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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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closed 10/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Advanced, acquired Clear Review

synopsis: Advanced announced that it has acquired Clear Review, a global performance management and employee engagement software company whose customers include Virgin Money, RICOH, Café Nero, HarperCollins and Waltham Forest Council. Clear Review has built a strong reputation for its innovative Continuous Performance Management platform.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Advanced
Advanced is the third largest British software and services company in the UK. The company helps organisations create the right digital foundations that drive productivity, insight and innovation while remaining safe, secure and compliant. "
target: Clear Review
Clear Review is a cloud-based Performance Management System which helps organisations to make performance management a year round process rather than a once-a-year appraisal.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Main Capital Partners BV, acquired Assessio

synopsis: Netherlands-based Main Capital, a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector, has acquired the largest talent assessment company in the Nordics, Assessio. Assessio develops the highly innovative Ascend platform, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution helping clients find, identify and assess present and future employees.
buyer: Main Capital Partners BV
Netherlands-based Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Nordics regions. Within this sector, Main Capital is the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. "
target: Assessio
For over 65 years, Assessio has been a specialist in talent assessments finding its heritage in scientific psychology research. Assessio develops the highly innovative Ascend platform, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution helping clients find, identify and assess present and future employees.
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closed 2/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Hired, acquired Py

synopsis: Hired, a marketplace that matches tech talent with innovative companies, has acquired Py, a company that enables companies to assess candidates using real-world assessments. They help industry leaders like Opendoor, LiveRamp, Amplitude, and Niantic approach hiring based on merit, not resume keywords.
buyer: Hired
Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers, competing opportunities and job details. "
target: Py
Py's platform enables companies to assess candidates using real-world assessments. They help industry leaders like Opendoor, LiveRamp, Amplitude, and Niantic approach hiring based on merit, not resume keywords.
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announced 9/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Ascender Group, will acquire PeopleStreme

synopsis: Ascender, one of Asia Pacific’s leaders in human resources and payroll outsourcing, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PeopleStreme, an international Human Capital Management (HCM) company, specialising in software development to support human resources initiatives.
buyer: Ascender Group
With more than 1.3 million employees of Ascender customers being paid using Ascender’s human resources and payroll platforms throughout the Asia Pacific, and approximately 1,400 global brands and listed companies across a range of different industries trust Ascender to meet their payroll needs. "
target: PeopleStreme
PeopleStreme is a Human Capital Management company, specialising in the development of technology to support human resources initiatives. Their fully integrated human resources platform is made up of more than 22 modules including performance management, learning and development, and more.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zest, acquired Backfeed

synopsis: Zest has acquired Backfeed, a monthly maintenance tool that has been praised by more than 10000 users. Backfeed is a tool that helps facilitate dialogue between employees. Employees and their bosses fill out forms to prepare for appraisal interviews.
buyer: Zest
ZestMeUp believes happier employees make better companies. That's why they created an unified tool to engage creativity and autonomy at work : Zest, an employee engagement software, the perfect tool for following the employees’ pulse and getting on-going anonymous feedback. "
target: Backfeed
Backfeed is a tool that helps facilitate dialogue between employees. Employees and their bosses fill out forms to prepare for appraisal interviews.
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closed 8/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Indeed, acquired Interviewed

synopsis: Indeed, the world’s number one job site, announced it has acquired Interviewed, an HR technology company that makes it faster and easier for employers to identify and evaluate candidates.
buyer parent: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.
buyer: Indeed
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 200 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. "
target: Interviewed
Founded in 2015, Interviewed is an industry leader in job assessment tools. It helps employers efficiently identify top talent through a series of online assessments.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gooroo.io, acquired ColourGrid

synopsis: Gooroo is pleased to announce it has acquired ColourGrid. ColourGrid provides insight to employers about how well aligned a candidate is with their culture at both a corporate and team level. For the individual, ColourGrid lets them know how suited they are to a specific job and organisation.
buyer: Gooroo.io
Gooroo is a Human Resources Technology (HR Tech) company using big data, machine learning and sociometrics to compatibility match and shortlist candidates – addressing the massive inefficiency, cost and frustrations in the hiring process. "
target: ColourGrid
Colourgrid identifies the social, cultural, economic and behavioural factors (often referred to as "mindset") that influence a specific individual's behaviour and their capacity to perform a job.
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closed 5/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

TalentPad, acquired OptimizedBits

synopsis: New Delhi-based TalentPad, a curated marketplace for tech talent has strengthened its offering to tech recruiters in India with the acquisition of the Bengaluru-based tech recruitment platform; OptimizedBits. The company is aimed at disrupting the traditional recruitment space with a more intelligent and data-driven new age marketplace.
buyer: TalentPad
TalentPad operates in the large online recruitment market in India. It is a second generation platform which flips the current recruitment process on its head by giving more power to job-seekers and lets employers make the first move in the search for high quality talent. "
target: OptimizedBits
OptimizedBits provides intelligent and data driven solutions to the recruitment space. The company’s flagship product is HireMe, a skill-based online job fair that helps hire the best technical talent using an automated model for shortlisting and scheduling the entire hiring process.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

LG lugar de gente, acquired w3net

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company LG lugar de gente, a leading human resources software provider in Brazil, has acquired w3net, a provider of SaaS Human Capital Management Systems with more than 90 clients across several industry verticals, mostly among the top 500 companies in Brazil.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: LG lugar de gente
LG Sistemas is a Brazilian company specialized in providing software for human resources management. With the strength and experience of a company for over 27 years in the market, offers a complete suite of products that assist in the implementation of activities of HR. "
target: w3net
w3net is a leading provider of SaaS Human Capital Management Systems with best-in-class employee performance, goal management and feedback functions. The company has more than 90 clients across several industry verticals, mostly among the top 500 companies in Brazil.
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closed 11/5/2014 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Strategy Investments, acquired PI Worldwide

synopsis: PI Worldwide, a leader in workforce analytics and science-driven insights that help optimize the performance and potential of individuals, teams, and organizations, announced that it has been acquired by Phoenix Strategy Investments.
buyer: Phoenix Strategy Investments
Phoenix Strategy is an entrepreneurial investment company formed to acquire and operate a small to medium sized privately-held business. Their principals take day-to-day operating roles in every investment they make. "
target: PI Worldwide
PI Worldwide is an international management consulting organization that enables clients to be more successful by focusing on their most important asset-their people. Using a proven, proprietary management tool known as the Predictive Index, they help align individual performance for their clients.
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closed 6/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Gartner, Inc., acquired Senexx

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it has acquired Senexx, a cloud-based questions and answers platform that identifies and manages expertise within organizations.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target parent: TechStars
target: Senexx
Senexx is an internal Question and Answers platform that helps corporate identify and manage expertise within their organization, using a patent pending technology. Senexx is a private cloud-based service that integrates seamlessly into an organization's existing enterprise networking platform.
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announced 9/26/2011 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, will acquire Censeo Corporation

synopsis: Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting, outsourcing and investment services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Censeo Corp, a human resource consulting firm offering real-time online leadership assessment products and services to help organizations select, develop and retain talent.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in human resource consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues by designing, implementing and administering health, retirement and other benefit programs. "
target: Censeo Corporation
Censeo Corporation is dedicated to improving talent at its client organizations. Its web-based technologies make it easy and affordable to automate 360 degree feedback, employee survey, pre-employment skill assessment, and knowledge testing initiatives.
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closed 1/8/2014 via Market Wire

Infor, acquired PeopleAnswers, Inc.

synopsis: Infor, a provider of business application software, announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a leader in predictive talent analytics. Their web-based assessment tool uses proven and validated Industrial Psychology principles to extract the Behavioral DNA to provide an unprecedented level of insight into their future on-the-job capabilities.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Infor
Infor, a leading provider of enterprise applications and services, helps 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor delivers a new breed of enterprise business software. "
target: PeopleAnswers, Inc.
PeopleAnswers' web-based assessment tool uses proven and validated Industrial Psychology principles to extract the Behavioral DNA® from both job applicants and existing employees to provide an unprecedented level of insight into their future on-the-job capabilities.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

RegionsJob SAS, acquired JobiJoba

synopsis: The job search specialist JobiJoba, created in 2007 in Pessac in Gironde, France, has been bought by the RégionsJob group, one of the major French players in employment, recruitment and training. Jobijoba is a French smart job search engine offering job opportunities from more than 850 employment sites across the web.
buyer parent: Groupe Telegramme Medias S.A.
buyer: RegionsJob SAS
RegionsJob Group is a major player in employment, recruitment and training on the Internet in France. RegionsJob was primarily created to help job seekers find jobs that match their skills and geographic preferences. "
target parent: Newfund Management
target: JobiJoba
Jobijoba is a French smart job search engine offering job opportunities from more than 850 employment sites across the web. JobiJoba also provides HR software for companies called CV Catcher, which uses semantic and machine learning technologies to help capture top talent.
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closed 6/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Totango, acquired Personity.ai

synopsis: Totango, the leader in enterprise customer success solutions, announced that it has acquired Personity.ai. Personity securely analyzes candidates'​ social media profiles to interpret their personality and ensure company and culture fit. Cut recruiting costs, reduce time-to-hire, and create the best team.
buyer: Totango
Totango is the leading Customer Success solution for the enterprise. Their platform provides access to all customer information, best practices, and relevant metrics so enterprises can proactively and intelligently operate their company around their customers. "
target: Personity.ai
Personity securely analyzes candidates'​ social media profiles to interpret their personality and ensure company and culture fit. Cut recruiting costs, reduce time-to-hire, and create the best team. They are proud to be the platform that top recruiting firms and HR teams use to hire.
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closed 2/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Jobindex A/S, acquired Joblicate A/S

synopsis: Jobindex, the largest job portal in Denmark, has acquired Joblicate, an Aarhus, Denmark based software company that offers video screening job recruitment software. Joblicate's software lets companies get a first-hand impression of applicants, while giving the candidates an opportunity to present themselves.
buyer: Jobindex A/S (CPSE:JOBNDX:$48.87)
Jobindex provides the most comprehensive overview of available jobs in Denmark. Jobindex is a job search engine that searches through job ads from over 500 job databases and sites in Denmark, including Jobnet. On a daily basis, they promote thousands of available jobs in all industries. "
target: Joblicate A/S
Joblicate is a software company based in Denmark. They offer a video based recruitment tool that replaces the traditional written application. Users can quickly screen a large number of candidates and determine if the personality matches their company before the candidate is called for an interview.
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closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Lumesse AS, acquired Goodwords Gmbh

synopsis: Lumesse, a leading international talent management software vendor, announced the acquisition of Goodwords online reference-checking technology. Goodwords provides HR and hiring managers with a highly automatized platform to quickly and easily conduct 360-degree reference-based assessments.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Lumesse AS
Lumesse is one of the only global companies making talent management solutions work locally. They help customers around the world to implement successful local talent management initiatives that identify, nurture and develop the right people, in the right place, at the right time. "
target: Goodwords Gmbh
Goodwords provides HR and hiring managers with a highly automatized platform to quickly and easily conduct 360-degree reference-based assessments, giving them relevant insights and independent peer feedback on candidates or employees at scale.
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closed 8/27/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Chequed.com, Inc., acquired Assess Systems

synopsis: Chequed.com, a leading provider of cloud-based Predictive Talent Selection™ technology, has combined with Assess Systems, a leading provider of comprehensive employment assessments.
buyer: Chequed.com, Inc.
Chequed.com has one goal: No Bad Hires. Ever. From pre-employment testing and scorable interview guides to online reference-checking and passive talent sourcing, Chequed.com's cloud-based Predictive Talent Selection™ platform is used by some of the world's leading brands. "
target: Assess Systems
Assess Systems is a global, innovative SaaS technology and services company providing talent selection and people development solutions. Focusing on person-job-organization fit, their assessment solutions help clients select, develop, and promote talent for improved business outcomes.
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closed 11/13/2014 via PR Web

Get It, LLC, acquired EmployInsight

synopsis: Get It, a leading operator of niche classified and career websites, announced that is has acquired EmployInsight. Founded in 2012, EmployInsight is a leading platform for job matching between employers and job seekers, which launched with The New York Stock Exchange amongst its client base.
buyer: Get It, LLC
Get It is a technology company based in Alexandria, VA that specializes in introductions. Since 2006, Get It has created more than six hundred safe, online communities, offering consumers with one-click access to precisely what they need, and companies avenues in which to reach them. "
target: EmployInsight
EmployInsight is a leading platform for job matching between employers and job seekers. EmployInsight’s hiring product (HireInsight) allows organizations to hire people who have the emotional and character strengths required for specific jobs and specific teams.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
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
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amtivo Group Limited, acquired Certification Europe

synopsis: AMTIVO Group Limited, a professional services firm headquartered in the UK, has acquired Certification Europe, an Irish certification and training firm. Certification Europe is a business that works with organisations around the world to achieve ISO certification while providing training on a variety of management systems.
buyer: Amtivo Group Limited
UK-based AMTIVO is focused on helping SMEs develop high performing, sustainable organizations. Through the delivery of high-quality ISO certifications, AMTIVO enables clients to build core management systems and processes that drive competitiveness, productivity, and innovation. "
target parent: Kernel Capital
target: Certification Europe
Dublin-based Certification Europe is a business that works with organisations around the world to achieve ISO certification, while providing training on a variety of management systems, including quality management, health and safety management, energy management, and information security.
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rev ($mm)
$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
Employees
1463
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