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Wicks Medical Information, LLC, acquired DesignWrite, LLC

synopsis: Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Wicks Medical Information, LLC
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare "
target: DesignWrite, LLC
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Institute for Professional Care Education

synopsis: In keeping with the company's growth strategy, OnCourse Learning announced the acquisition of the Institute for Professional Care Education, a leader in training and compliance solutions for assisted living communities, home care providers and home health agencies.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Institute for Professional Care Education
The Institute for Professional Care Education is where individuals and health care providers go for caregiver training, certification and state compliance. Their training is completely interactive, story-based and is done online and through DVDs. It replaces or can supplement inservice training.
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closed 6/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired ACLS

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Emergency Certifications, Inc. (“ACLS"). ACLS provides ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP training via online courses written by licensed physicians who are experts in clinical interventions and protocols provided by the American Heart Association.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. "
target: ACLS
ACLS ("Emergency Certifications") is a leader in American Heart Association based training, offering fast, convenient, and 100% online ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP certification and recertification courses that can be completed in several hours from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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announced 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reeltime Media Ltd, will acquire Fitlink Group

synopsis: ReelTime Media Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fitlink Group. They were established in 1985 and is the only independent college that has operated for 30 years, delivering accredited fitness training courses online.
buyer: Reeltime Media Ltd (AU:RMA:$0.21)
Reeltime Media Limited is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing Digital Services, Media & Advertising, and IT companies. Through its 100% wholly owned subsidiaries RMA provides a complete service offering for SME's, corporate and government clients. "
target: Fitlink Group
Fitlink Group is a premium supplier of online Personal Training Courses to the Fitness Industry. Completion of Fitlink's Certificate in Fitness enables you to perform the roles of Exercise Assistant, Exercise Instructor I, Exercise Instructor II and Personal Trainer (Employed).
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$10
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
price ($mm)
$70
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$19
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$4
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closed 1/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., acquired Orbis Education

synopsis: Grand Canyon Education, a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities, has completed the acquisition of Orbis Education Services, an education services company that supports healthcare education programs for 17 regionally accredited universities across the United States.
buyer: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE:$939.37)
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model. "
target: Orbis Education
Orbis Education develops and manages healthcare education solutions that help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. They form partnerships with academic institutions and healthcare systems to deliver high-quality, clinically intensive healthcare education programs.
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closed 10/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Life Link III, acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC

synopsis: Life Link III announced that they have acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC, a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
buyer: Life Link III
Life Link III operates nine helicopter bases. The company’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. "
target: FlightBridgeED, LLC
FlightBridgeED is a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

HeartStart CPR Plus merged with Prime Medical Training,

synopsis: HeartStart CPR Plus has merged with Prime Medical Training, an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus is an AHA training center that offers training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
buyer: Prime Medical Training
Prime Medical Training is an authorized AHA training center that provides CPR training and AED sales and maintenance. Prime focuses on providing continuing education for people from all walks of life. From healthcare professionals, to industrial workers, corporate offices, to churches. "
target: HeartStart CPR Plus
HeartStart CPR Plus is an American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus offers group and onsite training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a part of DeVry Inc., announced the acquisition of Falcon Physician Reviews. Falcon offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education, a part of DeVry Inc., is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. "
target: Falcon Physician Reviews, Inc.
Falcon Physician Reviews offers comprehensive review programs for physicians preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX).
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$6.00
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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 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

The Riverside Company, acquired Health and Safety Institute

synopsis: DW Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity, announced the sale of its portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute, Inc.("HSI"), to The Riverside Company, a New York-based private equity firm. HSI is a premier for-profit health and safety training delivering a comprehensive solution of content, technology, and services delivery.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $300 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 380 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: Health and Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute (HSI), one of the leading emergency care and response training organizations in the world, joins together American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid, 24-7 EMS, 24-7 Fire, EMP Canada, First Safety Institute (FSI), and GotoAID.
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closed 8/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Health and Safety Institute

synopsis: The Riverside Company has sold Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a company that provides CPR, EMT and healthcare training materials and services to help businesses meet workplace safety and health requirements, to DW Healthcare Partners.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm is led by three seasoned healthcare executives with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. DWHP invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health and Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is the largest privately held emergency care training organization in the industry. HSI originally united the recognition and expertise of the American Safety & Health Institute and Medic First Aid International.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

PDH Academy LLC, acquired XPrep Learning Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: PDH Academy, a provider of regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades, has acquired XPrep Learning Solutions to provide market-leading professional education and workforce solutions to professionals in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades.
buyer: PDH Academy LLC
PDH Academy provides regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades. The mission of PDH Academy is to help professionals start, manage, and advance their careers. "
target: XPrep Learning Solutions, Inc.
XPrep Learning Solutions provides online test preparation solutions to veterinary, veterinary technician, optometry, and dental hygiene students. Thousands of professionals have relied on VetPrep, VetTechPrep, OptoPrep, and HygienistPrep to pass their professional board exams.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 7/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Triad Behavioral Health LLC, acquired Gerry Grossman Seminars

synopsis: Triad Behavioral Health, LLC announces the acquisition of Santa Monica, California based Gerry Grossman Seminars, a leading developer of mental health exam preparation and continuing education courses.
buyer: Triad Behavioral Health LLC
With over 40 years in the marketplace and 120 years of business and industry knowledge, Triad Behavioral Health LLC’s mission is to provide exam preparation, continuing education, and career services to behavioral health individuals, institutions, and organizations. "
target: Gerry Grossman Seminars
Gerry Grossman Seminars offers quality clinical training to mental healthcare associates and licensed professionals regarding timely and relevant topics and to enhance the skills and knowledge of licensed mental health professionals through a wide array of continuing education subjects & platforms.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tanaka Gakushukai, acquired Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Alternative asset investment firm CLSA Capital Partners-backed Japanese school operator KK BC Ings (Tanaka Gakushukai) has acquired a fellow Japanese medical school preparation school Aksaka Gakuin in a bolt-on acquisition.
buyer parent: CITIC Securities Company Limited
buyer: Tanaka Gakushukai
Founded in 1990 by Hiroki Tanaka, BC Ings operates 68 cram schools for elementary, junior high and high school students under the brand “Tanaka Gakushukai”, which is synonymous with high-quality education. "
target: Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.
Akasaka Gakuin is a preparatory school for students specialized in examination in the medical department of Fukuoka (dentistry department / pharmaceutical department).
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closed 4/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wicks Medical Information, LLC, acquired DesignWrite, LLC

synopsis: Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Wicks Medical Information, LLC
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare "
target: DesignWrite, LLC
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
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closed 4/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wicks Medical Information, LLC, acquired DesignWrite, LLC

synopsis: Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Wicks Medical Information, LLC
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare "
target: DesignWrite, LLC
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
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