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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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closed 8/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, acquired Corporate Visions, Inc.

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising lower midmarket companies, has sold Corporate Visions Inc, a US sales and marketing enablement company, to The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding, Riverside has made more than 650 investments. The firm's international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 110 companies. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Saleslevers, acquired Quota Sales Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based SalesLevers, a sales performance management company, has acquired the assets of Quota Sales, a sales gamification training company. Headquartered in Leeds, Quota Sales provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive.
buyer: Saleslevers
UK-based SalesLevers transforms sales performance for companies. Through an integrated approach spanning diagnostics and development to reinforcement and recalibration, SalesLevers is known for delivering real results and consistently creating value for clients across the world. "
target: Quota Sales Ltd.
Quota Sales is a Leeds based training company that provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive. The Quota Sales Training System offers an interactive and competitive experience that teaches salespeople about business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales cycles.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Caliper

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a global workforce solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Caliper, a leading talent assessment company that, for over 60 years, has been using data and scientifically validated instruments to provide deep insights into sales effectiveness.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Caliper
Caliper, a talent management solutions company, leverages decades of data and validated assessment results to provide deep insights into employee and candidate potential, predict job performance, and uncover developmental opportunities for the workforce.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Winning by Design, acquired Customer Growth Advisors

synopsis: Winning by Design has acquired Customer Growth Advisors, a company that specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment.
buyer: Winning by Design
Winning by Design is the premier provider of strategy consulting and coaching programs for SaaS sales and high-velocity sales organizations. Winning By Design has over 150 SaaS sales clients. "
target: Customer Growth Advisors
Customer Growth Advisors specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment. Its customers include Cisco, Indio Technologies and Percolate.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transformação Digital, acquired VendasB2B

synopsis: Transformação Digital, a company that offers training in digital transformation and UX design, has acquired Vendas B2B. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics. Both companies are based in Brazil.
buyer: Transformação Digital
Transformação Digital offers training in digital transformation and UX design. They offer insight into the reasoning behind web design and how it can win a customer. They are based in Brazil. "
target: VendasB2B
Vendas B2B offers the Vendas B2B Summit and the Vendas B2B Academy. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics.
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$1
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closed 11/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

ValueSelling Associates, acquired Value Prime Solutions

synopsis: ValueSelling Associates, Inc., a leading global sales training company, announced that it has acquired Value Prime Solutions, a top provider of its ValueSelling Framework and an award-winning sales training and marketing enablement company.
buyer: ValueSelling Associates
ValueSelling Associates, a leading global sales training company, offers a practical methodology for selling on value, not price. The ValueSelling Framework simplifies the complex B2B sale, and the Vortex Prospecting program increases connections and conversations to the revenue pipeline. "
target: Value Prime Solutions
Value Prime Solutions is an award-winning sales training and marketing enablement company and top provider of the ValueSelling Framework and Vortex Prospecting. They focus on enabling revenue executives in accelerating their sales results and beating their targets.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Challenger Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Challenger from Gartner, Inc. Challenger offers a suite of professional skills development, intelligence and workflow solutions that are underpinned by the world-renowned, research-based Challenger™ and Effortless Experience™ sales and marketing methodologies.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Challenger Inc.
Challenger is a leading global performance improvement platform that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions focused on sales and marketing and customer service training through in-person workshops, eLearning and workflow tools, diagnostic and assessment offerings and more.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Outreach, acquired Sales Hacker

synopsis: Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, has acquired Sales Hacker, a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
buyer: Outreach
Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions. "
target: Sales Hacker
Sales Hacker is a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

RED BEAR Negotiation Company, acquired BayGroup International

synopsis: RED BEAR Negotiation Company, the global leader in supplier negotiation training, announced that it has acquired BayGroup International supplier training content, a recognized negotiation and execution skills training company.
buyer: RED BEAR Negotiation Company
RED BEAR Negotiation Company is a global performance improvement firm dedicated to maximizing the profitability of the agreements negotiated with suppliers, customers, partners, and colleagues. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: BayGroup International
BayGroup International is a global performance improvement firm that helps corporate leaders achieve critical sales performance, profit improvement, cost containment, and team effectiveness goals quickly, with high impact.
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closed 6/1/2015 via LBO Wire

Sentinel Capital Partners, acquired Corporate Visions, Inc.

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Corporate Visions Inc., a marketing and sales company backed by Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability.
buyer: Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners is one of the nation's leading private equity firms focused on the lower end of the middle market. They invest in management buyouts, corporate divestitures, family businesses, going-private transactions, and operational turnarounds in partnership with management. "
target parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
target: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the online and sales-led conversations companies have with customers.
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired rogenSi

synopsis: TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of rogenSi, a global leadership, sales execution and change management consulting firm.
buyer: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC:$1,395.69)
TeleTech, founded in 1982, is a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions. They offer an integrated platform that combines consulting, technology, care and growth services to simplify and personalize interactions between people and brands. "
target: rogenSi
Founded in 1968, rogenSi has expanded to become a leading global provider of sales and leadership performance training and applied leadership consulting to blue chip clients. The company operates globally with central hubs located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
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announced 3/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, will acquire The Complex Sale, Inc.

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI), the global leader in sales performance improvement, announced the acquisition of The Complex Sale. The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the world leader in sales performance improvement, and collaborates with leading global companies to drive measurable and sustainable revenue growth and operational performance improvements. "
target: The Complex Sale, Inc.
The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching. They achieved proven and innovative sales results for customers across a diverse range of industries.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired Executive Conversation

synopsis: Corporate Visions, Inc., the leading marketing and sales messaging, tools and training company, announced that it has acquired Executive Conversation, Inc., an award-winning business and financial acumen sales training company. They build role relevant business skills that measurably improve revenue performance.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions, Inc. helps global business-to-business companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. "
target: Executive Conversation
Executive Conversation is a global provider of business and financial acumen sales training. Working with sales and marketing organizations, they build role relevant business skills that measurably improve revenue performance.
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closed 10/9/2013 via PE Hub

The Ariel Group, acquired The Baron Group

synopsis: The Ariel Group LLC, a leadership and communication skills training company based in Lexington, Massachusetts, has acquired The Baron Group, a Westport, Connecticut-based provider of sales training solutions.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: The Ariel Group
Using a unique experiential approach, based in the performing arts, The Ariel Group helps individuals discover their authentic leadership talents and make enduring improvements in their ability to inspire, engage, and connect with clients and employees. "
target: The Baron Group
The Baron Group provides customized sales training, sales management and sales improvement solutions covering topics such as consultative selling, problem solving, team selling, sales negotiations and presentation skills.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

Miller Heiman, Inc., acquired KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners

synopsis: Miller Heiman, the global leader in sales performance, announced that it has acquired KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners. KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners provide sales consulting, implementation of sales methodology and sales processes, sales training and management and sales coaching during the implementation phase.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Miller Heiman, Inc.
Miller Heiman is a proven leader in sales performance, bringing game-changing insight to sales leaders worldwide. They help businesses implement sales-execution best practices to increase close rates, reduce sales cycles and lower the cost of complex sales. "
target: KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners
KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners support sales organizations working in complex b2b environment in improving their sales productivity and sales excellence.
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closed 4/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Evolution Capital Partners LLC, acquired Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC.

synopsis: Evolution Capital Partners LLC announced the acquisition of AXIOM Sales Force Development, leader in global sales coaching, sales methodology, integrated software solutions and implementation services. This partnership represents the third platform investment in Evolution's second fund.
buyer: Evolution Capital Partners LLC
Evolution Capital Partners LLC is a small business private equity fund, investing growth equity nationwide in Second Stage Companies generating annual free cash flow of $500,000 to $2,000,000. Evolution provides the necessary capital, management, infrastructure and other resources to entrepreneurs. "
target: Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC.
AXIOM Sales Force Development, LLC. is a leading provider of sales process implementation for companies such as AT&T, Walt Disney Enterprises, Verizon, AVST, Altura Communications, Windstream Communications, ESPN and Bellsouth, among dozens of others.
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closed 4/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired BayGroup International

synopsis: Corporate Visions, Inc. announced that it has acquired BayGroup International, a recognized sales negotiation and sales execution skills training company. This move expands Corporate Visions' business and strengthens its reputation as the leader in helping companies differentiate their customer selling conversations.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions, Inc. helps global business-to-business companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. "
target: BayGroup International
BayGroup International is a global performance improvement firm that helps corporate leaders achieve critical profit improvement, cost containment, and team effectiveness goals quickly, and with high impact.
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closed 3/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Franklin Covey Co., acquired NinetyFive 5

synopsis: Franklin Covey Co. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the sales transformation company, NinetyFive 5 LLC, as a strategic addition to Franklin Covey’s Sales Performance Practice. NinetyFive 5 provides coaching, customized training, resource material, and access to a community of successful sales professionals worldwide.
buyer: Franklin Covey Co. (FC:$182.59)
Franklin Covey Co. is a global company specializing in performance improvement. They help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Their expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education. "
target: NinetyFive 5
Ninety Five 5 specializes in sales improvement. The company provides coaching, customized training, resource material, and access to a community of successful sales professionals worldwide.
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closed 1/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Miller Heiman, Inc.

synopsis: Miller Heiman announced that it has been acquired by Providence Equity Partners. Miller Heiman is the leading sales performance training and consulting firm, serving clients in over 35 countries and working with some of the most respected companies in the world.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Miller Heiman, Inc.
Miller Heiman is a proven leader in sales performance, bringing game-changing insight to sales leaders worldwide. They help businesses implement sales-execution best practices to increase close rates, reduce sales cycles and lower the cost of complex sales.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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announced 3/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, will acquire The Complex Sale, Inc.

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI), the global leader in sales performance improvement, announced the acquisition of The Complex Sale. The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the world leader in sales performance improvement, and collaborates with leading global companies to drive measurable and sustainable revenue growth and operational performance improvements. "
target: The Complex Sale, Inc.
The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching. They achieved proven and innovative sales results for customers across a diverse range of industries.
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closed 5/15/2013 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, acquired WeSkill, LLC

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI) announced the acquisition of WeSkill, LLC., an innovative provider of scalable, customized learning solutions. Through its authoring and content distribution platform, WeSkill offers learning courseware in Management and Leadership Effectiveness, Sales Effectiveness, Customer Service, and Personal Development.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Solution Selling 2.0 is a comprehensive blueprint that defines the key dimensions of world-class selling. Sales Performance International, Inc. has helped the world’s leading companies make the transition from selling products to selling high-value solutions for the past 20 years. "
target: WeSkill, LLC
WeSkill is a learner-centered resource for online leadership, sales, customer care and custom courseware development and delivery. WeSkill delivers comprehensive courseware at affordable prices with extraordinary ROI. WeSkill streamlines associate development efforts by centralizing education.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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closed 8/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, acquired Corporate Visions, Inc.

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising lower midmarket companies, has sold Corporate Visions Inc, a US sales and marketing enablement company, to The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding, Riverside has made more than 650 investments. The firm's international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 110 companies. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance.
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announced 7/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire GP Strategies Corporation

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, a global workforce transformation solutions provider, is to be acquired by Learning Technologies Group, a provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target: 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.
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$394 [$406]
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$482
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$43
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Saleslevers, acquired Quota Sales Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based SalesLevers, a sales performance management company, has acquired the assets of Quota Sales, a sales gamification training company. Headquartered in Leeds, Quota Sales provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive.
buyer: Saleslevers
UK-based SalesLevers transforms sales performance for companies. Through an integrated approach spanning diagnostics and development to reinforcement and recalibration, SalesLevers is known for delivering real results and consistently creating value for clients across the world. "
target: Quota Sales Ltd.
Quota Sales is a Leeds based training company that provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive. The Quota Sales Training System offers an interactive and competitive experience that teaches salespeople about business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales cycles.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Caliper

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a global workforce solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Caliper, a leading talent assessment company that, for over 60 years, has been using data and scientifically validated instruments to provide deep insights into sales effectiveness.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Caliper
Caliper, a talent management solutions company, leverages decades of data and validated assessment results to provide deep insights into employee and candidate potential, predict job performance, and uncover developmental opportunities for the workforce.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Winning by Design, acquired Customer Growth Advisors

synopsis: Winning by Design has acquired Customer Growth Advisors, a company that specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment.
buyer: Winning by Design
Winning by Design is the premier provider of strategy consulting and coaching programs for SaaS sales and high-velocity sales organizations. Winning By Design has over 150 SaaS sales clients. "
target: Customer Growth Advisors
Customer Growth Advisors specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment. Its customers include Cisco, Indio Technologies and Percolate.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transformação Digital, acquired VendasB2B

synopsis: Transformação Digital, a company that offers training in digital transformation and UX design, has acquired Vendas B2B. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics. Both companies are based in Brazil.
buyer: Transformação Digital
Transformação Digital offers training in digital transformation and UX design. They offer insight into the reasoning behind web design and how it can win a customer. They are based in Brazil. "
target: VendasB2B
Vendas B2B offers the Vendas B2B Summit and the Vendas B2B Academy. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics.
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closed 11/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

ValueSelling Associates, acquired Value Prime Solutions

synopsis: ValueSelling Associates, Inc., a leading global sales training company, announced that it has acquired Value Prime Solutions, a top provider of its ValueSelling Framework and an award-winning sales training and marketing enablement company.
buyer: ValueSelling Associates
ValueSelling Associates, a leading global sales training company, offers a practical methodology for selling on value, not price. The ValueSelling Framework simplifies the complex B2B sale, and the Vortex Prospecting program increases connections and conversations to the revenue pipeline. "
target: Value Prime Solutions
Value Prime Solutions is an award-winning sales training and marketing enablement company and top provider of the ValueSelling Framework and Vortex Prospecting. They focus on enabling revenue executives in accelerating their sales results and beating their targets.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Challenger Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Challenger from Gartner, Inc. Challenger offers a suite of professional skills development, intelligence and workflow solutions that are underpinned by the world-renowned, research-based Challenger™ and Effortless Experience™ sales and marketing methodologies.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Challenger Inc.
Challenger is a leading global performance improvement platform that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions focused on sales and marketing and customer service training through in-person workshops, eLearning and workflow tools, diagnostic and assessment offerings and more.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Outreach, acquired Sales Hacker

synopsis: Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, has acquired Sales Hacker, a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
buyer: Outreach
Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions. "
target: Sales Hacker
Sales Hacker is a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Netmind, acquired B2T Training LLC

synopsis: B2T Training LLC, a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA announced that it has been acquired by Netmind International LLC. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
buyer: 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. "
target: B2T Training LLC
B2T Training LLC is a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
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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)
$886
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$63
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EV / EBITDA
14.0x
closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

RED BEAR Negotiation Company, acquired BayGroup International

synopsis: RED BEAR Negotiation Company, the global leader in supplier negotiation training, announced that it has acquired BayGroup International supplier training content, a recognized negotiation and execution skills training company.
buyer: RED BEAR Negotiation Company
RED BEAR Negotiation Company is a global performance improvement firm dedicated to maximizing the profitability of the agreements negotiated with suppliers, customers, partners, and colleagues. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: BayGroup International
BayGroup International is a global performance improvement firm that helps corporate leaders achieve critical sales performance, profit improvement, cost containment, and team effectiveness goals quickly, with high impact.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BusinessWire

ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

synopsis: ISACA, the professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals, announced that it has acquired CMMI® Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.
buyer: ISACA
ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development to IT and cybersecurity professionals. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, risk and assurance professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Carnegie Mellon University
target: CMMI® Institute
CMMI Institute is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration, the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity.
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closed 6/1/2015 via LBO Wire

Sentinel Capital Partners, acquired Corporate Visions, Inc.

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Corporate Visions Inc., a marketing and sales company backed by Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability.
buyer: Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners is one of the nation's leading private equity firms focused on the lower end of the middle market. They invest in management buyouts, corporate divestitures, family businesses, going-private transactions, and operational turnarounds in partnership with management. "
target parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
target: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the online and sales-led conversations companies have with customers.
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired rogenSi

synopsis: TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of rogenSi, a global leadership, sales execution and change management consulting firm.
buyer: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC:$1,395.69)
TeleTech, founded in 1982, is a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions. They offer an integrated platform that combines consulting, technology, care and growth services to simplify and personalize interactions between people and brands. "
target: rogenSi
Founded in 1968, rogenSi has expanded to become a leading global provider of sales and leadership performance training and applied leadership consulting to blue chip clients. The company operates globally with central hubs located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
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announced 3/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, will acquire The Complex Sale, Inc.

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI), the global leader in sales performance improvement, announced the acquisition of The Complex Sale. The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the world leader in sales performance improvement, and collaborates with leading global companies to drive measurable and sustainable revenue growth and operational performance improvements. "
target: The Complex Sale, Inc.
The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching. They achieved proven and innovative sales results for customers across a diverse range of industries.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

synopsis: Academies Australasia announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Vostro Institute of Training Australia Pty Ltd. The company delivers nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target: Vostro Institute of Training Australia
Vostro Institute of Training Australia is a leader in flexible and cutting-edge classroom and workplace training programmes. They deliver nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.75 [$0.92]
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
1.8x
closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed the acquisition of the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies, leading providers of human capital management solutions. Effective-People and Effective-Learning will operate as a part of GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$459.38)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Effective-Learning A/S
Effective Learning and its sister company Effective-People are providers of human capital management solutions, including sales and support of the full SuccessFactors Business Execution Platform, eLearning and blended learning solutions, as well as recruitment and employee development services.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired Executive Conversation

synopsis: Corporate Visions, Inc., the leading marketing and sales messaging, tools and training company, announced that it has acquired Executive Conversation, Inc., an award-winning business and financial acumen sales training company. They build role relevant business skills that measurably improve revenue performance.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions, Inc. helps global business-to-business companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. "
target: Executive Conversation
Executive Conversation is a global provider of business and financial acumen sales training. Working with sales and marketing organizations, they build role relevant business skills that measurably improve revenue performance.
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