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INE, acquired Wuvavi

synopsis: INE, the premier provider of technical training for the IT industry, has acquired Wuvavi, a powerful cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform offers training for password security, phishing attacks, and more.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: Wuvavi
Wuvavi is a cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform works on any device and offers training for password security, phishing attacks, web browsing and more.
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announced 6/12/2013 via BusinessWire

AVG Technologies, will acquire LPI Level Platforms Inc.

synopsis: AVG Technologies N.V., the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 150 million active users, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, subject to closing, the business of LPI Level Platforms Inc., a leading remote monitoring and management software company.
buyer: AVG Technologies (AVG:$430.61)
AVG Technologies is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. "
target: LPI Level Platforms Inc.
LPI Level Platforms provides Managed Workplace®, the remote monitoring and management software and services platform used by thousands of IT service providers around the world to deliver comprehensive IT support to small and midsized businesses.
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closed 3/19/2021 via BusinessWire

UnifiedPost, acquired Digithera srl

synopsis: Unifiedpost Group, a leading European fintech company, has acquired Digithera, a company that offers a variety of different invoice options, computer storage, and various types of automation. They are headquartered in Italy.
buyer: UnifiedPost (ENXTBR:UPG:$70.52)
Unifiedpost Group wants to become the leading cloud-based platform for SME business services built on “Documents”, “Identity” and “Payments”. Unifiedpost operates and develops a 100% cloud-based platform for administrative and financial services. "
target: Digithera srl
Digithera offers a variety of different invoice options, computer storage, and various types of automation. They are headquartered in Italy.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Remitly, acquired Symphoni, LLC

synopsis: Remitly, a mobile remittance company, has acquired Symphoni, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered platform for small/medium business development and growth. Symphoni offers an online banking solution that allows businesses to access bank and loan services.
buyer: Remitly
Remitly is a mobile payments service that enables consumers to make person-to-person international money transfers from the United States and Canada. Its online service eliminates the forms, codes, agents, extra time, and fees tied to the traditional money transfer process. "
target: Symphoni, LLC
Symphoni is an artificial intelligence (AI) powered platform for small/medium business development and growth. Symphoni offers an online banking solution that allows businesses to access bank and loan services. Symphoni aims to help organizations grow sales, reduce costs, and minimize risks.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Mi9 Retail, acquired Gyes

synopsis: Mi9 Retail has announced the acquisition of Gyes, an innovative data aggregation platform for the Web, along with the Gyes development team from Ft. Lauderdale-based Infinithread. Gyes is designed from the ground up to be flexible, massive, and to support well-known frameworks and technologies such as PhantomJS, and CasperJS.
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the premier provider of enterprise retail merchandising, business intelligence and store operations software. Mi9 Retail has developed the only enterprise-grade merchandising and business intelligence solution on the market available as a single solution. "
target: Gyes
Gyes.io is a scalable, cloud-based, SaaS, web scraping platform. It supports some popular scraping frameworks such PhantomJS, CasperJS and SlimerJS. Gyes.io allows you to develop, schedule and troubleshoot these scraping scripts.
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announced 6/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed POS, will acquire Ecwid, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed, a leading provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms, will acquire Ecwid, a best-in-class global eCommerce platform. Ecwid enables hundreds of thousands of small businesses to sell online. Their platform allows users to easily setup a Ecwid store and sell across websites, social media channels, and marketplaces.
buyer: Lightspeed POS (TSX:LSPD:$221.73)
Lightspeed, based in Canada, is a cloud-based commerce platform powering small and medium-sized businesses in over 100 countries around the world. It's an all-in-one solution that helps restaurants and retailers sell across channels, manage operations, engage with consumers and grow their business. "
target: Ecwid, Inc.
Ecwid is a best-in-class global eCommerce platform. Ecwid enables hundreds of thousands of small businesses to sell online. Their platform allows users to easily setup a Ecwid store and sell across websites, social media channels, and marketplaces.
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$500
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$20
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closed 3/31/2021 via Company Press Release

The Sage Group plc., acquired TaskSheriff Ltd.

synopsis: Sage, the market leader for cloud business management solutions, has acquired Task Sheriff, an AI-based SaaS technology start-up based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Task Sheriff automates the accounting process for small business and bookkeepers by using AI and machine learning to accurately capture and integrate key data from financial documents.
buyer: The Sage Group plc. (LSE:SGE:$2,544.62)
Sage is a global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people. They accomplish this via Sage Business Cloud, a business management solution comprising Accounting, Sage Intacct, Enterprise Management, People & Payroll, and Payments & Banking. "
target: TaskSheriff Ltd.
Task Sheriff is an AI-based SaaS technology start-up based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Task Sheriff automates the accounting process for small business and bookkeepers by using AI and machine learning to accurately capture and integrate key data from financial documents.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Locaweb, acquired Dooca Commerce

synopsis: Locaweb, a company that offers hosting services for Website and Web pages in Brazil, has acquired Dooca Commerce, a company that helps merchants to create, set up and manage their virtual stores and sell online.
buyer: Locaweb (BOVESPA:LWSA3:$106.91)
Locaweb offers hosting services for Website and Web pages in Brazil. It offers infrastructure as a service, including cloud servers, physical servers and data center services; and platform as a service that include Website hosting, hosting in cloud, domain and other services. "
target: Dooca Commerce
Founded in 2015 in Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Dooca Commerce helps merchants to create, set up and manage their virtual stores and sell online.
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closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Intuit, Inc., acquired OneSaas

synopsis: Intuit has acquired the technology company OneSaas to accelerate the integration of third-party ecommerce solutions with the QuickBooks platform. OneSaas is an integrations platform providing omnichannel sales data automation for accounting, fulfilment and marketing applications and their customers.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: OneSaas
OneSaas is an integrations platform providing omnichannel sales data automation for accounting, fulfilment and marketing applications and their customers.
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announced 12/23/2020 via BusinessWire

UnifiedPost, will acquire AKTI NV

synopsis: Unifiedpost Group has agreed to acquire AKTI. AKTI, a Belgian firm with annual revenue of €0.5m, is a cloud company which provides SME’s with commerce and e-commerce solutions, including order management and invoice processing.
buyer: UnifiedPost (ENXTBR:UPG:$70.52)
Unifiedpost Group wants to become the leading cloud-based platform for SME business services built on “Documents”, “Identity” and “Payments”. Unifiedpost operates and develops a 100% cloud-based platform for administrative and financial services. "
target: AKTI NV
AKTI, a Belgian firm, is a cloud company which provides SME’s with commerce and e-commerce solutions, including order management and invoice processing.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Reaction Commerce

synopsis: Mailchimp is acquiring Reaction Commerce, an open source e‑commerce solution, to continue improving their marketing technology for small businesses, developers, and e‑commerce partners. Reaction Commerce allows enterprise retailers and developers to customize scalable e-commerce experiences.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Reaction Commerce
Reaction Commerce is a real-time, open commerce solution built for the scale and growth of ambitious retailers and brands, and combines the freedom and control designers and developers seek. Reaction Commerce allows enterprise retailers and developers to customize scalable e-commerce experiences.
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

CMA CGM S.A., Lundi Matin, acquired Oxatis SA

synopsis: French companies CMA CGM and Lundi Matin have acquired the assets of the Marseille-based Oxatis Group. The acquisition includes the e-commerce activities of Oxatis and PowerBoutique, as well as Oxatis UK, Oxatis Espana, and ChannelPilot, the German specialist in SaaS solutions for the processing and optimisation of e-commerce data exports.
buyer: Lundi Matin
buyer: CMA CGM S.A.
The CMA CGM Group is a world leader in transport and logistics committed to energy transition and is the fourth largest container shipping group in the world. Lundi Matin is a French developer of business management software for small and medium-sized companies. "
target: Oxatis SA (ENXTPA:ALOXA:$15.83)
France-based Oxatis is a provider of cloud-based e-commerce and shopping cart software for small and medium businesses. With over 10,000 e-merchants across 21 industries, Oxatis Group is the leading e-commerce solutions provider in Europe based on a SaaS technology model.
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closed 11/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Oracle Corporation, acquired NetSuite, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle announced that a majority of the unaffiliated shares of NetSuite Inc. were validly tendered and the other conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied. The acquisition of NetSuite will be consummated by Oracle on Monday, November 7, 2016. NetSuite is the world's leading provider of cloud-based business management software.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. It offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. "
target: NetSuite, Inc. (N:$897.49)
NetSuite is the world's leading provider of cloud-based business management software. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, and more.
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closed 7/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Lexity

synopsis: Yahoo has just acquired e-commerce app platform Lexity. Lexity is the one-stop-shop of Ecommerce services for SMBs. Lexity Commerce Central is the PaaS cloud platform for Ecommerce, and comes with its own App Store that makes it easy for online retailers to add apps that range from Analytics to Pinterest management, with a single click.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Lexity
Lexity is the one-stop-shop of Ecommerce services for SMBs. Lexity Commerce Central is the PaaS cloud platform for Ecommerce, and comes with its own App Store that makes it easy for online retailers to add apps that range from Analytics to Pinterest management, with a single click.
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closed 5/16/2012 via Market Wire

Yell Group Ltd., acquired Moonfruit Limited

synopsis: Yell announced a further important step in its creation of the local eMarketplace with the acquisition of Moonfruit Limited. Moonfruit is a high design DIY website and shop builder with the aim to democratize the web for small businesses and individuals by providing easy-to-use web design and shop-building tools.
buyer: Yell Group Ltd. (YELGF:$3,013.17)
Yell Group is a leading provider of digital services within the emerging local eMarketplace for consumers and SMEs across its operations in the UK, US, Spain and some countries in Latin America. They develop a broad range of digital services tailored to the converging needs of SMEs and consumers. "
target: Moonfruit Limited
Moonfruit is a high design DIY website and shop builder with the aim to democratize the web for small businesses and individuals by providing easy-to-use web design and shop-building tools. The Moonfruit ShopBuilder gives users the power to set up online shop and trade immediately and everywhere.
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$28
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closed 7/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Tradoria GmbH

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has closed a transaction to acquire an 80% stake in Tradoria, one of Germany’s leading online e-commerce platforms. Tradoria was founded in 2007 and employs a unique business model that encompasses a web store, marketplace and checkout in a single product for small and medium-sized merchants.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally. "
target: Tradoria GmbH
The Tradoria e-commerce platform is a German provider of online shop solutions with a diverse range of products. The solution can be deployed by e-commerce newcomers, as a powerful sales channel for existing online stores, or as a multi-channel solution for brick-and-mortar retailers.
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closed 10/6/2010 via BusinessWire

Beyond.com, Inc., acquired Orbius

synopsis: Beyond.com, Inc., the world’s largest network of niche career communities, announced it has acquired Orbius, a powerful social website platform that allows businesses to create and govern their own full featured social or professional networking community website for their members, employees or customers.
buyer parent: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
buyer: Beyond.com, Inc.
Beyond.com, Inc., the largest provider of career software, powers a network of more than 15,000 niche websites and online communities dedicated to helping business professionals, corporations and vertical communities connect with each other by providing relevant search and networking tools. "
target: Orbius
Orbius was founded in 2007 with the vision that, with an affordable but powerful social platform, small-medium businesses could leverage Social Media tools to better engage their customers and compete with their larger competitors.
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closed 7/2/2010 via Capital IQ

Alibaba.com Corporation, acquired Vendio Services, Inc.

synopsis: Alibaba.com, the world’s leading e-commerce company for small business, has acquired Vendio Services, Inc., a multi-channel e-commerce company providing a one-stop solution for small businesses that are selling online across multiple channels.
buyer: Alibaba.com Corporation (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba.com is China's leading e-commerce company, operating the world's largest online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade, as well as China's most popular online payment system, AliPay. "
target parent: MVC Capital, Inc.
target: Vendio Services, Inc.
Vendio Services, Inc. helps small- to medium-sized merchants (SMM's) succeed by offering them an integrated solution to manage their sales seamlessly and cost-effectively across multiple online sales channels including their online store, Amazon.com, eBay, Google, Shopzilla, and more.
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closed 1/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Bluewater Direct, Inc., acquired Riverock Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Bluewater, a direct marketing software and services company, has announced the acquisition of social business software provider, Riverock Technologies, LLC. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Riverock is the developer of OnePlace social business software.
buyer: Bluewater Direct, Inc.
Bluewater Direct, Inc. is the leading provider of software and services to national brands with local direct marketing needs. Bluewater brings enterprise-class targeted marketing to the local level and gives national brands full visibility into all local marketing activities and results. "
target: Riverock Technologies, LLC
Riverock Technologies, LLC, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the developer of OnePlace social business software. OnePlace has over 20 separate features that increase business productivity and business organization.
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announced 9/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., will acquire MailChimp

synopsis: Intuit will acquire Mailchimp, a world-class, global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses. With the acquisition of Mailchimp, Intuit will accelerate two of its previously-shared strategic Big Bets: to become the center of small business growth; and to disrupt the small business mid-market.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit is a global technology platform that helps its customers and communities overcome their most important financial challenges. Serving 100 million customers worldwide with TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, Intuit believes that everyone should have the opportunity to prosper. "
target: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an all-in-one marketing platform for growing businesses. Mailchimp empowers millions of customers around the world to start and grow their businesses with world-class marketing technology, award-winning customer support, and inspiring content.
price ($mm)
$12,000
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closed 12/23/2020 via PR Web

INE, acquired Wuvavi

synopsis: INE, the premier provider of technical training for the IT industry, has acquired Wuvavi, a powerful cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform offers training for password security, phishing attacks, and more.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: Wuvavi
Wuvavi is a cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform works on any device and offers training for password security, phishing attacks, web browsing and more.
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closed 12/23/2020 via PR Web

INE, acquired Wuvavi

synopsis: INE, the premier provider of technical training for the IT industry, has acquired Wuvavi, a powerful cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform offers training for password security, phishing attacks, and more.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: Wuvavi
Wuvavi is a cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform works on any device and offers training for password security, phishing attacks, web browsing and more.
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closed 5/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

INE, acquired eLearnSecurity

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, a security training company, has been acquired by INE, a provider of technical training for the IT industry and a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners. Based in Santa Clara, California, eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, California and with offices in Italy and the U.A.E., eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals. Its flexible, self-paced e-learning courses include real-world cybersecurity scenarios.
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INE, acquired eLearnSecurity

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, a security training company, has been acquired by INE, a provider of technical training for the IT industry and a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners. Based in Santa Clara, California, eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, California and with offices in Italy and the U.A.E., eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals. Its flexible, self-paced e-learning courses include real-world cybersecurity scenarios.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Avagmah, acquired AcadGild

synopsis: AEON Learning, the edtech company that offers technology to universities for their courses through its platform Avagmah, has acquired Acadgild, an online edtech startup that offers high-end tech skills to mid-career IT professionals. Acadgild offers programs on leading edge technology skills with hands-on mentorship from industry experts.
buyer: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive by reaching out to a broader audience. "
target: AcadGild
AcadGild offers working professionals a platform to develop ready to deploy skills in new age areas like programming, design and analytics They provide a unique hybrid education model that brings together the intensity and rigour of the classroom with the convenience of technology.
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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closed 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Le Pont, acquired Micropole Learning Solutions

synopsis: Le Pont, a Parisian digital education provider, has acquired Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS), a digital training company and subsidiary of Micropole. Headquartered in France, MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
buyer: Le Pont
Paris-based Le Pont is a digital education provider. The company's education model is a network of schools specializing in digital education that shares the same vision and relies on a common learning and development platform within an ecosystem of start-ups, companies, and institutions. "
target parent: Micropole
target: Micropole Learning Solutions
France-based Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS) advises, designs, and deploys complete training systems for digital learning. MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BusinessWire

HackerOne, acquired Breaker 101

synopsis: HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, announced it has acquired Breaker 101, an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
buyer: HackerOne
HackerOne is the #1 hacker-powered security platform, helping organizations receive and resolve critical vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. HackerOne customers have resolved over 61,000 vulnerabilities and awarded more than $24M in bug bounties. "
target: Breaker 101
Breaker 101 is an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
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announced 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Pluralsight, will acquire A Cloud Guru

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire A Cloud Guru (ACG), a leading cloud skills development platform. A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful.
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A Cloud Guru, acquired Linux Academy

synopsis: London and Melbourne-based startup A Cloud Guru (ACG) acquired its largest competitor Linux Academy, giving it the world's largest cloud computing training library. Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
buyer: A Cloud Guru
A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. 1 million+ engineers have taken their expert-built courses. A Cloud Guru aims to make its training feel more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - entertaining and playful. "
target: Linux Academy
Linux Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, hands-on online training for individuals and teams who are looking to develop their skills, get continuous training, or get certified in Linux and the latest cloud technologies.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, acquired edureka!

synopsis: The Kalpathi AGS Group-owned Veranda Learning Solutions has acquired edtech India-based Edureka, a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Founded in 2011 by Lovleen Bhatia, Kapil Tyagi and Vineet Chaturvedi, Edureka is best known for pioneering live online classes based upskilling programmes for working professionals. 
buyer parent: Kalpathi Investments
buyer: Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
Veranda Learning is a digital learning company based in India, offering a multitude of career-defining courses. All these courses are offered through Veranda Race Learning Solutions Private Limited and Veranda CA Learning Solutions Private Limited which are 100% subsidiary companies. "
target: edureka!
India-based Edureka! is a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Founded in 2011 by Lovleen Bhatia, Kapil Tyagi and Vineet Chaturvedi, Edureka! is best known for pioneering live online classes based upskilling programmes for working professionals.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired TrainSignal

synopsis: Developer training platform Pluralsight announced that it has acquired Chicago-based TrainSignal, the leading online training resource for serious IT professionals. Pluralsight has become a hub for software developers and IT professionals and a one-stop shop for CTOs and CIOs looking for professional, high-quality, online training.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: TrainSignal
TrainSignal is a Chicago-based company that makes award-winning computer training for IT professionals. TrainSignal work hard every day to produce premium quality computer training designed to give IT pros in-depth knowledge, build hands-on skills and promote career advancement.
price ($mm)
$24
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Tech Elevator

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tech Elevator, a proven innovator in supporting individuals and companies seeking to develop in-demand coding skills and talent.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: Tech Elevator
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. They offer a 14-week coding bootcamp and career prep program.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

KnowledgeNet merged with Firefly Educate,

synopsis: Firefly announced that it has completed its merger with KnowledgeNet, a Phoenix-based leader in Information Technology Education. KnowledgeNet is known among IT professionals as a leading provider of innovative and high-value online certification training.
buyer: Firefly Educate
Firefly was founded on the premise that education is the foundation of technology adoption. Since 2004 they have trained over 300,000 people in more than 16 different languages. Their core services are Content Development, Instructor-Led and Virtual Training Deliveries for Information Technology. "
target: KnowledgeNet
KnowledgeNet provides IT professionals with online, instructor-led IT Certification training. It is the perfect training solution for IT professional looking to advance their career with professional certifications, increase product knowledge or train for a new hardware or software implementation.
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 4/2/2014 via PE Hub

Boathouse Capital, acquired MIS Training Institute

synopsis: Boathouse Capital has partnered with the management team and employees of MIS Training Institute to acquire the US and UK operations from its former parent, Euromoney Institutional Investor. MIS Training Institute is a provider of professional education and training in the areas of internal audit, IT audit, and information security management.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.
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announced 9/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

BTS Group AB, will acquire Netmind

synopsis: BTS GROUP AB, a leading global strategy implementation firm, has agreed to acquire Netmind SL. based in Barcelona, Spain. Netmind was founded in 1987 with a mission to empower IT teams to drive the digital strategy of their organizations.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$189.65)
BTS is a leading global strategy implementation firm headquartered in Stockholm. BTS focuses on the people side of strategy, working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver results. "
target: Netmind
For more than 30 years, Netmind has a been focused on training and promoting digital business through IT people. Services include IT management training, IT talent empowerment, IT culture transformation and IT agility and improvement.
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announced 4/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Crucial Academy, will acquire Crucial Academy

synopsis: Crucial Academy Limited, previously owned by Paul Careless, the director of London Capital & Finance‘s marketing agent Surge Financial, is to be sold to its chief executive, former Royal Marine Neil Williams. Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets.
buyer: Crucial Academy
Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets. Crucial Group offers accredited courses across multiple disciplines in their state-of-the-art training academy space. They specialize in cyber security, space & satellite, aerospace and more. "
target parent: Surge Financial Group, Inc.
target: Crucial Academy
Crucial Group specialises in recruitment and training services for the advanced technology markets. Crucial Group offers accredited courses across multiple disciplines in their state-of-the-art training academy space. They specialize in cyber security, space & satellite, aerospace and more.
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closed 5/11/2006 via

The Suggestion Box, Inc., merged with DA Consulting Group

synopsis: DA Consulting Group Inc. has agreed to acquire The Suggestion Box Inc. (SBOX) dba TheAnonymousEmail.com, in an all stock transaction. DACGQ has undergone a 1 for 20 reverse split prior to the acquisition, although not yet reflected in the current trading price. Shareholders of SBOX will end up with control of the company.
buyer: The Suggestion Box, Inc.
The Suggestion Box Inc. dba TheAnonymousEmail.com is a Web site dedicated to allowing e-mails to be sent untraceable and anonymously. Revenues are attained by subscriptions and by businesses looking for a method to discourage theft on the premises. "
target: DA Consulting Group
DACG is a global consulting company based in Houston, Texas, USA. A leader in specialized employee education since 1984, we employ 800 people, and have offices around the world.
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closed 1/23/2008 via Company Press Release

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Think Service, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Think Service, Inc. on behalf of CMP Technology. UBM has acquired Think Service from its founder-owners for an initial cash consideration of $24.5 million, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $5 million, payable over the next 12 months.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Think Service, Inc.
Think Service is dedicated to helping IT service and support professionals and their organizations maximize the return on their professional development expenditures. To this end, TSI focuses on establishing industry best practices, developing certification and training programs.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge Network, Inc., will acquire Synergy Professional Services

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology and management professionals, has reached an agreement to acquire Synergy Professional Services. SPS, a privately owned business headquartered in Dubai, provides professional and technical IT skills training and consulting.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Global Knowledge Network, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. "
target: Synergy Professional Services
Synergy Professional Services is focused on meeting the growing need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expertise in both global and local markets through providing its clients with Consultancy, Training and Education and Technical Support Services.
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