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announced 12/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, will acquire Scientific Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global will acquire Scientific Publishing Services from research and education publisher Springer Nature Group. Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and social sciences book and journal publishers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Scientific Publishing Services
Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and humanities and social sciences book and journal publishers, and has evolved to become a full-service offshore partner.
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announced 4/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Value Chain International Limited, will acquire Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australian business process information management company, Value Chain, has entered into an agreement to acquire Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd. (DPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singaporean software development and IT services group, 1st Software Corporation.
buyer: Value Chain International Limited
Value Chain seeks to change the way businesses compete and operate day-to-day by using business agility as a key competitive differentiator. "
target parent: 1st Software Corporation
target: Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd.
DPS develops and licences digital publishing software and provides services to publishing companies around the world. The company has an e-publishing BPO operation in India and develops proprietary software to offer American, European and Asian publishers.
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closed 4/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediatec Group, acquired MusikBygget AB

synopsis: Mediatec Group, a subsidiary of NEP Group and a provider of technical solutions for event and television productions, has acquired MusikBygget AB, a Swedish company that provides technical solutions for conferences, events, and many more large events.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: MusikBygget AB
Based in Sweden, MusikBygget AB has provided technical solutions for conferences, events, concerts, fairs and sporting events for over 20 years with reoccurring customers as their best references.
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closed 6/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired Tech Data Corporation

synopsis: Tech Data, a Clearwater, Fla.-based electronics distributor, has been acquired by private-equity firm Apollo Global Management. Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target: Tech Data Corporation (TECD:$26,234.88)
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users.
price ($mm)
$5,400
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$37,303
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$748
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7.2x
closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

QBS Software, acquired Zedsphere

synopsis: QBS Technology Group have acquired the majority shareholding in UK based Zedsphere, a cloud solutions distributor dedicated to MSPs. With expert advice and outstanding service, Zedsphere is the trusted supplier to more than 700 MSPs in the UK & Europe.
buyer: QBS Software
QBS is the leading software distributor representing over 8020 software publishers in EMEA. Since 1987 QBS have delivered enterprise software to over 240,000 enterprises through our 4000 reseller partners. "
target: Zedsphere
Zedsphere is a cloud solutions distributor dedicated to MSPs. With expert advice and outstanding service, Zedsphere is the trusted supplier to more than 700 MSPs in the UK & Europe. They are based in the UK.
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announced 8/18/2008 via BusinessWire

Codima Technologies, will acquire G-major Japan Ltd

synopsis: Codima Inc. a global provider of best practice software tools for VoIP and IT Asset Management entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire G-major Japan Ltd, a Japanese vertical market distributor of network management software. In acquiring the locally established distributor, Codima Inc. consolidates its presence in the Japanese market.
buyer parent: KKS Venture Management, Inc.
buyer: Codima Technologies
Codima Technologies best practice software tools help organizations manage their network infrastructures from beginning to end. Focused on easy to use, cost-efficient, highly visual and modular tools, Codima is a leader in VoIP Management and Infrastructure Inventory. "
target: G-major Japan Ltd
G-major Japan Ltd is a vertical market distributor, specializing in VoIP network management software that targets large enterprises and system integrators. Operations include a technical support section offering first line support in Japanese.
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announced 12/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, will acquire Scientific Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global will acquire Scientific Publishing Services from research and education publisher Springer Nature Group. Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and social sciences book and journal publishers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Scientific Publishing Services
Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and humanities and social sciences book and journal publishers, and has evolved to become a full-service offshore partner.
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announced 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Straive

synopsis: Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has agreed to sell Straive (formerly SPi Global), a leading global provider of technology-driven content and data solutions, to funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia ("BPEA"). Straive provides a suite of technology-driven platforms and services for the creation of e-learning content.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with assets under management of approximately US$20 billion. "
target parent: Partners Group Holding AG
target: Straive
Straive (earlier known as SPi Global) is a market leading content technology enterprise that provides data services, subject matter expertise (SME) and technology solutions to multiple domains such as research content, e-Learning/EdTech and data/information providers.
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, acquired LearningMate Solutions Inc.

synopsis: SPi Global, the market leading content technology enterprise, has acquired a majority stake in LearningMate from Helix Investments, an India-focused private equity fund. LearningMate is a technology company that works with education institutions across the globe to help them build, deploy, and streamline their digital infrastructure.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Helix Investments
target: LearningMate Solutions Inc.
LearningMate is a technology company offering domain expertise in teaching and learning solutions. LearningMate works with education institutions across the globe to help them build, deploy, and streamline their digital infrastructure.
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announced 12/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, will acquire Scientific Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global will acquire Scientific Publishing Services from research and education publisher Springer Nature Group. Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and social sciences book and journal publishers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Scientific Publishing Services
Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and humanities and social sciences book and journal publishers, and has evolved to become a full-service offshore partner.
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closed 6/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, acquired SCOPE e-Knowledge Center Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: SPi Global, the market-leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise to multiple industries, announced it has completed the transaction for the acquisition of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a leading provider of specialized knowledge services for publishers and information providers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Quatrro BPO Solutions (P) Ltd.
target: SCOPE e-Knowledge Center Pvt. Ltd.
Scope is an award-winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective Content Enhancement Services, Data Management Services, and Patent Research & Analytics for various clients across the globe.
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closed 10/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Conifer Health Solutions, Inc., acquired SPi Healthcare

synopsis: Conifer Health Solutions®, the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare performance improvement services completed its acquisition of SPi Healthcare, a provider of innovative revenue cycle management (RCM), health information management (HIM) and software solutions for independent and provider-owned physician practices.
buyer parent: Tenet Healthcare Corporation
buyer: Conifer Health Solutions, Inc.
Conifer Health Solutions provides revenue cycle and patient communications services to hospitals and health systems. They utilize proprietary technology to offer comprehensive solutions, from patient pre-registration through the processing of governmental, managed care and self-pay claims. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: SPi Healthcare
SPi Healthcare is a leading integrated revenue cycle and clinical documentation improvement firm. Its full-spectrum approach is unique in the industry, designed to help you accelerate cash flow and mitigate the unnecessary and costly risks associated with inferior clinical documentation.
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closed 11/4/2011 via AP - Associated Press

SPi Global Solutions, acquired Laserwords Private Limited

synopsis: SPi Global, a leading full service BPO provider and the largest Filipino-owned BPO company, has acquired Laserwords Private Limited from India's Murugappa Group. Laserwords is a well-known and successful outsourcing partner for some of the world's leading educational, academic, and professional publishers.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Company
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global Solutions is one of the world's largest and most diversified Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Customer Interaction service providers in the industry in terms of clients, geographic presence, and capabilities. "
target parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
target: Laserwords Private Limited
Laserwords is one of the most successful outsourcing partners for global media and publishing companies, with production facilities spread over Chennai-India, Lewiston-Maine, Madison-Wisconsin, and a separate facility offering publishing services in New York City.
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announced 8/5/2011 via BusinessWire

Acusis LLC, will purchase Medical Transcription Assets from SPi Global Solutions

synopsis: Acusis, LLC, a nationwide provider of outsourced clinical documentation solutions, announces that it has agreed to purchase the medical transcription assets of SPi America LLC/SPi Technologies, Inc. (SPi), a global business process outsourcing company with headquarters in the Philippines.
buyer: Acusis LLC
Acusis, LLC, a nationwide provider of outsourced clinical documentation solutions, provides integrated solutions for hospitals, clinics, and physician practices. The Acusis product development team provides state-of-the-art clinical documentation and technology solutions. "
seller parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
seller: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global Solutions is one of the world's largest and most diversified Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Customer Interaction service providers in the industry in terms of clients, geographic presence, and capabilities.
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closed 7/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, acquired SPI Technologies Inc.

synopsis: ePLDT has completed its acquisition of SPI Technologies (SPi), a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) company. The purchase price was $158.8 million inclusive of debt. The acquisition is considered a strategic move that will place ePLDT at the forefront of the fast growing BPO industry.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
ePLDT, Inc. is the premier information and communications technology company in the country, servicing a wide range of enterprises across various industries. ePLDT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: SPI Technologies Inc.
SPi Global Solutions is one of the world's largest and most diversified Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Customer Interaction service providers in the industry in terms of clients, geographic presence, and capabilities with more than 14,000 dedicated employees globally.
price ($mm)
$159
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closed 12/21/2004 via BusinessWire

SPI Technologies Inc., acquired i-Base Data Services

synopsis: SPI Litigation Direct (SPI LD), a leader in document coding and electronic discovery solutions to the worldwide litigation support market and a division of SPI Technologies Inc., today announced that it has acquired i-Base Data Services, the first and leading online coding services provider in the U.S.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: SPI Technologies Inc.
SPi Global Solutions is one of the world's largest and most diversified Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Customer Interaction service providers in the industry in terms of clients, geographic presence, and capabilities with more than 14,000 dedicated employees globally. "
target: i-Base Data Services
Founded in May 2000, i-Base Data Services is a leader in online conventional coding services. The company has more than 100 employees, located nationwide, performing document coding using i-Base's proprietary online coding software. i-Base is based in Oakton, Virginia.
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closed 3/2/2022 via GlobeNewswire

AQuity Solutions, acquired Acusis LLC

synopsis: AQuity Solutions, a leading provider of virtual solutions for real-time clinical documentation, medical coding, and mid-revenue cycle offerings, has acquired Acusis, a provider partner of outsourced Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), clinical documentation and technology solutions to healthcare organizations.
buyer: AQuity Solutions
AQuity Solutions delivers superior clinical and financial results to healthcare provider clients through virtualized services. AQuity employs over 7,000 specialists for medical transcription, medical coding, virtual scribing, interim management, and medico-legal document preparation services. "
target: Acusis LLC
Acusis is a nationwide provider partner of outsourced Revenue Cycle Management, Clinical Documentation and Technology solutions to healthcare organizations. Acusis consistently delivers meaningful clinical documentation to support organizations’ core initiatives.
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closed 1/26/2022 via BusinessWire

eLearning Brothers, acquired Origin Learning Inc.

synopsis: eLearning Brothers announced the acquisition of Origin Learning, based out of Chennai, India. Origin offers comprehensive learning content & technology services and products to market-leading enterprises globally, supporting them in achieving their goals by delivering result-driven digital learning solutions.
buyer: eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers is a leader in corporate learning technology and custom training development solutions. Its suite of integrated training development and delivery tools includes Lectora, a course authoring tool, CenarioVR for creating VR experiences, and the eLearning Brother’s Asset Library. "
target: Origin Learning Inc.
Origin offers comprehensive learning content & technology services and products to market-leading enterprises globally, supporting them in achieving their goals by delivering result-driven digital learning solutions.
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closed 1/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Semcon AB, acquired Walkgrove Limited

synopsis: Semcon is expanding its offering in digital learning by establishing a local presence in a new geographic market through the acquisition of UK-based Walkgrove. Walkgrove began operating back in 1994 and the company has a long tradition of providing high-quality learning solutions.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$179.87)
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs. With more than 2,200 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. "
target: Walkgrove Limited
UK-based Walkgrove began operating back in 1994 and the company has a long tradition of providing high-quality learning solutions. Walkgrove’s 20 employees have broad expertise in the development and production of learning material, with 85 per cent of its current portfolio being digital.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Straive

synopsis: Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has agreed to sell Straive (formerly SPi Global), a leading global provider of technology-driven content and data solutions, to funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia ("BPEA"). Straive provides a suite of technology-driven platforms and services for the creation of e-learning content.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with assets under management of approximately US$20 billion. "
target parent: Partners Group Holding AG
target: Straive
Straive (earlier known as SPi Global) is a market leading content technology enterprise that provides data services, subject matter expertise (SME) and technology solutions to multiple domains such as research content, e-Learning/EdTech and data/information providers.
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closed 5/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlowe plc, acquired Cylix Limited

synopsis: Marlowe plc, the UK leader in business critical services and software which assure safety and regulatory compliance, has acquired eLearning software platform Cylix Limited. Cylix, established in 2002, is based in Bath and provides accredited equality, diversity, wellbeing and health & safety eLearning courses to companies across the UK.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$325.95)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: Cylix Limited
Cylix, established in 2002, is based in Bath and provides accredited equality, diversity, wellbeing and health & safety eLearning courses to companies across the UK.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Semcon AB, acquired Xtractor

synopsis: Semcon, an international product development company, has acquired Xtractor, a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$179.87)
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs. With more than 2,200 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. "
target: Xtractor
Xtractor is a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive and thought-provoking courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

OneTrust LLC, acquired Privacy Core

synopsis: OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and third-party risk technology platform announced its acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core e-learning solution, an online solution that is designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: International Association of Privacy Professionals
target: Privacy Core
Privacy Core e-learning helps clients train their enterprise in privacy essentials. With an ever-expanding library of content-rich subject matter, this affordable, SCORM-compliant online solution is specifically designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sponge Limited merged with Bolt Learning,

synopsis: Bolt, a UK company that produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals, has merged with Sponge, a UK company that develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies.
buyer parent: Aliter Capital
buyer: Bolt Learning
UK's Bolt produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. The content is highly engaging and effective producing real results that can make a fantastic improvement to companies when it comes to how they train their staff. "
target: Sponge Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Sponge develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies. They works with some of the world’s largest brands and its solutions are used in more than 124 countries worldwide.
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closed 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Absorb Software, acquired eLogic Learning

synopsis: Absorb Software, a learning technology company, has acquired eLogic Learning, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions.
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company that offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System. "
target: eLogic Learning
eLogic Learning is an industry-leading provider of Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions. Their cloud-based learning management technology, content capabilities and accompanying subject matter expertise provide every partner with a tailored approach.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Aliter Capital, acquired Bolt Learning

synopsis: Elearning solutions provider Bolt Learning has been acquired by private equity firm Aliter Capital. Bolt produce a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by any workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. Both companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Aliter Capital
Aliter Capital is a specialist investor focused on small to mid-sized UK support services businesses, one of the first funds of its kind. They are based in Scotland and England. "
target: Bolt Learning
Bolt produce a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by any workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. The content is highly engaging and effective producing real results that can make a fantastic improvement to companies when it comes to how they train their staff.
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closed 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ALICE Training Institute, acquired Safeplans LLC

synopsis: ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program, has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP). SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
buyer: ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is the original civilian options-based active shooter response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lockdown-only response plan. "
target: Safeplans LLC
SafePlans began in 1993 as a part-time security consulting business while Brad Spicer was a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Over the last 20 years, the SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

EdCast, acquired Leapest

synopsis: EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, announced the acquisition of Rotterdam-based Leapest. Founded in 2017, Leapest hosts three integrated training resource marketplaces on one platform, featuring over 5,000 learning products and instructors from all over the world.
buyer: EdCast
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits. "
target: Leapest
Leapest is a corporate training ecosystem and a B2B Marketplace for training resources including courseware, eLearning, business simulations, certifications and instructor service. Their current catalog features key topics in IT training.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Dictate IT

synopsis: Clanwilliam, the fast-growing Irish healthcare, technology and services group, has acquired clinical speech services and software specialist Dictate IT. The London-headquartered company provides digital dictation, outsourced transcription, and speech recognition services to 27 healthcare providers in the UK and Ireland.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Dictate IT
Dictate IT is a clinical speech services and software specialist. The London-headquartered company provides digital dictation, outsourced transcription, and speech recognition services to 27 healthcare providers in the UK and Ireland.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grace Hill, acquired The Strategic Solution

synopsis: Grace Hill, a company that develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry, announced the acquisition of The Strategic Solution, a company dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses.
buyer parent: Stone Point Capital, LLC
buyer: Grace Hill
Grace Hill develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk. "
target: The Strategic Solution
The Strategic Solution is dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses. They are based in the Dallas, TX area.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Plusoft Informática SA, acquired Edusense Educação LTDA

synopsis: Plusoft, the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions, has acquired Edusense, a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
buyer: Plusoft Informática SA
Founded in 1988, Plusoft is the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions. Plusoft's omni-channel solution allows businesses to access all information in one place to provide an uninterrupted relationship experience. "
target: Edusense Educação LTDA
Edusense is a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4 (KNBE:$207.12)
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired ILT Solutions GmbH

synopsis: The WEKA Group, an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry, has acquired ILT Solutions, a Germany-based blended Learning consulting company that focuses on course content that motivates and ensures lasting knowledge transfer. ILT Solutions produces e-learning courses that are fun to keep learners engaged.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 24 media companies in four European countries. "
target: ILT Solutions GmbH
ILT Solutions is a Germany-based blended Learning consulting company that focuses on course content that motivates and ensures lasting knowledge transfer. ILT Solutions produces e-learning courses that feature task-oriented, discovery-based learning to keep learners engaged.
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