Like SumTotal Systems, Inc.

closed 8/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired SumTotal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft Ltd. has acquired SumTotal Systems LLC from Vista Equity Partners. SumTotal provides cloud-based human resources services, including training programs. They are the only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within their customers’ workforce.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
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 parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence.
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$725
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

HT2 Labs, purchased Learning Record Store from Riptide Software Inc.

synopsis: HT2 Labs has acquired Riptide Software Inc’s Learning Record Store (LRS). Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints.
buyer: HT2 Labs
HT2 Labs are a team of digital learning pioneers, working with ambitious businesses to develop exceptional talent among their workforce. They have created Curatr, a next-generation learning software that can be used to create social learning experiences. "
seller: Riptide Software Inc.
Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints. LRS can track on-the-job performance through real-time dashboards to show is training is causing an improvement.
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closed 6/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Degreed, acquired Pathgather

synopsis: Degreed, the lifelong learning platform, announced it has acquired Pathgather, merging the two companies that invented the learning experience platform (LXP) category. Degreed plans to bring the best elements of both solutions together to create an unequaled experience for both companies’ clients and users.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a better, smarter way to discover, learn and certify the skills people need for the future. Degreed connects all the resources people use to learn and grow, including corporate learning systems and millions of courses, videos, books, articles, podcasts, and subject experts. "
target: Pathgather
Pathgather is the learning experience platform for leading enterprises seeking to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. It works with existing learning ecosystems to provide actionable learning insights that align employee growth with business goals.
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closed 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Intrepid Learning Solutions

synopsis: VitalSource, the leading platform for institutions, campus stores, and companies to create and deliver educational and training content, has acquired Intrepid Learning, a provider of cloud-based learning technology that empowers organizations to solve business challenges with cost-effective, easily configurable solutions that scale massively.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Intrepid Learning Solutions
Intrepid Learning provides cloud-based learning technology that empowers organizations to solve business challenges with cost-effective, easily configurable solutions that scale massively, connect learning to everyday work, and provide an integrated social and mobile-first learning experience.
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announced 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Schoox, Inc., will acquire Learn.net

synopsis: Schoox, Inc., a global e-learning cloud-based company providing the most modern mobile training platform for corporations and franchise organizations plans to acquire Learn.net, Inc., a company that was founded to design, develop and service training and communication technologies to support large enterprises.
buyer: Schoox, Inc.
Schoox, Inc. is a global e-learning cloud-based company providing the most modern mobile training platform for corporations and franchise organizations. Schoox has delivered over 5 million video lessons, 25,000 video lectures in a single day and serves over 1 million users in over 110 countries. "
target: Learn.net
Learn.net was founded to design, develop and service training and communication technologies to support large enterprises. Today, Learn.net's software and services are deployed at a number of excellent organizations educating and training their knowledge workers.
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announced 10/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Lumesse AS, will acquire Edvantage Group AB

synopsis: Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Edvantage Group. Over 500,000 users across hundreds of organizations use Edvantage Group’s SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) learning solutions to develop employee skills and competencies.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Lumesse AS
Lumesse is one of the only global companies making talent management solutions work locally. They help customers around the world to implement successful local talent management initiatives that identify, nurture and develop the right people, in the right place, at the right time. "
target: Edvantage Group AB
Edvantage group provides solutions to help organisations implement effective learning programmes. It develops e-learning systems and software and provides over 10,000 online training courses. Edvantage also has its own team of teaching experts create customised e-learning content.
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closed 9/9/2011 via Market Wire

Callidus Software Inc., acquired Rapid Intake Inc.

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc. has acquired the leader in collaborative rapid e-learning authoring, Rapid Intake. Rapid Intake is the easiest to use eLearning and mLearning solution that lets designers and subject matter experts collaboratively capture, storyboard, develop, review, test, and publish Flash- and HTML5-based courses.
buyer: Callidus Software Inc. (CALD:$239.66)
Callidus Software is the market and technology leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM). Callidus customers gain a competitive advantage by maximizing sales cost efficiencies and driving improvements in sales effectiveness. "
target: Rapid Intake Inc.
Rapid Intake is the leader in rapid interactive e-learning development and review. The powerful, flexible Rapid Intake toolset helps instructional designers and content owners collaboratively create Flash-based interactive courses, quizzes, games, and simulations built on proven learning patterns.
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$1.50
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closed 6/29/2011 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., acquired Plateau Systems, Ltd.

synopsis: SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in business execution software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plateau Systems, the leading learning management system (LMS) and Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) provider.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: Plateau Systems, Ltd.
Plateau is a global provider of adaptable, web-based software for developing, managing, rewarding and optimizing organizational talent to increase workforce productivity. Plateau’s award-winning software is powering talent management initiatives at some of the world’s most successful organizations.
price ($mm)
$290
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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

SumTotal Systems, Inc., acquired GeoLearning, Inc.

synopsis: SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in complete talent management solutions has announced that it has acquired GeoLearning, Inc. Founded in 1997, GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence."
target: GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and on-demand learning and performance technology. The company's products and services are used to manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes and drive organizational performance.
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closed 10/1/2010 via Market Wire

Taleo Corporation, acquired Learn.com

synopsis: Taleo Corporation, the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Learn.com, Inc. A visionary leader in the SaaS Learning and Development segment, Learn.com's solutions are in use with more than 500 companies of all sizes.
buyer: Taleo Corporation (TLEO:$308.90)
Taleo's cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through talent intelligence. More than 4,700 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 48 of the Fortune 100. "
target: Learn.com
Learn.com is a 200 person leader in learning management, social learning and collaboration. Learn.com® puts knowledge to work for organizations of all sizes around the globe with its cloud-based learning platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$113 [$116]
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$27
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5.2x
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
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announced 7/7/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., will acquire Elluminate, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elluminate, Inc. a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. delivers best-in-class web, audio, video, and social networking solutions optimized for 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. The company helps unify enterprise technologies to ensure that learning and collaboration happen in a better, faster, and more efficient way.
price ($mm)[EV]
$44 [$40]
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$24
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2.3x
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closed 7/22/2009 via AP - Associated Press

SumTotal Systems, Inc. merged with Vista Equity Partners,

synopsis: SumTotal Systems, Inc., the market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, announced that about 99 percent of its shareholders approved the company's acquisition by Vista Equity Partners Fund III LP.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm with $1 billion in capital focused on investing in dynamic, successful software and technology-enabled businesses. Vista seeks to partner with world-class management teams who have a long-term perspective and are committed leadership in their markets. "
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of talent and learning solutions. SumTotal deploys mission-critical solutions that align talent and knowledge with business goals to generate significant bottom-line results.
price ($mm)[EV]
$134 [$89]*
rev ($mm)
$114
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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0.6x
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24.4x
closed 11/3/2008 via BusinessWire

SilkRoad technology, inc., acquired VTN Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, has acquired VTN Technologies, Inc., the software-based training innovation firm known for its Olé™ Online Learning Environment.
buyer: SilkRoad technology, inc.
Through SilkRoad’s Life Suite™, an integrated talent management solution, companies are able to hire better employees, identify high and low performers, drive a pay-for-performance culture and improve employee tenure. "
target: VTN Technologies, Inc.
VTN's LMS/LCMS product Olé™, Online Learning Environment, gives organizations an easy-to-use, cost-effective, robust learning platform that delivers on the promise of reduced training costs and increased learning effectiveness.
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closed 7/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jonas Software, acquired InReach

synopsis: Jonas Software, the premier supplier of software and services across all of the vertical markets it covers, has announced the acquisition of InReach, a leading provider of online continuing education (CE) management solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Jonas Software
Jonas Software has a mix of Software, Communication and Service solutions to fit their client's needs. Worldwide over 2,300 clubs in more than 17 countries utilize Jonas Software to build and enrich member relationships, increase revenues, and decrease costs. "
target: InReach
InReach is a leading provider of continuing education management solutions. InReach technology, services, and experience have helped hundreds of organizations expand their continuing professional education programs beyond in-person events.
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announced 2/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire Bridge

synopsis: UK-based Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, will acquire Bridge, a learning, performance, and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organisations. The acquisition significantly extends LTG’s learning and talent offering in the mid-enterprise market.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Bridge
Bridge is a learning, performance and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organizations. Specializing in employee-centric experiences, the offering includes a learning management system in addition to performance, engagement and skills development products on a single SaaS-based platform.
price ($mm)
$50
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$21
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2.4x
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Web

Five V Capital, will acquire Totara Learning Solutions

synopsis: Sydney private equity firm Five V Capital will acquire a majority ownership interest in Totara. Totara builds employee engagement, learning, and performance management technologies that enable large multinational corporations, government entities, and mid-market companies to deliver enterprise-level talent and workforce experiences.
buyer: Five V Capital
Five V Capital is a growth-focused private equity fund based in Sydney, Australia. Five V has in excess of A$450 million of capital available to partner with leading founders and businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Five V’s current portfolio includes Education Perfect, Probe Group, and more. "
target: Totara Learning Solutions
Totara builds employee engagement, learning, and performance management technologies that enable large multinational corporations, government entities, and mid-market companies to deliver enterprise-level talent and workforce experiences.
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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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closed 2/18/2015 via BusinessWire

Abila, acquired Peach New Media

synopsis: Abila announced it has acquired Peach New Media, a leading provider and pioneer of online continuing education and online learning solutions. Due to this acquisition, organizations now have access to industry-leading association and donor management, as well as continuing education software from one company.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: Abila
Abila is a leading software and services provider to nonprofit organizations, associations and government entities. Organizations trust Abila to simplify and streamline accounting, donor and grant management and large scale fundraising processes so they can perform their best work. "
target: Peach New Media
Peach New Media, Inc. is a software and services company focused on Mandatory Continuing Education. Peach New Media’s flagship learning platform, Freestone™, is designed to deliver live webinars, webcasts, on-demand learning and continuing education.
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closed 1/6/2015 via PE Hub

YourMembership.com, Inc., acquired Digital Ignite

synopsis: YourMembership.com has acquired Digital Ignite, a SaaS-based continuing education and learning management program for member-based organizations. Digital Ignite’s core product, Crowd Wisdom, is a social learning platform that provides community-based knowledge sharing and personalized professional development offerings.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: YourMembership.com, Inc.
YourMembership.com’s SaaS-model membership software solution features three integrated components – a complete member website, online community and membership management software – that transform how organizations capture valuable member data. "
target: Digital Ignite
Digital Ignite was founded with the vision of building a better learning experience for the adult, working professional. Their goal was to break the model of impersonal e-Learning technologies, to create a personalized, social, and engaging experience that was learner-centric.
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closed 8/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired SumTotal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft Ltd. has acquired SumTotal Systems LLC from Vista Equity Partners. SumTotal provides cloud-based human resources services, including training programs. They are the only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within their customers’ workforce.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
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 parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence.
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$725
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

SumTotal Systems, Inc., acquired CyberShift, Inc.

synopsis: SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the innovator in strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, announced the acquisitions of CyberShift, a leader in strategic workforce management and expense software. CyberShift is the only enterprise solution vendor in Workforce Management with a true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence."
target parent: LLR Partners
target: CyberShift, Inc.
CyberShift, an industry leader in strategic workforce management and expense management software, offers innovative visualization and mobile solutions for time and attendance, advanced scheduling, absence management, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and leave management.
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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

SumTotal Systems, Inc., acquired GeoLearning, Inc.

synopsis: SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in complete talent management solutions has announced that it has acquired GeoLearning, Inc. Founded in 1997, GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence."
target: GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and on-demand learning and performance technology. The company's products and services are used to manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes and drive organizational performance.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

SumTotal Systems, Inc., acquired Softscape, Inc.

synopsis: SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a global leader in complete talent management solutions, announced that it has acquired Softscape. This transaction brings together industry pioneers with a strong history of innovation and combines proven leadership to address the needs of global enterprises.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence."
target: Softscape, Inc.
Softscape, Inc. provides web-based human capital management ("HCM") software solutions and global HCM services to enterprises and government agencies.
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closed 7/22/2009 via AP - Associated Press

SumTotal Systems, Inc. merged with Vista Equity Partners,

synopsis: SumTotal Systems, Inc., the market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, announced that about 99 percent of its shareholders approved the company's acquisition by Vista Equity Partners Fund III LP.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm with $1 billion in capital focused on investing in dynamic, successful software and technology-enabled businesses. Vista seeks to partner with world-class management teams who have a long-term perspective and are committed leadership in their markets. "
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of talent and learning solutions. SumTotal deploys mission-critical solutions that align talent and knowledge with business goals to generate significant bottom-line results.
price ($mm)[EV]
$134 [$89]*
rev ($mm)
$114
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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0.6x
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24.4x
closed 11/14/2006 via BusinessWire

SumTotal Systems, Inc., acquired MindSolve Technologies

synopsis: SumTotal Systems the largest provider of talent and learning solutions, has acquired Gainesville, Fla.-based MindSolve Technologies, Inc., a privately held provider of performance management software.
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of talent and learning solutions. SumTotal deploys mission-critical solutions that align talent and knowledge with business goals to generate significant bottom-line results. "
target: MindSolve Technologies
MindSolve offers web-based software solutions with related professional services for users in over 50 countries worldwide. MindSolve’s MVP Enterprise suite is a high-performance suite with enterprise-level functionality and sophisticated configurability.
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closed 10/4/2005 via BusinessWire

Pathlore Software Corporation merged with SumTotal Systems, Inc.,

synopsis: SumTotal Systems, Inc., the largest provider of learning and business performance technologies and services, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Pathlore Software Corporation, also a leading enterprise software company in the learning and business performance management market, for approximately $48 million.
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of talent and learning solutions. SumTotal deploys mission-critical solutions that align talent and knowledge with business goals to generate significant bottom-line results. "
target: Pathlore Software Corporation
Pathlore, the most widely used and experienced LMS provider, has been satisfying enterprise learning management needs since 1984. The open and scalable Pathlore Learning Management System (LMS) incorporates online learning, traditional classroom training, virtual classroom, collaboration, competenc
price ($mm)
$48
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$24
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$2
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2.0x
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32.0x
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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1.7x
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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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$22
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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$233
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closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Churchill Capital II, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: Churchill Capital Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company, and Skillsoft, a global leader in digital learning and talent management solutions, announced the completion of their business combination. The combined company will operate as Skillsoft and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
buyer: Churchill Capital II (CCX:$0.00)
Churchill Capital Corp II is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: 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.
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$1,300
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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 (SKIL:$0.00)
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 8/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired SumTotal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft Ltd. has acquired SumTotal Systems LLC from Vista Equity Partners. SumTotal provides cloud-based human resources services, including training programs. They are the only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within their customers’ workforce.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
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 parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence.
price ($mm)
$725
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: SSILuxco S.a.r.l., an indirect parent company of Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning announced that it has completed the sale of its subsidiaries to Pointwell Limited, an entity indirectly owned by funds managed by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest Private Equity funds in Europe.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in buyout investments. The firm prefers to invest in industrial and commercial sectors with a focus on business service companies, financial services, leisure, support services, healthcare, and consumer brands. "
target: 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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,000 [$2,300]
rev ($mm)
$380
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
15.2x
closed 9/25/2012 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired ThirdForce plc

synopsis: SSI Investments II Limited's indirect subsidiary, Skillsoft Ireland Limited has completed the first closing of the acquisition of ThirdForce Group plc. ThirdForce engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand training and elearning solutions for global enterprises, government and education agencies, and small to medium-sized businesses. Skillsoft is the elearning choice of thousands of well-known companies. "
target: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce plc engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide. ThirdForce has over ten years’ experience designing innovative e-learning solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Element K

synopsis: SkillSoft Ltd, a SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that its indirect subsidiaries, SkillSoft Corp and SkillSoft Ireland Ltd have acquired Element K from NIIT Ltd. Element K provides learning solutions that enable organisations to develop employees, support partners, and educate customers.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft Limited is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. "
target parent: NIIT Ltd
target: Element K
Element K delivers a tailored combination of products, technology and services that helps customers plan, develop, launch and manage their learning programme. Element K’s capabilities include 5,800 e-Learning courses, 1,300 print courseware titles, a learning platform, and much more.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/15/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft PLC, acquired 50 Lessons Ltd.

synopsis: SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of 50 Lessons Limited, a provider of leadership video content that helps organizations around the world develop their employees by leveraging the power of story-based lessons.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft PLC (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft is a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. "
target: 50 Lessons Ltd.
50 Lessons is the world’s leading producer of business learning content. Their learning content, and their content-based products and services, help organizations and individuals change the way they do business by changing the way they learn.
price ($mm)
$3.82
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Advent International Corporation, Bain Capital, Berkshire Partners LLC, acquired SkillSoft PLC

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading Software as a Service provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that the acquisition of the Company by funds sponsored by each of Berkshire Partners LLC, Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC, was completed.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: Advent International Corporation
buyer: Bain Capital
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: SkillSoft PLC
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,065 [$1,069]*
rev ($mm)
$315
EBITDA ($mm)
$116
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft PLC, acquired NETg

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of NETg from The Thomson Corporation for approximately $270 million in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
buyer: SkillSoft PLC (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: NETg
Thomson NETg is a global leader providing Open Learning Solutions with a comprehensive offering of award-winning content, multiple delivery options, cutting-edge technology and services.NETg is the learning and professional development partner of choice for innovative global organizations worldwide.
price ($mm)
$270
rev ($mm)
$149
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2004 via PR Newswire

NETg, acquired Educational Training Systems, Inc.

synopsis: NETg, a part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced that it has acquired Educational Training Systems, Inc./financialcampus (FinancialCampus), a leading provider of online training and educational services to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: SkillSoft PLC
buyer: NETg
Thomson NETg is a global leader providing Open Learning Solutions with a comprehensive offering of award-winning content, multiple delivery options, cutting-edge technology and services.NETg is the learning and professional development partner of choice for innovative global organizations worldwide."
target: Educational Training Systems, Inc.
Competes with Dearborn/Kaplan & Bisys/Pictorial. Revs are estimated Founded in 1970 by Dennis Doyle, Educational Training Systems (ETS) has recently acquired financialcampus(FC) to better reflect our partnerships with clients. As a publisher, ETS currently produces all of its own content for distri
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closed 8/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired SumTotal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft Ltd. has acquired SumTotal Systems LLC from Vista Equity Partners. SumTotal provides cloud-based human resources services, including training programs. They are the only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within their customers’ workforce.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
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 parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence.
price ($mm)
$725
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Churchill Capital II, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: Churchill Capital Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company, and Skillsoft, a global leader in digital learning and talent management solutions, announced the completion of their business combination. The combined company will operate as Skillsoft and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
buyer: Churchill Capital II (CCX:$0.00)
Churchill Capital Corp II is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise.
price ($mm)
$1,300
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired Bottom-Line Performance

synopsis: TiER1 Performance, UK's employee-owned consulting firm that consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success, has acquired Bottom-Line Performance, a company that designs and develops custom learning solutions focused on increasing knowledge retention and end-user performance.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
Headquartered in the UK, TiER1 Performance is an employee-owned consulting firm that activates strategies through people. TiER1 consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success. "
target: Bottom-Line Performance
Bottom-Line Performance helps organizations create the right learning solutions. Whether clients have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, BLP’s team partners with them every step of the way to design for their desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

City & Guilds Kineo, acquired Nine Lanterns

synopsis: The City & Guilds Group has agreed the acquisition of award-winning elearning provider, Nine Lanterns. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Nine Lanterns partners with businesses to create custom-built elearning content and platform solutions. Nine Lanterns will become part of City & Guilds' global workplace learning company, City & Guilds Kineo.
buyer parent: City & Guilds
buyer: City & Guilds Kineo
City & Guilds Kineo is a global workplace learning company that helps businesses improve their performance through learning and technology, providing elearning and LMS solutions, as well as complex portals and managed learning services including qualifications, apprenticeships and accreditation. "
target: Nine Lanterns
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Nine Lanterns is a leading eLearning provider for the Corporate, Healthcare, Government, Education and not-for-profit sectors. With a diverse team of online learning experts, They can create both the eLearning content and the means of delivering it to your employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Learning Seat Pty Ltd, acquired C-Learning

synopsis: The Riverside Company has added C-Learning Pty Ltd to its Learning Seat platform. C-Learning is a Melbourne, Australia-based developer of eLearning courses that specializes in online content development and learning management. The addition will deliver new technical capabilities, content development expertise and customers to Learning Seat.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Learning Seat is an award winning e-learning solution provider, offering a library of workplace compliance and professional development training solutions to businesses across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. "
target: C-Learning
C-Learning develops innovative and cost-effective learning solutions. Their expertise in content development and learning management helps organisations meet its training and performance goals. They provide learning solutions to some of Australia's largest and most successful organisations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: SSILuxco S.a.r.l., an indirect parent company of Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning announced that it has completed the sale of its subsidiaries to Pointwell Limited, an entity indirectly owned by funds managed by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest Private Equity funds in Europe.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in buyout investments. The firm prefers to invest in industrial and commercial sectors with a focus on business service companies, financial services, leisure, support services, healthcare, and consumer brands. "
target: 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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,000 [$2,300]
rev ($mm)
$380
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
15.2x
closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Element K

synopsis: SkillSoft Ltd, a SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that its indirect subsidiaries, SkillSoft Corp and SkillSoft Ireland Ltd have acquired Element K from NIIT Ltd. Element K provides learning solutions that enable organisations to develop employees, support partners, and educate customers.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft Limited is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. "
target parent: NIIT Ltd
target: Element K
Element K delivers a tailored combination of products, technology and services that helps customers plan, develop, launch and manage their learning programme. Element K’s capabilities include 5,800 e-Learning courses, 1,300 print courseware titles, a learning platform, and much more.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/15/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft PLC, acquired 50 Lessons Ltd.

synopsis: SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of 50 Lessons Limited, a provider of leadership video content that helps organizations around the world develop their employees by leveraging the power of story-based lessons.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft PLC (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft is a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. "
target: 50 Lessons Ltd.
50 Lessons is the world’s leading producer of business learning content. Their learning content, and their content-based products and services, help organizations and individuals change the way they do business by changing the way they learn.
price ($mm)
$3.82
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Execuserve Corp., acquired eLearn Now Learning Management System

synopsis: Compliance Systems Corporation's subsidiary, Execuserve Corp. announced it has acquired eLearn Now Learning Management System ("LMS"). The eLearn Now LMS provides online learning tools which empower users to adapt to continuous change by aligning employee learning to business goals.
buyer parent: Compliance Systems Corporation
buyer: Execuserve Corp.
Headquartered in Virginia, Execuserve was founded in 1987 as a search/services firm dedicated to helping clients increase revenue and decrease attrition by making smart hiring decisions. "
target: eLearn Now Learning Management System
The eLearn Now LMS provides online learning tools which empower users to adapt to continuous change by aligning employee learning to business goals.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2010 via PR Newswire

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired Motionplan, Inc.

synopsis: TiER1 Performance Solutions, a leading provider of learning, knowledge and change management solutions announced the acquisition of Motionplan, Inc., a custom training development company located outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
Founded in 2002, TiER1 provides learning, knowledge and change management solutions that enable strategic initiatives. TiER1 helps clients take an initiative from idea to results, bridging the gap between "big picture" strategy and the "in-the-trenches" knowledge needed to make it happen. "
target: Motionplan, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Motionplan serves clients by integrating a unique blend of learning principles, usability design expertise and technology capabilities transforming business communication needs into measurable people results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Advent International Corporation, Bain Capital, Berkshire Partners LLC, acquired SkillSoft PLC

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading Software as a Service provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that the acquisition of the Company by funds sponsored by each of Berkshire Partners LLC, Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC, was completed.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: Advent International Corporation
buyer: Bain Capital
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: SkillSoft PLC
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,065 [$1,069]*
rev ($mm)
$315
EBITDA ($mm)
$116
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 5/4/2009 via BusinessWire

Techniques.org merged with Regis Learning Solutions,

synopsis: Regis Learning Solutions (RLS), a leading provider of custom and ready-to-deploy business simulations and other experiential learning solutions, announced that the company will merge with techniques.org, a premier developer of online learning products.
buyer: Regis Learning Solutions
Regis Learning Solutions (RLS) is a leading provider of custom and ready-to-deploy business simulations and other experiential learning solutions. RLS offerings include a blend of online and classroom simulations, workshops, e-learning, and tested measurement and evaluation tools. "
target: Techniques.org
Techniques.org creates a wide array of training and e-learning solutions for an equally wide range of clients, including Department of Defense agencies, private-sector companies, state government, and nonprofit organizations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Edvantage Group AB, acquired Open Training

synopsis: Futuremedia plc a leading learning and brand communications provider, has completed the sale of its Swedish subsidiary, Open Training, to the Edvantage Group AS. Futuremedia will record an estimated gain from the sale, calculated on the net book values of the net assets transferred.
buyer: Edvantage Group AB
Edvantage group provides solutions to help organisations implement effective learning programmes. We develop e-learning systems and software, provide over 10,000 online training courses, and we have our own team of teaching experts creating customised e-learning content. "
target parent: Futuremedia PLC
target: Open Training
Open Training is a leading provider of products and services for the learning organisation. Open Training produces customised e-learning courses, helps organisations use e-learning to improve brand communications, and delivers technical solutions for competance development.
price ($mm)
$0.03
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/27/2006 via PR Newswire

NIIT Ltd, will acquire Element K

synopsis: NIIT Global has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Element K, a leading provider of learning solutions in North America. The transaction is expected to close within two weeks.
buyer: NIIT Ltd (BSE:532541:$127.92)
NIIT, an acknowledged leader in the IT and IT-assisted training space, offers learning and knowledge solutions in over 30 countries. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Element K
Element K delivers learning solutions -- a tailored combination of our catalog content, technology and services -- supporting the learning needs of the Corporate, Government, Education and Training Center markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

Trinity Learning Corporation, acquired PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Trinity Learning Corporation announced today that it has completed an asset purchase agreement with PRIMEDIA Inc., the leading targeted media company. Trinity Learning, a publicly-held learning company specializing in workplace learning and certification, has acquired certain assets related to PRIMEDIA's Workplace Learning division.
buyer: Trinity Learning Corporation (:$24.07)
CiNet provides performance-focused eLearning solutions that help to save lives, protect critical infrastructure and improve workplace efficiency. The corporate mission is to deliver the right information to customers at the right time, to optimize organizational and individual performance. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning, Inc.
Workplace Learning has provided integrated learning solutions for more than 8 million professionals. With innovative content, custom solutions, technology and "any time/anywhere" delivery training programs, the company provides the most comprehensive set of offerings including tape, live and video-o
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2008 via BusinessWire

The GMarie Group, purchased e-Learning Services from Flypaper Studio, Inc.

synopsis: Flypaper Studio, Inc., an innovator in interactive content software that changes the way people sell and market on the web, announces the sale of their e-Learning services business to The GMarie Group, a developer of corporate training and performance solutions. The acquisition includes the entire services team at Flypaper Studio, Inc.
buyer: The GMarie Group
The GMarie Group is a Phoenix-based training and development consulting firm. As a leader in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning solutions, their focus is on improving employee performance through custom learning solutions. "
seller: Flypaper Studio, Inc.
Flypaper Studio, Inc. is focused on revolutionizing the way people sell and communicate on the Web. Flypaper allows users to produce high-impact presentations and Web content that rivals the interactivity and quality of custom Flash development, but without requiring design or programming skills.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/5/2006 via BNC Analysis

U&I Learning, acquired FSR

synopsis: U&I Learning agreed to acquire 50% stake in FSR on December 5, 2006. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: U&I Learning
U&I Learning is passionate about developing and delivering compelling, results-oriented and custom e-learning solutions that enable people to perform better. Our solutions have a direct impact on job performance by teaching the precise skills and knowledge that your employees need on the job. "
target: FSR
FSR was founded in 1993. FSR is the absolute market leader for e-learning solutions for the corporate as well as (semi) government in the Benelux.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/19/2006 via BusinessWire

RWD Technologies, Inc., acquired The Learning Curve Limited

synopsis: RWD Technologies, Inc. (RWD), a company that develops, implements, and supports products and services in the areas of training, consulting, and organizational performance, announced today that it has acquired Auckland-based eLearning pioneer, The Learning Curve Limited. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
buyer: RWD Technologies, Inc.
RWD Technologies is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, knowledge, and customers. "
target: The Learning Curve Limited
The Learning Curve International Ltd., is a pioneer in eLearning in New Zealand and Australia. The company designs and develops customized learning solutions for organizations, such as Air New Zealand and Fonterra, and helps companies achieve higher levels of employee performance.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

HT2 Labs, purchased Learning Record Store from Riptide Software Inc.

synopsis: HT2 Labs has acquired Riptide Software Inc’s Learning Record Store (LRS). Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints.
buyer: HT2 Labs
HT2 Labs are a team of digital learning pioneers, working with ambitious businesses to develop exceptional talent among their workforce. They have created Curatr, a next-generation learning software that can be used to create social learning experiences. "
seller: Riptide Software Inc.
Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints. LRS can track on-the-job performance through real-time dashboards to show is training is causing an improvement.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Degreed, acquired Pathgather

synopsis: Degreed, the lifelong learning platform, announced it has acquired Pathgather, merging the two companies that invented the learning experience platform (LXP) category. Degreed plans to bring the best elements of both solutions together to create an unequaled experience for both companies’ clients and users.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a better, smarter way to discover, learn and certify the skills people need for the future. Degreed connects all the resources people use to learn and grow, including corporate learning systems and millions of courses, videos, books, articles, podcasts, and subject experts. "
target: Pathgather
Pathgather is the learning experience platform for leading enterprises seeking to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. It works with existing learning ecosystems to provide actionable learning insights that align employee growth with business goals.
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Workday, Inc.
Workday, Inc.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,162.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.30
EBIT ($mm)
($242.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12400
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Ticker: HLAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hilan Ltd.
Hilan Ltd.
Hilan Ltd. is the leading ASP - Application Service Provider in Israel, for overall management of the human resource in the organization: payroll, human resources, time & attendance and pension administration.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$122.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.24
EBIT ($mm)
$19.63
Net Income ($mm)
$13.89
Employees
300
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Ticker: ASX:RDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech is an Australian provider of people management software for employment and education. ReadyTech offers a complete student management system for institutions and training organisations. For employers they offer a complete payroll, HR admin and work health and safety management system.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
160
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Ticker: ASX:PYG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PayGroup Ltd
PayGroup Ltd
Headquartered in Melbourne Australia, PayGroup is the holding company of Pay Asia Pte Limited. Pay Asia, headquartered in Singapore, is a trusted provider of Multi-Country Payroll and cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) Human Resource Outsourcing Solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
229
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Ticker: VCSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$5.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.97)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.50
Employees
26
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Ticker: IACH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information Architects Corporation
Information Architects Corporation
The company focuses on investigating acquisition partners and targets, as well as new business lines and services to add to existing software resources and enhance its ability to market its perceptre software asset.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: WSTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workstream
Workstream
Workstream Inc. supplies technology solutions and services to help employers improve Talent Acquisition and Talent Management. The company is a leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to help employers manage their workforces.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$7.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.40)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.45
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:8CO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8common
8common
8common brings innovative enterprise software concepts to life, injecting a high-performing, product-driven culture and smart entrepreneurialism into every venture. 8common identifies, acquires and nurtures high potential businesses capable of startup agility and SaaS delivery.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NZSE:GEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GeoOp Ltd.
GeoOp is a fast-growing mobile workforce management software company. GeoOp offers complete job management all wrapped into a low cost, easy to use service, with premium support.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
40
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Ticker: TSXV:YOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yangaroo, Inc.
Yangaroo, Inc.
Yangaroo is a software leader in media asset workflow and distribution solutions for advertising, music, and awards industries. Yangaroo’s patented Digital Media Distribution System is a leading secure business to business cloud-based platform that provides clearance, delivery, and API integration.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.54
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:DTC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Damstra
Damstra
Damstra is a global leader in workforce management, compliance, and safety management. Through their unique, integrated workplace management platform, Damstra delivers powerful solutions that radically transform the way organisations manage, track and protect the entire workplace.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.94)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SKIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SkillSoft Limited
SkillSoft Limited
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: BOVESPA:DTCY3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dtcom
Dtcom
Founded in 2000, Dtcom is recognized as the best corporate knowledge company in the Brazilian market. The company integrates communication and education platforms, methodologies and differentiated content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.32
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology Solutions Company
Technology Solutions Company is a leading consulting firm delivering specialized technology-enabled business solutions. Our specialization is applying knowledge, derived from the intersection of industry expertise with technology and process capabilities to our clients’ business issues and problems.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$6.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
99
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$506.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.06
EBIT ($mm)
$87.96
Net Income ($mm)
$55.17
Employees
3547
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: FVRR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiverr
Based in Israel, Fiverr’s mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform helps connect businesses with freelancers offering digital services including graphic design, copywriting, voice overs and music and film editing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$163.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
419
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: OTCPK:RCRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com Group, Inc. is an AI- and video-enabled hiring platform with the world's largest network of recruiters. Businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster using the Recruiter.com platform, which is powered by virtual teams of on-demand recruiters and video and AI job-matching technology.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
270
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Ticker: ASX:AD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect (AD1 Holdings), founded in 2008, describes itself as a provider of customer branded recruitment marketing platforms and related digital services. The company’s job search tool collects and catalogues thousands of jobs, directly from each employer’s website, onto its own website.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:NVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nvoi
Nvoi
Nvoi is Australia’s only open market workforce-as-a-service platform that directly connects employers and skilled professionals. Nvoi gives employers a way to quickly fill vacancies with qualified, verified and rated professionals at a fraction of the time, cost and hassle of existing processes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:2379
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation operates services such as “Baitoru,” a portal site for part time work, “Hatarako Net,” a portal site for temporary job postings, and “Nurse de Hatarako,” a job posting service for nurses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
709
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Ticker: NYSE:DHX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. is a leading provider of data, insights and employment connections through their specialized services for technology professionals and other select online communities. Their mission is to empower tech professionals and organizations to compete and win through expert insights.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.24
EBIT ($mm)
$18.64
Net Income ($mm)
$18.14
Employees
615
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