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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider, announced that they have acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc), a leader in behavioral assessment and development with a multitude of products that enhance recruitment decisions and development outcomes.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd
Since 1988, Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc) has been working in partnership with their clients to make a measurable difference to business performance by using behavioral assessment and development techniques to assess, recruit and develop great talent.
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closed 4/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Renovo Capital, LLC, acquired Global HR Research

synopsis: Patriot National, Inc., a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, announced that it sold Global HR Research (“Global HR”), a pre-hire intelligence solutions provider, to Renovo Capital, LLC.
buyer: Renovo Capital, LLC
Renovo Capital is a special situations private equity fund. Renovo is focused on partnering with business owners, entrepreneurs and management teams to invest in businesses undergoing varying degrees of operational, financial or market-driven change. "
target parent: Patriot National Insurance Group
target: Global HR Research
At Global HR Research, they deliver the most advanced, intuitive and diagnostic technology in the industry to help companies around the world find, select, assess, screen and hire quality candidates—in less time with less risk than ever before.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PR Newswire

CPP, Inc., acquired OPP

synopsis: CPP, Inc., publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment, announced that it has acquired UK-based OPP, one of Europe's top business psychology product and services providers. By combining the talents and resources of the companies, CPP plans to create an internationally recognized brand umbrella for its line of products and services.
buyer: CPP, Inc.
CPP, Inc., publishes and sells some of the world's leading assessments-including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and Strong Interest Inventory® instruments- and support materials. "
target: OPP
OPP specializes in personality assessment, enabling people and organizations around the world to increase their effectiveness through the innovative application of psychological tools and techniques.
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closed 8/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Patriot National Insurance Group, acquired Global HR Research

synopsis: Patriot National, Inc., a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions, announced that it has acquired pre-hire intelligence solutions provider Global HR Research (GHRR). GHRR provides pre-employment background screening, assessment and acquisition solutions.
buyer: Patriot National Insurance Group (PN:$233.03)
Patriot National is a national provider of comprehensive technology and outsourcing solutions within the property and casualty marketplace for insurance companies, employers, local governments and reinsurance captives. "
target: Global HR Research
At Global HR Research, they deliver the most advanced, intuitive and diagnostic technology in the industry to help companies around the world find, select, assess, screen and hire quality candidates—in less time with less risk than ever before.
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closed 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired SHL Group PLC

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board Company, the leading member-based advisory company, announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of UK-based SHL, a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board is the leading member-based advisory company. Using their advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, the company equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: SHL Group PLC
SHL was founded in 1977 and is the global leader in talent assessment solutions, supporting organizations in the selection, performance management and development of people at all levels and across all sectors.
price ($mm)
$660
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$210
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$57
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closed 10/18/2006 via

HgCapital, acquired SHL Group PLC

synopsis: Surrey 4 Ltd, an acquisition vehicle of UK-based private equity company HgCapital LLP, launched a tender offer to acquire UK-based SHL Group Plc for approximately GBP99.87 million (US$187.32 million) in cash.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: SHL Group PLC
SHL is the world-leading provider of psychometric assessment and development solutions. The company supports organisations in the selection, recruitment, promotion, succession planning and development of talented people at all levels and across all sectors.
price ($mm)
$193
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$128
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$20
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closed 8/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Data Facts, Inc., acquired Strategic Information Resources, Inc

synopsis: Data Facts, a nationwide provider of mortgage lending solutions and national and international background screening solutions, announced their acquisition of Strategic Information Resources, a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening.
buyer: Data Facts, Inc.
Data Facts provides trusted information that can be relied on to make sound hiring and lending decisions. Their comprehensive solutions allow clients to make better decisions faster and more efficiently. "
target: Strategic Information Resources, Inc
Strategic Information Resources is a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening. SIR helps thousands of companies make more informed decisions every day.
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closed 11/28/2018 via PE Hub

Cisive, purchased Pre-Employment Screening from Blue Umbrella

synopsis: Cisive, a global provider of compliance and risk management solutions, has acquired the pre-employment screening (PES) division of Blue Umbrella, a provider of due diligence research and compliance technologies. PES provides comprehensive background investigations of potential and current employees, vendors, customers, and business partners.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: Cisive
Cisive is a global provider of compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions. The company’s core onboarding and pre-employment background screening offering provides clients with a streamlined, high-quality, and regulatory-compliant solution. "
seller: Blue Umbrella
Blue Umbrella is a leading provider of due diligence research and innovative third-party compliance technologies. Combining global research excellence with disruptive RegTech SaaS solutions, Blue Umbrella serves multinational corporations.
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closed 9/26/2018 via PR Web

Barada Associates, acquired American Business Services

synopsis: Barada Associates, Indiana’s premier provider of background screening and reference checking services, announced the acquisition of American Business Services, a professional background screening services firm.
buyer: Barada Associates
Founded in 1979, Barada Associates was one of the world’s first employment screening businesses. The company provides reference reports, employment verifications and background checks to employers nationwide and is widely recognized as a premier provider of reference reports. "
target: American Business Services
American Business Services is a progressive corporation offering applicant screening services, human resource services and security/safety consulting. ABS Screening provides employment and residential screening services for many progressive organizations through the US and Canada.
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closed 8/29/2018 via PE Hub

Global HR Research, acquired easyBackgrounds Inc.

synopsis: Background Screening provider Global HR Research (GHRR), a Renovo Capital company, announced that it has acquired easyBackgrounds, a background screening company operating from Newfields, NH. easyBackgrounds has been helping companies mitigate risk and hire smarter.
buyer parent: Renovo Capital, LLC
buyer: Global HR Research
Global HR Research combines advanced screening technology, data and business analytics to deliver better background screening programs to thousands of customers and their candidates. Global HR Research is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. "
target: easyBackgrounds Inc.
easyBackgrounds has been helping companies mitigate risk and hire smarter. With a FCRA certified staff, easyBackgrounds provides best-in-class screening services and uncompromising accuracy with the fastest turnaround in the industry.
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closed 5/4/2017 via Market Wire

Aon plc, acquired cut-e GmbH

synopsis: Aon plc announced it has acquired cut-e a global leader in online talent assessments based in Hamburg, Germany. cut-e assesses more than 12 million candidates across more than 70 countries each year through its proprietary psychometric talent assessment tools and advisory services enabling clients to make better screening and selection decisions.
buyer: Aon plc (NYSE:AON:$11,013.00)
Aon plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Their 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance. "
target: cut-e GmbH
Founded in 2002, cut-e is a world leader in the design and implementation of innovative online tests, questionnaires and gamified assessments for attraction, recruitment, selection and development. They undertake 12 million assessments each year in over 70 countries and 40 languages.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

RIVS Digital Interviews, acquired Async Interview

synopsis: RIVS, a leading provider of digital interview software, announced its acquisition of Async Interview's well-known interviewing solutions, including offerings for pre-recorded video interviewing, live video interviewing, and audio interviewing.
buyer: RIVS Digital Interviews
RIVS connects recruitment teams to quality candidates through digital interviews. Video and voice interviews reveal key candidate personality skills earlier on in the selection process, helping organizations discover top talent, while reducing time and costs associated with interviewing. "
target: Async Interview
Async Interview is a digital interviewing platform provider that supplies the technology and service to meet the needs of corporate and outsourced recruitment professionals. Its suite of video and audio interviewing tools are built to revolutionize the recruiting process.
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closed 3/11/2015 via PR Newswire

SNH Inc., acquired PeopleFacts

synopsis: Sackett National Holdings, Inc. (SNH), a leading provider of financial services data, energy, and screening solutions and services, announced that it has acquired Maumee, Ohio-based PeopleFacts, a national provider of employment screening services.
buyer: SNH Inc.
Sackett National Holdings, Inc. (SNH) is a leading provider of financial services data, energy, and screening solutions and services. SNH specializes in creating cost-effective products and services that enable partners in the automotive, energy, mortgage, finance and employment industries. "
target: PeopleFacts
Employment screening and background check leaders, PeopleFacts is highly regarded for its accuracy and expansive partner network.
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closed 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Corporate Resource Services, Inc., acquired Nationwide Screening Services

synopsis: Corporate Resource Services, Inc., a diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services firm, announced that it has acquired Nationwide Screening Services located in Melville, New York. They have designed their services so employers and business people can automate and accelerate their vetting process.
buyer: Corporate Resource Services, Inc. (CRRS:$942.50)
Corporate Resource Services, Inc. is a leading recruiting and staffing provider that specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service, information technology and light industrial candidates. "
target: Nationwide Screening Services
Nationwide Screening Services is staffed by professional researchers and investigators, and they back them with the industry’s most powerful database research tools and technology. They have designed their services so employers and business people can automate and accelerate their vetting process.
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closed 3/5/2013 via Market Wire

First Advantage Corporation, purchased Screening business from LexisNexis Risk Solutions

synopsis: First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company and a leading global provider of comprehensive talent acquisition solutions, announced that its acquisition of the employment and resident screening business of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, has closed.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage is a provider of talent acquisition solutions including employment background screening, occupational health services, applicant tracking systems, skills and behavioral assessments, and business tax consulting services. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
The screening business of LexisNexis provides everything from in-depth criminal background checks and drug/alcohol screening to employment verification and time-saving post-hire solutions.
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closed 6/23/2010 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc., acquired Powerchex Limited.

synopsis: HireRight, Inc., a leader in on-demand employment background and drug screening, announced the close of its acquisition of Powerchex Limited, a leading pre-employment screening firm based in the United Kingdom. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: HireRight, Inc.
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background screening, drug and health screening and employment eligibility solutions that help employers automate, manage and control screening and related programs. "
target: Powerchex Limited.
Powerchex is among the UK’s premier pre-employment screening firms for financial institutions. Based in the City of London, Powerchex checks the background, employment history, criminal records and professional qualifications of applicants on behalf of financial institutions.
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closed 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

US Investigations Services, Inc., acquired HireRight

synopsis: US Investigations Services, Inc., a leading provider of employment screening solutions and the largest provider of security investigations to the federal government, and HireRight, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening solutions, announced the completion of the HireRight acquisition.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: US Investigations Services, Inc.
USIS helps businesses, federal agencies, and institutions protect critical assets, evaluate information, and identify and mitigate risk. The company offers a broad range of services including pre-employment and drug screening services, background investigations, business intelligence. "
target: HireRight
HireRight is a provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening solutions that help employers implement, manage and control screening programs. Many companies trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results.
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$201
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$72
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$11
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2.8x
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18.6x
closed 8/31/2007 via Capital IQ

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired US Investigations Services, Inc.

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners Inc., a leading private investment firm, has acquired USIS from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and The Carlyle Group . USIS helps businesses, federal agencies, and institutions protect critical assets, evaluate information, and identify and mitigate risk.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: US Investigations Services, Inc.
USIS helps businesses, federal agencies, and institutions protect critical assets, evaluate information, and identify and mitigate risk. The company offers a broad range of services including pre-employment and drug screening services, background investigations, business intelligence.
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closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Single Source Services, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Single Source Services, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Birmingham, Ala. This purchase further expands the company's growing employment screening market share and establishes a local regional presence.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Single Source Services, Inc.
Single Source Services was established to enable companies to reduce hiring costs and avoid risks by offering a full line of pre-employment screening services.
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closed 7/24/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Refsure Worldwide Pty Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a leading risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Refsure Worldwide Pty Ltd., the leading provider of employment background screening services in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Refsure Worldwide Pty Ltd.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sydney, Refsure currently provides comprehensive screening programs primarily to multinational corporations and local companies in the financial services, telecommunications and retail industries, including Australia's four largest financial institutions.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider, announced that they have acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc), a leader in behavioral assessment and development with a multitude of products that enhance recruitment decisions and development outcomes.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd
Since 1988, Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc) has been working in partnership with their clients to make a measurable difference to business performance by using behavioral assessment and development techniques to assess, recruit and develop great talent.
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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 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

PSI Services LLC, acquired Cubiks

synopsis: PSI Services, a global workforce provider of assessment and talent management solutions, has acquired UK-based Cubiks Group, an international assessment and executive development business. Cubiks’ screening, selection, and development solutions complement PSI’s existing talent management portfolio and strengthens PSI’s integrated talent solutions.
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: Cubiks
UK-based Cubiks is an international talent assessment and development consultancy that designs and delivers solutions for assessing and developing people. Cubiks combines business psychology with online solutions to help clients gain the insights needed to make the best talent management decisions.
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closed 5/3/2018 via PR Web

PSI Services LLC, acquired Select International

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies and leading academic institutions, announced that it has acquired Select International, a leader in evidence-based hiring and development assessment solutions and provider of award-winning safety and leadership assessments.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Select International
Select International develops employee assessment and workforce solutions. The company offers automated job application software, in-depth employee assessments, and employee interviewing tools. Their products and solutions allow businesses to select and maintain the best employees for their company.
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announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider, announced that they have acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc), a leader in behavioral assessment and development with a multitude of products that enhance recruitment decisions and development outcomes.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd
Since 1988, Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc) has been working in partnership with their clients to make a measurable difference to business performance by using behavioral assessment and development techniques to assess, recruit and develop great talent.
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closed 1/24/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Performance Assessment Network

synopsis: PSI Services, a professional testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Performance Assessment Network (PAN), a recognized leader in talent assessments and measurement solutions for the Corporate, Government and Education marketplace worldwide.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Performance Assessment Network
Performance Assessment Network (PAN) is the leading provider of talent measurement solutions helping organizations of all sizes hire, develop and retain the right talent. Their suite of industry-leading technologies and assessment tools offers clients a one-stop shop assessment experience.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, an organization that delivers computer-based examinations for organizations involved in licensing and certification testing.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.
Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment, and educational testing programs.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 12/31/2015 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC announced that they have acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Board for Respiratory Care. AMP provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target parent: National Board for Respiratory Care
target: Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions. AMP has 30 years of experience and 100 clients representing a wide range of professional occupations.
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closed 7/24/2015 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Innovative Exams

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (“PSI”), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies announced the acquisition of Innovative Exams LLC, a cutting edge remote proctoring solutions provider.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services. "
target: Innovative Exams
Founded in 2009, Innovative Exams securely delivers high stakes exams through the use of innovative technologies. The cutting edge solutions give clients a highly secure and broad distribution network.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Performance-Based Selection, Ltd.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services for the human capital marketplace, announced the acquisition of Performance-Based Selection Ltd, a leading provider of assessment tools and solutions for employee selection, leadership development, performance management, and employee retention.
buyer parent: Performance-Based Selection, Ltd.
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services. "
target: Performance-Based Selection, Ltd.
Performance-Based Selection develops, validates, and implements all types of assessment tools including aptitude tests, licensing exams, work samples, interviews, and performance appraisal systems. It also offers certification and licensing programs and work orientation/ attitude assessments.
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closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Psychological Services, Inc., acquired Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.

synopsis: PSI, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services and talent assessment solutions, announced today the acquisition of LaserGrade, LP. LaserGrade provides affordable and efficient computer-based testing through its network of testing centers located throughout North America.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification. "
target: Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.
LaserGrade, has secure computer-based testing centers across the United States and Canada. LaserGrade offers proctored computer-based test administration for occupational and professional licensure and certification, IT certification and the FAA using its own secure network and software.
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closed 12/6/2006 via Company Press Release

ABRY Partners, acquired Psychological Services, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI), in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC, a leading private equity group. ABRY invested in PSI to provide capital to accelerate PSI's impressive growth.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
rev ($mm)
$224
EBITDA ($mm)
$59
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.8x
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.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cours Legendre SAS, acquired Methodia SAS

synopsis: Methodia has been bought by Les Cours Legendre, a French tutoring company. Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges.
buyer parent: AXA Group
buyer: Cours Legendre SAS
For more than 50 years, Les Cours Legendre has been helping students succeed through its tutoring and support services. Based in France, Cours Legendre is the expert in all aspects of school support. "
target: Methodia SAS
Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges, everywhere.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 5/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

BSI Group, acquired NCS International Pty Ltd

synopsis: British Standards Institution (BSI), the business standards company, has completed the acquisition of NCS International (NCSI). NCSI offers a variety of internationally recognized business verification, assessment and certification programs across industry sectors including food, health and services, mining and utilities.
buyer: BSI Group
BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. It was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization."
target parent: National Association of Testing Authorities
target: NCS International Pty Ltd
NCS International is one of Australia's largest certification bodies which offers a wide array of auditing, training, and accredited certification solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/6/2006 via Company Press Release

ABRY Partners, acquired Psychological Services, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI), in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC, a leading private equity group. ABRY invested in PSI to provide capital to accelerate PSI's impressive growth.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
price ($mm)
$233
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust, will acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International, a trusted partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, announced one of its founders, Dr. David C. Collins, and his wife, Mrs. Mary C. Collins, have entered into a definitive Securities Purchase Agreement selling their shares (approximately 58%) to The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust.
buyer: The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust
The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust is a wealth trust of Mr. Kevin Gruneich. Mr. Gruneich currently serves on the Board of The University of Iowa Center for Advancement and on its Investment Committee, as well as on the Advisory Board for Spy Hop Productions, a leading youth media arts program. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International is a trusted, global partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, as well as the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to effectively deploy and deliver major IT initiatives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.50 [$4.49]*
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
announced 12/21/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Hexatronic Group AB, will acquire Iftac AB

synopsis: Hexatronic Group AB, an innovative Swedish technology group specializing in fiber communications, entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Iftac AB. Iftac, based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, conducts training and certification in IT and telecommunications.
buyer: Hexatronic Group AB (OM:HTRO:$212.68)
Hexatronic is an innovative Swedish technology group, specializing in fiber communications. They provide products and solutions for the fiber optic network and together, their five independent, entrepreneurial companies offer a full range of passive infrastructure. "
target: Iftac AB
Based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Iftac provides IT and telecommunications training and certification. Iftac offers Scandinavia’s most complete broadband infrastructure training.
price ($mm)
$0.95
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2014 via PR Newswire

SolutionsIQ, acquired BigVisible Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: SolutionsIQ® Corporation, the leader for enterprise Agile transformation services, announced it has acquired BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy. With nearly 150 Agile consultants, the combined company forms the largest and most experienced Agile consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise Agile adoption.
buyer: SolutionsIQ
A leading provider of Agile transformation services, SolutionsIQ takes a real-world approach. With global reach, a large and highly-experienced consulting staff, and decades of success across diverse industries, SolutionsIQ offers the broadest range of services in the Agile industry. "
target: BigVisible Solutions, Inc.
BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy, has the knowledge and expertise to overcome the real-world business challenges, complex impediments and underlying issues that prevent organizations from delivering innovative, quality products at scale.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
price ($mm)
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on offer 9/17/2012 via

Learning Tree International, Inc., offer to acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International Inc.'s chief executive and his wife have offered to take the education company. Mr. Collins and his wife own around 32% of the company's outstanding shares. Learning Tree provides software and related training for information-technology professionals in business and government agencies.
buyer: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience.
price ($mm)
$47*
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Psychological Services, Inc., acquired Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.

synopsis: PSI, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services and talent assessment solutions, announced today the acquisition of LaserGrade, LP. LaserGrade provides affordable and efficient computer-based testing through its network of testing centers located throughout North America.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification. "
target: Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.
LaserGrade, has secure computer-based testing centers across the United States and Canada. LaserGrade offers proctored computer-based test administration for occupational and professional licensure and certification, IT certification and the FAA using its own secure network and software.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 2/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Barbri, acquired Verisqil

synopsis: BARBRI, the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world, acquired Verisqil, a Miami-based company that created professional certifications and training programs that set new industry standards for workplace competencies in high-risk fields.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: Verisqil
Verisqil specializes in building multi-disciplinary communities and constructing certification, training, specialized information and networking services and products to enhance the skills, knowledge, networks of the members of these communities.
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closed 10/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired NMi Certin, B.V.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a global private equity firm, has acquired NMi Certin B.V. from First Dutch Innovations. NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: First Dutch Innovations
target: NMi Certin, B.V.
NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services covering a broad range of advice on complex regulations and accreditations.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PopExpert, acquired Online Marketing Institute

synopsis: popexpert, an online marketplace that makes it easy to learn from experts, announced the acquisition of the Online Marketing Institute, a leader in eLearning for individuals, SMBs and corporations that need to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformation.
buyer: PopExpert
PopExpert is a learning marketplace that lets students connect with experts in one-on-one video chats. The site’s premise is simple: users can sign in and search for what they want to learn. "
target: Online Marketing Institute
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) provides marketing professionals with education and training in today’s most in-demand marketing disciplines. Students can learn proven best practices from real world practitioners and industry thought leaders, at their own pace and completely online.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amadeus FiRe AG, acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training

synopsis: Amadeus FiRe, a Frankfurt, Germany-based staffing provider, has acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN), a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
buyer: Amadeus FiRe AG (XTRA:AAD:$307.61)
Amadeus FiRe is a specialised personnel service provider in Germany. Amadeus FiRe offers specialist temporary staffing, permanent placement and interim management services. They provide professionals and executives in the fields of accounting, office, banking and IT. "
target: Gesellschaft für Network Training
Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN) is a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
price ($mm)
$7.14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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