Like Vital Skills International, LC

closed 3/20/2014 via Market Wire

VitalSmarts, acquired Vital Skills International, LC

synopsis: VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and leadership development, announced that it has acquired Vital Skills International of Michigan. As part of the transition, Doug Finton, former managing director of Vital Skills International, will continue to head the training function as a Senior Master Trainer.
buyer: VitalSmarts
VitalSmarts is an innovator in corporate training and leadership development. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than one million people worldwide. "
target: Vital Skills International, LC
Vital Skills International, LC specializes in providing training, executive team development, consulting, speaking engagements, coaching and research for organizations. They are the sole licensed provider in Michigan of research-based training programs by VitalSmarts™.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

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

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

Tessi SA, acquired Proformation

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

Accenture, acquired Cirrus Group

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programs. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,730.27)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Cirrus Group
Cirrus is a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programmes. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

AICPA, acquired Business Learning Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) has acquired the Business Learning Institute (BLI) from MACPA. Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide.
buyer: AICPA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). "
target parent: Maryland Association of CPAs
target: Business Learning Institute, Inc.
Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide. BLI is a center facilitating the development of competencies and strategic knowledge required for leadership in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.
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closed 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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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

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

BrainStation, acquired Wyncode

synopsis: BrainStation has acquired Wyncode, Florida’s leading coding and user experience (UX) design bootcamp. With the acquisition, BrainStation takes on a leadership position in the Florida digital skills training market, offering a suite of full-time bootcamps including Web Development, UX Design, Data Science, and Digital Marketing.
buyer parent: Konrad Group
buyer: BrainStation
BrainStation is the global leader in digital skills training and workforce transformation, with corporate training, award-winning bootcamps, certificate courses, industry-leading events, and more, both online and at state-of-the-art campuses in cities such as New York, Miami, London, and Vancouver. "
target: Wyncode
Wyncode is a tech training bootcamp immersing students in a demanding and inspiring learning environment engineered to develop successful coders with business acumen. Wyncode has graduated nearly 1,000 students and established itself as the premier provider of digital skills training in Florida.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
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closed 12/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Sourcesense S.p.A., acquired MMUL S.r.l.

synopsis: On its tenth anniversary, MMUL Srl has been acquired by Sourcesense SpA. Founded in 2010, MMUL Srl is a company based in Rho (MI) which was created to offer consulting, training and documentation services on Linux systems and other open-source technologies.
buyer: Sourcesense S.p.A. (BIT:SOU:$19.32)
Sourcesense is a company, operating in the IT sector on the Italian and English markets, a leader in cloud-native solutions based on "Open Source" technologies and an ideal partner to face a path of digital evolution. "
target: MMUL S.r.l.
Founded in 2010, MMUL Srl is a company based in Italy which was created to offer consulting, training and documentation services on Linux systems and other open-source technologies.
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$0.76
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closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

BRING IT LLC, acquired Elyzian Corp.

synopsis: Bring IT, a US headquartered business technology consulting firm and a top solution provider in services for Oracle NetSuite, Zendesk, Celigo, Dell Boomi and others, announced that it has completed the merger and acquisition of Elyzian, a company focused on operational excellence and business transformation.
buyer: BRING IT LLC
Bring IT is a 360° business technology consulting firm that helps customers integrate, customize and deploy the right technology that allows them to run an end to end modern value chain. Bring IT provides services to more than 100 customers from start-ups to multi-national corporations. "
target: Elyzian Corp.
Elyzian is a values-based organization that designs and deploys end-to-end business transformation solutions to elevate business performance via change management, executive coaching and capabilities building for operational excellence .
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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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$233
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

HeartStart CPR Plus merged with Prime Medical Training,

synopsis: HeartStart CPR Plus has merged with Prime Medical Training, an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus is an AHA training center that offers training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
buyer: Prime Medical Training
Prime Medical Training is an authorized AHA training center that provides CPR training and AED sales and maintenance. Prime focuses on providing continuing education for people from all walks of life. From healthcare professionals, to industrial workers, corporate offices, to churches. "
target: HeartStart CPR Plus
HeartStart CPR Plus is an American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus offers group and onsite training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

LRN, acquired Interactive Services Limited

synopsis: Ethics and compliance education and technology company LRN Corporation has acquired Interactive Services, the Ireland-based global compliance and online learning firm. The combined organization will help companies build and implement effective compliance programs and foster values-based and ethical cultures and workforces.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: LRN
LRN has helped over 25 million people at more than 700 companies worldwide simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and make ethical decisions. LRN has also helped hundreds of companies foster ethical, responsible, and inclusive cultures. "
target: Interactive Services Limited
Based in Dublin, Interactive Services provides award-winning learning solutions to the biggest brands in the world. Alongside the fastest growing ethics & compliance content library solution in the marketplace, the company also offers creative custom online and person-to-person learning design.
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closed 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 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 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snopsis, acquired Elevate Financial Training

synopsis: Snopsis is a technology company focused on helping small business owners overcome their financial challenges, announced the acquisition of Elevate Financial Training, a leader in financial training courses focused on improving profitability and cash flow in businesses.
buyer: Snopsis
Snopsis is a patent-pending Social Financial Platform that will integrate with accounting software like QuickBooks® Online, Xero and Sage. Snopsis clients are small business owners, who are pre-CFO, that need financial guidance. "
target: Elevate Financial Training
Elevate Financial Training offers a variety of courses all focused on boosting profitability and cash flow in businesses. The Elevate Financial Training courses include business financial training, financial analysis training, business cash flow, and more.
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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 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 3/20/2014 via Market Wire

VitalSmarts, acquired Vital Skills International, LC

synopsis: VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and leadership development, announced that it has acquired Vital Skills International of Michigan. As part of the transition, Doug Finton, former managing director of Vital Skills International, will continue to head the training function as a Senior Master Trainer.
buyer: VitalSmarts
VitalSmarts is an innovator in corporate training and leadership development. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than one million people worldwide. "
target: Vital Skills International, LC
Vital Skills International, LC specializes in providing training, executive team development, consulting, speaking engagements, coaching and research for organizations. They are the sole licensed provider in Michigan of research-based training programs by VitalSmarts™.
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closed 3/20/2014 via Market Wire

VitalSmarts, acquired Vital Skills International, LC

synopsis: VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and leadership development, announced that it has acquired Vital Skills International of Michigan. As part of the transition, Doug Finton, former managing director of Vital Skills International, will continue to head the training function as a Senior Master Trainer.
buyer: VitalSmarts
VitalSmarts is an innovator in corporate training and leadership development. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than one million people worldwide. "
target: Vital Skills International, LC
Vital Skills International, LC specializes in providing training, executive team development, consulting, speaking engagements, coaching and research for organizations. They are the sole licensed provider in Michigan of research-based training programs by VitalSmarts™.
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closed 3/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Cirrus Group

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programs. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,730.27)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Cirrus Group
Cirrus is a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programmes. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

AICPA, acquired Business Learning Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) has acquired the Business Learning Institute (BLI) from MACPA. Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide.
buyer: AICPA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). "
target parent: Maryland Association of CPAs
target: Business Learning Institute, Inc.
Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide. BLI is a center facilitating the development of competencies and strategic knowledge required for leadership in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

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

Phoenix Strategy Investments, acquired PI Worldwide

synopsis: PI Worldwide, a leader in workforce analytics and science-driven insights that help optimize the performance and potential of individuals, teams, and organizations, announced that it has been acquired by Phoenix Strategy Investments.
buyer: Phoenix Strategy Investments
Phoenix Strategy is an entrepreneurial investment company formed to acquire and operate a small to medium sized privately-held business. Their principals take day-to-day operating roles in every investment they make. "
target: PI Worldwide
PI Worldwide is an international management consulting organization that enables clients to be more successful by focusing on their most important asset-their people. Using a proven, proprietary management tool known as the Predictive Index, they help align individual performance for their clients.
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closed 4/6/2010 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Global Lead joined Novations to create “Global Novations.” The new firm will provide a broader and more holistic suite of services around talent optimization, diversity training and leadership development, strengthening Global Novation's ability to help accelerate the achievement of business objectives.
buyer parent: MCG Global, LLC
buyer: Novations Group, Inc.
Novations Group Inc. (NGI) is a global professional services firm committed to building human performance through specific consulting, training, technology, and measurement solutions. "
target: Global Lead, LLC
Global Lead is an established provider of diversity & inclusion consulting and interactive solutions. Global Lead provides services to companies that include management recruitment, talent retention, supply chain relationships and executive training.
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closed 9/25/2006 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired The Advantage Performance Group

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

BTS Group AB, acquired The Real Learning Company

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

Experience Ignite, Inc. merged with sr4 Partners LLC,

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

Cegos, acquired Crescimentum

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

Wendel Group, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

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

C6 Bank, acquired Idea9

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

Evans Incorporated, will acquire Global Coaches Network

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

Winning by Design, acquired Customer Growth Advisors

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

Simplify Compliance, acquired Bluepoint Leadership Development

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

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired CLS Performance Solutions

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

International Institute for Learning, acquired Orbital Training and Consulting

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

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

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

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

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

iCollege Ltd., will acquire Mathisi Pty Ltd

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

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired rogenSi

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