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Degreed, acquired Gibbon

synopsis: Dutch edtech company Gibbon has been acquired by San Francisco’s Degreed in order to expand the latter's reach into Europe. Gibbon, founded in 2013, is a platform for creating “playlists” of learning content.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a free service that scores and validates lifelong education from both accredited and non-accredited sources. Degreed gives users the way to have their education validated and enables them to unlock relevant employment and educational opportunities. "
target: Gibbon
Gibbon, founded in 2013, is a platform for creating “playlists” of learning content. Collect & share knowledge from the web in simple playlists for learning. Curate a library with articles, videos, presentations, PDFs, Github Repos and truly everything else that can be found the web!
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closed 3/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Sokanu

synopsis: Penn Foster has acquired Sokanu, creator of the CareerExplorer platform used by over 10 million people to match to and evaluate career paths. The acquisition furthers Penn Foster's mission of putting middle-skill workers on a path to economic mobility by combining actionable labor market intelligence with workforce-relevant courses and programs.
buyer parent: Two Sigma Investments
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster is bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity to build the workforce. They partner with employers, education and workforce organizations, and local community groups to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers. "
target: Sokanu
Canada-based Sokanu is the Internet's largest career advancement platform. CareerExplorer by Sokanu is the most widely-used career assessment, blending psychometrics and machine learning to help people understand how their personal traits, talents, interests, and values align with different careers.
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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:$183.05)
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.
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closed 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Engagedly, acquired Management Mentors, Inc.

synopsis: Engagedly, the St. Louis-based leader in performance management and employee engagement software, announced the acquisition of Management Mentors, a SaaS-based mentoring company headquartered in Boston.
buyer: Engagedly
Engagedly is a leading global provider of performance management and employee engagement software and services based in St. Louis, MO with offices in India, Australia, and the UK. "
target: Management Mentors, Inc.
Management Mentor is a SaaS-based mentoring company headquartered in Boston. Management Mentors' flagship product MentoringComplete is an online mentoring software program built on the core principles of human psychology.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

EC Council, acquired OhPhish Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: EC-Council, world’s leading cybersecurity certification body, announced the completed acquisition of OhPhish Technologies Pvt Ltd. through its subsidiary Shield Alliance International Ltd. OhPhish is a web based portal to test employees’ susceptibility to Social Engineering attacks.
buyer: EC Council
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. "
target: OhPhish Technologies Private Limited
OhPhish is a web based portal to test employees’ susceptibility to Social Engineering attacks. OhPhish is a Phishing Simulation tool which provides the organisation a platform to trigger phishing simulation campaigns on their employees.
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announced 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Iridize

synopsis: Enterprise software company Oracle Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire Tel Aviv-based user training startup Iridize Ltd. Founded in 2011, Iridize develops software that allows companies to create personalized user guides for cloud and web applications.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: Iridize
Founded in 2011, Iridize develops software that allows companies to create personalized user guides for cloud and web applications. Iridize accelerates product adoption and user onboarding, reducing support costs with a powerful platform of personalized interactive guides and messages.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

LeapPoint, acquired JumpSeat

synopsis: LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting firm, is excited to announce it has acquired browser-based digital adoption platform, JumpSeat. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts.
buyer: LeapPoint
LeapPoint is a management and technology consulting firm that provides advisory and digital services as well as custom application development. LeapPoint offers a thoughtful blend of resources to bring just the right mix of business acumen and functional expertise to drive enterprise change. "
target: JumpSeat
JumpSeat is a browser-based digital adoption platform. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts. JumpSeat is a browser-based solution allowing it to be utilized across the many different technologies a company has in its stack.
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closed 7/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mimecast Services Limited, acquired Ataata, Inc.

synopsis: Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, announced it has acquired Ataata, Inc. Ataata is a cyber security training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organizations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees.
buyer: Mimecast Services Limited (MIME:$442.91)
Mimecast makes business email and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company's next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management. "
target: Ataata, Inc.
Ataata is a cyber security training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organizations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees.
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closed 7/26/2017 via BusinessWire

Alchemy Systems LP, acquired Wisetail

synopsis: Alchemy Systems, the world’s largest training company for the food and retail sectors, has acquired Wisetail. Wisetail has gained wide acclaim for providing restaurants, retailers, and franchises a modern employee learning and engagement platform so that they can deliver a consistent guest experience and foster a great work environment.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Alchemy Systems LP
Alchemy is the global leader in innovative solutions that help companies train and engage with their workforces. More than 2.5 million frontline workers at 35,000 locations use Alchemy’s tailored learning, communications, and performance programs. "
target: Wisetail
Wisetail has gained wide acclaim for providing restaurants, retailers, and franchises a modern employee learning and engagement platform so that they can deliver a consistent guest experience and foster a great work environment.
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closed 4/2/2013 via Market Wire

Infor, acquired CERTPOINT Systems Inc.

synopsis: Infor announced that it has completed the acquisition of CERTPOINT Systems Inc. The acquisition brings SaaS-based learning management software (LMS) and learning content management software (LCMS) into the Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) suite, making it one of the most comprehensive end-to-end offerings the market has to offer.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Infor
Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, helping more than 70,000 large and mid-size companies improve operations and drive growth across numerous industry sectors. "
target: CERTPOINT Systems Inc.
CERTPOINT Systems Inc. is a privately held global corporation providing e-Learning software solutions and services which facilitate talent management, corporate training and knowledge delivery for the extended enterprise.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Kahoot!, acquired Motimate

synopsis: Kahoot!, the global learning platform company, announced the acquisition of Motimate, an employee engagement and learning app provider for organizations of all sizes. Their app uses gamification to onboard new starters or train and upskill current workers. They are based in Oslo, Norway.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$42.97)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: Motimate
Motimate is an employee engagement and learning app provider for organizations of all sizes. Their app uses gamification to onboard new starters or train and upskill current workers. They are based in Oslo, Norway.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Sentiance, acquired BrandNewHealth

synopsis: Sentiance, the leading motion intelligence company, announced that it has acquired BrandNewHealth. BrandNewHealth is a fully scalable personalized mobile coaching platform that offers tailor-made programs for companies and organizations to provide workplace mobility, health promotion, population health improvement and chronic disease coaching.
buyer: Sentiance
Sentiance is a data science company turning IOT sensor data into rich insights about people’s behavior and real-time context, connecting companies and customers. Their technology is used in insurance, health, mobility, smart home, connected car, and commerce applications. "
target: BrandNewHealth
BrandNewHealth is a fully scalable personalized digital coaching service that offers tailor-made programs for companies and organizations to provide workplace mobility, health promotion, population health improvement and chronic disease coaching.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 6/17/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Professional Diversity Network LLC, acquired Resunate

synopsis: The Professional Diversity Network, a developer and operator of online networks and job boards for culturally diverse professionals, has acquired Resunate, a developer of recruiting software designed to connect job seekers, colleges, universities and job placement companies with specific job postings.
buyer: Professional Diversity Network LLC (IPDN:$4.29)
The Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities. "
target parent: Careerimp, Inc.
target: Resunate
Resunate is a web based software, created to build a resume and automatically evaluate and improve it for every job. It provides legitimate, quantitative feedback to job seekers; and confidence for employers that they are selecting the best candidate in their applicant pool.
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closed 5/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

PandoLogic, acquired Wade & Wendy

synopsis: PandoLogic has acquired Wade & Wendy, a recruitment automation platform that increases recruiters' bandwidth to make for a better - and more human - candidate experience. Their AI recruiter platform automates task-driven recruitment processes: sourcing, screening and recommending qualified & interested candidates.
buyer: PandoLogic
PandoLogic is the leading programmatic job advertising and vendor management platform in North America. Their programmatic job advertising platform, pandoIQ, automates and optimizes job ad placements to help companies meet hiring needs while maximizing recruitment ad spend. "
target: Wade & Wendy
Wade & Wendy is a recruitment automation platform that increases recruiters' bandwidth to make for a better - and more human - candidate experience. Their AI recruiter platform automates task-driven recruitment processes: sourcing, screening and recommending qualified & interested candidates.
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closed 4/21/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

EQS Group AG, acquired C2S2 Rulebook

synopsis: EQS Group AG, an international provider of regulatory technology, has acquired C2S2 Rulebook, a German employee dialogue platform for corporate behaviour and compliance. C2S2 Rulebook is a SaaS platform that communicates corporate policies to employees in an understandable and empathic way.
buyer: EQS Group AG (XTRA:EQS:$47.23)
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Compliance. Companies trust EQS's products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfill complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements. "
target: C2S2 Rulebook
C2S2 Rulebook is a German employee dialogue platform for corporate behaviour and compliance. C2S2 Rulebook is a SaaS platform that communicates corporate policies to employees in an understandable and empathic way. They help businesses to increase motivation and decrease regulatory violations.
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closed 4/14/2021 via PR Newswire

iSolved HCM, acquired Givful

synopsis: isolved has acquired Givful, a workplace philanthropy platform that revolutionizes the way people give and volunteer. Together, isolved and Givful are democratizing corporate social responsibility programs for SMB and mid-market businesses through a modern human capital management solution that purposefully engages the modern workforce.
buyer: iSolved HCM
isolved is an employee experience leader, providing intuitive, people-first HCM (Human Capital Management) technology. The company's solutions are used to boost performance, increase productivity, and accelerate results while reducing risk. "
target: Givful
Givful is a cloud-based platform that helps companies engage employees and support their desire to give, volunteer, and drive social good. Givful supports employees giving through payroll deduction, volunteer management, company matching, and individual giving accounts through a secure portal.
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closed 3/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

HealthEquity, Inc., acquired Luum

synopsis: HealthEquity, Inc., the nation's largest independent health savings account custodian, announced the acquisition of Luum, a fast-growing technology platform for employee commute management, compliance and sustainability.
buyer: HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY:$746.60)
HealthEquity connects health and wealth, delivering health savings account (HSA) and other consumer driven health and retirement solutions in partnership with over 45,000 employers and 141 health, retirement and other benefit plan providers nationwide. "
target: Luum
Luum is a fast-growing technology platform for employee commute management, compliance and sustainability. They offer a cloud based software solution with both mobile and web-based interfaces that integrates with parking, security, payroll and hr systems.
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announced 3/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Xero Limited, will acquire Planday

synopsis: Xero is to acquire Denmark-based Planday, a cloud-based platform that's been designed to provide businesses with a real-time view of staffing needs and payroll costs, alongside business performance metrics.
buyer: Xero Limited (ASX:XRO:$564.63)
Xero provides a easy-to-use cloud-based accounting software service for small businesses and their advisors around the world. Xero connects more than two million subscribers with an ecosystem of over 800 third-party apps and 200 plus connections to banks and financial service providers. "
target: Planday
Planday is cloud-based platform that's been designed to provide businesses with a real-time view of staffing needs and payroll costs, alongside business performance metrics.
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Ontrak, Inc, acquired LifeDojo

synopsis: Ontrak, Inc. has acquired LifeDojo Inc, a comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. The acquisition of LifeDojo enhances Ontrak’s market-leading behavioral health engagement capabilities for new and existing customers, with the addition of the LifeDojo digital tools that drive member value and lower cost.
buyer: Ontrak, Inc (OTRK:$50.17)
Ontrak is an AI and telehealth enabled, virtualized healthcare company. Its Predict-Recommend-Engage platform predicts people whose chronic disease will improve with behavior change, recommends effective care pathways for people to follow, and engages people who are not getting the care they need. "
target: LifeDojo
LifeDojo is a comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. Supported by decades of public health research, the LifeDojo approach to member-centric behavior change delivers lasting health improvement outcomes, high enrollment, and better engagement than traditional programs.
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closed 3/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Degreed, acquired Gibbon

synopsis: Dutch edtech company Gibbon has been acquired by San Francisco’s Degreed in order to expand the latter's reach into Europe. Gibbon, founded in 2013, is a platform for creating “playlists” of learning content.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a free service that scores and validates lifelong education from both accredited and non-accredited sources. Degreed gives users the way to have their education validated and enables them to unlock relevant employment and educational opportunities. "
target: Gibbon
Gibbon, founded in 2013, is a platform for creating “playlists” of learning content. Collect & share knowledge from the web in simple playlists for learning. Curate a library with articles, videos, presentations, PDFs, Github Repos and truly everything else that can be found the web!
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closed 12/11/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Degreed, acquired Adepto

synopsis: Degreed, the workforce upskilling platform for one-in-three Fortune 50 companies, has acquired Adepto, a Total Talent platform that provides visibility and access to the skill-sets of current and potential workers. The acquisition adds enhanced skills inventories, on-the-job development experiences, and career mobility to Degreed's platform.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a workforce learning and skills tracking platform. The company integrates and curates all the resources people use to learn, all in one place, including learning management systems and millions of courses, videos, articles, books, and podcasts from thousands of sources. "
target: Adepto
Adepto is a skill-based Total Talent platform providing customers with a single view and access to all the talent available to them, internal and external, past, present, and future. Adepto reduces the time for hiring, direct sourcing, internal mobility, re/up-skilling at scale, and promotion.
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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 3/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Degreed, acquired Gibbon

synopsis: Dutch edtech company Gibbon has been acquired by San Francisco’s Degreed in order to expand the latter's reach into Europe. Gibbon, founded in 2013, is a platform for creating “playlists” of learning content.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a free service that scores and validates lifelong education from both accredited and non-accredited sources. Degreed gives users the way to have their education validated and enables them to unlock relevant employment and educational opportunities. "
target: Gibbon
Gibbon, founded in 2013, is a platform for creating “playlists” of learning content. Collect & share knowledge from the web in simple playlists for learning. Curate a library with articles, videos, presentations, PDFs, Github Repos and truly everything else that can be found the web!
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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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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
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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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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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.
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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 [$116]
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
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:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$45]
rev ($mm)
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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 [$40]
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
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
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Absorb Software, acquired Koantic

synopsis: Canada-based Absorb Software, the provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) and Absorb Infuse, has acquired Koantic, a Canadian cloud-based course authoring tool. Absorb plans to integrate Koantic's course builder with its LMS while continuing to offer it as a stand-alone product—which will be renamed Absorb Create.
buyer parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, a Learning Experience Platform, and Absorb LMS, a Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies. "
target: Koantic
Canada-based Koantic is the easiest cloud-based eLearning authoring tool utilized to create interactive eLearning courses with the ease of drag and drop. Its solution includes the ability to create slides Powerpoint like slides, branching, quizzes, animations, and interactive videos.
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$183.05)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Bridge
Bridge is a learning, performance and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organizations. Specializing in employee-centric experiences, the offering includes a learning management system in addition to performance, engagement and skills development products on a single SaaS-based platform.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
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$450 million of capital available to partner with leading founders and businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Five V’s current portfolio includes Education Perfect, Probe Group, and more. "
target: Totara Learning Solutions
Totara builds employee engagement, learning, and performance management technologies that enable large multinational corporations, government entities, and mid-market companies to deliver enterprise-level talent and workforce experiences.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Docebo, acquired forMetris

synopsis: Docebo Inc. announced the acquisition of forMetris, a leading SaaS-based learning impact evaluation platform. Based in Paris, France, forMetris provides training evaluation through a rich set of customizable questionnaire tools to more than 500 training teams in 16 languages across 120 countries.
buyer parent: Klass Capital
buyer: Docebo (TSX:DCBO:$50.95)
Docebo’s Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprise learning management system (LMS) is sold in more than 80 countries. Established in 2005, Docebo (Latin for “I will teach”) has more than 28,000 installations and offers an enterprise solution for mid-size to large organizations. "
target: forMetris
forMetris is a leading SaaS-based learning impact evaluation platform. Based in Paris, France, forMetris provides training evaluation through a rich set of customizable questionnaire tools to more than 500 training teams in 16 languages across 120 countries.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/31/2021 via BusinessWire

IBH Population Health Solutions, acquired Uprise Employee Assitance

synopsis: IBH, a leader in population and digital health services, is proud to announce the acquisition of Uprise, a digital health platform delivering highly-personalized care through self-guided modules, live coaching, and in-person therapy.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: IBH Population Health Solutions
IBH Population Health Solutions is a pioneer in managed behavioral health, integrated employee assistance programs, and services. They deliver world class Employee Assistance Programs, Managed Behavioral Health, Wellness, Data Analytics, and Opioid Assessment and Treatment Solutions. "
target: Uprise Employee Assitance
Uprise, based in Australia, is a mental health and performance improvement solution for businesses. This award-winning solution helps HR improve employee engagement, retention and performance by proactively engaging staff, using clinically proven psychological techniques delivered via mobile app.
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