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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 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 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 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 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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closed 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Profiles International, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Profiles International, Inc.
Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions. Their data-driven talent management solutions, built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read, help organizations find the right people and shape them into a winning team.
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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:$190.57)
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 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 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 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

PSI Services LLC, acquired Cubiks

synopsis: PSI Services, a global workforce provider of assessment and talent management solutions, has acquired UK-based Cubiks Group, an international assessment and executive development business. Cubiks’ screening, selection, and development solutions complement PSI’s existing talent management portfolio and strengthens PSI’s integrated talent solutions.
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: Cubiks
UK-based Cubiks is an international talent assessment and development consultancy that designs and delivers solutions for assessing and developing people. Cubiks combines business psychology with online solutions to help clients gain the insights needed to make the best talent management decisions.
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closed 5/3/2018 via PR Web

PSI Services LLC, acquired Select International

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies and leading academic institutions, announced that it has acquired Select International, a leader in evidence-based hiring and development assessment solutions and provider of award-winning safety and leadership assessments.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Select International
Select International develops employee assessment and workforce solutions. The company offers automated job application software, in-depth employee assessments, and employee interviewing tools. Their products and solutions allow businesses to select and maintain the best employees for their company.
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announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider, announced that they have acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc), a leader in behavioral assessment and development with a multitude of products that enhance recruitment decisions and development outcomes.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd
Since 1988, Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc) has been working in partnership with their clients to make a measurable difference to business performance by using behavioral assessment and development techniques to assess, recruit and develop great talent.
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closed 1/24/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Performance Assessment Network

synopsis: PSI Services, a professional testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Performance Assessment Network (PAN), a recognized leader in talent assessments and measurement solutions for the Corporate, Government and Education marketplace worldwide.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Performance Assessment Network
Performance Assessment Network (PAN) is the leading provider of talent measurement solutions helping organizations of all sizes hire, develop and retain the right talent. Their suite of industry-leading technologies and assessment tools offers clients a one-stop shop assessment experience.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, an organization that delivers computer-based examinations for organizations involved in licensing and certification testing.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.
Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment, and educational testing programs.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 12/31/2015 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC announced that they have acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Board for Respiratory Care. AMP provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target parent: National Board for Respiratory Care
target: Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions. AMP has 30 years of experience and 100 clients representing a wide range of professional occupations.
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closed 7/24/2015 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Innovative Exams

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (“PSI”), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies announced the acquisition of Innovative Exams LLC, a cutting edge remote proctoring solutions provider.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services. "
target: Innovative Exams
Founded in 2009, Innovative Exams securely delivers high stakes exams through the use of innovative technologies. The cutting edge solutions give clients a highly secure and broad distribution network.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Performance-Based Selection, Ltd.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services for the human capital marketplace, announced the acquisition of Performance-Based Selection Ltd, a leading provider of assessment tools and solutions for employee selection, leadership development, performance management, and employee retention.
buyer parent: Performance-Based Selection, Ltd.
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services. "
target: Performance-Based Selection, Ltd.
Performance-Based Selection develops, validates, and implements all types of assessment tools including aptitude tests, licensing exams, work samples, interviews, and performance appraisal systems. It also offers certification and licensing programs and work orientation/ attitude assessments.
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closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Psychological Services, Inc., acquired Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.

synopsis: PSI, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services and talent assessment solutions, announced today the acquisition of LaserGrade, LP. LaserGrade provides affordable and efficient computer-based testing through its network of testing centers located throughout North America.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification. "
target: Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.
LaserGrade, has secure computer-based testing centers across the United States and Canada. LaserGrade offers proctored computer-based test administration for occupational and professional licensure and certification, IT certification and the FAA using its own secure network and software.
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closed 12/6/2006 via Company Press Release

ABRY Partners, acquired Psychological Services, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI), in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC, a leading private equity group. ABRY invested in PSI to provide capital to accelerate PSI's impressive growth.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
rev ($mm)
$224
EBITDA ($mm)
$59
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.8x
closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cours Legendre SAS, acquired Methodia SAS

synopsis: Methodia has been bought by Les Cours Legendre, a French tutoring company. Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges.
buyer parent: AXA Group
buyer: Cours Legendre SAS
For more than 50 years, Les Cours Legendre has been helping students succeed through its tutoring and support services. Based in France, Cours Legendre is the expert in all aspects of school support. "
target: Methodia SAS
Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges, everywhere.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 5/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

BSI Group, acquired NCS International Pty Ltd

synopsis: British Standards Institution (BSI), the business standards company, has completed the acquisition of NCS International (NCSI). NCSI offers a variety of internationally recognized business verification, assessment and certification programs across industry sectors including food, health and services, mining and utilities.
buyer: BSI Group
BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. It was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization."
target parent: National Association of Testing Authorities
target: NCS International Pty Ltd
NCS International is one of Australia's largest certification bodies which offers a wide array of auditing, training, and accredited certification solutions.
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closed 12/6/2006 via Company Press Release

ABRY Partners, acquired Psychological Services, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI), in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC, a leading private equity group. ABRY invested in PSI to provide capital to accelerate PSI's impressive growth.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
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announced 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust, will acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International, a trusted partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, announced one of its founders, Dr. David C. Collins, and his wife, Mrs. Mary C. Collins, have entered into a definitive Securities Purchase Agreement selling their shares (approximately 58%) to The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust.
buyer: The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust
The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust is a wealth trust of Mr. Kevin Gruneich. Mr. Gruneich currently serves on the Board of The University of Iowa Center for Advancement and on its Investment Committee, as well as on the Advisory Board for Spy Hop Productions, a leading youth media arts program. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International is a trusted, global partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, as well as the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to effectively deploy and deliver major IT initiatives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.50 [$4.49]*
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
announced 12/21/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Hexatronic Group AB, will acquire Iftac AB

synopsis: Hexatronic Group AB, an innovative Swedish technology group specializing in fiber communications, entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Iftac AB. Iftac, based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, conducts training and certification in IT and telecommunications.
buyer: Hexatronic Group AB (OM:HTRO:$212.68)
Hexatronic is an innovative Swedish technology group, specializing in fiber communications. They provide products and solutions for the fiber optic network and together, their five independent, entrepreneurial companies offer a full range of passive infrastructure. "
target: Iftac AB
Based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Iftac provides IT and telecommunications training and certification. Iftac offers Scandinavia’s most complete broadband infrastructure training.
price ($mm)
$0.95
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closed 12/11/2014 via PR Newswire

SolutionsIQ, acquired BigVisible Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: SolutionsIQ® Corporation, the leader for enterprise Agile transformation services, announced it has acquired BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy. With nearly 150 Agile consultants, the combined company forms the largest and most experienced Agile consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise Agile adoption.
buyer: SolutionsIQ
A leading provider of Agile transformation services, SolutionsIQ takes a real-world approach. With global reach, a large and highly-experienced consulting staff, and decades of success across diverse industries, SolutionsIQ offers the broadest range of services in the Agile industry. "
target: BigVisible Solutions, Inc.
BigVisible Solutions®, a Boston-based Agile consultancy, has the knowledge and expertise to overcome the real-world business challenges, complex impediments and underlying issues that prevent organizations from delivering innovative, quality products at scale.
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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 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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on offer 9/17/2012 via

Learning Tree International, Inc., offer to acquire Learning Tree International, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Tree International Inc.'s chief executive and his wife have offered to take the education company. Mr. Collins and his wife own around 32% of the company's outstanding shares. Learning Tree provides software and related training for information-technology professionals in business and government agencies.
buyer: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience. "
target: Learning Tree International, Inc. (LTRE:$66.83)
Learning Tree International sets the world standard for effective hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree Course participants from organizations worldwide have enhanced their skills through intensive hands-on exercises under the guidance of expert instructors with real-world experience.
price ($mm)
$47*
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
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 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Psychological Services, Inc., acquired Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.

synopsis: PSI, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services and talent assessment solutions, announced today the acquisition of LaserGrade, LP. LaserGrade provides affordable and efficient computer-based testing through its network of testing centers located throughout North America.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification. "
target: Lasergrade Computer Testing Inc.
LaserGrade, has secure computer-based testing centers across the United States and Canada. LaserGrade offers proctored computer-based test administration for occupational and professional licensure and certification, IT certification and the FAA using its own secure network and software.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 2/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Barbri, acquired Verisqil

synopsis: BARBRI, the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world, acquired Verisqil, a Miami-based company that created professional certifications and training programs that set new industry standards for workplace competencies in high-risk fields.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: Verisqil
Verisqil specializes in building multi-disciplinary communities and constructing certification, training, specialized information and networking services and products to enhance the skills, knowledge, networks of the members of these communities.
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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 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amtivo Group Limited, acquired Certification Europe

synopsis: AMTIVO Group Limited, a professional services firm headquartered in the UK, has acquired Certification Europe, an Irish certification and training firm. Certification Europe is a business that works with organisations around the world to achieve ISO certification while providing training on a variety of management systems.
buyer: Amtivo Group Limited
UK-based AMTIVO is focused on helping SMEs develop high performing, sustainable organizations. Through the delivery of high-quality ISO certifications, AMTIVO enables clients to build core management systems and processes that drive competitiveness, productivity, and innovation. "
target parent: Kernel Capital
target: Certification Europe
Dublin-based Certification Europe is a business that works with organisations around the world to achieve ISO certification, while providing training on a variety of management systems, including quality management, health and safety management, energy management, and information security.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PopExpert, acquired Online Marketing Institute

synopsis: popexpert, an online marketplace that makes it easy to learn from experts, announced the acquisition of the Online Marketing Institute, a leader in eLearning for individuals, SMBs and corporations that need to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformation.
buyer: PopExpert
PopExpert is a learning marketplace that lets students connect with experts in one-on-one video chats. The site’s premise is simple: users can sign in and search for what they want to learn. "
target: Online Marketing Institute
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) provides marketing professionals with education and training in today’s most in-demand marketing disciplines. Students can learn proven best practices from real world practitioners and industry thought leaders, at their own pace and completely online.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Applied Software, acquired CAD-1, Inc.

synopsis: Applied Software, a leading systems integrator to the AEC, fabrication and manufacturing industries, announced its acquisition of CAD-1, an Autodesk Gold Partner and Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) with extensive expertise in consulting services delivery, software, training, and support.
buyer: Applied Software
Applied Software is a premier, full-service systems integrator firm serving the AEC and manufacturing industries, as well as a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) services provider and is a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner. "
target parent: Sirko Associates, Inc.
target: CAD-1, Inc.
CAD-1 is an Autodesk Gold Partner specializing in delivering complete solutions that implement Autodesk technology for maximum competitive advantage. The CAD-1 award-winning staff is skilled at providing a variety of services, including consulting, installation, customization, training, and support.
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