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ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

synopsis: WTWH Media has announced the acquisition of the robotics division of EH Media. The acquired assets include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics B2B conference which first ran in 2004.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target parent: EH Media
target: Robotics Division
The Robotics Division include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics business-to-business conference which first ran in 2004.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cambridge Innovation Institute, acquired Trends Equity, Inc.

synopsis: Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), has announced the acquisition of Trends Equity, Inc. Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
buyer: Cambridge Innovation Institute
Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) delivers cutting edge information through events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research institutes across the life science and energy industries. "
target: Trends Equity, Inc.
Trends Equity produces AI World, the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning, and AI Trends, the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, acquired Structure LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, the global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Structure, the successful technology sector-focused events business. Structure holds a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a fast-growing digital media company headquartered in New York City. IBT Media owns and operates a total of 14 digital properties including the International Business Times, Design & Trend, Fashion Times, iDigital Times, Latin Times, Medical Daily & the iconic Newsweek brand. "
target: Structure LLC
Founded in 2015, Structure is a four-part conference series focused on specific verticals within technology: Cloud, Data, Security and the Internet of Things. Structure produces integrated technology conferences focused on emerging technology trends, business and innovation.
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closed 3/5/2007 via Company Press Release

EH Publishing, Inc, acquired Robotics Trends, Inc.

synopsis: EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Robotics Trends, Inc., a leading integrated media company in the growing robotics industry.
buyer: EH Publishing, Inc
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. "
target: Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends produces several conferences including the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, and the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

LINE Plus Corporation, acquired GrayHash

synopsis: LINE Plus Corporation, a subsidiary of LINE Corporation, has acquired GrayHash, an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Plus Corporation
LINE Plus Corporation was established in 2013 in Korea to expand LINE's global market. In order to meet more users from all over the world, global work is being carried out in the areas of technology, design, marketing / sales, public relations, and alliances. "
target: GrayHash
Based in South Korea, GrayHash is an offensive research-oriented corporation and has the philosophy of knowing the attack technology to defend it. GrayHash has a history of experience in the field of security, running international hacking contests, and international conferences.
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closed 6/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Dynamic Communities, acquired eXtreme LLC

synopsis: Dynamic Communities, administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others, announced that it has acquired eXtreme LLC, an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events.
buyer: Dynamic Communities
Dynamic Communities are administrators of the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics® 365, Dynamics NAV, Power BI and others. Dynamic Communities creates technology-centric communities to exchange ideas on how to best maximize industry knowledge. "
target: eXtreme LLC
eXtreme LLC is an organization dedicated to the success of Microsoft partners and host of the eXtreme365 events. eXtreme, LLC focuses on improving partner best practices and readiness and has been hosting global events for the Microsoft Business Applications partner community.
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closed 2/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired European Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the trade show and related assets of the European Semantic Technology Conference (“ESTC”) from Semantic Technology Institute International of Vienna, Austria. ESTC is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target parent: Semantic Technology Institute International
target: European Semantic Technology Conference
The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. The conference is held in Vienna, Austria.
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closed 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, acquired Finaki SA

synopsis: Comexposium, one of the world leaders in event management, has acquired Finaki, a group that organizes landmark B2B events in Europe, bringing together IT managers, their partners and IT experts. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in the organization of trade fairs and shows, is involved in 176 BtoC and BtoB events, covering 11 sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 45,000 exhibitors. "
target: Finaki SA
Finaki is a pioneer and leader in high level information society focused events and conferences in Europe. Their events are prepared in close partnership with professional associations. Finaki is also the co-founder and platform provider for the European CIO Association.
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
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closed 10/12/2004 via BusinessWire

IDG World Expo Corporation, acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

synopsis: IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, announced it has acquired LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) UK, formerly Linux Expo, from XPO Events, Ltd.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG World Expo Corporation
IDG World Expo produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of techn "
target parent: XPO Events, Ltd.
target: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open s
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

CEB Global, acquired Evanta

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Evanta Ventures and an affiliated business. Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between IT & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through annual events, online and offline learning platforms.
buyer: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Evanta
Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between Information Technology & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through nearly 200 annual events, online and offline learning platforms and subscription information offerings.
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closed 10/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Evanta

synopsis: dmg events has sold Evanta, a leadership and conferences business, to Leeds Equity Partners for approximately £58m. Evanta Inc. operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Evanta
Evanta operates leadership networks for executives to gather privately and share insights, practices, and philosophies. The company operates CIO, human resource, CFO, CISO, and healthcare communities and conferences.
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closed 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MacTech Magazine, purchased US NSConference from iDeveloper TV

synopsis: MacTech Magazine and iDeveloper TV (part of The Mac Developer Network Limited) have announced that MacTech is acquiring the US version of NSConference and merging it into MacTech Conference. The US NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
buyer parent: Xplain Corporation
buyer: MacTech Magazine
MacTech® Magazine, the journal of Macintosh technology, is the definitive technical resource for the Macintosh. In addition to web, networking and content coverage, MacTech brings consumers columns and articles on new Mac technology, programming tools and tricks, hardware, and systems. "
seller: iDeveloper TV
iDeveloper TV was founded in 2007, originally as The Mac Developer Network to provide high-quality podcasts, screencasts and video training to the OS X and iOS developer community. iDeveloper TV's NSConference is an event that delivers content for both IT Pros, and OS X/iOS Developers on the Mac.
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closed 6/27/2006 via Reuters

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, acquired Evanta

synopsis: UK publisher Daily Mail & General Trust Plc said on Tuesday it had acquired Evanta, a U.S. conferences producer, for an estimated total of $30 million. The total includes an initial payment of $17.5 million and a further $12.5 million payable over the next three years depending on the profitability of the Portland, Oregon-based firm.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Evanta
Evanta facilitates executive events that allow IT leaders to create agendas based on their own strategic needs. We partner with top CIOs and industry thought leaders to facilitate peer-to-peer engagements that drive real-world solutions.
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closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 1/11/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired MediaLive International, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media today announced that it has acquired MediaLive International's Technology Media Group, including a premier portfolio of events, conferences and publications.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target parent: Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC
target: MediaLive International, Inc.
MediaLive International is a media and marketing company that drives the advancement of technology in business. MediaLive International's products and services encompass the IT industry's largest exhibitions.
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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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closed 7/3/2020 via PR Web

ModalityIQ, acquired MLconf

synopsis: ModalityIQ, a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform, has acquired The Machine Learning Conference (“MLconf”), a leader in serving the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. MLconf gathers the machine learning community to coalesce and share lessons learned through a series of 20+ conferences.
buyer: ModalityIQ
ModalityIQ is a community-based knowledge sharing and learning platform founded to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know-how across the advanced and emerging technology landscape by providing an environment for exchanging ideas and inspiring open dialogue to advance technological capabilities"
target: MLconf
MLconf is a single-day, single-track machine learning conference event designed to gather the community to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:$1,653.44)
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.
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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 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired Safety Media Ltd

synopsis: The Access Group, a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market, has acquired Safety Media Ltd, a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their online platform provides solutions for audits, risk management, 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: Safety Media Ltd
Safety Media is a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their Health & Safety online platform provides solutions for incident reporting, audits, risk management, and document management.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group, acquired Mind Tools

synopsis: Emerald Group, the global provider of research and learning resources based in West Yorkshire, announced the acquisition of UK's Mind Tools, one of the world's most popular digital learning and performance support solutions.
buyer: Emerald Group
Emerald is a global learning organization based in West Yorkshire. While their roots are in publishing, and bringing research to life, their corporate learning division provides learners with the insight and tools they need to overcome challenges, improve performance and excel in the workplace. "
target: Mind Tools
Mind Tools is one of the world's most popular digital learning and performance support solutions. The UK company helps over 24 million people each year, from many different levels within organizations – ranging from senior executives and business owners to young professionals and career-starters.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BusinessWire

The Data Incubator merged with Pragmatic Marketing,

synopsis: Pragmatic Marketing, the authority on product management and marketing training, has acquired The Data Incubator (TDI), a leading provider of data science education, and together have become Pragmatic Institute.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Pragmatic Marketing
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Pragmatic Marketing is a corporate training company focused on serving product management and marketing professionals. Pragmatic Marketing has been delivering targeted training courses to technology companies around the world. "
target: The Data Incubator
The Data Incubator provides real-world, hands-on experience and training to data scientists looking to transition from academia to the business world or to improve their current skill set, and for executives who manage data science teams.
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closed 12/8/2016 via PR Web

Vector Solutions, acquired LearnSmart

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leader in eLearning, workforce training and performance management solutions for architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial and public safety organizations, has acquired LearnSmart, a leading eLearning company that provides high-quality professional skills, project management and IT and security training.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, the parent company of RedVector and TargetSolutions, sets the standard for excellence in delivering online education and compliance solutions to a broad range of industries, including AEC, as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields. "
target: LearnSmart
LearnSmart has served the technology community with high-quality certification and skills training since 1997. Their LearnSmart Cloud Classroom is an e-learning platform that's developed specifically to meet the total training needs in a multi-user learning environment.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

City & Guilds, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: The City & Guilds Group has announced the acquisition of Adelaide-based e3Learning, one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers. Established in 2001, e3Learning specialises in workforce risk management and online compliance training for employers.
buyer: City & Guilds
City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. City & Guilds has over 135 years’ worth of experience in making sure that people are prepared to contribute to successful businesses. "
target parent: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
target: e3Learning
A leader in online workforce management and eLearning, e3Learning are experts in the creation of relevant and accessible cloud based systems, programs and content that supports over 600 clients around the globe. e3Learning provides a solid bedrock of compliance that business can build on.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

iGo3D, acquired GetReady4 3D

synopsis: iGo3D, a leading European reseller and distributor of desktop 3D printing equipment, announced that it has acquired GetReady4 3D, the brand and project with the goal to contribute to 3D printing literacy. GetReady4 3D services include workshops, e-learning courses, and services to companies and public entities.
buyer: iGo3D
Go3D GmbH distributes and supplies desktop 3D printing equipment. It provides 3D printers, 3D scanners, filaments, and accessories. The company also offers 3D printer software that enables clients to repair or create their own 3D model. It also sells products online. "
target: GetReady4 3D
GetReady4 3D intends to ensure that individuals and companies have a basic understanding of what 3D printing is, so that the ecosystem can evolve. Their services include workshops, e-learning courses, and services to companies and public entities.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

e-doceo merged with TalentSoft SA,

synopsis: Talentsoft, a European leading developer of cloud-based Talent Management software, has merged with e-doceo, one of the leading e-learning software editors. They support companies in the creation and optimization of their e-learning or blended learning courses.
buyer: TalentSoft SA
Talentsoft is a European leading developer of cloud-based Talent Management software. Its application provides concrete results in recruitment, performance, career development, learning, as well as compensation management. "
target: e-doceo
e-doceo is currently one of the leading e-learning software editors. They support companies in the creation and optimization of their e-learning or blended learning courses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Le Groupe SVP, acquired Novaconcept

synopsis: SVP, a company that provides management consulting and professional support services to businesses and local governments, has acquired Novaconcept, a company that specializes in developing e-learning solutions. Their domain knowledge helps create the best training solutions for any business.
buyer: Le Groupe SVP
SVP provides management consulting and professional support services to businesses and local governments. The company offers legislation, finance, accounting, human resources, business life, skill development, and market consulting services. "
target: Novaconcept
Novaconcept specializes in developing e-learning solutions. Their domain knowledge helps create the best training solutions for any business. They are based in Montreal, Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Capita PLC, acquired BrightWave Ltd.

synopsis: Capita has announced the acquisition of Brightwave, an e-learning company that specialises in designing learning solutions to improve performance in businesses.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
Capita plc is the UK's leading provider of customer and business process management (BPM) and integrated professional support service solutions. Capita plc uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients' services, driving down costs and adding value. "
target: BrightWave Ltd.
Brightwave Group is an e-learning company that creates multimedia lessons for companies. Brightwave Group is the leading global agency for next generation learning solutions, systems and services.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gutenberg Technology, acquired Neodemia

synopsis: Gutenberg Technology, a Paris-based edtech startup that created a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to help education publishers accelerate their transition to digital products, acquired Neodemia. The company is a MOOC provider focused on the corporate sector.
buyer: Gutenberg Technology
Gutenberg Technology believe investing in the future should not jeopardize the present, which is why they’ve created a unique enabler that eases and dramatically accelerates the digital migration of the educational and professional publishing communities. "
target: Neodemia
Founded in 2013 by Laurent Boinot and Samuel Soubeyran, Neodemia created MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) for corporate clients. Neodemia is the first company in France to offer corporate MOOCs.
price ($mm)
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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 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: Open Universities Australia (OUA) announces that it has acquired 100 percent interest in Interact Learning Pty Ltd, trading as e3Learning - a leading online training and compliance provider to Australia's corporate sector.
buyer: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
Open Universities Australia is a national leader in online higher education. Open Universities Australia has opened the doors for students undertaking online higher education or professional development. It is proud and committed to helping students succeed on their study journeys. "
target: e3Learning
Interact Learning Pty Ltd., dba e3Learning is an online compliance solutions company offering clients a course development service and an extensive online library. These courses are delivered on e3's SCORM compliant Learning Management System (LMS), or exported to any other SCORM compliant LMS.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2008 via BusinessWire

The GMarie Group, purchased e-Learning Services from Flypaper Studio, Inc.

synopsis: Flypaper Studio, Inc., an innovator in interactive content software that changes the way people sell and market on the web, announces the sale of their e-Learning services business to The GMarie Group, a developer of corporate training and performance solutions. The acquisition includes the entire services team at Flypaper Studio, Inc.
buyer: The GMarie Group
The GMarie Group is a Phoenix-based training and development consulting firm. As a leader in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning solutions, their focus is on improving employee performance through custom learning solutions. "
seller: Flypaper Studio, Inc.
Flypaper Studio, Inc. is focused on revolutionizing the way people sell and communicate on the Web. Flypaper allows users to produce high-impact presentations and Web content that rivals the interactivity and quality of custom Flash development, but without requiring design or programming skills.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/12/2008 via BNC Analysis

Andrew Brode, acquired Epic Group plc

synopsis: Huveaux plc has sold Brighton-based Epic to Andrew Brode, a private investor with corporate and organisational learning and development interests. In a statement Huveaux said that it had sold its e-learning subsidiary Epic Group plc to a private investor for £4.75m in cash.
buyer: Andrew Brode
Andrew Brode is a private investor with corporate and organizational learning and development interests. Today he is executive chairman and the major shareholder in RWS Holdings plc, which floated on AIM in 2003. "
target parent: Huveaux plc
target: Epic Group plc
Epic is a leading developer of bespoke internet-based learning solutions. With clients from both private and public sectors we have delivered some of the largest online learning projects ever undertaken in the UK.
price ($mm)
$9.55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
18.4x
closed 12/5/2006 via BNC Analysis

U&I Learning, acquired FSR

synopsis: U&I Learning agreed to acquire 50% stake in FSR on December 5, 2006. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: U&I Learning
U&I Learning is passionate about developing and delivering compelling, results-oriented and custom e-learning solutions that enable people to perform better. Our solutions have a direct impact on job performance by teaching the precise skills and knowledge that your employees need on the job. "
target: FSR
FSR was founded in 1993. FSR is the absolute market leader for e-learning solutions for the corporate as well as (semi) government in the Benelux.
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