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closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$16
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2.0x
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closed 12/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Open LMS, acquired eThink Education

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a global leader in the high-growth workplace learning and talent industry, has acquired eThink Education, a leading provider of Moodle-based learning management systems (LMS). eThink, a market leader in North America, will be integrated into LTG’s global Moodle business, Open LMS.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Open LMS
Open LMS leverages open-source software to deliver an effective and engaging learning experience. As the largest commercial Moodle provider in the world, the company helps organizations and institutions deliver great learning experiences without complexities. "
target: eThink Education
eThink is an eLearning provider that offers world-class, fully-managed Learning Management Systems solutions for open-source Moodle and Totara Learn. eThink provides a dynamic and customizable learning management system to meet specific institutional and organizational needs.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 4/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

CHIeru Co., Ltd., will acquire VERSION2 Co., Ltd.

synopsis: CHIeru Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire VERSION2 Co., Ltd. VERSION2 is an educational ICT system developer that developed the Blended LMS*2 "Glexa," providing an OEM offering, and open source lecture management system and e-portfolio system. They provide total construction, introduction and operation services of the systems.
buyer: CHIeru Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:3933:$18.73)
One of CHIeru's primary goals is producing ICT environments for teaching and learning in schools. They develop products reflecting new teaching methods in lecture support fields such as learning management systems, e-learning systems, class support / CALL systems for active learning, etc. "
target: VERSION2 Co., Ltd.
VERSION2 is an educational ICT system developer that developed the Blended LMS*2 "Glexa," providing an OEM offering, and open source lecture management system and e-portfolio system. They provide total construction, introduction and operation services of the systems.
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closed 4/11/2013 via

manaba, purchased Sakai Division from rSmart

synopsis: Asahi Net International has acquired rSmart's learning management division, which builds solutions on the open source, community developed Sakai platform. The Sakai platform will become a part of manaba, a cloud-based collaborative learning system provided by Asahi Net International.
buyer parent: ASAHI Net, Inc.
buyer: manaba
manaba is a cloud-based collaborative learning system developed by the Internet service provider ASAHI Net, Inc. It was designed to connect students and teachers, enable students to accumulate learning evidence and elevate learning outcomes through mutual review. "
seller: rSmart
rSmart will helps clients get the most out of Sakai CLE, maximizing system usage and effectiveness with the perfect combination of online and onsite training, plus one-on-one consulting – for all types of users.
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announced 5/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Unbounce Marketing Solutions Inc., will acquire Snazzy AI

synopsis: Unbounce, the global leader in landing page and conversion intelligence software, has signed an agreement to acquire Snazzy AI, the AI powered copywriting tool running on GPT-3. With Snazzy AI, users can easily create marketing content at scale. Create google ads, landing pages, Facebook ads and more in seconds.
buyer: Unbounce Marketing Solutions Inc.
Unbounce is the global leader in landing page and conversion intelligence software empowering marketers to build and test landing pages without a web developer. "
target: Snazzy AI
Snazzy AI is the AI powered copywriting tool running on GPT-3. With Snazzy AI, users can easily create marketing content at scale. Create google ads, landing pages, Facebook ads and more in seconds.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., acquired MailPoet

synopsis: Automattic has acquired MailPoet, a popular email marketing solution for WordPress. The plugin is used by more than 300,000 websites for everything from building a mailing list to managing transaction and abandoned cart emails.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target: MailPoet
MailPoet is a popular email marketing solution for WordPress. The plugin is used by more than 300,000 websites for everything from building a mailing list to managing transaction and abandoned cart emails.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Acquia, Inc., acquired Mautic

synopsis: Acquia, the open source digital experience company, has acquired Mautic, the world’s first true open marketing cloud. Mautic enables brands to integrate and personalize all their digital properties and channels to create a seamless customer experience.
buyer: Acquia, Inc.
Acquia is the open source digital experience company. Acquia provides the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. Acquia gives their customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. "
target: Mautic
Mautic is the world’s first true open marketing cloud. Mautic enables brands to integrate and personalize all their digital properties and channels to create a seamless customer experience. Mautic helps companies deliver higher performing campaigns and content, and drive superior results.
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closed 7/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Archiveco SA, acquired Maarch SAS

synopsis: Archiveco, a company that provides physical and digital document archiving and management services in France, has acquired Maarch, a company that develops free and open source business software. Maarch offers Maarch Courier, an open source email manager, and Maarch RM, open source electronic archiving software.
buyer: Archiveco SA
Archiveco SA provides physical and digital document archiving and management services in France. Archiveco manages, preserves and digitizes documents and manages the internal processes of more than 5,000 companies. "
target: Maarch SAS
Maarch SAS develops free and open source business software. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Nanterre, France. They offer Maarch Courier, an open source email manager, and Maarch RM, open source electronic archiving software.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

First Data Corporation, acquired Spree Commerce

synopsis: Payments giant First Data Corporation has acquired Spree Commerce, an open source storefront platform originally based on Ruby on Rails. Spree technology powers almost 50,000 stores around the world.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data provides payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. "
target: Spree Commerce
Spree began in 2008 as an open source e-commerce platform based on the Ruby on Rails framework. Spree technology now powers almost 50,000 stores around the world.
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closed 1/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Gravity4, acquired Zurmo Inc.

synopsis: Gravity4, the world's first High-Frequency Marketing OS, announced the acquisition of Zurmo, Inc. The re-branded CRM software application will go by "CRM.me". Zurmo is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application that is mobile, social, and gamified.
buyer: Gravity4
Gravity4 is the world's first High-Frequency Marketing OS integrated on one platform. Automation, Simplicity, and Design have been core ingredients in all of the technology it has brought to the marketplace. "
target: Zurmo Inc.
Zurmo is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application that is mobile, social, and gamified. Zurmo uses a test-driven methodology for building every part of the application.
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closed 11/10/2014 via PR Newswire

MediaMath, Inc., acquired Rare Crowds

synopsis: MediaMath, developers of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating System, announced the acquisition of Rare Crowds, a technology company building innovative solutions to find marketer-defined target audiences across display, mobile, video and social.
buyer: MediaMath, Inc.
MediaMath is a global technology company that's leading the movement to revolutionize traditional marketing and drive transformative results for marketers through its TerminalOne Marketing Operating System(TM). "
target: Rare Crowds
Rare Crowds is a technology company building innovative solutions to find marketer-defined target audiences across display, mobile, video and social. They match the best audience and inventory available to ad campaigns across all channels.
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closed 6/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Parastructure

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Parastructure, a startup that builds data-analysis software on top of open source infrastructure. Parastructure, based in San Francisco, has been around since 2012 with the co-founders both alums of Stanford.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Parastructure
Parastructure builds beautiful data analysis software powered by cutting-edge open source infrastructure. Parastructure is venture funded and backed by several notable angel investors.
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announced 9/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., will acquire Alfresco Software, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland, a leading content services provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alfresco, a commercial, open-source software company that builds and markets a cloud-native, process, content, and governance intensive Digital Business Platform.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland is a leading content services provider and software company. Through their OnBase platform, Hyland provides enterprise content management, case management, business process management, and records management all in a singular place. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Alfresco Software, Inc.
Alfresco Software is a commercial, open-source software company that builds and markets a cloud-native, process, content, and governance intensive Digital Business Platform. It is a single, integrated platform used to digitize processes, manage content, and securely govern information.
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closed 3/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Alfresco Software, Inc., acquired Technology Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Alfresco Software has acquired Technology Services Group (TSG), a Chicago based Enterprise Content Management software and services firm. TSG provides expert advice, services and solutions – including strategic advisory, application development, software engineering, and software products – to many prestigious clients in North America.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Alfresco Software, Inc.
Alfresco Software is a commercial, open-source software company that builds and markets a cloud-native, process, content, and governance intensive Digital Business Platform. It is a single, integrated platform used to digitize processes, manage content, and securely govern information. "
target: Technology Services Group, Inc.
Technology Services Group is a Enterprise Content Management software and services firm. TSG provides expert advice, services and solutions – including strategic advisory, application development, software engineering, and software products – to many prestigious clients in North America.
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announced 9/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Acquia, Inc.

synopsis: Open digital experience company Acquia announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S.-based investment firm with more than $50 billion in cumulative capital commitments.Vista exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams. "
target: Acquia, Inc.
Acquia is the open source digital experience company. Acquia provides the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. Acquia gives its customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.
price ($mm)
$1,000
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closed 12/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Digital Locations, acquired ExpressionEngine

synopsis: Digital Locations, Inc., developer of an artificial intelligence platform for personalized digital content, has acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common stock of EllisLab, Inc., the creator of the popular content management system ExpressionEngine.
buyer: Digital Locations (OTCPK:DLOC:$0.00)
Digital Locations is developing an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to create highly personalized digital content and experiences for each and every person connected to the Internet. "
target: ExpressionEngine
EllisLab, Inc., a software development company, is the creator of ExpressionEngine, a general purpose content management system written in object-oriented PHP and using MySQL for data storage. They are based in Beaverton, OR.
price ($mm)
$3.60
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announced 2/8/2018 via BusinessWire

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., will acquire Alfresco Software, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a premier private equity firm investing in middle market growth companies, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which funds affiliated with THL will acquire Alfresco Software, the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Thomas H. Lee Partners is one of the world's oldest and most experienced private equity firms. Founded in 1974, they have raised over $22 billion of equity capital and invested in more than 140 portfolio companies with an aggregate value of over $150 billion. "
target: Alfresco Software, Inc.
Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform.
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closed 12/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Elvaston Capital Management GmbH, acquired Magnolia International Ltd.

synopsis: Elvaston, an entrepreneur-led private equity firm in Germany, has acquired Magnolia, a company in Switzerland. Magnolia is a digital business platform with a content management system (CMS) at its core. Magnolia's unique open suite approach allows organizations to go to market fast and adapt quickly to changing business priorities.
buyer: Elvaston Capital Management GmbH
Elvaston is an entrepreneur-led private equity firm specialising in small to medium-sized companies located within the German-speaking region. Elvaston takes a straightforward, individual approach to guiding profitable companies operating in growth industries towards long-term value growth. "
target: Magnolia International Ltd.
Magnolia, a company in Switzerland, is a digital business platform with a content management system (CMS) at its core. Magnolia's unique open suite approach allows organizations to go to market fast, adapt quickly to changing business priorities and integrate easily with third-party systems.
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closed 11/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Telestream, Inc., acquired Pandastream Limited

synopsis: Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, announced the acquisition of Cloud-based encoding provider, PandaStream. Pandastream (Panda) is an open source solution for video encoding and streaming.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Telestream, Inc.
Headquartered in Nevada City, CA, Telestream provides world-class live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. "
target parent: Mobio Technologies Inc.
target: Pandastream Limited
Pandastream (Panda) is an open source solution for video encoding and streaming. Panda makes it completely painless to implement full video uploading, encoding and streaming functionality to a web application.
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closed 9/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Orckestra, acquired Composite C1

synopsis: Orckestra Inc., a leading Canadian provider of innovative cloud-based commerce solutions, announced it has acquired the Danish content management software company Composite C1 based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
buyer: Orckestra
Founded in 2006, Orckestra, a Microsoft Gold partner, is a software and services company and provider of the Commerce OrchestrationTM Cloud, an omni-channel commerce solution for mid-size and large enterprise retailers, grocers and branded manufacturers. "
target: Composite C1
Composite is a Danish based software company behind the CMS, Composite C1. Composite C1 is an award-winning free open-source content management system built using the latest Microsoft technologies. It is one of the world's best-rated free open-source CMS and is installed in more than 150 countries.
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closed 12/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Open LMS, acquired eThink Education

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a global leader in the high-growth workplace learning and talent industry, has acquired eThink Education, a leading provider of Moodle-based learning management systems (LMS). eThink, a market leader in North America, will be integrated into LTG’s global Moodle business, Open LMS.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Open LMS
Open LMS leverages open-source software to deliver an effective and engaging learning experience. As the largest commercial Moodle provider in the world, the company helps organizations and institutions deliver great learning experiences without complexities. "
target: eThink Education
eThink is an eLearning provider that offers world-class, fully-managed Learning Management Systems solutions for open-source Moodle and Totara Learn. eThink provides a dynamic and customizable learning management system to meet specific institutional and organizational needs.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 9/24/2020 via PR Web

Open LMS, will acquire eCreators

synopsis: Open LMS, an online learning platform based on Moodle, will acquire eCreators, an Australian content development house and a certified Moodle partner. eCreators' Leearnbook platform is a corporate LMS that meets the needs of a wide range of industries. eCreators also offers hosting, integration and development services for Moodle LMS.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Open LMS
Open LMS is an online learning platform based on Moodle that makes it easy to manage courses and deliver engaging content and activities. As the largest commercial Moodle provider in the world, Open LMS helps organizations and institutions deliver great learning experiences without complexities. "
target: eCreators
eCreators is an Australian content development house and a certified Moodle partner. eCreators' Leearnbook platform is a corporate Learning Management System (LMS) that meets the needs of a wide range of industries. eCreators also offers hosting, integration and development services for Moodle LMS.
price ($mm)
$4.04
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire GP Strategies Corporation

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, a global workforce transformation solutions provider, is to be acquired by Learning Technologies Group, a provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$459.38)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$394 [$403]
rev ($mm)
$459
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
EV / rev
0.9x
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10.6x
announced 2/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire Bridge

synopsis: UK-based Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, will acquire Bridge, a learning, performance, and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organisations. The acquisition significantly extends LTG’s learning and talent offering in the mid-enterprise market.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Bridge
Bridge is a learning, performance and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organizations. Specializing in employee-centric experiences, the offering includes a learning management system in addition to performance, engagement and skills development products on a single SaaS-based platform.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
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closed 2/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Affirmity, acquired PDT Global

synopsis: Affirmity has announced the acquisition of PDT Global. PDT ('The People Development Team') Global is a UK-based Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy firm with deep specialization in the live virtual and digital delivery learning spaces. PDT Global will become part of Affirmity, a subsidiary of Learning Technologies Group plc.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Affirmity
Affirmity, a part of Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), provides a robust portfolio of software, services and training solutions that help customers minimize risk and experience the positive impacts of affirmative action and diversity and inclusion in the workforce. "
target: PDT Global
PDT Global is a women-founded and led Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy firm with a global client base. Since 1998, it has delivered excellence in training across strategy, cultural change, and leadership development.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.2x
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announced 1/21/2021 via PR Web

Peoplefluent, Inc., will acquire Reflektive

synopsis: UK-based Learning Technologies Group plc, the provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, will acquire Reflektive Inc, a leading performance management software provider. Reflektive will join LTG’s PeopleFluent business, integrating its solution with the existing PeopleFluent talent management portfolio.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Peoplefluent, Inc.
As a market leader in integrated talent management and learning solutions, PeopleFluent helps companies hire, develop, reward, and advance their workforce. The company's software spans recruitment, talent mobility, performance, compensation, succession, org charting, and learning. "
target: Reflektive
Reflektive is a provider of innovative, real-time performance management solutions for HR leaders and their agile organizations. Reflektive securely delivers Real-Time Feedback and Requests, Goal Management, Performance Reviews, and Check-Ins applications in the cloud for clients around the world.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 12/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Open LMS, acquired eThink Education

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a global leader in the high-growth workplace learning and talent industry, has acquired eThink Education, a leading provider of Moodle-based learning management systems (LMS). eThink, a market leader in North America, will be integrated into LTG’s global Moodle business, Open LMS.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Open LMS
Open LMS leverages open-source software to deliver an effective and engaging learning experience. As the largest commercial Moodle provider in the world, the company helps organizations and institutions deliver great learning experiences without complexities. "
target: eThink Education
eThink is an eLearning provider that offers world-class, fully-managed Learning Management Systems solutions for open-source Moodle and Totara Learn. eThink provides a dynamic and customizable learning management system to meet specific institutional and organizational needs.
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$20
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announced 9/24/2020 via PR Web

Open LMS, will acquire eCreators

synopsis: Open LMS, an online learning platform based on Moodle, will acquire eCreators, an Australian content development house and a certified Moodle partner. eCreators' Leearnbook platform is a corporate LMS that meets the needs of a wide range of industries. eCreators also offers hosting, integration and development services for Moodle LMS.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Open LMS
Open LMS is an online learning platform based on Moodle that makes it easy to manage courses and deliver engaging content and activities. As the largest commercial Moodle provider in the world, Open LMS helps organizations and institutions deliver great learning experiences without complexities. "
target: eCreators
eCreators is an Australian content development house and a certified Moodle partner. eCreators' Leearnbook platform is a corporate Learning Management System (LMS) that meets the needs of a wide range of industries. eCreators also offers hosting, integration and development services for Moodle LMS.
price ($mm)
$4.04
rev ($mm)
$3
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2.6x
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Peoplefluent, Inc., acquired patheer

synopsis: PeopleFluent, a market leader in integrated talent management and learning solutions, announced the acquisition of Patheer. Patheer is the leading talent development & analytics platform for building high-performing workforces.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Peoplefluent, Inc.
As a market leader in integrated talent management and learning solutions, PeopleFluent helps companies hire, develop, reward, and advance their workforce. The company's software spans recruitment, talent mobility, performance, compensation, succession, org charting, and learning. "
target: patheer
Patheer is the leading talent development & analytics platform for building high-performing workforces. Their revolutionary approach leverages data analytics and machine learning to deliver an always-fresh, accurate insight into employee’s current skills, gaps, and career aspirations.
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closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire Breezy HR

synopsis: Learning Technology Group (LTG), a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market, will be acquiring Breezy HR, an end-to-end recruiting software designed to optimize customers' recruiting process. Bring everyone on board in less time with their user-friendly, feature-rich platform.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target: Breezy HR
Breezy HR is end-to-end recruiting software designed to optimize customers' recruiting process. Bring everyone on board in less time with their user-friendly, feature-rich platform. Clients' hiring process gets a productivity boost with their unique, visual approach to pipeline management.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Watershed

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group has announced the acquisition of the remaining 73% of Watershed. As the global market leader in corporate learning analytics, Watershed has proven ability to harness data about learners to analyse and assess the impact of learning on organisational performance.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group is a leader in the high-growth workplace e-learning and talent management industries. The Group offers end-to-end learning solutions ranging from strategic consultancy, through a range of content and platform solutions to analytical insights. "
target: Watershed
Watershed offers a customisable learning analytics platform that measures training effectiveness and helps maximise investments in learning. Made possible by xAPI, Watershed enables users to explore their learning data in one place and measure how L&D programmes impact their organisations.
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closed 6/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Peoplefluent, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, the integrated e-learning services and technologies provider, confirmed the successful acquisition of PeopleFluent. As a market leader in human resources solutions for the digital enterprise, PeopleFluent helps companies build and power a productive workforce.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group (LTG) was created with the purpose of building a market leading business within the fast-growing learning technologies sector. LTG's portfolio includes LEO, a pioneering learning technologies firm; gomo learning, the multi-device authoring tool, and more. "
target parent: Bedford Funding
target: Peoplefluent, Inc.
As a market leader in human resources solutions for the digital enterprise, PeopleFluent helps companies build and power a productive workforce. Their Talent Productivity Platform unifies talent acquisition management into a single, collaborative experience that attracts the best candidates.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.2x
announced 2/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire NetDimensions Ltd.

synopsis: E-learning group Learning Technologies Group PLC has agreed to buy NetDimensions (Holdings) Limited through a cash deal. Established in 1999, NetDimensions is a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management solutions to high consequence industries.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group (LTG) was created with the purpose of building a market leading business within the fast-growing learning technologies sector. LTG's portfolio includes LEO, a pioneering learning technologies firm; gomo learning, the multi-device authoring tool, and more. "
target: NetDimensions Ltd. (AIM:NETD:$25.30)
Established in 1999, NetDimensions is a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management solutions to high consequence industries. NetDimensions provides talent management solutions to personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration and more.
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
220.0x
announced 1/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire Rustici Software

synopsis: LTG has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Rustici Software LLC, the global market leader in digital learning interoperability. Rustici has been instrumental in the support and development of the universal technical standards for the e-learning software industry.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group (LTG) has been created with the purpose of building a market leading business of substance and scale within the exciting and fast-growing learning technologies sector. "
target: Rustici Software
Rustici has been instrumental in the support and development of the universal technical standards for the e-learning software industry.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.7x
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Learning Technologies Group, acquired Eukleia Training

synopsis: Eukleia Training Limited, a leading provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (“GRC”) e-learning and classroom training, has been acquired by Learning Technologies Group PLC (“LTG”). Eukleia helps the world’s leading financial institutions deliver their GRC training programs.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) provides a comprehensive and integrated range of e-learning services and technologies to corporate and government clients. LTG is well placed to establish a substantial global organization of specialist digital learning businesses all around the world. "
target: Eukleia Training
Founded in 2005, Eukleia offers a broad range of bespoke and off-the-shelf e-learning courses, instructor-led training, and learning management system solutions which help the world’s leading financial institutions deliver their GRC training programs.
price ($mm)
$9.94
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Preloaded

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group PLC announced that it had acquired games studio Preloaded Ltd for GBP 2.2 million. Preloaded delivers award winning games. They make games that use their transformational power to engage, educate and communicate across a wide variety of sectors including learning, health, engagement, and training.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) provides a comprehensive and integrated range of e-learning services and technologies to corporate and government clients. LTG is well placed to establish a substantial global organization of specialist digital learning businesses all around the world. "
target: Preloaded
Founded in 2000, Preloaded delivers award winning games. They make games that use their transformational power to engage, educate and communicate across a wide variety of sectors including learning, health, engagement, and training.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.05 [$0.58]
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
announced 4/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Epic Group plc, will acquire Line Communications

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc announced that it will acquire LINE Communications. LINE will join Epic, LTG’s principal operating company. LINE has a leading reputation in the e-learning marketplace as a designer of fully-blended learning solutions.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Epic Group plc
Supernova (formerly Viddy) is the mobile social app development company that allows users to capture, produce, and share bite-size videos with the world. Supernova’s relentless focus on video resulted in the creation of popular apps such as Viddy, Clique and Epic. "
target: Line Communications
LINE was established in 1989 and has a leading reputation in the e-learning marketplace as a designer of fully-blended learning solutions with particular strength in the automotive, corporate, defence and security, energy and mining, professional services and public sectors.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.1x
closed 11/15/2013 via Company Press Release

In-Deed Online Plc, merged with Epic Group plc

synopsis: In-Deed Online shareholders have approved the takeover of Epic Group and agreed to change In-Deed’s name to Learning Technologies Group. Epic is a market leader in learning technologies, including custom e-learning, multi-device learning, m-learning, learning management systems, learning consultancy, and blended learning.
buyer: In-Deed Online Plc (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
In-Deed Online offers high quality conveyancing service at a fixed price. This is carried out by a “panel” of high quality lawyers. Every customer has access to a secure online dashboard where they can follow the progress of their purchase or sale, message their lawyer and upload/download documents."
target: Epic Group plc
Epic Group plc is a market leader in learning technologies, including custom e-learning, multi-device learning, m-learning, learning management systems, learning consultancy, and blended learning.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Optimi Group, acquired IT Academy

synopsis: South African education solutions provider Optimi College has acquired Cape Town-based e-learning provider IT Academy. Through its acquisition of IT Academy, Optimi College will be able to offer an additional 1,000 IT and business courses, covering basic office skills attainment through to full IT career development and certification programmes.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Optimi Group
Based in South Africa, The Optimi group provides education products and services across 4 divisions: Home, Workplace, Classroom, and College. Together, these divisions service over 200,000 learners per annum with accessible, simple, and affordable learning and teaching solutions. "
target: IT Academy
Based in South Africa, IT Academy is a local IT training institution offering e-learning, distance learning, and full-time, in-person technology-focused courses. Its IT courses include internet of things development, mobile apps development, Microsoft Azure, and Cisco.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

MRCC Group, acquired G-Cube

synopsis: US-headquartered MRCC Group has announced acquisition of digital learning firm G-Cube in what it claims is the largest transaction in the corporate learning space in India. India-based G-Cube provides learning management solutions to enterprises across industries, including companies like Lufthansa, Yamaha and Mercedes Benz.
buyer: MRCC Group
Founded in 1996 MRCC is an accredited IT solutions company that has dedicated over 24 glorious years to supporting clients and partners across the global spectrum. They offer a vast suite of services under Learning, Publishing, Technology, and IT Staffing. "
target: G-Cube
India-based G-Cube provides learning management solutions to enterprises across industries, including companies like Lufthansa, Yamaha and Mercedes Benz. G-Cube’s award winning G-Cube LMS is offered as three variants – G-Cube Enterprise, G-Cube Extended and G-Cube Mobile App.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired LearningPool

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Derry-based Learning Pool. Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company and provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: LearningPool
Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company. Learning Pool provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported. Their library of online content catalogues can be tailored to individual customer training requirements.
price ($mm)
$212
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Prosus N.V., acquired GoodHabitz B.V.

synopsis: Prosus N.V., a global consumer internet group, has acquired a majority stake in GoodHabitz B.V., a European provider of online training for businesses. Headquartered in the Netherlands, GoodHabitz provides enterprise clients with a broad range of cost-effective soft skills, such as leadership and management skills and digital learning content.
buyer: Prosus N.V. (ENXTAM:PRX:$4,086.00)
Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities. "
target: GoodHabitz B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, GoodHabitz provides enterprise clients with a broad range of cost-effective soft-skills, such as leadership and management skills and digital learning content relevant to their entire employee base. The company offers 150 courses that are available across eight languages.
price ($mm)
$257
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Pluribus Technologies Inc., acquired ICOM Productions Inc.

synopsis: Pluribus Technologies Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of ICOM Productions Inc. in Calgary, Alberta. ICOM offers custom digital learning solutions including learning portals, virtual & augmented reality, and gamification.
buyer: Pluribus Technologies Inc.
Pluribus Technologies, based in Canada, was founded in 2018 with the goal of consolidating the smaller players in the B2B software industry. Pluribus helps entrepreneurs exit their businesses by providing them with a liquidity event when they are seeking a succession plan. "
target: ICOM Productions Inc.
ICOM Productions, based in Canada, is at the forefront of developing innovative learning solutions, partnering with some of the world's largest and most dynamic organizations to create high-impact products with targeted learning objectives.
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

BoxPhish Ltd, acquired Purplephish

synopsis: Boxphish, a Leeds-based leading cyber awareness and training company, has acquired competitor Purplephish. Headquartered in Manchester, Purplephish is a cybersecurity company that provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
buyer: BoxPhish Ltd
Based in the UK, Boxphish is a leading player in the Cyber Awareness Market, delivering thousands of simulations and education journeys every month. The company provides a SaaS-based automated solution that covers phishing simulations, training resources and modules, reporting & analytics, and more."
target: Purplephish
Based in the UK, Purplephish empowers users to prevent cyber attacks via security awareness training and real-world phishing simulations. The company provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
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announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Absorb Software

synopsis: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe will acquire Absorb Software, recognized globally as one of the fastest growing, industry-leading providers of cloud-based learning and performance management software to businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies around the world.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Founded in 1979, WCAS is a leading U.S. private equity firm focused on two target industries: technology and healthcare. WCAS has deep experience in acquiring founder-led businesses and corporate carve-outs. The firm has raised and managed funds totaling over $27 billion of committed capital. "
target parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
target: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Canada. Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, a Learning Experience Platform, and Absorb LMS, a Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired CPL Learning

synopsis: CPL Learning, a employee education company that works closely with clients, has announced that it has been acquired by business management software provider The Access Group, with a portfolio, of solutions including ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: CPL Learning
CPL Learning, based in the United Kingdom, is a employee education company that works closely with clients, using collaborative and innovative methods to meet and exceed their learning and team engagement needs.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Ramboll Group A/S, acquired Incept Sustainability

synopsis: Ramboll, a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company, has acquired Incept Sustainability, an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability.
buyer: Ramboll Group A/S
Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company. Their 16,000 experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings; Transport; Water; Environment & Health; Architecture, Landscape & Urbanism; Energy and Management Consulting. "
target: Incept Sustainability
Incept Sustainability is an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability. Their SaaS solution enables companies to incept sustainability in their organisation.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired CommPartners

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a leading Palo Alto-based private equity firm focused on investing in the software, data analytics and software-enabled technology services sectors, has acquired CommPartners, a Columbia, Maryland-based learning management system (LMS) and virtual events company primarily serving the association market.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner to market leading companies in data, software, and analytics. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: CommPartners
CommPartners helps organizations conceive, develop and fulfill their education strategy. CommPartners provides a wide range of online education services including curriculum design, instructional design, webinars, webcasts, livestream programs and virtual conferences.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/19/2021 via BusinessWire

eLearning Brothers, acquired The Game Agency

synopsis: Learning solutions company eLearning Brothers has acquired The Game Agency, solidifying the eLearning Brothers’ position as a one-stop-shop for online learning. The Game Agency creates micro-training games and immersive simulations designed to reinforce educational content, assess learner comprehension, and increase knowledge retention.
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: The Game Agency
The Game Agency creates micro-training games and immersive simulations designed to reinforce educational content, assess learner comprehension, and increase knowledge retention. Their game authoring tool, The Training Arcade, has a library of 9 training games that can be customized with any content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2021 via PR Web

Axonify, acquired mLevel

synopsis: Canada-based Axonify, a leader in frontline employee training, has acquired MLevel, a data-driven digital learning platform. The strategic combination will unite the two leaders and will bring to their collective customers the significant benefits of their complementary capabilities to drive the future of modern learning.
buyer: Axonify
Based in Canada, Axonify is a leader in frontline employee training. Axonify focuses on frontline training that delivers personalized, bite-sized bursts of learning right in the flow of work, for just a few minutes a day. "
target: mLevel
MLevel is a digital learning platform that allows enterprise clients to deliver a 360° learning experience. The MLevel platform is underpinned by adaptive learning technology and reinforced by the Three Pillars of Learning, enabling clients to ensure continuous learning and achieve content mastery.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Tessi SA, acquired Proformation

synopsis: Proformation, a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring), has been acquired by Tessi, France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing.
buyer parent: Groupe HLD
buyer: Tessi SA (ENXTPA:TES:$541.51)
Tessi is France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing. Tessi is an international provider of Business Process Services that helps businesses to digitise the customer experience. "
target: Proformation
Proformation is a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring). They offer training in foreign languages, office automation and DTP, management, professional competence, digital technology and outsourced educational services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowBe4, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: KnowBe4, a provider of the leading security awareness platform, has acquired MediaPRO, a security and privacy training solutions company. The acquisition enables KnowBe4 to provide its customers with an abundance of engaging privacy and compliance training content that will benefit their organizations.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, provider of the leading security awareness platform. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. "
target parent: Frontier Growth
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO is a security and privacy training solutions company. The company offers engaging, flexible, out-of-the-box training courses that are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, acquired DiversityEdu

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of software solutions for learning, operational readiness, workforce management, and risk reduction, has acquired DiversityEdu, a leading provider of online Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) learning that helps organizations build diverse teams and inclusive cultures.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
target: DiversityEdu
DiversityEdu creates online learning, climate assessments, and implementation tools proven to build diverse and inclusive culture. Over 200,000 course-takers have completed DiversityEdu programs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/15/2021 via Company Press Release

bigtincan, acquired VoiceVibes, Inc

synopsis: Bigtincan, the global leader in sales enablement automation, has acquired VoiceVibes Inc., one of the most advanced voice analytics engines in the market. The deal extends Bigtincan’s lead in AI-driven sales enablement to help sellers most effectively engage with buyers in the digital world.
buyer: bigtincan (ASX:BTH:$22.22)
Bigtincan helps sales and service teams increase win rates and customer satisfaction. The company’s AI-powered sales enablement automation platform features the industry’s premier user experience that empowers reps to more effectively engage with customers and encourages team-wide adoption. "
target: VoiceVibes, Inc
VoiceVibes is an AI-powered practice and coaching platform that helps people sound more natural and polished when they speak. myVoiceVibes, its cloud-based public speaking practice tool, enables effective communication while boosting the confidence of speakers.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Health & Safety Institute, acquired EJ4

synopsis: HSI, a leader in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and workforce development software, training, and compliance solutions, has acquired ej4, a leading eLearning provider. ej4 offers an online training curriculum for essential employee business skills and workplace compliance topics.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
HSI is a leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and workforce development provider that offers software, safety and employee development training, safety management, and compliance solutions. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a leading provider of eLearning training solutions. The company has created a complete learning solution that includes off-the-shelf training videos, an LMS (Learning Management System) with authoring tool, personalized support, and custom content services.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/31/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Inspired eLearning

synopsis: J2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company, has completed the acquisition of Inspired eLearning, a company dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,555.38)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: Inspired eLearning
Inspired eLearning is dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Allego, Inc., will acquire Refract

synopsis: Allego, the leader in sales learning and enablement solutions, announced its acquisition of Refract, a UK-based leader in sales engagement and multilingual conversation analytics. Refract delivers AI-enhanced content and coaching recommendations from sales calls, demos and meetings.
buyer: Allego, Inc.
Allego’s learning and enablement platform ensures that employees have the skills, timely knowledge, and supporting materials to accelerate team success. "
target: Refract
Refract is a provider of sales engagement and conversation analytics that helps sales teams around the world improve conversations and close more deals. Refract analyses every call and demo, profiling the revenue defining moments, revealing the DNA of successful outcomes for their team.
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Ticker: ADPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc. provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, medium and small businesses worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$73.68
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
187
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Ticker: TSE:4813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS provides advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting companies and the automotive industry around the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.55
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
$3.37
Employees
559
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Ticker: SEHK:1808
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited is principally engaged in providing integrated business software solutions; and manufacture and sale of bare copper wires and magnet wires in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$45.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.72
EBIT ($mm)
$7.20
Net Income ($mm)
$5.49
Employees
134
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Ticker: TSE:3993
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PKSHA Technology
PKSHA Technology
PKSHA Technology develops machine learning and deep learning area algorithm modules such as general-purpose dialog engine and area-specific image recognition engines. Their mission is to formulate future software, research and develop technology to enhance various software and hardware.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.17
EBIT ($mm)
$5.61
Net Income ($mm)
$5.63
Employees
80
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Ticker: TSXV:SCR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheScore
TheScore
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through a combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$6.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
123
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Ticker: ROIE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return On Investment Corporation
Return On Investment Corporation (OTCBB: ROIE) is a software company. More than 85,000 businesses use ROI software to process payments on virtually any computer and to connect IBM midrange systems to the rest of the world. ROI Corporation subsidiaries include GO Software, Net 400 and Tectonic Solut
year
2003
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$831.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($153.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5189
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: TPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3P Learning Pty Ltd.
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$39.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.16
EBIT ($mm)
$2.14
Net Income ($mm)
$1.12
Employees
250
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Ticker: BOVESPA:DTCY3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dtcom
Dtcom
Founded in 2000, Dtcom is recognized as the best corporate knowledge company in the Brazilian market. The company integrates communication and education platforms, methodologies and differentiated content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.32
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CSOD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. is a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software. The company’s solutions help organizations to realize the potential of the modern workforce.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$629.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.83
EBIT ($mm)
$25.83
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2000
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Ticker: AIM:LTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Technologies Group
Learning Technologies Group
Learning Technologies Group (LTG) has been created with the purpose of building a market leading business of substance and scale within the exciting and fast-growing learning technologies sector.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$180.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.88
EBIT ($mm)
$24.43
Net Income ($mm)
$23.69
Employees
1100
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Ticker: BSE:532541
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NIIT Ltd
NIIT Ltd
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$127.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.83
EBIT ($mm)
$5.66
Net Income ($mm)
$11.88
Employees
475
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Ticker: TSCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology Solutions Company
Technology Solutions Company is a leading consulting firm delivering specialized technology-enabled business solutions. Our specialization is applying knowledge, derived from the intersection of industry expertise with technology and process capabilities to our clients’ business issues and problems.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$6.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
99
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Ticker: FMDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Futuremedia PLC
Futuremedia PLC
Futuremedia is a leading provider of next-generation, value-driven e-learning content and services to public and private sector organizations.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$3.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:VPC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Velpic
Velpic stands for video eLearning platform in the cloud. It is an online multimedia presentation utilizing voice, images, video and text to deliver a dynamic visual experience to the user. It uses online video and eLearning to reduce the time to train and increase comprehension and retention.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.41
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ATAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ATA Inc.
ATA Inc.
ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services in China. The company offers its services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.08)
Net Income ($mm)
$127.11
Employees
551
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Ticker: SKIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SkillSoft Limited
SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning. The company’s solutions are an advantage for the entire enterprise, enabling organizations to overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior change, and unlock the potential in their greatest assets – their people.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: BOVESPA:DTCY3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dtcom
Dtcom
Founded in 2000, Dtcom is recognized as the best corporate knowledge company in the Brazilian market. The company integrates communication and education platforms, methodologies and differentiated content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.32
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GB:RM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RM plc
RM plc
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$277.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.28
EBIT ($mm)
$32.36
Net Income ($mm)
$21.25
Employees
1760
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Ticker: VCMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VCampus Corporation
VCampus Corporation
VCampus develops training programs and educational courseware for business, government, and academic customers. Using its e-Learning system, VCampus offers training from a catalog of more than 5,000 online courses ranging in subject matter from accounting to information technology to compliance.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$7.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
53
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: ADPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc. provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, medium and small businesses worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$73.68
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
187
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Ticker: TSE:4813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS provides advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting companies and the automotive industry around the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.55
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
$3.37
Employees
559
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