., a leading provider of technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs, announced that it acquired Benchmark Learning, a Minneapolis-based IT and business training company. Benchmark Learning offers short-term IT and business learning solutions for career advancers and other professionals.
buyer: ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI:$1,069.98)
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states. "
target: Benchmark Learning
Benchmark Learning is an education services company that delivers assessments, consulting, and authorized and customized training programs and curricula in the areas of IT, ITIL, development, business analysis, project management and leadership development.
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closed 9/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Improving Enterprises, Inc., acquired Alphaware Training Centers

synopsis: Improving Enterprises, a technology consulting and training firm, has finalized an agreement to acquire Alphaware Training Center in Houston, Texas. Alphaware's training offerings are complementary to Improving's Training division which focuses on Project Management, Agile, Microsoft (.Net), and Java application development services.
buyer: Improving Enterprises, Inc.
In 2007, Improving Enterprises, LLC merged with Blue Ocean Group to form Improving Enterprises, Inc., a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting and project services focused in Agile, Microsoft (.Net) and Java technologies. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. "
target: Alphaware Training Centers
Alphaware Training Centers remains the premier provider of education for the Information Technology industry, as well as individuals and corporate clients seeking professional development.
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