Like Cranbury International

closed 8/7/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has closed on the purchase of Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and training to international markets, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: Cranbury International
Cranbury International is an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont. They sell educational materials to governmental institutions and private sector markets in Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad, and other international regions.
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$0.50
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announced 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Imagine Nation Books, Ltd., will acquire Books Are Fun, Ltd.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and Imagine Nation Books, Ltd. (INB) announced an agreement in which INB will acquire certain assets of Books Are Fun, Ltd. including intellectual property and product inventory, for approximately $17.5 million payable over three years.
buyer: Imagine Nation Books, Ltd.
Imagine Nation Books, is a national display marketing company that offers discounted merchandise, including books, gifts, stationery, and other consumer goods direct to employees at large corporate offices, hospitals, businesses, and daycares. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Books Are Fun, Ltd.
Books Are Fun, Ltd. is the world’s leading display marketer of books and gifts, selling over 300 million books in the past ten years alone.
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$18
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers.
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$455
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closed 9/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Concise Capital Management, LP, acquired Nebraska Book Company

synopsis: Concise Capital has acquired Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. (NBH), which owns Nebraska Book Company and its divisions, Campus Advisory Services and Campus Store Design, along with a controlling interest in PrismRBS. The acquisition provides NBH with the financial flexibility and stability to continue serving the higher education retail industry.
buyer: Concise Capital Management, LP
Concise Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser with more than $300 million in assets under management. Concise is based in Miami, Florida. Concise was founded in 2004 by Glenn Koach and Tom Krasner. "
target: Nebraska Book Company (:$77.18)
Nebraska Book Holdings is comprised of Nebraska Book Company, PrismRBS, Campus Advisory Services, and Campus Store Design. Its divisions provide course materials, retail technology, store design services, consulting, and digital solutions to more than 2,000 collegiate partners.
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closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
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closed 4/3/2018 via BusinessWire

LSC Communications, acquired TriLiteral LLC

synopsis: LSC Communications, a global leader in print and digital media solutions, has acquired TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers.
buyer: LSC Communications (LKSD:$3,886.00)
LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. The company’s traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers. "
target: TriLiteral LLC
TriLiteral LLC is a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers. They are located in Cumberland, RI.
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Swets Information Services, acquired Jongbloed

synopsis: Royal Swets & Zeitlinger has completed the acquisition of Jongbloed, a leading expert in the supply of legal, fiscal and accountancy content. Swets will take control of the entire Jongbloed company, including both of its physical bookstores in The Hague and Leiden as well as its online stores www.jongbloed.nl and www.jongbloedjuridica.nl.
buyer parent: Gilde Buy Out Partners
buyer: Swets Information Services
Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. It develops and delivers services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves clients and publishers in over 160 countries. "
target: Jongbloed
Jongbloed Legal Bookshop, with a webshop and physical stores in The Hague and Leiden, for almost 90 years has been specialized in legal content and supplies to advocacy, all courts, government institutions, accounting firms, universities and students.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of America’s largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses, announced that it has acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC. MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.
MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers, bookstore systems providers, and distributors of direct-to-student course materials in the nation.
price ($mm)
$174
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$500
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$55
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0.3x
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3.2x
closed 6/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Neebo

synopsis: Follett Corporation and Nebraska Book Company announced that Follett has purchased Neebo, Nebraska Book Company's retail store division. The agreement adds more than 200 complementary campus retail stores to Follett's portfolio, making Follett the operator of more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across North America.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Neebo
Neebo, Inc. supplies new and used textbooks to retail shops and online stores. The Company offers textbooks to students through campus bookstores, retail bookstores, and online. Neebo also sells a range of apparel and school supplies.
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closed 8/7/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has closed on the purchase of Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and training to international markets, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: Cranbury International
Cranbury International is an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont. They sell educational materials to governmental institutions and private sector markets in Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad, and other international regions.
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$0.50
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediapro Group, acquired Visyon

synopsis: MediaPro, a Spanish leader in the European audiovisual sector, acquired Visyon, Spain's award-winning company empowering innovation through emerging technologies and creative solutions, such as VR, AR, Holograms and AI.
buyer parent: Orient Securities Company Limited
buyer: Mediapro Group
Headquartered in Spain, MediaPro is a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, unique in content integration, production and audiovisual distribution. It provides the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multi-channel project. "
target parent: ProBility Media Corp.
target: Visyon
Based in Spain, Visyon is an award-winning company empowering innovation through emerging technologies and creative solutions, such as VR, AR, Holograms and AI. Visyon builds products and performs services for a multitude of enterprise customers.
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announced 12/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. is to acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. NACB’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc
North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. (NACB) is a company whose mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
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announced 12/21/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire Disco Leaning Media Inc.

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., a technology company offering immersive technologies, digital learning and compliance solutions for the education and training markets, is to acquire Disco Leaning Media Inc. (Disco), a learning experience company and digital publisher. Disco pioneered app-based textbooks, known as “course apps,” for higher education.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: Disco Leaning Media Inc.
Founded in 2014 and based in Austin, Texas, Disco has been executing on a vision to create a fundamental shift in learning by offering interactive educational content. Disco pioneered app-based textbooks, known as “course apps,” for higher education.
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announced 11/29/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire Visyon

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. announced its intentions to acquire Visyon. Based in Spain, Visyon is a digital services company empowering innovation using emerging technologies to develop creative media solutions. Through the application of virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, Visyon builds products for a multitude of enterprise customers.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: Visyon
Based in Spain, Visyon is a digital services company empowering innovation through the use of emerging technologies to develop creative media solutions. Through the application of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, Visyon builds products for a multitude of enterprise customers.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 8/7/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has closed on the purchase of Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and training to international markets, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: Cranbury International
Cranbury International is an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont. They sell educational materials to governmental institutions and private sector markets in Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad, and other international regions.
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closed 6/27/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired W Marketing/Atlas Publishing

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of W Marketing, Inc., a profitable, revenue-generating provider of National Electrical Codes (NECs) to the electrical and construction industries.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: W Marketing/Atlas Publishing
W Marketing, Inc. is a provider of National Electrical Codes (NECs) to the electrical and construction industries. W Marketing's library of published products includes courses and exam prep materials. They also also the official publisher and producer of the Dr. Watts companion electrical guides.
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closed 1/27/2017 via Market Wire

Brown Technical, acquired 1ExamPrep

synopsis: Brown Technical Media Corp., a division of Panther Biotechnology, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of One Exam Prep, LLC (OEP). OEP offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states.
buyer: Brown Technical (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
Brown Technical Media Corp. is a leading online aggregator of compliance, career advancement, and training content for tradesman and technical experts in a wide variety of professions. "
target: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states.
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closed 4/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired TPC Training and Jade Learning

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners has sold its controlling interests in TPC Training and Jade Learning to Frontenac. TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac, a leading private equity firm, focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the food, industrial, and services industries. They work in partnership with proven operating leaders, through their executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, to acquire leading companies. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: TPC Training and Jade Learning
Headquartered outside Chicago, IL, TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Sister company Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 1/27/2017 via Market Wire

Brown Technical, acquired 1ExamPrep

synopsis: Brown Technical Media Corp., a division of Panther Biotechnology, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of One Exam Prep, LLC (OEP). OEP offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states.
buyer: Brown Technical (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
Brown Technical Media Corp. is a leading online aggregator of compliance, career advancement, and training content for tradesman and technical experts in a wide variety of professions. "
target: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states.
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announced 5/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, will acquire Vector Solutions

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm, is to acquire a majority ownership stake in Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, workforce management and operational readiness. Genstar is acquiring Vector from Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that actively invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology.
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closed 11/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Vector Solutions

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global private equity firm.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a privately held enterprise with over $15 billion in committed capital. They operate as a private holding company and recapitalize, restructure, and ultimately build meaningful businesses in partnership with management over an indefinite time horizon. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction, industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries.
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closed 12/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired VectorLearning

synopsis: LLR Partners has sold a majority stake in online education company VectorLearning.com Inc. to Providence Equity Partners. VectorLearning currently operates RedVector and Target Solutions, which provides online training for firefighters and emergency medical services providers.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: VectorLearning
VectorLearning sets the standard for excellence in delivering online continuing education (CE) to a broad range of industries, including architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trainor, acquired Teknikutbildarna

synopsis: Trainor Group AS has acquired prominent Swedish safety course provider, Teknikutbildarna, to strengthen its position as Scandinavia’s leading provider of digital electrical safety training. Teknikutbildarna has a strong track record in the Swedish education market, both with traditional teaching and e-learning.
buyer parent: EV Private Equity
buyer: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses. "
target: Teknikutbildarna
Teknikutbildarna is a Swedish safety course provider. Teknikutbildarna has a strong track record in the Swedish education market, both with traditional teaching and e-learning. It is one of Sweden’s largest education companies, and also operates its own electrical school activities.
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closed 2/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Quanta Services, Inc., acquired Northwest Lineman College

synopsis: Quanta Services, Inc., a corporation that provides engineering, procurement and construction services, has announced that it completed the acquisition of Northwest Lineman College (NLC), the industry-leading educational and training institution serving the electric power industry.
buyer: Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR:$9,466.48)
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, oil and gas and communications industries. Quanta's services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy and communications infrastructure. "
target: Northwest Lineman College
Northwest Lineman College is the industry-leading educational and training institution serving the electric power industry. NLC is the largest educational and training organization that trains across the full lifespan of a line worker's career, from pre-apprenticeship through experienced lineman.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

West Suffolk College, acquired National Construction College

synopsis: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has sold the National Construction College (NCC) at Bircham Newton to West Suffolk College. The National Construction College (NCC) has four sites and training centres across the UK that provide construction training.
buyer: West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College is one of the UK's leading Apprenticeship providers - apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average since 2014. WSC offers dozens of foundation and honours degrees at their focused and inclusive Degree Studies Centre. "
target parent: Construction Industry Training Board
target: National Construction College
The National Construction College (NCC) has four sites and training centres across the UK that provide construction training. NCC's training centres deliver industry-led, first-class training in real-life environments with industry-focused instructors specialised in essential construction training.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Ltd, acquired SWL Training

synopsis: Notus Heavy Lift Solutions, an international heavy lift and transport consultancy group based in the UK, has acquired SWL Training, a provider of professional lifting operations training and consultation services in the UK. SWL Training offers training courses for appointed persons, crane supervisors, and lifting operations operatives.
buyer: Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Ltd
Notus Heavy Lift Solutions is an international heavy lift and transport consultancy group based in the UK. Notus specialises in the planning and execution of lifting operations in the renewable sector. Their experienced project teams consists of specialists from all lifting sectors. "
target: SWL Training
SWL Training is a provider of professional, reliable, and high quality lifting operations training and consultation services in the UK. SWL Training offers training courses for appointed persons, crane supervisors, and lifting operations operatives.
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closed 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mintra Group, acquired Atlas Knowledge

synopsis: The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge. Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Mintra Group (OB:MNTR:$25.86)
MINTRA GROUP is a leading global partner for companies within oil and gas, maritime, construction and renewables looking to achieve cost effective management of HR, competence and training. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Atlas Knowledge
Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide. Atlas has served the learning and compliance needs of standards bodies, regulators and more than 1,700 corporate customers, including 6 of the top 10 largest energy companies in the world.
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wong Fong Academy Pte. Ltd., will acquire Smatra Training Hub Pte Ltd

synopsis: Wong Fong Industries announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wong Fong Academy Pte Ltd, entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the entire issued and paid-up share capital of Smatra Training Hub Pte. Ltd. Smatra Training Hub is an accredited construction safety training provider based in Singapore.
buyer parent: Wong Fong Industries Limited
buyer: Wong Fong Academy Pte. Ltd.
Wong Fong Academy, an educational institute in the Continuing Education and Training sector, provides quality skills training across all industrial sectors in Singapore. They strive not only to transfer skills and knowledge, but to nurture an attitude of taking personal responsibility for safety. "
target: Smatra Training Hub Pte Ltd
Smatra Training Hub is an accredited construction safety training provider based in Singapore. Their mission is to improve the professional lives of individuals and the performance of organizations through the delivery of superior quality education and training services.
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announced 12/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp. is to acquire North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. NACB’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc
North American Crane Bureau Group, Inc. (NACB) is a company whose mission is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting industries both in the United States and around the world.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Peterborough Regional College, acquired Construction Training Specialists Ltd

synopsis: Peterborough Regional College has acquired Construction Training Specialists Ltd, a well-established, unique construction training and development company based in Norwich. Construction Training Specialists offer a wide range of apprenticeships and construction courses focusing on the techniques required to fill the skills gaps within the industry.
buyer: Peterborough Regional College
Peterborough Regional College offers education and training to over 10,000 students and businesses every year providing a huge range of courses to suit everyone – GCSEs, vocational career focused courses, part-time adult courses, apprenticeships, higher education and professional training. "
target: Construction Training Specialists Ltd
Construction Training Specialists are a well established unique construction training and development company based in Norwich. They offer a wide range of apprenticeships and construction courses focusing on the techniques required to fill the skills gaps within the industry.
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closed 9/2/2015 via PR Web

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, acquired East Texas Crane Academy

synopsis: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) announced that it has acquired East Texas Crane Academy (ETCA). ETCA is the "one stop shop" for all of the NCCCO crane operator certification needs. They are one of only a few facilities that provide the CCO practical exam on demand.
buyer: Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau
The goal of CICB’s inspections and training programs are to reduce accidents and injuries; increase worker skills, productivity and morale; achieve regulatory, best practice and corporate compliance; lower maintenance costs; increase reliability of equipment: and increase the life of the equipment. "
target: East Texas Crane Academy
East Texas Crane Academy (ETCA) is the "one stop shop" for all of the NCCCO crane operator certification needs. They are one of only a few facilities that provide the CCO practical exam on demand.
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closed 9/4/2013 via PR Web

Herzing College, acquired Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute

synopsis: Herzing College announced that it has acquired the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute, a leading provider of training for skilled trades in the construction industry, including electricians, plumbers, HVAC engineers, maintenance workers and network cabling technicians.
buyer: Herzing College
Herzing College encompasses four campuses located in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Herzing College is part of the Herzing Educational System, which also encompasses 11 campuses and Herzing University. "
target: Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute prepares candidates for a career in the construction trades. Graduates' careers will lead into a multitude of options and pathways a few of which are: working in the trades, owning their own businesses, becoming trades inspectors, engineering, or teaching.
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announced 5/31/2012 via Company Press Release

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd, will acquire Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Site Skills Group announced it would acquire Axis Training Group. The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
buyer: Site Skills Group Pty Ltd (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Group International is an Australian registered public company which has operations in both Australia and the Philippines. It provides Australian vocational training in Asia. Site offers a range of training programs designed for the Mining & Processing, Oil & Gas and Construction industries. "
target: Axis Training Group Pty Ltd.
The Axis Training Group is a privately owned company specialising in safety, skills and environmental training for the Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Construction industries.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd, acquired Sun Coast Training and Accreditation

synopsis: Site Group International is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Sun Coast Training and Accreditation. Sun Coast is a profitable, fully operational, Registered Training Organization based in South East Queensland which has a scope of fifty four items consisting of twenty two qualifications and six accredited courses.
buyer: Site Skills Group Pty Ltd (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Skills Group Ltd. is a provider of training courses in Australia. "
target: Sun Coast Training and Accreditation
Founded in 2006, Sun Coast Training and Accreditation was one of the first RTOs in Queensland licensed to deliver a variety of courses including Dogging, Load shifting, Rigging, Scaffolding and Self Erecting Tower Crane as well as the full range of Cranes with National Licensing outcomes.
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closed 9/15/2021 via BusinessWire

American Safety Council, acquired At Your Pace Online, LLC

synopsis: American Safety Council, a leading national provider of critical training, and certification solutions to regulated end markets, acquired At Your Pace Online (“AYPO”), a leading provider of online professional licensure and state-mandated continuing education for building and construction, real estate, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and insurance.
buyer parent: Ridgemont Equity Partners
buyer: American Safety Council
Based in Orlando, Florida, American Safety Council (ASC) provides critical training and education to more than two million customers each year. ASC collaborates with federal and state agencies, higher learning institutions, trade associations and iconic industry brands. "
target: At Your Pace Online, LLC
At Your Pace Online (“AYPO”) is a leading provider of online professional licensure and state-mandated continuing education for building and construction, real estate, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insurance, and other professional end markets.
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closed 1/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Practising Law Institute, acquired The SEC Insitute

synopsis: Practising Law Institute (PLI), one of the nation's most prestigious providers of continuing legal education, has acquired the programming assets of The SEC Institute, a leader in SEC compliance and continuing professional education for accountants, compliance and regulatory professionals.
buyer: Practising Law Institute
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is the most prestigious nonprofit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date information available. "
target: The SEC Insitute
The SEC Institute has been a leader in SEC compliance and financial reporting and accounting education, helping professionals in public companies across the United States and abroad comply with the filing requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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