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.
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$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 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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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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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:$280.27)
Anima is an education group, comprised of three university centers: UNA and Instituto Mineiro de Educacao e Cultura Uni-BH in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state), and Instituto de Educacao e Cultura Unimonte in Santos (Sao Paulo state), two colleges and one business institute. "
target: São Judas
Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT) is a Brazilian private, for-profit university based in São Paulo. Established in 1971 as a college offering two undergraduate courses (Business Administration and Accounting), it only officially became a university in 1989.
price ($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 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 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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announced 10/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, will acquire Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 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:$9,382.63)
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.
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announced 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc., a portfolio company of Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc. and a leading provider of crisis prevention training services, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by FFL Partners in partnership with CPI’s management.
buyer: Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC
Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with approximately $2.5 billion under management that is focused on investing in U.S. middle-market companies. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Brockway Moran & Partners Inc., acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Brockway Moran & Partners has acquired Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world’s leading training organization specializing in the safe management of crisis situations and disruptive behavior. Since its founding, more than six million professionals have participated in CPI training programs in 39 different countries around the world.
buyer: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
Brockway Moran & Partners is a private equity firm with an unusual combination of financial resources, strategic expertise and operational know-how brought together to support management teams in maximizing opportunities for growth-oriented, middle-market companies. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) is an international training organization committed to best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. CPI educates and empowers professionals to create safe and respectful work environments.
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closed 10/14/2008 via PR Newswire

DuPont Company, acquired Coastal Training Technologies Corporation

synopsis: DuPont acquired Coastal Training Technologies Corporation, a leading global producer and marketer of cutting-edge training programs, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. This transaction is expected to fuel significant growth for DuPont Safety Resources, a safety consulting business within the DuPont Safety & Protection segment.
buyer: DuPont Company (DD:$25,295.00)
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation. "
target: Coastal Training Technologies Corporation
Founded in 1984, Coastal Training Technologies Corporation has developed and markets an extensive offering of award-winning DVDs, e-learning products, print materials and instructor-led courses available in 29 languages.
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closed 10/4/2006 via Crain's BtoB

The Riverside Company, acquired Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Crisis Prevention Institute Inc., a Brookfield provider of crisis prevention training, has been purchased by private equity firm The Riverside Co. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc
The Crisis Prevention Institute has been dedicated to the creation of crisis prevention and intervention training and resources supporting the work of helping professionals and those whom they serve.
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closed 8/22/2006 via PR Newswire

MCG Global, LLC, acquired Novations Group, Inc.

synopsis: MCG Global, LLC, a Westport, CT, middle-market private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Novations Group, Inc., a leading provider of consulting and training services to organizations on four continents. MCG Global teamed with members of senior management to acquire Novations Group from Meitec and Drake Beam Morin-Japan.
buyer: MCG Global, LLC
Formed in 1995 by S. Garrett Stonehouse and Vincent A. Wasik, MCG Global is a private equity firm leading leveraged buyout acquisitions and growth capital investments in undervalued middle-market companies. "
target parent: Drake Beam Morin, Inc.
target: Novations Group, Inc.
Novations Group Inc. (NGI) is a global professional services firm committed to building human performance through specific consulting, training, technology, and measurement solutions.
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$9.13
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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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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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announced 10/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wendel Group, will acquire Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc

synopsis: Wendel, one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 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:$9,382.63)
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.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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closed 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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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

C6 Bank, acquired Idea9

synopsis: C6 Bank, a Brazilian digital bank, has acquired the Sao Paulo based startup IDEA9, a Corporate Education Platform focused on personal finance, leadership, and management. With the acquisition, C6 aims to intensify the training of its consultants, especially those focused on selling financial products to small and medium enterprises.
buyer: C6 Bank
Brazil-based C6 Bank is a digital bank without physical branches aiming to change people's experience with financial services by offering unique services and advantages. C6 uses cards with Contactless technology to allow transactions without inserting a card into a machine or entering a password. "
target: Idea9
Brazil-based IDEA9 is a modern and dynamic Corporate Education Platform, ideal for those who want to improve, expand their knowledge or develop new skills and competences. IDEA9 focuses on personal finance, leadership, and management.
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closed 8/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Elastic, acquired Perched, LLC

synopsis: Elastic N.V., the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, has acquired Perched, LLC, a training and consulting company focused on security analytics, threat hunting and security operations. They are based in Missouri.
buyer: Elastic (ESTC:$271.65)
Elastic builds software to make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. The company develops the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack (commercial features), and Elastic Cloud (a hosted offering). "
target: Perched, LLC
Perched, LLC is a training and consulting company focused on security analytics, threat hunting and security operations. They are based in Missouri.
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announced 8/21/2019 via PR Newswire

Evans Incorporated, will acquire Global Coaches Network

synopsis: Evans Incorporated, a boutique management consulting firm that partners with organizations through transformative change, has acquired Global Coaches Network, a pioneer in the field of global leadership coaching that is proud to have helped organizations and their leaders thrive while navigating the complex world of business.
buyer: Evans Incorporated
Evans is a boutique management consulting firm that partners with organizations through transformative change. Evans specializes in helping leaders of organizations develop their teams, explore new technologies to implement solutions that provide ROI—Real Operational Impact®. "
target: Global Coaches Network
Global Coaches Network, a pioneer in the field of global leadership coaching, is proud to have helped organizations and their leaders thrive while navigating the complex world of business. GCN provides coaches with a unique perspective to help leaders grow potential and lead their teams.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Docendi

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Docendi, a French company that offers its customers a pedagogical formula that combines face-to-face and digital support for soft-skills training.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Docendi
Headquartered in France, Docendi offers its customers a pedagogical formula that combines face-to-face and digital support for soft-skills training. The aim of the company is to develop a tailor-made offer, a work-based training approach and a certifying training offer for customers.
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closed 6/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Polley Associates School of Real Estate, acquired Schlicher-Kratz Institute

synopsis: Polley Associates School of Real Estate in Newtown Square, Pa., has acquired the Schlicher-Kratz Institute from Ohio-based Hondros Education Group. Schlicher-Kratz Institute is a provider of real estate education, appraiser education, and mortgage loan origination training.
buyer: Polley Associates School of Real Estate
Polley Associates has been teaching students how to be successful in real estate since 1971. For more than 40 years, Polley Associates has been one of the most successful real estate schools in the United States. "
target parent: Hondros Education Group
target: Schlicher-Kratz Institute
Schlicher-Kratz Institute is a provider of real estate education, appraiser education, and mortgage loan origination training. Based in Pennsylvania and in business since 1975, they offer courses both in the classroom and online.
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closed 6/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training whose offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training and PDU Training, has been acquired by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades.
buyer parent: Morgan Stanley
buyer: Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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closed 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ALICE Training Institute, acquired Safeplans LLC

synopsis: ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program, has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP). SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
buyer: ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is the original civilian options-based active shooter response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lockdown-only response plan. "
target: Safeplans LLC
SafePlans began in 1993 as a part-time security consulting business while Brad Spicer was a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Over the last 20 years, the SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TRIGO Group, acquired EMC Consulting

synopsis: TRIGO Group, a global leader of quality solutions for the transportation industry, has acquired EMC Consulting, a Romanian training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management.
buyer: TRIGO Group
TRIGO Group is a Global Quality Solutions provider for the transportation sector, focused on automotive and aerospace industries. TRIGO offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including quality engineering, rework, inspection, auditing, training, consulting, and project management. "
target: EMC Consulting
Founded in 2007, EMC Consulting is a training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management. They are based in Romania.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

LearnShip Networks GmbH, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Learnship, the world's leading provider of online, face-to-face language training has acquired GlobalEnglish, a leading provider of digital language training. GlobalEnglish is a worldwide leader in providing digital business English communication training to corporate learners.
buyer parent: THI Investments GmbH
buyer: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship is based in Cologne, Germany with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Paris (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Chicago (USA). The company provides online, face-to-face training in 14 languages for employees at international organizations in more than 75 countries. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

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

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

Bongo Learn, acquired SLIDE21

synopsis: Bongo has acquired SLIDE21, an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. The two companies were partners prior to the acquisition, with Bongo’s video assessment solution powering the experiential learning and skill evaluation portions of SLIDE21’s programs.
buyer: Bongo Learn
Bongo is a video assessment & soft skill development platform. With its proprietary video technology and powerful feedback capabilities, Bongo enables the mastery of communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Bongo was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado. "
target: SLIDE21
SLIDE21 is an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. SLIDE21 was established in 2016 when founder Glenn Brule saw a need to focus on people in Agile project management practices.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

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