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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Web

123sonography, acquired SonoWorld

synopsis: SonoWorld.com, a leading global ultrasound education website owned by Inteleos, has been acquired by 123Sonography, the #1 online provider for ultrasound education. With this acquisition, 123Sonography will further solidify its position as the largest active online community of ultrasound professionals in the world.
buyer: 123sonography
Base in Austria, 123sonography is a provider of online echocardiography training for medical doctors, students and sonographers. Medical ultrasound is the fastest growing imaging modality in medicine and each passing year brings stunning advancements and more. "
target parent: Inteleos
target: SonoWorld
SonoWorld.com is a leading global ultrasound education website. SonoWorld was launched in 1999 as a way to use the emerging Internet to provide free educational materials to ultrasound practitioners in developing countries around the world.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

SDB Groep B.V., acquired The Competence Group B.V.

synopsis: SDB Groep, the specialist in cloud solutions for the healthcare market, acquires The Competence Group. The Competence Group (TCG), founded in 2002 and based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training for healthcare institutions.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: SDB Groep B.V.
For over 40 years, SDB Groep has been developing and supplying innovative and specialist ICT solutions for the healthcare sector. SDB provides an innovative SaaS solutions that customers use to automate HR, salary administration and personnel planning processes, as well as a health record product. "
target: The Competence Group B.V.
The Competence Group (TCG), based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training. TCG improves the level of knowledge and the capacities of individual employees within healthcare institutions.
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announced 11/12/2015 via Company Press Release

xTV, will acquire Hendrik Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: xTV Networks Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of the Hendrik Information Systems, LLC. Hendrik is a content capture and distribution company headed up by CEO Mark Sangster, a Health Care and Technology executive who has now joined xTV as Executive Vice President of Health Care TV.
buyer: xTV (ASX:XTV:$0.52)
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration. "
target: Hendrik Information Systems, LLC
Hendrik information systems are a healthcare focused organization that partners with academic medical centers to deliver value through educational content strategies. Based in Houston Texas, the company was founded to focus on content capture and distribution, primarily in Health Care.
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

HealthCare Source, acquired NetLearning, Inc.

synopsis: HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: HealthCare Source
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: NetLearning, Inc.
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
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closed 8/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Medscape, Inc., acquired QxMD Software

synopsis: WebMD has acquired QxMD, a Vancouver, BC-based learning technology company that delivers mobile decision point tools and personalized learning solutions for physicians and health care professionals. QxMD will be combined with Medscape, the leading digital news, information and continuing medical education platform for physicians and HCPs worldwide.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Medscape, Inc. (:$8.65)
Medscape is the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals. Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. "
target: QxMD Software
QxMD creates point-of-care digital solutions for health care professionals, scientists and students. Recognized as a leading developer of free medical software, QxMD builds apps for web, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Silverchair Learning Systems, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: Relias Learning, parent of Silverchair Learning Systems announced that it has completed the acquisition of Care2Learn, from VectorLearning. The acquisition results in an expanded suite of e-learning content and establishes Relias as the preeminent provider of training to the senior care industry in North America.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Silverchair Learning Systems
Silverchair Learning strives to be the superior source of education and information programs in the senior care industry. Silverchair's mission is to support the best care for seniors by providing comprehensive programs that improve their way of living. "
target parent: VectorLearning
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn is more than just the leading provider of online education in the senior care industry. They are a company founded by experienced caregivers with a background in long-term and post-acute care.
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closed 5/17/2007 via BusinessWire

RedVector.com, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: RedVector.com Inc., a leading provider of online education for the Architectural, Engineering, and Contractor markets, has expanded into the healthcare arena with the acquisition of Care2Learn.com, an online continuing education company for professionals in long-term care, home health, hospice and rehabilitation.
buyer: RedVector.com
RedVector.com is the global leader in online continuing education, certification, licensing exam preparation and corporate training for professional engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, land surveyors, building inspectors and landscape architects. "
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn provides customized learning management systems and content with engaging, affordable, easy-to-use online continuing education.Care2Learn has over 2100 hours of accredited continuing education and 100+ inservices for 16 healthcare disciplines in its content library for its 165,000 users.
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closed 1/7/2014 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Hospice Education Network

synopsis: Relias Learning has acquired the Hospice Education Network (HEN), a leading provider of online education for hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. Nearly one hundred thousand hospice and palliative care professionals have taken HEN courses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning is the leader in online training for the senior care, behavioral health, community health, correctional, and developmental disabilities markets. Relias offers user-friendly online training solutions that improve compliance and eliminate record keeping headaches. "
target parent: Weatherbee Resources, Inc.
target: Hospice Education Network
Hospice Education Network (HEN) provides affordable and accessible online education to clients of Weatherbee Resources. Nearly one hundred thousand hospice and palliative care professionals have taken HEN courses.
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closed 12/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, acquired Relias Learning

synopsis: Europe's largest media group, Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, has acquired Relias Learning. A provider of online learning solutions for the senior care, health and human services, corrections, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations.
buyer: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
Bertelsmann produces, serves and markets media. Their content is contributed by RTL Group, Random House, Gruner + Jahr, and also Arvato and Direct Group in more than 50 countries. Bertelsmann’s claim is to inspire people around the world with first-class media and communications offerings. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to senior care, health and human services, corrections, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. They help clients achieve the highest quality practice and accreditation standards with online learning and compliance programs.
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closed 1/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Home Care Pulse, acquired Home Care Institute

synopsis: Home Care Pulse LLC has acquired Home Care Institute, a leading provider of quality learning solutions specializing in the home health and hospice industry. By acquiring Home Care Institute, Home Care Pulse becomes a full-service training hub, offering 800+ education hours for post-acute care organizations.
buyer: Home Care Pulse
Home Care Pulse leads the home care industry in quality assurance, performance benchmarking, and data solutions. The company provides tools to monitor, analyze, and generate more online reviews, and conducts the Home Care Benchmarking Study, the largest survey of North American home care providers. "
target: Home Care Institute
Home Care Institute is a nationally recognized learning solution. Focused on the home care and hospice industries, Home Care Institute has the tools and resources to prepare home health, hospice, and private duty organizations to be leaders in quality and results.
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closed 4/5/2017 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: Relias Learning, a trusted partner in online analytics, assessments, and learning for the healthcare market, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a technology company that works with organizations to build the best patient care teams.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning provides online analytics, assessments, and learning for approximately 6,000 healthcare provider organizations across the continuum of healthcare, covering both physical and mental health needs, as well as public safety organizations. "
target: Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) provides deep, clinical assessment-driven training to physicians and nurses in the Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine departments of the hospital, and offers pre-hire assessments for nurses that help hospitals hire the right nurses for the right roles.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

MedaPhor, acquired Inventive Medical Limited

synopsis: MedaPhor Group plc, the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, announces the acquisition of Inventive Medical Limited (“IML”), a UK company which is the global supplier of cardio ultrasound simulation products under the HeartWorks brand.
buyer: MedaPhor (AIM:MED:$5.48)
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions. "
target parent: University College London Hospitals Charity
target: Inventive Medical Limited
Developed by leading cardiac anaesthesiologists at University College London Hospital Inventive Medical Limited's (IML) HeartWorks simulators and online training materials are recognised as one of the most true-to-life and comprehensive simulation tools.
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$3.98
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Praetorian Digital, Inc., acquired Kaplan Fire & EMS Training

synopsis: Praetorian Digital, Inc., the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, announced it has acquired Kaplan’s Fire & EMS online training unit, one of the leading online training companies serving fire and EMS departments nationwide.
buyer: Praetorian Digital, Inc.
Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Praetorian owns and operates websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance, such as PoliceOne.com and FireRescue1.com. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: Kaplan Fire & EMS Training
Kaplan’s EMS training courses feature actual case studies and fast-paced, high-energy videos. The courses are accompanied by interactive training for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired National Paramedic Institute, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), a leader in online continuing education, announced the acquisition of National Paramedic Institute, Inc. (NPI), a South Florida-based company that provides online continuing education to firefighters and emergency services personnel.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: National Paramedic Institute, Inc.
National Paramedic Institute, Inc. offers a series of case-based courses that include situational videos that meet national continuing education standards for fire and emergency service personnel.
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closed 10/1/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MDBriefcase Group Inc., acquired OncologyEducation

synopsis: MDBriefcase, Canada’s leading provider of online continuing medical education and professional development for healthcare providers, is acquiring OncologyEducation, a comprehensive online platform providing evidence-based oncology content, developed and authored by a leading, international faculty of oncology professionals.
buyer parent: Persistence Capital Partners
buyer: MDBriefcase Group Inc.
MDBriefCase specializes in developing online, accredited and unaccredited continuing professional development for healthcare professionals. Since 2001, MDBC has delivered interactive, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based programs to more that 250,000 members around the world. "
target: OncologyEducation
OncologyEducation is a Canada-based comprehensive online platform providing evidence-based oncology content, developed and authored by a leading, international faculty of oncology professionals.
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closed 1/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Simbionix USA Corporation, acquired eTrinsic, Inc.

synopsis: Simbionix USA Corporation, a leading developer of advanced medical simulation products, today acquired all assets and employees of eTrinsic, Inc, a developer of interactive medical education and assessment tools. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Simbionix USA Corporation
Simbionix is a global leader in medical simulation technology. Simbionix mission is to provide state of the art, computer-assisted medical simulation training systems, and set the standard for minimally invasive surgical training and performance. "
target: eTrinsic, Inc.
eTrinsic, Inc. is a developer of e-learning content and proficiency measurement technology for the medical and high technology sector, with primary focus on developing internet-enabled simulations of high complexity medical and technology products, devices, and procedures.
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closed 6/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Oakstone Publishing, acquired CMEinfo.com

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. (HCC) announced today it has acquired CMEinfo.com, a closely held Cherry Hill, NJ-based publisher of multimedia continuing medical education (CME) products and services. The company was established in 1989. CMEinfo.com will join HCC's Oakstone Publishing unit, Oakstone Medical Publishing.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Medical provides subscription-based continuing medical education solutions for doctors and other health professionals. Oakstone Wellness provides subscription-based employee health and wellness newsletters and ancillary products that are sold to corporations in bulk. "
target: CMEinfo.com
CMEinfo.com is the leading for-profit provider of self-study continuing medical education (CME) courses to physicians. Today, we market more than 50 courses consisting of nearly 2,000 hours of media-based certified CME programming, to which we hold the copyright.
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closed 10/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Handi-Craft Company, acquired Infant-Driven Feeding

synopsis: Handi-Craft Company, doing business as Dr. Brown's Baby, announces the acquisition of Infant-Driven Feeding, LLC, a neonatal education company focused on improving oral feeding outcomes for premature and sick infants.
buyer: Handi-Craft Company
Handi-Craft Company, doing business as Dr. Brown's Baby, is dedicated to providing well-designed, healthful feeding products for babies. Dr. Brown's lines of baby bottles, breastfeeding products, pacifiers, teethers, training cups and feeding products are known for their technology and function. "
target: Infant-Driven Feeding
Infant-Driven Feeding (IDF) is on a mission to lead the advancement of neonatal oral feeding practice by providing globally accessible specialized education for healthcare professionals. The company created the first and only online comprehensive oral feeding program for neonatal professionals.
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closed 10/12/2016 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Swank HealthCare

synopsis: Relias Learning expands its position as the most comprehensive training and education provider in the healthcare industry by announcing the acquisition of Swank HealthCare. Swank HealthCare is a distributor of online training for the acute care market that serves community hospitals across the United States and internationally.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to post-acute care, health and human services, autism and applied behavior analysis, public safety, payers and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. Their mission is to measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society."
target parent: Swank Motion Pictures Inc.
target: Swank HealthCare
Swank HealthCare is a leading distributor of online healthcare education for civilian and military hospitals, clinics and medical treatment facilities worldwide. They make learning fun, easy and convenient.
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closed 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Agilio Software, acquired Clarity Informatics

synopsis: Agilio Software, a provider of software solutions for dentists and hospitals in the UK, has acquired Clarity Informatics, a UK-based software company that provides innovative solutions for primary care. Clarity offers web-based solutions for compliance, workforce management, appraisals, and eLearning.
buyer: Agilio Software
Agilio Software is a provider of software solutions for dentists and hospitals in the UK. Agilio provides practical software to help their clients run their healthcare practice and take better care of their patients. They offer cloud-based solutions for compliance, HR management, and training. "
target: Clarity Informatics
Clarity Informatics is a UK-based software company that provides innovative solutions for primary care. Clarity develops solutions to make health care systems stronger and more efficient. They offer web-based solutions for compliance, workforce management, appraisals, and eLearning.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Web

123sonography, acquired SonoWorld

synopsis: SonoWorld.com, a leading global ultrasound education website owned by Inteleos, has been acquired by 123Sonography, the #1 online provider for ultrasound education. With this acquisition, 123Sonography will further solidify its position as the largest active online community of ultrasound professionals in the world.
buyer: 123sonography
Base in Austria, 123sonography is a provider of online echocardiography training for medical doctors, students and sonographers. Medical ultrasound is the fastest growing imaging modality in medicine and each passing year brings stunning advancements and more. "
target parent: Inteleos
target: SonoWorld
SonoWorld.com is a leading global ultrasound education website. SonoWorld was launched in 1999 as a way to use the emerging Internet to provide free educational materials to ultrasound practitioners in developing countries around the world.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Web

123sonography, acquired SonoWorld

synopsis: SonoWorld.com, a leading global ultrasound education website owned by Inteleos, has been acquired by 123Sonography, the #1 online provider for ultrasound education. With this acquisition, 123Sonography will further solidify its position as the largest active online community of ultrasound professionals in the world.
buyer: 123sonography
Base in Austria, 123sonography is a provider of online echocardiography training for medical doctors, students and sonographers. Medical ultrasound is the fastest growing imaging modality in medicine and each passing year brings stunning advancements and more. "
target parent: Inteleos
target: SonoWorld
SonoWorld.com is a leading global ultrasound education website. SonoWorld was launched in 1999 as a way to use the emerging Internet to provide free educational materials to ultrasound practitioners in developing countries around the world.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Nexus Health Media, acquired Nexus Oncology

synopsis: M2 Health Media, an Austin, Texas-based health and medical education delivery company, has acquired Nexus Oncology and renamed itself Nexus Health Media. The company will serve as a one-stop-shop for unbiased, scientific and non-promotional health and medical education, and clinical and scientific updates.
buyer: Nexus Health Media
Nexus Health Media is disrupting the status in how medical education is delivered and received by informing physicians with up-to-the-minute scientific treatment advances in different diseases right at their fingertips. "
target: Nexus Oncology
Nexus Oncology is disrupting medical education by offering unbiased, non-promotional clinical treatment advances, data results, and innovative insights at your fingertips. They offer detailed perspective reports, private interviews, video vignettes, seminars, and conferences.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Palo Alto University, acquired CONCEPT Professional Training

synopsis: Palo Alto University (PAU), Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, has acquired Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) Professional Training, a provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
buyer: Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) is dedicated to improving the human condition through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in the fields of psychology and counseling. PAU offers doctorate, master's and bachelor's programs, as well as hands-on clinical training. and more. "
target: CONCEPT Professional Training
CONCEPT Professional Training is a world-class provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Career Step, LLC. Career Step, based in Provo, Utah, is a leading provider of online, career-focused training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector. Career Step offers high quality, cost effective, job-specific training solutions.
buyer: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
Revelstoke Capital Partners is a Denver based private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building exceptional industry-leading companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation.
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BB&T Capital Partners, LLC, DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a leading provider of online vocational training for the healthcare industry, announced the completion of a $22 million equity investment from DW Healthcare Partners II, LP and BB&T Capital Partners II, LLC.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
buyer: BB&T Capital Partners, LLC
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm is led by three seasoned healthcare executives with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. DWHP invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams. "
target: Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online medical transcription and medical coding training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company.
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$245.70)
HealthStream's suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. "
target: Health Care Compliance Strategies
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) helps hospitals and healthcare institutions survive and thrive, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospitals and healthcare institutions with interactive and engaging on-line staff learning and competency solutions.
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$15
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closed 1/15/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Distance CME

synopsis: OnCourse Learning, provider of workplace solutions and education in the healthcare, real estate and financial services industries, announced the acquisition of Distance CME, a leading provider of education for emergency medical service practitioners. Distance CME offers live, online courses to EMS professionals around the globe.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Distance CME
Distance CME provides live distance learning courses designed to provide quality and convenient education for the busy EMS professional. Their classes meet the NREMT’s requirement for live (VILT) learning – 100% online, 100% live.
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Career Step, acquired Code3 CME

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Code3 CME, a provider of EMT, paramedic and critical care transport training.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, a portfolio company of Denver based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers. "
target: Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

CODE UK, acquired Isopharm

synopsis: CODE acquires Isopharm to create leading provider of software solutions for dental practices and professionals. CODE has completed the acquisition of Isopharm which brings together the market leading compliance platform with the largest provider of online CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for dental practitioners into a single entity.
buyer: CODE UK
CODE is the leading provider of software-led compliance and HR services into the dental market. CODE provides dental practices and practitioners with the essential tools required to be compliant and to deliver against mandatory CQC policy and regulations. "
target: Isopharm
Established for over 20 years, Isopharm is the leading provider of online CPD (Continuing Professional Development) with over 60% of all dental practitioners using their innovative solutions to meet the mandatory requirements for continuous development.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise and more.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital is a middle-market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through growth initiatives, acquisitions, and strategic investments. "
target: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise, senior fitness, and more.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hansefit GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Fitbase Institut für Online Prävention GmbH

synopsis: Hansefit, an international network for company fitness offerings, acquires Fitbase, a leading German provider of digital health prevention solutions. Fitbase provides certified prevention courses available online and via app at any time. Fitbase was founded in Hamburg in 2014 by Johannes Heering and Dr. René Bohnsack.
buyer parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
buyer: Hansefit GmbH & Co. KG
Hansefit is a leading company fitness network in Germany. The company serves as an aggregating platform for corporate fitness and allows employees of corporate clients access to numerous partnerships such as fitness studios, swimming pools, spa services and physiotherapy. "
target: Fitbase Institut für Online Prävention GmbH
Fitbase was founded in Hamburg in 2014 by Johannes Heering and Dr. René Bohnsack and is a pioneer in the development of digital and innovative prevention solutions in the field of occupational health promotion. Solutions include certified prevention courses available online and via app at any time.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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announced 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reeltime Media Ltd, will acquire Fitlink Group

synopsis: ReelTime Media Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fitlink Group. They were established in 1985 and is the only independent college that has operated for 30 years, delivering accredited fitness training courses online.
buyer: Reeltime Media Ltd (AU:RMA:$0.21)
Reeltime Media Limited is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing Digital Services, Media & Advertising, and IT companies. Through its 100% wholly owned subsidiaries RMA provides a complete service offering for SME's, corporate and government clients. "
target: Fitlink Group
Fitlink Group is a premium supplier of online Personal Training Courses to the Fitness Industry. Completion of Fitlink's Certificate in Fitness enables you to perform the roles of Exercise Assistant, Exercise Instructor I, Exercise Instructor II and Personal Trainer (Employed).
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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closed 11/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Alpha Imaging LLC, acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc.

synopsis: Alpha Imaging LLC announced they have acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc. to enhance their clinical applications training portfolio. Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
buyer: Alpha Imaging LLC
Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States. "
target: Chesapeake Applications Inc.
Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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$2,000
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired KnowledgePoint360

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announced that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360. The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million. KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc, together with its subsidiaries provides supply chain, packaging, medical, regulatory, and sales and marketing services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmacies operating in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: KnowledgePoint360
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions.
price ($mm)
$144
rev ($mm)
$106
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
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1.4x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Milamber Ventures PLC, will acquire Orchard Rock Limited

synopsis: Milamber Ventures plc, a growth accelerator business that focuses on creative media, technology and education, will acquire Orchard Rock, a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. Orchard Rock offers training services for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, and more.
buyer: Milamber Ventures PLC
Milamber is a growth accelerator business focusing on Creative Media, Technology and Education with a specific focus on Education. They invest in early stage businesses, working with entrepreneurs to attract clients, develop 'Go To Market' strategies, fix operational gaps and access growth capital. "
target: Orchard Rock Limited
Orchard Rock is a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. The company specializes in health and social care training for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, mental health, children's services, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.49
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$1
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$0
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x

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