Like Namu Business Academy

announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Willbes & CO., Ltd., will acquire Namu Business Academy

synopsis: Willbes & Co Ltd., a provider of postgraduate training for individuals looking for professional job, such as lawyer, diplomat, government official, appraiser, said it will acquire the accounting and tax education company Namu Business Academy.
buyer: The Willbes & CO., Ltd. (A008600:$216.66)
Headquartered in Cheonan, South Korea, The Willbes & CO., Ltd. engages in manufacture and sale of apparel. The company offers knit wear, sweater, woven wear, swim wear, and microfiber products. Willbes also provides postgradutate training for individuals looking for a professional job. "
target: Namu Business Academy
Namu Business Academy provides tax and accounting education services. The company is based in South Korea.
price ($mm)
$13
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$18
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closed 12/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired SmartPros Ltd.

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, has completed its acquisition of SmartPros, Ltd., a leading provider of accredited professional education and training, primarily in accountancy.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: SmartPros Ltd. (SPRO:$13.51)
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more.
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closed 7/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Review, acquired Gearty CPE

synopsis: Becker Professional Review, a division of DeVry Inc., today announced that it has entered the continuing professional education (CPE) business through the acquisition of Gearty CPE by a DeVry Inc. subsidiary.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Review
Becker Professional Review is a professional education provider specializing in coursework for accounting and finance certification exams in more than 350 instructor-led classroom locations around the world, as well as via online and CD-ROM delivery. "
target: Gearty CPE
Gearty CPE is a provider of high quality continuing professional education programs and seminars in accounting and finance predominantly serving financial officers and controllers of Fortune 500 companies in the New York/New Jersey metro area.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Trust Venture Partners, acquired Myanmar Institute of Business

synopsis: Trust Venture Partners (TVG), a professional financial advisory firm in Myanmar, has acquired the Myanmar Institute of Business (MIB), a leading business & finance school in Myanmar. MIB offers courses for banking, finance, investing, business management, and accounting.
buyer: Trust Venture Partners
Trust Venture Partners (TVG) is a professional financial advisory firm in Myanmar. TVG provides high quality financial advice to local and international companies. They offer services for group structuring, fundraising, M&A, joint venture structuring, valuation, project management, and more. "
target: Myanmar Institute of Business
Founded in 2015, the Myanmar Institute of Business (MIB) is a leading business & finance school in Myanmar. MIB offers courses for banking, finance, investing, business management, and accounting. MIB provides their students with the critical skills they need for the business world.
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closed 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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announced 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

AC Education, will acquire The National Teachers College

synopsis: AC Education, the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines, will acquire a 96% stake in the National Teachers College (NTC), a premier education institution in the Philippines. NTC has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
buyer parent: Ayala Corporation
buyer: AC Education
AC Education, Inc. is the education arm of Ayala Corporation based in the Philippines. AC Education Inc. includes its subsidiaries University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and largest universities in Bicol, and APEC Schools, the largest stand-alone chain of private high schools in the country."
target: The National Teachers College
The National Teachers College (NTC) is a premier education institution in the Philippines. It has a long track record of commitment to excellence in teaching, growth and inclusion, with almost 10,000 students from Basic to Higher education.
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closed 11/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Global University Systems, acquired IBAT College Dublin

synopsis: Global University Systems B.V. announced that it has acquired IBAT College Dublin, Ireland's industry-focussed third level institution. IBAT provides a high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education within a state-of-the-art learning environment in a range of subject areas including Business, Accounting, ICT and Management.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems is a global education group made up of a number of prestigious institutions, offering a broad range of professional, vocational, graduate and post-graduate programs to 50,000 students each year from around 150 countries. "
target: IBAT College Dublin
Established in 2004 in Swords, Co. Dublin, IBAT College is Designed to reflect the needs of Irish and international students – the college embraces fresh thinking, industry-relevant courses and flexible study options at affordable prices.
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closed 6/2/2014 via Capital IQ

Anima Educacao, acquired São Judas

synopsis: GAEC Educação SA, the Brazilian education group known as Anima, has acquired rival university São Judas Tadeo. Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT) is a Brazilian private, for-profit university based in São Paulo.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$204.56)
Anima is an education group, comprised of three university centers: UNA and Instituto Mineiro de Educacao e Cultura Uni-BH in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state), and Instituto de Educacao e Cultura Unimonte in Santos (Sao Paulo state), two colleges and one business institute. "
target: São Judas
Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT) is a Brazilian private, for-profit university based in São Paulo. Established in 1971 as a college offering two undergraduate courses (Business Administration and Accounting), it only officially became a university in 1989.
price ($mm)
$116
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
2.6x
closed 2/7/2007 via BusinessWire

FTC Kaplan, acquired Emile Woolf College Manchester

synopsis: Emile Woolf, the professional accountancy training organisation, announced the successful sale of its Manchester operations to FTC Kaplan, provider of accountancy and other financial and business training services, for an undisclosed consideration.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: FTC Kaplan
FTC Kaplan is a leading provider of professional qualifications and business training in the UK and Asia Pacific. FTC Kaplan prepares over 30,000 students a year for professional accountancy exams such as the AAT, ACA, ACCA and CIMA. "
target parent: Emile Woolf International
target: Emile Woolf College Manchester
Emile Woolf International College are leaders in professional accountancy and marketing training. We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council to provide full time education. Our Manchester training centre holds Quality Accreditations from CIMA and ACCA.
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closed 4/3/2003 via

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. today announced that it has conditionally agreed with the principal shareholders to acquire The Financial Training Company (FTC), a leader in test preparation services for accounting and financial service professionals with operations in the U.K. and Asia.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Right Networks, LLC, acquired Rootworks

synopsis: Right Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled technology solutions for accounting firms and small businesses, has acquired Rootworks, a modern firm performance platform for accountants. Rootworks provides their members with turnkey client products, a smart CRM platform, and an established peer network.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Right Networks, LLC
Right Networks is the leading provider of cloud-based accounting and business solutions for CPA firms, accounting professionals and small to medium businesses who want to gain all the benefits of cloud-based applications without needing to replace what they use today. "
target: Rootworks
Rootworks is a modern firm performance platform for accountants. Rootworks provides their members with turnkey client products, a smart CRM platform, and an established peer network. Rootworks also offers modern websites and firm-branded magazines that elevate the client experience.
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announced 1/23/2020 via Reuters

Knowledge Shop Pty Ltd, will acquire TaxBanter Pty Ltd

synopsis: Knowledge Shop, the leading resource service for professional advisers in Australia, will acquire a 60% stake in TaxBanter, an Australian leader in professional tax training services. TaxBanter provides Australian accounting practices with access to effective tax learning through the delivery of quality in-house, online and public tax courses.
buyer parent: Easton Investments
buyer: Knowledge Shop Pty Ltd
Knowledge Shop is the leading resource service for professional advisers in Australia. Knowledge Shop delivers real time knowledge resources and training across tax & accounting, superannuation, specialist advice areas such as business valuations, and practice management. "
target: TaxBanter Pty Ltd
TaxBanter is an Australian leader in professional tax training and specialist training services. TaxBanter provides Australian accounting practices with access to effective tax learning through the delivery of quality in-house, online and public tax courses.
price ($mm)
$2.95*
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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EV / EBITDA
4.5x
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexPhase Capital, acquired Surgent

synopsis: NexPhase Capital, a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments in lower middle market growth-oriented companies, acquired Surgent Professional Education, he largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States.
buyer: NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments between $25 million and $75 million in lower middle market growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, consumer and software and services sectors. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Surgent
Surgent Professional Education is the largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States. It has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Loscalzo Associates, acquired Nichols Patrick CPE

synopsis: Loscalzo Associates, a leading provider of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession, announced the acquisition of Nichols Patrick CPE, a continuing education provider specializing in tax training. Loscalzo Associates and Nichols Patrick CPE are the premier providers of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Loscalzo Associates
Loscalzo Associates, Ltd, a SmartPros Company, has been one of the premiere providers of LIVE CPE programs servicing the accounting profession. Their clients include State CPA Societies and Associations, regional to small public accounting firms and individual CPAs throughout the United States. "
target: Nichols Patrick CPE
Nichols Patrick CPE is recognized as a leader in developing and presenting live seminars and web based training for CPAs who need to expand or update their knowledge of federal and state tax laws. Their Tax Update programs have been a highly rated staple of many CPE programs for over 25 years.
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closed 6/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired CPE Link

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has signed and completed an agreement to acquire CPE Link, a leading online provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for accountants, tax preparers, and financial advisors. The acquisition will expand and complement Wolters Kluwer's existing learning portfolio.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advice clients. "
target: CPE Link
CPE Link offers online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and finance professionals via live webcasts, and multi-media, mobile friendly on-demand courses. CPE Link instructors are all tax professionals, who are experts in their fields and have many years of practical experience.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

American Institute of CPAS, acquired Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project

synopsis: The American Institute of CPAs announced that it has acquired the Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project (APBP), a program that trains high school educators to teach a higher level accounting curriculum. The APBP curriculum is comparable to what a college student would learn in an entry level accounting course.
buyer: American Institute of CPAS
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. "
target: Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project
The Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project (APBP) is a program that trains high school educators to teach a higher level accounting curriculum. After going through the APBP program, teachers will have the ability to teach a course that is substantially more advanced than the average high school level.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Partners, acquired Abitus, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Partners, a Japanese private equity firm, has acquired Abitus Inc, a vocational education firm providing qualification training in various overseas certifications. Abitus offers US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: Abitus, Inc.
Abitus is a vocational education firm in Japan. Abitus provides qualification training in various overseas certifications, such as the US Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
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closed 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

The Freelance Bookkeeper merged with Bookkeepers.com,

synopsis: The Freelance Bookkeeper has merged with Bookkeepers.com, a company that helps individuals to start, grow and scale their bookkeeping businesses. The Freelance Bookkeeper is the #1 bookkeeper blog on the web. The Freelance Bookkeeper regularly publishes articles, runs live web classes, and offers online training programs.
buyer: Bookkeepers.com
Bookkeepers.com is a company that helps individuals to start, grow and scale their bookkeeping businesses. Bookkeepers.com offers a range of courses from beginner to expert and has the largest online community of virtual bookkeeping professionals. "
target: The Freelance Bookkeeper
The Freelance Bookkeeper is the #1 bookkeeper blog on the web. The Freelance Bookkeeper regularly publishes articles, runs live web classes, and offers online training programs designed for freelance virtual bookkeepers who want to leverage technology and move toward advisory level services.
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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)
$910
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
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10.6x
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23.3x
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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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Willbes & CO., Ltd., will acquire Namu Business Academy

synopsis: Willbes & Co Ltd., a provider of postgraduate training for individuals looking for professional job, such as lawyer, diplomat, government official, appraiser, said it will acquire the accounting and tax education company Namu Business Academy.
buyer: The Willbes & CO., Ltd. (A008600:$216.66)
Headquartered in Cheonan, South Korea, The Willbes & CO., Ltd. engages in manufacture and sale of apparel. The company offers knit wear, sweater, woven wear, swim wear, and microfiber products. Willbes also provides postgradutate training for individuals looking for a professional job. "
target: Namu Business Academy
Namu Business Academy provides tax and accounting education services. The company is based in South Korea.
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$13
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$18
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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Willbes & CO., Ltd., will acquire Namu Business Academy

synopsis: Willbes & Co Ltd., a provider of postgraduate training for individuals looking for professional job, such as lawyer, diplomat, government official, appraiser, said it will acquire the accounting and tax education company Namu Business Academy.
buyer: The Willbes & CO., Ltd. (A008600:$216.66)
Headquartered in Cheonan, South Korea, The Willbes & CO., Ltd. engages in manufacture and sale of apparel. The company offers knit wear, sweater, woven wear, swim wear, and microfiber products. Willbes also provides postgradutate training for individuals looking for a professional job. "
target: Namu Business Academy
Namu Business Academy provides tax and accounting education services. The company is based in South Korea.
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$13
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$18
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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Willbes & CO., Ltd., will acquire Namu Business Academy

synopsis: Willbes & Co Ltd., a provider of postgraduate training for individuals looking for professional job, such as lawyer, diplomat, government official, appraiser, said it will acquire the accounting and tax education company Namu Business Academy.
buyer: The Willbes & CO., Ltd. (A008600:$216.66)
Headquartered in Cheonan, South Korea, The Willbes & CO., Ltd. engages in manufacture and sale of apparel. The company offers knit wear, sweater, woven wear, swim wear, and microfiber products. Willbes also provides postgradutate training for individuals looking for a professional job. "
target: Namu Business Academy
Namu Business Academy provides tax and accounting education services. The company is based in South Korea.
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$13
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$18
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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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$188 [$111]*
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$224
EBITDA ($mm)
$59
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1.3x
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4.8x
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 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Saleslevers, acquired Quota Sales Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based SalesLevers, a sales performance management company, has acquired the assets of Quota Sales, a sales gamification training company. Headquartered in Leeds, Quota Sales provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive.
buyer: Saleslevers
UK-based SalesLevers transforms sales performance for companies. Through an integrated approach spanning diagnostics and development to reinforcement and recalibration, SalesLevers is known for delivering real results and consistently creating value for clients across the world. "
target: Quota Sales Ltd.
Quota Sales is a Leeds based training company that provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive. The Quota Sales Training System offers an interactive and competitive experience that teaches salespeople about business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales cycles.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired The Defence Works

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired The Defence Works, an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$935.03)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: The Defence Works
The Defence Works is an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
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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 2/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Adviqo GmbH, acquired Kang SAS

synopsis: Germany-based Adviqo Group, Europe’s leading provider of live advice, has acquired a majority stake in Kang, an online platform for professional advice headquartered in Paris, from Truffle Capital. With the addition of Kang, the Adviqo Group continues to deliver on its goal to become the world’s leading provider of live advice services.
buyer: Adviqo GmbH
Adviqo is a Germany based media house and international leader in the esoteric marketplace. The group operates digital marketplaces for the monetization of life coaching, astrology, and psychic readings, and develops solutions to connect with specialists via phone or live chat. "
target parent: Truffle Capital
target: Kang SAS
Kang is an online platform for professional advice based in France. The company specializes in publishing LIVE multi-media services, including web, mobile, tablets, and TV & radio. Kang also boasts a successful and seamlessly integrated network of online platforms in Italy and Spain.
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$18
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sunset Learning Institute, acquired Advanced Network Information, Inc.

synopsis: Sunset Learning Institute, a learning solutions company, has acquired Advanced Network Information (ANI), a company that develops learning solutions for Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
buyer: Sunset Learning Institute
Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) is a learning solutions company that specializes in technology training. SLI's goal is to help customers optimize their cloud technology investments by providing convenient, high-quality technical training that customers can rely on. "
target: Advanced Network Information, Inc.
Advanced Network Information (ANI) develops and delivers customized learning solutions to Silicon Valley Tech and Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Baltic Apprenticeships, acquired Raw Digital Training Ltd

synopsis: UK-based Baltic Apprenticeships announced an official partnership with RAW Digital Training after acquiring a 51% share in the business. RAW Digital Training is a leading digital & social media training agency that delivers training from serious marketing and technical experts.
buyer: Baltic Apprenticeships
Baltic Apprenticeships are the only apprenticeship training provider that offer a completely tech-focused, tech driven training solution. They back this up with their passionate ethos of genuine care, and collaboration with one the world’s largest technology training providers. "
target: Raw Digital Training Ltd
RAW Digital Training is a leading digital & social media training agency that delivers training from serious marketing and technical experts. They're the leading digital skills training agency having trained over 3,000 learners, on a multitude of subjects, and from all sectors UK wide.
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closed 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Vidya, acquired Delhi School of Internet Marketing (DSIM)

synopsis: Digital Vidya, India’s leading provider of training solutions for digital marketing announced that it has acquired DSIM (Delhi School of Internet Marketing), the second-largest player in Digital Marketing training space in India with a presence in over 12+ cities.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is India’s leading provider of training solutions for digital marketing. Digital Vidya also offers in-house digital marketing training programs for corporations and has served over 150+ organizations. "
target: Delhi School of Internet Marketing (DSIM)
Delhi School of Internet Marketing (DSIM) is the second-largest player in Digital Marketing training space in India with a presence in over 12+ cities. Delhi School of Internet Marketing provides full-fledged live classroom training for industry executives and entrepreneurs.
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired Rapid Learning Institute LLC

synopsis: Sweden-based BTS GROUP AB, a leading global strategy implementation firm, has acquired the operations and assets of Rapid Learning Institute LLC, a market leader in micro-training. Rapid Learning’s Micro-First method to online training gives BTS thought leadership in single-concept learning facilitated by line leaders in the flow of work.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$191.29)
BTS is a leading global strategy implementation firm headquartered in Stockholm. BTS focuses on the people side of strategy, working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver results. "
target: Rapid Learning Institute LLC
Rapid Learning Institute is a market leader in micro-training providing talent development tools for businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and educational institutions in the areas of sales, leadership, HR, and employment law compliance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NCOI Group, purchased Belgian Training Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of its Belgian training assets to NCOI Group, the largest privately owned company in the Dutch education and training market.
buyer: NCOI Group
NCOI Education Group offers a complete range of Master programs specifically aimed at workers. In addition NCOI offers a wide range of short skill-oriented training. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the Belgian training assets of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Meten International Education Group merged with EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp., the world’s first special purpose acquisition company focused on investing in the education services and education technology industry, and Meten International Education Group, a leading English language training service provider in China, have successfully completed their previously announced merger transaction.
buyer: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. (EDTX:$0.00)
UK-based EdtechX Holdings is a public acquisition company sponsored by affiliates of a specialist edtech investment bank. EdtechX has built an industry-leading platform of education and training businesses through the targeted acquisition, consolidation, and development of companies. "
target: Meten International Education Group
Meten is a market leader in English Learning Training (ELT) in China, with a leading position in the adult ELT segment. Meten operates an omnichannel business comprising a nationwide network of learning centers under the brands Meten, ABC, and Likeshuo, the popular English digital tutoring platform.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Caliper

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a global workforce solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Caliper, a leading talent assessment company that, for over 60 years, has been using data and scientifically validated instruments to provide deep insights into sales effectiveness.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Caliper
Caliper, a talent management solutions company, leverages decades of data and validated assessment results to provide deep insights into employee and candidate potential, predict job performance, and uncover developmental opportunities for the workforce.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Lerio

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the Cary N.C.-based worldwide leader in technology skills development, has acquired HODAC Training (Lerio) in The Netherlands. HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the Netherlands.
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge supports major enterprises and tech professionals everywhere with the broadest and deepest portfolio of IT training solutions, wherever, whenever and however they are needed. Established in 1995, Global Knowledge delivers over one million separate courses every year. "
target: Lerio
HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, (formerly Compu'Train Noord), which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the northern Netherlands provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen since 2012.
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closed 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)
$910
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
EV / rev
10.6x
EV / EBITDA
23.3x
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 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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