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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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announced 1/12/2022 via Company Press Release

Softline Group, will acquire Academy IT

synopsis: Softline, the global IT and digital transformation provider, will acquire an 85% stake in Academy IT, an educational partner for corporate and government customers in Russia. Academy IT operates training centers that specializes in IT and cybersecurity training. They offer courses for IT management, information security, data management, and more.
buyer: Softline Group (LSE:SFTL:$1,734.66)
Softline operates in 50 countries of the world, including the markets of Eastern Europe, America and Asia and is one of the top 5 IT companies in Russia. Softline offers end-to-end technology solutions, clouds, software and hardware, and a wide range of IT services. "
target: Academy IT
Academy IT is an educational partner for corporate and government customers in Russia. Academy IT operates a network of training centers all across Russia. The company specializes in IT and cybersecurity training, and offers courses for IT management, information security, data management, and more.
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closed 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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closed 10/5/2021 via Company Press Release

NIIT Ltd, acquired RPS Consulting

synopsis: NIIT, a global skills and talent development company, has acquired a majority stake in RPS Consulting, a provider of training and professional certification services in India. RPS Consulting provides IT and softskills/behavioural trainings to enterprises. They offer services for on-site training, instructor-led training, webinars, and more.
buyer: NIIT Ltd (BSE:532541:$140.77)
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. "
target: RPS Consulting
RPS Consulting is a provider of world-class training and professional certification services in India. RPS Consulting provides IT and softskills/behavioural trainings to enterprises across India and the globe. They offer services for on-site training, instructor-led training, webinars, and more.
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$11*
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$14
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 7/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Optimi Group, acquired IT Academy

synopsis: South African education solutions provider Optimi College has acquired Cape Town-based e-learning provider IT Academy. Through its acquisition of IT Academy, Optimi College will be able to offer an additional 1,000 IT and business courses, covering basic office skills attainment through to full IT career development and certification programmes.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Optimi Group
Based in South Africa, The Optimi group provides education products and services across 4 divisions: Home, Workplace, Classroom, and College. Together, these divisions service over 200,000 learners per annum with accessible, simple, and affordable learning and teaching solutions. "
target: IT Academy
Based in South Africa, IT Academy is a local IT training institution offering e-learning, distance learning, and full-time, in-person technology-focused courses. Its IT courses include internet of things development, mobile apps development, Microsoft Azure, and Cisco.
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closed 7/29/2021 via Company Press Release

PeopleCert, acquired AXELOS

synopsis: PeopleCert announced the completion of the acquisition of AXELOS Limited. UK-based AXELOS is a joint venture company created in 2013 to manage, develop and grow the portfolio of global best practice methodologies in project, programme and portfolio management, and IT and digitally enabled services, including PRINCE2® and ITIL®.
buyer: PeopleCert
PeopleCert is a global leader in exam delivery and the certification of professional and language skills. PeopleCert delivers exams in more than 200 countries, in 25 languages, enabling professionals to reach their full potential and realise their life ambitions through certifications and learning. "
target parent: Capita PLC
target: AXELOS
UK-based AXELOS is a joint venture company created in 2013 to manage, develop and grow the portfolio of global best practice methodologies in project, programme and portfolio management, and IT and digitally enabled services, including PRINCE2® and ITIL®.
price ($mm)
$531
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$60
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

3Cloud, acquired Pragmatic Works

synopsis: 3Cloud, a leading Microsoft Azure services firm, announced that it has acquired the consulting arm of Pragmatic Works, an award-winning services firm focused on Microsoft’s cloud and data platforms.
buyer: 3Cloud
3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Gold-certified Microsoft Azure technology consulting firm and Azure Expert Managed Services Provider that provides cloud strategy, design, implementation, and managed services to clients across multiple industries. "
target parent: SentryOne
target: Pragmatic Works
Pragmatic Works is a software, consulting and training company that focuses on helping customers optimize their data lifecycle. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sunset Learning Institute, acquired Advanced Network Information, Inc.

synopsis: Sunset Learning Institute, a learning solutions company, has acquired Advanced Network Information (ANI), a company that develops learning solutions for Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
buyer: Sunset Learning Institute
Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) is a learning solutions company that specializes in technology training. SLI's goal is to help customers optimize their cloud technology investments by providing convenient, high-quality technical training that customers can rely on. "
target: Advanced Network Information, Inc.
Advanced Network Information (ANI) develops and delivers customized learning solutions to Silicon Valley Tech and Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Lerio

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the Cary N.C.-based worldwide leader in technology skills development, has acquired HODAC Training (Lerio) in The Netherlands. HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the Netherlands.
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge supports major enterprises and tech professionals everywhere with the broadest and deepest portfolio of IT training solutions, wherever, whenever and however they are needed. Established in 1995, Global Knowledge delivers over one million separate courses every year. "
target: Lerio
HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, (formerly Compu'Train Noord), which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the northern Netherlands provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen since 2012.
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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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announced 4/8/2019 via PR Newswire

2U, Inc., will acquire Trilogy Education Services

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a leader in education technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for high-growth careers in the digital economy.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$831.53)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity.
price ($mm)
$750
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$97
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Advanced Personnel Management, acquired MCI Solutions

synopsis: Advanced Personnel Management (APM) has acquired multi-award-winning learning organisation MCI Solutions. MCI consults to top organisations on their learning and development needs. They are a multi award-winning training and education provider offering accredited and non accredited programs in a wide range of business and IT areas.
buyer: Advanced Personnel Management
Advanced Personnel Management (APM) delivers job seeker, disability, workplace health, NDIS support and home assessment services to thousands of Australians every year. They are Australia’s largest provider of Disability Employment Services with a proven track record of helping people find work. "
target: MCI Solutions
MCI Solutions consults to top organisations on their learning and development needs. They are a multi award-winning training and education provider offering accredited and non accredited programs in a wide range of business and IT areas.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Catalyst IT Australia, acquired Open Query

synopsis: Catalyst IT, a world leading open source company with an international reputation for delivering innovative, high quality software solutions, has acquired Open Query, a company that develops and delivers training and expertise for MySQL & related technologies, including system administration and security. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Catalyst IT Australia
Catalyst IT is a world leading open source company with an international reputation for delivering innovative, high quality software solutions. "
target: Open Query
Open Query Pty Ltd develops and delivers training and expertise for MySQL & related technologies, including system administration and security. Based in Australia, they have engineers in a number of locations. Generally they work remotely although on-site consulting and training is available.
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aspire Education GmbH, acquired ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH

synopsis: Vienna-based Aspire Education has taken over Austria's leading service provider for education and training in the IT sector, the ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH. ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna.
buyer parent: Quadriga Capital
buyer: Aspire Education GmbH
Aspire Education is a leading European education group in the education and training market with a focus on the German-speaking world. The education portfolio of Aspire Education includes the professional development of qualified specialists in areas such as law, taxes, IT and knowledge services, "
target: ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH
ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna. Graz and Attnang-Puchheim. ETC is the largest Austrian B2B IT training provider with an additional focus on IT related topics and management skills for digitization.
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closed 4/30/2018 via PR Newswire

SentryOne, acquired Pragmatic Works

synopsis: SentryOne announced the acquisition of Pragmatic Works Software (PWS), the Jacksonville, FL based leader in solutions for developing, testing, documenting, and monitoring the Microsoft Data Platform. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
buyer: SentryOne
SentryOne is a privately held technology company whose award-winning solutions empower Microsoft data professionals to achieve breakthrough performance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. "
target: Pragmatic Works
Pragmatic Works is a software, consulting and training company that focuses on helping customers optimize their data lifecycle. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired YouTrain

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, a global performance improvement solutions provider, has acquired YouTrain Limited. YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships, employability training and contract staffing services.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$459.38)
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: YouTrain
YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships and employability training as well as corporate training and contract staffing services for commercial clients.
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$4
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
price ($mm)
$886
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$63
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closed 4/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Centriq Training, acquired Premier Knowledge Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Centriq Training, a Leawood-based information technology training company, will expand to St. Louis with the acquisition of Premier Knowledge Solutions Inc., forming the largest IT training company in the Midwest. The combined firm will host 29 instructors and 27 classrooms.
buyer: Centriq Training
Centriq Training is the Midwest’s largest full-service technology training company. A Gold Certified Microsoft Learning Partner, Centriq has provided leading-edge technology training since 1989. "
target: Premier Knowledge Solutions, Inc.
Premier Knowledge Solutions is a St. Louis based computer training company offering computer training via classes at their St. Louis computer training campus, training taught onsite at customers’ locations, and online computer training classes.
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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closed 2/26/2019 via PE Hub

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company focused on the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired InfoSec World Conference and Expo, a top trade show for the information security industry. The seller was MIS Training Institute.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Boathouse Capital
target: InfoSec World Conference and Expo
For 25 years information security professionals have recognized InfoSec World Conference & Expo as “The Business of Security” conference. InfoSec World Conference and Expo is the industry’s leading trade show, along with other cybersecurity events and services – collectively known as InfoSec World.
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closed 4/2/2014 via PE Hub

Boathouse Capital, acquired MIS Training Institute

synopsis: Boathouse Capital has partnered with the management team and employees of MIS Training Institute to acquire the US and UK operations from its former parent, Euromoney Institutional Investor. MIS Training Institute is a provider of professional education and training in the areas of internal audit, IT audit, and information security management.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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closed 4/2/2014 via PE Hub

Boathouse Capital, acquired MIS Training Institute

synopsis: Boathouse Capital has partnered with the management team and employees of MIS Training Institute to acquire the US and UK operations from its former parent, Euromoney Institutional Investor. MIS Training Institute is a provider of professional education and training in the areas of internal audit, IT audit, and information security management.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.
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announced 1/31/2022 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, will acquire InfoSec Institute Inc.

synopsis: Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, will acquire Infosec, a leading cybersecurity education provider. With this acquisition, Cengage Group will expand into the cybersecurity professional training market and meaningfully increase the size of its rapidly growing Workforce Skills business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: InfoSec Institute Inc.
Infosec is a leading cybersecurity education company helping IT and security professionals advance their careers and empowering employees to be cyber-safe at work and home. Its mission is to equip individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to confidently outsmart cybercrime.
price ($mm)
$191
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$31
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closed 5/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

INE, acquired eLearnSecurity

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, a security training company, has been acquired by INE, a provider of technical training for the IT industry and a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners. Based in Santa Clara, California, eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, California and with offices in Italy and the U.A.E., eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals. Its flexible, self-paced e-learning courses include real-world cybersecurity scenarios.
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announced 9/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

BTS Group AB, will acquire Netmind

synopsis: BTS GROUP AB, a leading global strategy implementation firm, has agreed to acquire Netmind SL. based in Barcelona, Spain. Netmind was founded in 1987 with a mission to empower IT teams to drive the digital strategy of their organizations.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$189.65)
BTS is a leading global strategy implementation firm headquartered in Stockholm. BTS focuses on the people side of strategy, working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver results. "
target: Netmind
For more than 30 years, Netmind has a been focused on training and promoting digital business through IT people. Services include IT management training, IT talent empowerment, IT culture transformation and IT agility and improvement.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Avagmah, acquired AcadGild

synopsis: AEON Learning, the edtech company that offers technology to universities for their courses through its platform Avagmah, has acquired Acadgild, an online edtech startup that offers high-end tech skills to mid-career IT professionals. Acadgild offers programs on leading edge technology skills with hands-on mentorship from industry experts.
buyer: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive by reaching out to a broader audience. "
target: AcadGild
AcadGild offers working professionals a platform to develop ready to deploy skills in new age areas like programming, design and analytics They provide a unique hybrid education model that brings together the intensity and rigour of the classroom with the convenience of technology.
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closed 5/11/2006 via

The Suggestion Box, Inc., merged with DA Consulting Group

synopsis: DA Consulting Group Inc. has agreed to acquire The Suggestion Box Inc. (SBOX) dba TheAnonymousEmail.com, in an all stock transaction. DACGQ has undergone a 1 for 20 reverse split prior to the acquisition, although not yet reflected in the current trading price. Shareholders of SBOX will end up with control of the company.
buyer: The Suggestion Box, Inc.
The Suggestion Box Inc. dba TheAnonymousEmail.com is a Web site dedicated to allowing e-mails to be sent untraceable and anonymously. Revenues are attained by subscriptions and by businesses looking for a method to discourage theft on the premises. "
target: DA Consulting Group
DACG is a global consulting company based in Houston, Texas, USA. A leader in specialized employee education since 1984, we employ 800 people, and have offices around the world.
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Crucial Academy, will acquire Crucial Academy

synopsis: Crucial Academy Limited, previously owned by Paul Careless, the director of London Capital & Finance‘s marketing agent Surge Financial, is to be sold to its chief executive, former Royal Marine Neil Williams. Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets.
buyer: Crucial Academy
Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets. Crucial Group offers accredited courses across multiple disciplines in their state-of-the-art training academy space. They specialize in cyber security, space & satellite, aerospace and more. "
target parent: Surge Financial Group, Inc.
target: Crucial Academy
Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets. Crucial Group offers accredited courses across multiple disciplines in their state-of-the-art training academy space. They specialize in cyber security, space & satellite, aerospace and more.
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SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
price ($mm)
$233
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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closed 1/23/2008 via Company Press Release

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Think Service, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Think Service, Inc. on behalf of CMP Technology. UBM has acquired Think Service from its founder-owners for an initial cash consideration of $24.5 million, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $5 million, payable over the next 12 months.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Think Service, Inc.
Think Service is dedicated to helping IT service and support professionals and their organizations maximize the return on their professional development expenditures. To this end, TSI focuses on establishing industry best practices, developing certification and training programs.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge Network, Inc., will acquire Synergy Professional Services

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology and management professionals, has reached an agreement to acquire Synergy Professional Services. SPS, a privately owned business headquartered in Dubai, provides professional and technical IT skills training and consulting.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Global Knowledge Network, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. "
target: Synergy Professional Services
Synergy Professional Services is focused on meeting the growing need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expertise in both global and local markets through providing its clients with Consultancy, Training and Education and Technical Support Services.
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amadeus FiRe AG, acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training

synopsis: Amadeus FiRe, a Frankfurt, Germany-based staffing provider, has acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN), a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
buyer: Amadeus FiRe AG (XTRA:AAD:$307.61)
Amadeus FiRe is a specialised personnel service provider in Germany. Amadeus FiRe offers specialist temporary staffing, permanent placement and interim management services. They provide professionals and executives in the fields of accounting, office, banking and IT. "
target: Gesellschaft für Network Training
Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN) is a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Learnit, acquired AcademyX, Inc.

synopsis: Learnit, a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training, has acquired AcademyX, a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
buyer: Learnit
Learnit is a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training. Learnit provides live, hands-on, instructor led training for Microsoft Office, design, web design & desktop applications, IT & technical development, project management, and business & leadership. "
target: AcademyX, Inc.
AcademyX is a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe web and graphic design apps, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jaz’d Advisors, acquired Wellesley Information Services

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading marketing services and events company focused on enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent site of global SAP users, announced that JAZ’D! Advisors Investment Corporation has acquired 100% of the company.
buyer: Jaz’d Advisors
JAZ’D! is a strategic investment and operating company with significant funding from a portfolio of leading technology and investor industry veteran members. JAZ’D! acquires leading companies focused on the technology user community, research, content, and digital marketing services spaces. "
target parent: UCG
target: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services has a 20-year history of delivering top-quality content that helps individuals and teams strengthen their skills and make the right decisions for their organizations. WIS specializes in SAP users and SAP solutions serving a global audience.
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closed 12/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

QA Ltd., acquired InfoSec Skills

synopsis: Tech training provider QA has acquired information security training company InfoSec Skills. InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
Slough, UK-based QA provides learners with security accreditations in EC Council, ISACA, ISC(2), PECB, IAPP and CompTIA, compliance and defence training. "
target: InfoSec Skills
InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
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closed 7/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Security Innovation, Inc., acquired Safelight Security

synopsis: Security Innovation, an authority in software security assessment and training, announced the acquisition of Safelight, a firm that specializes in information security and developer training. Safelight helps organizations build comprehensive education programs that measurably shift the way employees think about protecting sensitive data.
buyer: Security Innovation, Inc.
Security Innovation is an authority in software security assessment and training. An application security pioneer since 2002, Security Innovation is dedicated to making software more resilient within the world’s most challenging environments; whether on the web, in devices or in the cloud. "
target: Safelight Security
Leveraging deep expertise and innovative approaches to security education, Safelight helps organizations build comprehensive education programs that measurably shift the way employees think about protecting sensitive data.
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closed 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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announced 4/8/2019 via PR Newswire

2U, Inc., will acquire Trilogy Education Services

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a leader in education technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for high-growth careers in the digital economy.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$831.53)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.7x
EV / EBITDA

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