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closed 8/15/2018 via PE Hub

Project Management Academy, purchased Select Assets from IT Management and Leadership Institute

synopsis: Project Management Academy has acquired selected assets from the IT Management and Leadership Institute, which provides training for IT professionals. Among the assets purchased is a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
seller: IT Management and Leadership Institute
The select assets include a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building aimed at helping project managers advance in their careers while helping companies complete more successful projects. ITMLI provides training for IT professionals.
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closed 6/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training whose offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training and PDU Training, has been acquired by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades.
buyer parent: Morgan Stanley
buyer: Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TRIGO Group, acquired EMC Consulting

synopsis: TRIGO Group, a global leader of quality solutions for the transportation industry, has acquired EMC Consulting, a Romanian training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management.
buyer: TRIGO Group
TRIGO Group is a Global Quality Solutions provider for the transportation sector, focused on automotive and aerospace industries. TRIGO offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including quality engineering, rework, inspection, auditing, training, consulting, and project management. "
target: EMC Consulting
Founded in 2007, EMC Consulting is a training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management. They are based in Romania.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

SHI International Corp., acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc.

synopsis: SHI International, one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers, has acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc. (CTG). A leading provider of training solutions, CTG has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
buyer: SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $8.5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. "
target: Corporate Training Group, Inc.
A leading provider of training solutions, Corporate Training Group (CTG) has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
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closed 4/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bongo Learn, acquired SLIDE21

synopsis: Bongo has acquired SLIDE21, an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. The two companies were partners prior to the acquisition, with Bongo’s video assessment solution powering the experiential learning and skill evaluation portions of SLIDE21’s programs.
buyer: Bongo Learn
Bongo is a video assessment & soft skill development platform. With its proprietary video technology and powerful feedback capabilities, Bongo enables the mastery of communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Bongo was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado. "
target: SLIDE21
SLIDE21 is an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. SLIDE21 was established in 2016 when founder Glenn Brule saw a need to focus on people in Agile project management practices.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Project Management Academy, acquired Watermark Learning

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training, announced the strategic acquisition of Watermark Learning, a leader in business analysis, agile, project management, and process improvement training.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
target: Watermark Learning
Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Agile, Project Management, Business Relationship Management, Business Process Management, and Leadership & Influencing Skills.
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closed 5/22/2017 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, acquired Orbital Training and Consulting

synopsis: Global training provider International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) announced that it has acquired Orbital Training and Consulting, a company that provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 25 years. "
target: Orbital Training and Consulting
Orbital provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills. Orbital is an accredited/approved center for the Institute for Leadership and Management.
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closed 1/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC announced it made an equity investment in Educate 360 Holdings, LLC (“Project Management Academy”). Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training, offering PMP®, PMI-ACP®, Lean Six Sigma, and continuing education training (PDUs).
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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announced 10/5/2015 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, will acquire AFA Project Management Ltd.

synopsis: International Institute for Learning, Inc., an Accredited Training Organization devoted to excellence in learning, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AFA Project Management Ltd., a management training company that provides accredited consultancy and training in AXELOS, APMG, and APM Best Practice methods.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 24 years. "
target: AFA Project Management Ltd.
AFA Project Management Ltd. was established as a management consultancy organisation, and they became one of the original group of PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisations. AFA is able to deliver training courses that combine excellent exam pass rates with realistic and practical guidance.
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closed 9/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired CLS Performance Solutions

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has acquired CLS Performance Solutions Limited. CLS is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning end user adoption and training services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: CLS Performance Solutions
CLS Performance Solutions is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) end user adoption and training services based in the United Kingdom. They develop and deliver successful learning solutions for ERP implementations for large multinational clients.
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closed 3/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Cirrus Group

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programs. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$45,676.89)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Cirrus Group
Cirrus is a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programmes. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

AICPA, acquired Business Learning Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) has acquired the Business Learning Institute (BLI) from MACPA. Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide.
buyer: AICPA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). "
target parent: Maryland Association of CPAs
target: Business Learning Institute, Inc.
Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide. BLI is a center facilitating the development of competencies and strategic knowledge required for leadership in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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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 4/6/2010 via Company Press Release

Global Lead, LLC merged with Novations Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Lead joined Novations to create “Global Novations.” The new firm will provide a broader and more holistic suite of services around talent optimization, diversity training and leadership development, strengthening Global Novation's ability to help accelerate the achievement of business objectives.
buyer parent: MCG Global, LLC
buyer: Novations Group, Inc.
Novations Group Inc. (NGI) is a global professional services firm committed to building human performance through specific consulting, training, technology, and measurement solutions. "
target: Global Lead, LLC
Global Lead is an established provider of diversity & inclusion consulting and interactive solutions. Global Lead provides services to companies that include management recruitment, talent retention, supply chain relationships and executive training.
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closed 9/25/2006 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired The Advantage Performance Group

synopsis: BTS Group AB, the world’s leading business simulation training and consulting company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the businesses of The Advantage Performance Group and The Real Learning Company according to the intentions communicated in a press release on August 6, 2006.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$194.39)
BTS Group AB is an international training and consultancy company in the field of business acumen. BTS uses tailor-made business simulations to support company managers in implementing change and improving profitability. "
target: The Advantage Performance Group
Advantage Performance Group (APG) is one of the world's largest and fastest growing human performance consulting networks. APG partners with world-class developers of training solutions and then applies a unique methodology to help organizations maximize their training ROI.
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closed 9/25/2006 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired The Real Learning Company

synopsis: BTS Group AB, the world’s leading business simulation training and consulting company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the businesses of The Advantage Performance Group and The Real Learning Company according to the intentions communicated in a press release on August 6, 2006.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$194.39)
BTS Group AB is an international training and consultancy company in the field of business acumen. BTS uses tailor-made business simulations to support company managers in implementing change and improving profitability. "
target: The Real Learning Company
The Real Learning Company is a performance improvement company. We specialize in helping organizations select, align, and develop their human capital. We provide practical models, tools, and learning programs for planning, building, and managing individual and team performance.
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closed 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

BSG Alliance Corp., acquired The Concours Group

synopsis: BSG Alliance, the on-demand strategy, software and delivery company that transforms business organizations into "next generation enterprises" has acquired The Concours Group, a highly respected high-end strategy and executive education company.
buyer: BSG Alliance Corp.
nGenera® Powers the Collaborative Enterprise with solutions that combine strategic insight, onsite services and the most comprehensive suite of collaborative applications on the market. As a result, our customers consistently outsmart, outpace and outsell their competitors. "
target: The Concours Group
The Concours Group works with senior executives of over 300 of the Global 1000 to master critical issues in management and to turn human capital and technological potential into business value. In partnership with client executives, we formulate, launch, and accelerate new business strategies.
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closed 1/12/2011 via PR Newswire

Navvis & Company, acquired Morgan Executive Development Institute

synopsis: Navvis & Company announced the acquisition of Morgan Executive Development Institute (MEDI), an executive coaching and leadership development organization. MEDI is uniquely qualified to help executives in the healthcare industry achieve professional success.
buyer: Navvis & Company
Navvis & Company is a national healthcare management consultancy focused on one goal -- to help leading health systems gain a sustainable competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. "
target: Morgan Executive Development Institute
Morgan Executive Development Institute (MEDI) specializes in executive coaching and leadership development tailored for today's healthcare executive. MEDI is uniquely qualified to help executives in the health care industry achieve professional success.
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announced 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Arabian Education and Training Group

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, an educational company in Saudi Arabia, will acquire the Arabian Education and Training Group Co. (AETG), a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries, which include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, and more.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Arabian Education and Training Group
The Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG) is a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries. Their companies include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, NABA, and more.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PE Hub

Project Management Academy, purchased Select Assets from IT Management and Leadership Institute

synopsis: Project Management Academy has acquired selected assets from the IT Management and Leadership Institute, which provides training for IT professionals. Among the assets purchased is a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
seller: IT Management and Leadership Institute
The select assets include a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building aimed at helping project managers advance in their careers while helping companies complete more successful projects. ITMLI provides training for IT professionals.
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closed 6/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training whose offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training and PDU Training, has been acquired by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades.
buyer parent: Morgan Stanley
buyer: Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Project Management Academy, acquired Watermark Learning

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training, announced the strategic acquisition of Watermark Learning, a leader in business analysis, agile, project management, and process improvement training.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
target: Watermark Learning
Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Agile, Project Management, Business Relationship Management, Business Process Management, and Leadership & Influencing Skills.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PE Hub

Project Management Academy, purchased Select Assets from IT Management and Leadership Institute

synopsis: Project Management Academy has acquired selected assets from the IT Management and Leadership Institute, which provides training for IT professionals. Among the assets purchased is a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
seller: IT Management and Leadership Institute
The select assets include a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building aimed at helping project managers advance in their careers while helping companies complete more successful projects. ITMLI provides training for IT professionals.
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closed 1/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC announced it made an equity investment in Educate 360 Holdings, LLC (“Project Management Academy”). Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training, offering PMP®, PMI-ACP®, Lean Six Sigma, and continuing education training (PDUs).
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PE Hub

Project Management Academy, purchased Select Assets from IT Management and Leadership Institute

synopsis: Project Management Academy has acquired selected assets from the IT Management and Leadership Institute, which provides training for IT professionals. Among the assets purchased is a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
seller: IT Management and Leadership Institute
The select assets include a curriculum of courses in Strategic Business Skills, Communication, Problem Solving, and Team Building aimed at helping project managers advance in their careers while helping companies complete more successful projects. ITMLI provides training for IT professionals.
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closed 6/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training whose offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training and PDU Training, has been acquired by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades.
buyer parent: Morgan Stanley
buyer: Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TRIGO Group, acquired EMC Consulting

synopsis: TRIGO Group, a global leader of quality solutions for the transportation industry, has acquired EMC Consulting, a Romanian training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management.
buyer: TRIGO Group
TRIGO Group is a Global Quality Solutions provider for the transportation sector, focused on automotive and aerospace industries. TRIGO offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including quality engineering, rework, inspection, auditing, training, consulting, and project management. "
target: EMC Consulting
Founded in 2007, EMC Consulting is a training and consulting company with certified trainers and consultants. Their portfolio includes topics like lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, process engineering and logistics management. They are based in Romania.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

SHI International Corp., acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc.

synopsis: SHI International, one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers, has acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc. (CTG). A leading provider of training solutions, CTG has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
buyer: SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $8.5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. "
target: Corporate Training Group, Inc.
A leading provider of training solutions, Corporate Training Group (CTG) has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
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closed 4/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bongo Learn, acquired SLIDE21

synopsis: Bongo has acquired SLIDE21, an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. The two companies were partners prior to the acquisition, with Bongo’s video assessment solution powering the experiential learning and skill evaluation portions of SLIDE21’s programs.
buyer: Bongo Learn
Bongo is a video assessment & soft skill development platform. With its proprietary video technology and powerful feedback capabilities, Bongo enables the mastery of communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Bongo was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado. "
target: SLIDE21
SLIDE21 is an Ottawa-based consulting company that specializes in Agile team development, Scrum training and certification, and business analysis. SLIDE21 was established in 2016 when founder Glenn Brule saw a need to focus on people in Agile project management practices.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Project Management Academy, acquired Watermark Learning

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training, announced the strategic acquisition of Watermark Learning, a leader in business analysis, agile, project management, and process improvement training.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
target: Watermark Learning
Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Agile, Project Management, Business Relationship Management, Business Process Management, and Leadership & Influencing Skills.
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closed 5/22/2017 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, acquired Orbital Training and Consulting

synopsis: Global training provider International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) announced that it has acquired Orbital Training and Consulting, a company that provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 25 years. "
target: Orbital Training and Consulting
Orbital provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills. Orbital is an accredited/approved center for the Institute for Leadership and Management.
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closed 1/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Project Management Academy

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC announced it made an equity investment in Educate 360 Holdings, LLC (“Project Management Academy”). Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training, offering PMP®, PMI-ACP®, Lean Six Sigma, and continuing education training (PDUs).
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
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announced 10/5/2015 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, will acquire AFA Project Management Ltd.

synopsis: International Institute for Learning, Inc., an Accredited Training Organization devoted to excellence in learning, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AFA Project Management Ltd., a management training company that provides accredited consultancy and training in AXELOS, APMG, and APM Best Practice methods.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 24 years. "
target: AFA Project Management Ltd.
AFA Project Management Ltd. was established as a management consultancy organisation, and they became one of the original group of PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisations. AFA is able to deliver training courses that combine excellent exam pass rates with realistic and practical guidance.
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closed 9/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired CLS Performance Solutions

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has acquired CLS Performance Solutions Limited. CLS is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning end user adoption and training services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: CLS Performance Solutions
CLS Performance Solutions is an independent provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) end user adoption and training services based in the United Kingdom. They develop and deliver successful learning solutions for ERP implementations for large multinational clients.
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$3
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closed 3/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Cirrus Group

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programs. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$45,676.89)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Cirrus Group
Cirrus is a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programmes. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

AICPA, acquired Business Learning Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) has acquired the Business Learning Institute (BLI) from MACPA. Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide.
buyer: AICPA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). "
target parent: Maryland Association of CPAs
target: Business Learning Institute, Inc.
Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide. BLI is a center facilitating the development of competencies and strategic knowledge required for leadership in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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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 4/6/2010 via Company Press Release

Global Lead, LLC merged with Novations Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Lead joined Novations to create “Global Novations.” The new firm will provide a broader and more holistic suite of services around talent optimization, diversity training and leadership development, strengthening Global Novation's ability to help accelerate the achievement of business objectives.
buyer parent: MCG Global, LLC
buyer: Novations Group, Inc.
Novations Group Inc. (NGI) is a global professional services firm committed to building human performance through specific consulting, training, technology, and measurement solutions. "
target: Global Lead, LLC
Global Lead is an established provider of diversity & inclusion consulting and interactive solutions. Global Lead provides services to companies that include management recruitment, talent retention, supply chain relationships and executive training.
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closed 9/25/2006 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired The Advantage Performance Group

synopsis: BTS Group AB, the world’s leading business simulation training and consulting company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the businesses of The Advantage Performance Group and The Real Learning Company according to the intentions communicated in a press release on August 6, 2006.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$194.39)
BTS Group AB is an international training and consultancy company in the field of business acumen. BTS uses tailor-made business simulations to support company managers in implementing change and improving profitability. "
target: The Advantage Performance Group
Advantage Performance Group (APG) is one of the world's largest and fastest growing human performance consulting networks. APG partners with world-class developers of training solutions and then applies a unique methodology to help organizations maximize their training ROI.
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closed 9/25/2006 via BusinessWire

BTS Group AB, acquired The Real Learning Company

synopsis: BTS Group AB, the world’s leading business simulation training and consulting company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the businesses of The Advantage Performance Group and The Real Learning Company according to the intentions communicated in a press release on August 6, 2006.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$194.39)
BTS Group AB is an international training and consultancy company in the field of business acumen. BTS uses tailor-made business simulations to support company managers in implementing change and improving profitability. "
target: The Real Learning Company
The Real Learning Company is a performance improvement company. We specialize in helping organizations select, align, and develop their human capital. We provide practical models, tools, and learning programs for planning, building, and managing individual and team performance.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

BSG Alliance Corp., acquired The Concours Group

synopsis: BSG Alliance, the on-demand strategy, software and delivery company that transforms business organizations into "next generation enterprises" has acquired The Concours Group, a highly respected high-end strategy and executive education company.
buyer: BSG Alliance Corp.
nGenera® Powers the Collaborative Enterprise with solutions that combine strategic insight, onsite services and the most comprehensive suite of collaborative applications on the market. As a result, our customers consistently outsmart, outpace and outsell their competitors. "
target: The Concours Group
The Concours Group works with senior executives of over 300 of the Global 1000 to master critical issues in management and to turn human capital and technological potential into business value. In partnership with client executives, we formulate, launch, and accelerate new business strategies.
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closed 1/12/2011 via PR Newswire

Navvis & Company, acquired Morgan Executive Development Institute

synopsis: Navvis & Company announced the acquisition of Morgan Executive Development Institute (MEDI), an executive coaching and leadership development organization. MEDI is uniquely qualified to help executives in the healthcare industry achieve professional success.
buyer: Navvis & Company
Navvis & Company is a national healthcare management consultancy focused on one goal -- to help leading health systems gain a sustainable competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. "
target: Morgan Executive Development Institute
Morgan Executive Development Institute (MEDI) specializes in executive coaching and leadership development tailored for today's healthcare executive. MEDI is uniquely qualified to help executives in the health care industry achieve professional success.
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announced 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Arabian Education and Training Group

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, an educational company in Saudi Arabia, will acquire the Arabian Education and Training Group Co. (AETG), a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries, which include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, and more.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Arabian Education and Training Group
The Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG) is a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries. Their companies include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, NABA, and more.
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