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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

LRNG merged with Southern New Hampshire University,

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University and LRNG, two of the largest and most innovative education organizations in the country, are merging to build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S. LRNG's platform immerses youth in rich playlists and curated educational content to help plan paths to success.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 100,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: LRNG
LRNG's goal is to enable young people to define their purpose and find paths to success. LRNG's platform immerses youth in connected communities of practice. Through rich playlists and curated content, youth earn digital badges that unlock opportunities like micro-scholarships, internships and more.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

SEEK Ltd., acquired Gradconnection

synopsis: Online jobs classifieds and services business SEEK has acquired graduate job marketplace GradConnection in a move to target young jobseekers finishing up their education. GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008.
buyer: SEEK Ltd. (SKLTF.PK:$936.33)
SEEK can help you achieve your career goals. We are Australia's most popular choice for advertisers searching for the right candidate, and job seekers looking for the right job. SEEK is owned and operated in Australia and also has offices across New Zealand and the UK. "
target: Gradconnection
GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008. GradConnection is one of the most successful graduate recruitment sites across Australia, South Africa, U.K., U.S., and Asia.
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closed 12/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Contratanet

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for colleges and graduate school programs, has acquired Contratanet, a network of career portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Contratanet connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity sells SaaS-based solutions to over 1,200 colleges and graduate school programs that help manage all aspects of a student’s life on campus, including career services, academics, behavioral intervention, and student conduct. "
target: Contratanet
Contratanet is the largest integrated network of job portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Their technology connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

AlmaMapper, acquired VibrantMinds Technologies

synopsis: Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper, a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students, has acquired VibrantMinds Technologies, a company that operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building.
buyer: AlmaMapper
Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper is a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students. The utilities it provides include discovery of campuses, alumni, notes, courses, events, jobs and internships to more than 800,000 students registered on the platform. "
target: VibrantMinds Technologies
VibrantMinds Technologies operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pune, India.
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announced 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

WayUp, will acquire LookSharp

synopsis: WayUp and Looksharp announced a definitive agreement for WayUp to acquire Looksharp. The acquisition will create the most advanced job marketplace that will help every college student and recent grad find the right job or internship. LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent.
buyer: WayUp
WayUp is the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads. Launched in September 2014, WayUp is the only site where employers can post a job to a targeted (and filtered) audience of students at any U.S. college. "
target: LookSharp
LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent. LookSharp allows employers to access in-depth college hiring resources, post internships and entry-level jobs, and search the online profiles of over half a million students to find the best talent.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspiring Minds, acquired LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Gurgaon-based skills assessment company Aspiring Minds has acquired LetsIntern.com, a web and mobile platform to discover internships. The LetsIntern platform, run by Letsintern Career Solutions Pvt Ltd, has a network of 4 million students and more than 22,000 organisations.
buyer: Aspiring Minds
Aspiring Minds offers employability assessments, connecting talent, talent benchmarking and analytics to information technology, small & medium enterprises, hospitality, banking, financial services and insurance, knowledge process outsourcing and information technology enabled services. "
target: LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 2010, LetsIntern is a web and mobile platform where all forms of student opportunities (Internships, Virtual Internships, Brand Evangelists, Volunteer Opportunities, Tasks and Full time jobs) are facilitated through meaningful connections with organizations.
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closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

CharityVillage Ltd., acquired Talent Egg Inc.

synopsis: CharityVillage, Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector announced that they have acquired TalentEgg, Canada’s leading job board and online career resource for students and recent graduates.
buyer: CharityVillage Ltd.
CharityVillage is Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector. CharityVillage is visited over 9 million times each year and its pages are viewed 60 million times. "
target: Talent Egg Inc.
TalentEgg is Canada's leading job board and online career website for students and recent graduates. For an employer or educator looking to reach students and recent graduates, there is no better place to broadcast recruitment messages.
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Internships.com

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), the Student Hub, announced it has acquired Internships.com, a division of CareerArc Group LLC. The world's largest student-focused internship marketplace, Internships.com, will add 2 million registered students, 380 university relationships, and 90,000 internships from 60,000 companies to the Chegg Career Center.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target parent: CareerArc Group
target: Internships.com
Internships.com is the world's largest student-focused internship marketplace. Internships.com provides a wide variety of interactive, world-class tools and services to enable every student, employer and educator to better understand and optimize internship opportunities.
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closed 1/31/2013 via Market Wire

Readyforce, acquired Umeqo

synopsis: Readyforce, the leading career network for college students, has acquired Umeqo, the MIT student-built, student-run platform that connects Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students with prospective employers.
buyer: Readyforce
Readyforce, the leading career network for college students, is the easiest way for students to launch amazing careers. Readyforce network connects students to influential business leaders, powerful campus programs, engaging networking events, and exciting jobs and internships. "
target: Umeqo
Umeqo is a recruiting resource for students and employers to discover one another by leveraging the familiar paradigms of resumes and events. The platform empowers employers to easily filter and search student profiles, create resume books, reach out to candidates, and post and manage campus events.
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closed 1/7/2009 via PR Newswire

AcademicTransfer, acquired Career.edu

synopsis: AcademicTransfer, the Dutch niche job-board for Academia, has taken over the American job-board Career.edu. AcademicTransfer will now be a job board for the international research and academic community in 38 countries.
buyer: AcademicTransfer
AcademicTransfer is an international job-board for academia. Founded as a joint job-board for universities, university medical centers and research institutes in The Netherlands, it has developed into a niche site for academia and is therefore unique in its kind. "
target: Career.edu
Career.edu is an American job-board for the international research and academic community. Besides The United States, Career.edu is active in 38 countries.
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closed 4/7/2015 via PR Newswire

AfterCollege, Inc., acquired Collegefeed

synopsis: As millions of college seniors around the globe prepare for graduation next month, AfterCollege announced that it has acquired competitor Collegefeed – a social platform that makes it very easy and engaging for college grads, employers, career centers and alumni to brand, discover and interact with each other.
buyer: AfterCollege, Inc.
AfterCollege is an entry-level job and internship resource that helps over half a million visitors each month. The Explore feature matches students and recent graduates with more than 400,000 job opportunities based on the jobseeker's school, major, graduation date, and personal preferences. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: Collegefeed
Collegefeed is a social platform that makes it very easy and engaging for college grads, employers, career centers and alumni to brand, discover and interact with each other.
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closed 4/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired Teachers-Teachers.com

synopsis: Frontline Education has acquired Teachers-Teachers, a national job search resource that connects more than 2,000 educational organizations nationwide with the best of more than one million candidates.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the needs of the education community including Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Professional Growth and Student Solutions. "
target parent: FTL Capital, LLC.
target: Teachers-Teachers.com
Teachers-Teachers is a job search resource dedicated to elevating the quality of education worldwide by efficiently connecting outstanding educators with school systems. This service provides an effective way to find great education jobs nationwide.
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closed 2/4/2016 via BusinessWire

myEDmatch merged with Teachers-Teachers.com,

synopsis: Teachers-Teachers and myEDmatch announced its merger, combining the nation’s largest teacher recruitment platform with customizable job-matching technology. Teachers-Teachers has focused on education recruitment since 1999, while myEDmatch has been innovating on the matching process since 2012.
buyer parent: FTL Capital, LLC.
buyer: Teachers-Teachers.com
Teachers-Teachers.com launched in 1999 and is designed to help educators find teaching jobs, administrative jobs and other related service positions. The service is easy to use and helps educators efficiently find teaching jobs by position area and location. "
target: myEDmatch
myEDmatch is a job matching platform using innovative technology to help connect schools and teachers based on shared educational beliefs and goals, encouraging long-term teacher retention. They help schools find and recruit best-fit talent and provide teachers with job opportunities and resources.
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closed 12/8/2003 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Edusoft, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company today announced the acquisition of Edusoft, a San Francisco, California based assessment platform provider. Edusoft, founded in 2000, provides a unique standards-based assessment platform that helps school districts improve student achievement through better access to performance data and instructional tools.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target: Edusoft, Inc.
Edusoft is a web-based assessment platform. We help school districts, administrators, teachers and parents track student performance on state standards through three kinds of tests: state exams, district benchmarks, and in-class teacher tests.
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired School Improvement Network

synopsis: Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations, announced the acquisition of School Improvement Network, a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. "
target: School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 4/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Learning Seat Pty Ltd, acquired C-Learning

synopsis: The Riverside Company has added C-Learning Pty Ltd to its Learning Seat platform. C-Learning is a Melbourne, Australia-based developer of eLearning courses that specializes in online content development and learning management. The addition will deliver new technical capabilities, content development expertise and customers to Learning Seat.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Learning Seat is an award winning e-learning solution provider, offering a library of workplace compliance and professional development training solutions to businesses across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. "
target: C-Learning
C-Learning develops innovative and cost-effective learning solutions. Their expertise in content development and learning management helps organisations meet its training and performance goals. They provide learning solutions to some of Australia's largest and most successful organisations.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Element K

synopsis: SkillSoft Ltd, a SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that its indirect subsidiaries, SkillSoft Corp and SkillSoft Ireland Ltd have acquired Element K from NIIT Ltd. Element K provides learning solutions that enable organisations to develop employees, support partners, and educate customers.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
SkillSoft Limited is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. "
target parent: NIIT Ltd
target: Element K
Element K delivers a tailored combination of products, technology and services that helps customers plan, develop, launch and manage their learning programme. Element K’s capabilities include 5,800 e-Learning courses, 1,300 print courseware titles, a learning platform, and much more.
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$110
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closed 5/4/2009 via BusinessWire

Techniques.org merged with Regis Learning Solutions,

synopsis: Regis Learning Solutions (RLS), a leading provider of custom and ready-to-deploy business simulations and other experiential learning solutions, announced that the company will merge with techniques.org, a premier developer of online learning products.
buyer: Regis Learning Solutions
Regis Learning Solutions (RLS) is a leading provider of custom and ready-to-deploy business simulations and other experiential learning solutions. RLS offerings include a blend of online and classroom simulations, workshops, e-learning, and tested measurement and evaluation tools. "
target: Techniques.org
Techniques.org creates a wide array of training and e-learning solutions for an equally wide range of clients, including Department of Defense agencies, private-sector companies, state government, and nonprofit organizations.
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announced 7/27/2006 via PR Newswire

NIIT Ltd, will acquire Element K

synopsis: NIIT Global has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Element K, a leading provider of learning solutions in North America. The transaction is expected to close within two weeks.
buyer: NIIT Ltd (BSE:532541:$127.92)
NIIT, an acknowledged leader in the IT and IT-assisted training space, offers learning and knowledge solutions in over 30 countries. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Element K
Element K delivers learning solutions -- a tailored combination of our catalog content, technology and services -- supporting the learning needs of the Corporate, Government, Education and Training Center markets.
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announced 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

MeeMee Media Inc., will acquire All Screens Media

synopsis: MeeMee Media Inc. announced that it will acquire global multi-platform media business development company, All Screens Media ("ASM"). ASM has focused its initial efforts on developing, distributing and monetizing multi-lingual online certification and continuing education programs aimed at global health, wellness and fitness professionals.
buyer: MeeMee Media Inc. (OTCPK:MEME:$0.00)
MeeMee Media Inc. is an international mobile media roll-up and build out opportunity being erected on the acquisition of a leading Latin American mobile content distribution and services company. "
target: All Screens Media
All Screens Media ("ASM") has focused its initial efforts on developing, distributing and monetizing multi-lingual online certification and continuing education programs aimed at global health, wellness and fitness professionals (trainers, physical therapists, allied health care workers).
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closed 6/24/2008 via BusinessWire

The GMarie Group, purchased e-Learning Services from Flypaper Studio, Inc.

synopsis: Flypaper Studio, Inc., an innovator in interactive content software that changes the way people sell and market on the web, announces the sale of their e-Learning services business to The GMarie Group, a developer of corporate training and performance solutions. The acquisition includes the entire services team at Flypaper Studio, Inc.
buyer: The GMarie Group
The GMarie Group is a Phoenix-based training and development consulting firm. As a leader in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning solutions, their focus is on improving employee performance through custom learning solutions. "
seller: Flypaper Studio, Inc.
Flypaper Studio, Inc. is focused on revolutionizing the way people sell and communicate on the Web. Flypaper allows users to produce high-impact presentations and Web content that rivals the interactivity and quality of custom Flash development, but without requiring design or programming skills.
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closed 12/5/2006 via BNC Analysis

U&I Learning, acquired FSR

synopsis: U&I Learning agreed to acquire 50% stake in FSR on December 5, 2006. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: U&I Learning
U&I Learning is passionate about developing and delivering compelling, results-oriented and custom e-learning solutions that enable people to perform better. Our solutions have a direct impact on job performance by teaching the precise skills and knowledge that your employees need on the job. "
target: FSR
FSR was founded in 1993. FSR is the absolute market leader for e-learning solutions for the corporate as well as (semi) government in the Benelux.
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closed 4/19/2006 via BusinessWire

RWD Technologies, Inc., acquired The Learning Curve Limited

synopsis: RWD Technologies, Inc. (RWD), a company that develops, implements, and supports products and services in the areas of training, consulting, and organizational performance, announced today that it has acquired Auckland-based eLearning pioneer, The Learning Curve Limited. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
buyer: RWD Technologies, Inc.
RWD Technologies is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, knowledge, and customers. "
target: The Learning Curve Limited
The Learning Curve International Ltd., is a pioneer in eLearning in New Zealand and Australia. The company designs and develops customized learning solutions for organizations, such as Air New Zealand and Fonterra, and helps companies achieve higher levels of employee performance.
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closed 4/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: SSILuxco S.a.r.l., an indirect parent company of Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning announced that it has completed the sale of its subsidiaries to Pointwell Limited, an entity indirectly owned by funds managed by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest Private Equity funds in Europe.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in buyout investments. The firm prefers to invest in industrial and commercial sectors with a focus on business service companies, financial services, leisure, support services, healthcare, and consumer brands. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.
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closed 7/22/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Execuserve Corp., acquired eLearn Now Learning Management System

synopsis: Compliance Systems Corporation's subsidiary, Execuserve Corp. announced it has acquired eLearn Now Learning Management System ("LMS"). The eLearn Now LMS provides online learning tools which empower users to adapt to continuous change by aligning employee learning to business goals.
buyer parent: Compliance Systems Corporation
buyer: Execuserve Corp.
Headquartered in Virginia, Execuserve was founded in 1987 as a search/services firm dedicated to helping clients increase revenue and decrease attrition by making smart hiring decisions. "
target: eLearn Now Learning Management System
The eLearn Now LMS provides online learning tools which empower users to adapt to continuous change by aligning employee learning to business goals.
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closed 5/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Advent International Corporation, Bain Capital, Berkshire Partners LLC, acquired SkillSoft PLC

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading Software as a Service provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that the acquisition of the Company by funds sponsored by each of Berkshire Partners LLC, Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC, was completed.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: Advent International Corporation
buyer: Bain Capital
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: SkillSoft PLC
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
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closed 8/22/2013 via Company Press Release

LMC s.r.o., acquired Evzdelavani.cz

synopsis: LMC, which operates Jobs.cz, the Czech Republic's leading domestic career portal, has acquired 100% ownership of Evzdelavani.cz. Evzdelavani.cz is an online portal that allows users to search for training courses. It is the leading source for training and continuing education in the Czech Republic.
buyer parent: Alma Media Oyj
buyer: LMC s.r.o.
LMC s.r.o. is a leading Czech electronic labor market that provids expert advice and comprehensive services in the field of HR. They operate Jobs.cz, a portal that offers positions with leading employers. "
target: Evzdelavani.cz
Evzdelavani.cz is an online portal that allows users to search for training courses. It is the leading source for training and continuing education in the Czech Republic.
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closed 2/17/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Inscape Publishing Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired Inscape Holdings Inc., a leading provider of DiSC®-based assessments and training products that develop critical interpersonal business skills. With a global network of nearly 1,700 independent distributors, Inscape’s solution-focused products are used in thousands of organizations.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: Inscape Publishing Inc.
Inscape Publishing, Inc. is a leading developer of DiSC®-based corporate training and assessment solutions. Inscape’s solution-focused products are used in thousands of organizations, including major government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
price ($mm)
$85
rev ($mm)
$20
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4.3x
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closed 8/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sentinel Capital Partners, acquired Inscape Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Riverside Company’s sale of Inscape Publishing to Sentinel Capital Partners provides Riverside with its sixth realization of 2007. Inscape is the leading developer and provider of content-rich, technology-enabled corporate training solutions that develop interpersonal skills such as sales, leadership, teamwork, communications and time management.
buyer: Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm with $200 million of equity capital under management. Sentinel makes equity investments in a range of private and public companies based in the United States and Canada. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Inscape Publishing Inc.
Inscape is an established leader in the corporate training industry. The Company’s high-value training solutions are based primarily on the DiSC ® model of human behavior. Organizations use Inscape Publishing’s proprietary training tool to serve key human resource development applications.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd., acquired Capabiliti

synopsis: PeopleStrong has acquired Capabiliti, a mobile-first learning platform. Capabiliti's SaaS platform allows companies to set up and deliver any type of training. Capabiliti was established in October 2014 and has many Indian and global clients.
buyer: PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd.
PeopleStrong is a leading human resource solutions and technology company from India. Its key offerings include the SaaS based HR Technology PeopleStrong Alt – powered by Mobile App and Artificial Intelligence, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, and Human Capital Management. "
target: Capabiliti
Capabiliti believes in revolutionizing the way training and engagement happens within enterprises. Their SaaS LMS and training content allows enterprises to reach out even to their remotest user base. It allows companies to also track and engage their users to ensure a better outcome of delivery.
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired School Improvement Network

synopsis: Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations, announced the acquisition of School Improvement Network, a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. "
target: School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
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closed 3/9/2016 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Assessment and Intelligence Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, has completed the acquisition of Assessment & Intelligence Systems (AIS). AIS brings to Relias market-leading expertise in training for the minimum data set (MDS) requirements and the resident assessment instrument (RAI) patient assessment.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning provides an online training solution for the healthcare market. Relias offers unrivaled content, the ability for customers to create unique content including live training, and allows for the demonstration of skill and performance, all in a singular learning management system. "
target: Assessment and Intelligence Systems, Inc.
Assessment & Intelligence Systems (AIS)combines experience in healthcare and technology with in-depth knowledge of research based standards to provide unrivaled online learning solutions in the area of client assessments.
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closed 4/5/2017 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: Relias Learning, a trusted partner in online analytics, assessments, and learning for the healthcare market, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a technology company that works with organizations to build the best patient care teams.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning provides online analytics, assessments, and learning for approximately 6,000 healthcare provider organizations across the continuum of healthcare, covering both physical and mental health needs, as well as public safety organizations. "
target: Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) provides deep, clinical assessment-driven training to physicians and nurses in the Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine departments of the hospital, and offers pre-hire assessments for nurses that help hospitals hire the right nurses for the right roles.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired Bottom-Line Performance

synopsis: TiER1 Performance, UK's employee-owned consulting firm that consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success, has acquired Bottom-Line Performance, a company that designs and develops custom learning solutions focused on increasing knowledge retention and end-user performance.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
Headquartered in the UK, TiER1 Performance is an employee-owned consulting firm that activates strategies through people. TiER1 consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success. "
target: Bottom-Line Performance
Bottom-Line Performance helps organizations create the right learning solutions. Whether clients have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, BLP’s team partners with them every step of the way to design for their desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools.
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