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closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Pluma

synopsis: Skillsoft Corp., a global leader in corporate digital learning, has acquired Pluma, Inc., a digital professional development and executive-quality coaching platform. The acquisition deepens Skillsoft’s Leadership Development portfolio, adds a new modality to its blended learning model, and marks the company’s entry into individualized coaching.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
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. "
target: Pluma
Pluma’s customizable digital platform offers executive-quality coaching that is personal, scalable, actionable, and measurable. Pluma partners with Fortune 1000 clients and global enterprises to support and develop their employees so they can thrive as leaders.
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$22
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closed 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Engagedly, acquired Management Mentors, Inc.

synopsis: Engagedly, the St. Louis-based leader in performance management and employee engagement software, announced the acquisition of Management Mentors, a SaaS-based mentoring company headquartered in Boston.
buyer: Engagedly
Engagedly is a leading global provider of performance management and employee engagement software and services based in St. Louis, MO with offices in India, Australia, and the UK. "
target: Management Mentors, Inc.
Management Mentor is a SaaS-based mentoring company headquartered in Boston. Management Mentors' flagship product MentoringComplete is an online mentoring software program built on the core principles of human psychology.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$37
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EV / rev
4.7x
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closed 11/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Hive Learning Software Limited, acquired EditorEye

synopsis: Hive Learning, a leading Learning & Development app, has acquired EditorEye. EditorEye develops solutions that help senior executives drive innovative thinking and support business development through delivery of highly filtered insights from across thousands of sources.
buyer: Hive Learning Software Limited
Hive Learning is a collaborative learning application for major enterprises. Hive Learning makes it easy to access and collaborate around the best training materials and insights available – whether via their mobile app or desktop. "
target: EditorEye
EditorEye is an executive intelligence company. Their cloud platform, Catalyst, provides business-critical insights that senior executives need to identify new business leads, improve client engagement and drive innovation across their wider organization.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Kahoot!, acquired Motimate

synopsis: Kahoot!, the global learning platform company, announced the acquisition of Motimate, an employee engagement and learning app provider for organizations of all sizes. Their app uses gamification to onboard new starters or train and upskill current workers. They are based in Oslo, Norway.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$42.97)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: Motimate
Motimate is an employee engagement and learning app provider for organizations of all sizes. Their app uses gamification to onboard new starters or train and upskill current workers. They are based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 3/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Sokanu

synopsis: Penn Foster has acquired Sokanu, creator of the CareerExplorer platform used by over 10 million people to match to and evaluate career paths. The acquisition furthers Penn Foster's mission of putting middle-skill workers on a path to economic mobility by combining actionable labor market intelligence with workforce-relevant courses and programs.
buyer parent: Two Sigma Investments
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster is bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity to build the workforce. They partner with employers, education and workforce organizations, and local community groups to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers. "
target: Sokanu
Canada-based Sokanu is the Internet's largest career advancement platform. CareerExplorer by Sokanu is the most widely-used career assessment, blending psychometrics and machine learning to help people understand how their personal traits, talents, interests, and values align with different careers.
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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 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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announced 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Iridize

synopsis: Enterprise software company Oracle Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire Tel Aviv-based user training startup Iridize Ltd. Founded in 2011, Iridize develops software that allows companies to create personalized user guides for cloud and web applications.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: Iridize
Founded in 2011, Iridize develops software that allows companies to create personalized user guides for cloud and web applications. Iridize accelerates product adoption and user onboarding, reducing support costs with a powerful platform of personalized interactive guides and messages.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

LeapPoint, acquired JumpSeat

synopsis: LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting firm, is excited to announce it has acquired browser-based digital adoption platform, JumpSeat. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts.
buyer: LeapPoint
LeapPoint is a management and technology consulting firm that provides advisory and digital services as well as custom application development. LeapPoint offers a thoughtful blend of resources to bring just the right mix of business acumen and functional expertise to drive enterprise change. "
target: JumpSeat
JumpSeat is a browser-based digital adoption platform. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts. JumpSeat is a browser-based solution allowing it to be utilized across the many different technologies a company has in its stack.
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closed 7/19/2004 via BusinessWire

B2eMarkets Inc. merged with Verticalnet, Inc.,

synopsis: Verticalnet, Inc. (Nasdaq:VERT), a leading provider of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management solutions, today announced that it completed a merger to acquire B2eMarkets Inc., a privately-held provider of Strategic Sourcing software solutions.
buyer: Verticalnet, Inc. (VERT:$0.00)
Verticalnet, Inc. is a leading provider of supply management solutions that enable companies to identify and realize sustained value across the supply management lifecycle. "
target: B2eMarkets Inc.
B2eMarkets delivers eSourcing and Performance Management solutions to enable world-class enterprises to manage strategy formulation, supplier selection, and supplier performance management. Serving Global 2000 customers, B2eMarkets application solutions are backed by excellent support and professio
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Pluma

synopsis: Skillsoft Corp., a global leader in corporate digital learning, has acquired Pluma, Inc., a digital professional development and executive-quality coaching platform. The acquisition deepens Skillsoft’s Leadership Development portfolio, adds a new modality to its blended learning model, and marks the company’s entry into individualized coaching.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning. The company’s solutions are an advantage for the entire enterprise, enabling organizations to overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior change, and unlock the potential in their greatest assets – their people. "
target: Pluma
Pluma’s customizable digital platform offers executive-quality coaching that is personal, scalable, actionable, and measurable. Pluma partners with Fortune 1000 clients and global enterprises to support and develop their employees so they can thrive as leaders.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Pluma

synopsis: Skillsoft Corp., a global leader in corporate digital learning, has acquired Pluma, Inc., a digital professional development and executive-quality coaching platform. The acquisition deepens Skillsoft’s Leadership Development portfolio, adds a new modality to its blended learning model, and marks the company’s entry into individualized coaching.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning. The company’s solutions are an advantage for the entire enterprise, enabling organizations to overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior change, and unlock the potential in their greatest assets – their people. "
target: Pluma
Pluma’s customizable digital platform offers executive-quality coaching that is personal, scalable, actionable, and measurable. Pluma partners with Fortune 1000 clients and global enterprises to support and develop their employees so they can thrive as leaders.
price ($mm)
$22
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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:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
price ($mm)
$233
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closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Churchill Capital II, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: Churchill Capital Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company, and Skillsoft, a global leader in digital learning and talent management solutions, announced the completion of their business combination. The combined company will operate as Skillsoft and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
buyer: Churchill Capital II (CCX:$0.00)
Churchill Capital Corp II is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 8/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired SumTotal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft Ltd. has acquired SumTotal Systems LLC from Vista Equity Partners. SumTotal provides cloud-based human resources services, including training programs. They are the only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within their customers’ workforce.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence.
price ($mm)
$725
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closed 4/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: SSILuxco S.a.r.l., an indirect parent company of Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning announced that it has completed the sale of its subsidiaries to Pointwell Limited, an entity indirectly owned by funds managed by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest Private Equity funds in Europe.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in buyout investments. The firm prefers to invest in industrial and commercial sectors with a focus on business service companies, financial services, leisure, support services, healthcare, and consumer brands. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,000 [$2,300]
rev ($mm)
$380
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
15.2x
closed 9/25/2012 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired ThirdForce plc

synopsis: SSI Investments II Limited's indirect subsidiary, Skillsoft Ireland Limited has completed the first closing of the acquisition of ThirdForce Group plc. ThirdForce engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand training and elearning solutions for global enterprises, government and education agencies, and small to medium-sized businesses. Skillsoft is the elearning choice of thousands of well-known companies. "
target: ThirdForce plc
ThirdForce plc engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of e-learning products to learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, and commercial organizations worldwide. ThirdForce has over ten years’ experience designing innovative e-learning solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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0.0x
closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Element K

synopsis: SkillSoft Ltd, a SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that its indirect subsidiaries, SkillSoft Corp and SkillSoft Ireland Ltd have acquired Element K from NIIT Ltd. Element K provides learning solutions that enable organisations to develop employees, support partners, and educate customers.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft Limited is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. "
target parent: NIIT Ltd
target: Element K
Element K delivers a tailored combination of products, technology and services that helps customers plan, develop, launch and manage their learning programme. Element K’s capabilities include 5,800 e-Learning courses, 1,300 print courseware titles, a learning platform, and much more.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
$86
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1.3x
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closed 2/15/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft PLC, acquired 50 Lessons Ltd.

synopsis: SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of 50 Lessons Limited, a provider of leadership video content that helps organizations around the world develop their employees by leveraging the power of story-based lessons.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft PLC (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft is a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. "
target: 50 Lessons Ltd.
50 Lessons is the world’s leading producer of business learning content. Their learning content, and their content-based products and services, help organizations and individuals change the way they do business by changing the way they learn.
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$3.82
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closed 5/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Advent International Corporation, Bain Capital, Berkshire Partners LLC, acquired SkillSoft PLC

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading Software as a Service provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that the acquisition of the Company by funds sponsored by each of Berkshire Partners LLC, Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC, was completed.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: Advent International Corporation
buyer: Bain Capital
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: SkillSoft PLC
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,065 [$1,069]*
rev ($mm)
$315
EBITDA ($mm)
$116
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft PLC, acquired NETg

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of NETg from The Thomson Corporation for approximately $270 million in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
buyer: SkillSoft PLC (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: NETg
Thomson NETg is a global leader providing Open Learning Solutions with a comprehensive offering of award-winning content, multiple delivery options, cutting-edge technology and services.NETg is the learning and professional development partner of choice for innovative global organizations worldwide.
price ($mm)
$270
rev ($mm)
$149
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
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closed 3/2/2004 via PR Newswire

NETg, acquired Educational Training Systems, Inc.

synopsis: NETg, a part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced that it has acquired Educational Training Systems, Inc./financialcampus (FinancialCampus), a leading provider of online training and educational services to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: SkillSoft PLC
buyer: NETg
Thomson NETg is a global leader providing Open Learning Solutions with a comprehensive offering of award-winning content, multiple delivery options, cutting-edge technology and services.NETg is the learning and professional development partner of choice for innovative global organizations worldwide."
target: Educational Training Systems, Inc.
Competes with Dearborn/Kaplan & Bisys/Pictorial. Revs are estimated Founded in 1970 by Dennis Doyle, Educational Training Systems (ETS) has recently acquired financialcampus(FC) to better reflect our partnerships with clients. As a publisher, ETS currently produces all of its own content for distri
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closed 9/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge University Press, acquired CogBooks Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press & Assessment has acquired CogBooks, the pioneering online learning technology company and leader in adaptive courseware, as it looks to help shape the future of education in an increasingly digital, post-COVID world.
buyer parent: University of Cambridge
buyer: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press & Assessment is a department of the University of Cambridge. It is both a global academic and educational publisher as well as a leading provider of educational assessments. "
target: CogBooks Ltd.
CogBooks is an adaptive web-based learning platform that provides on-line and blended solutions for a range of learning and performance support needs. Its unique learning delivery tools help to reduce learning times and improve outcomes. They link directly to existing Learning Management Systems.
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closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Churchill Capital II, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: Churchill Capital Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company, and Skillsoft, a global leader in digital learning and talent management solutions, announced the completion of their business combination. The combined company will operate as Skillsoft and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
buyer: Churchill Capital II (CCX:$0.00)
Churchill Capital Corp II is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired Bottom-Line Performance

synopsis: TiER1 Performance, UK's employee-owned consulting firm that consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success, has acquired Bottom-Line Performance, a company that designs and develops custom learning solutions focused on increasing knowledge retention and end-user performance.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
Headquartered in the UK, TiER1 Performance is an employee-owned consulting firm that activates strategies through people. TiER1 consults, designs, and builds people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success. "
target: Bottom-Line Performance
Bottom-Line Performance helps organizations create the right learning solutions. Whether clients have a complex problem to solve, product to launch, or process to implement, BLP’s team partners with them every step of the way to design for their desired outcome and develop the right mix of tools.
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closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

City & Guilds Kineo, acquired Nine Lanterns

synopsis: The City & Guilds Group has agreed the acquisition of award-winning elearning provider, Nine Lanterns. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Nine Lanterns partners with businesses to create custom-built elearning content and platform solutions. Nine Lanterns will become part of City & Guilds' global workplace learning company, City & Guilds Kineo.
buyer parent: City & Guilds
buyer: City & Guilds Kineo
City & Guilds Kineo is a global workplace learning company that helps businesses improve their performance through learning and technology, providing elearning and LMS solutions, as well as complex portals and managed learning services including qualifications, apprenticeships and accreditation. "
target: Nine Lanterns
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Nine Lanterns is a leading eLearning provider for the Corporate, Healthcare, Government, Education and not-for-profit sectors. With a diverse team of online learning experts, They can create both the eLearning content and the means of delivering it to your employees.
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closed 4/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Learning Seat Pty Ltd, acquired C-Learning

synopsis: The Riverside Company has added C-Learning Pty Ltd to its Learning Seat platform. C-Learning is a Melbourne, Australia-based developer of eLearning courses that specializes in online content development and learning management. The addition will deliver new technical capabilities, content development expertise and customers to Learning Seat.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Learning Seat is an award winning e-learning solution provider, offering a library of workplace compliance and professional development training solutions to businesses across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. "
target: C-Learning
C-Learning develops innovative and cost-effective learning solutions. Their expertise in content development and learning management helps organisations meet its training and performance goals. They provide learning solutions to some of Australia's largest and most successful organisations.
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closed 4/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: SSILuxco S.a.r.l., an indirect parent company of Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning announced that it has completed the sale of its subsidiaries to Pointwell Limited, an entity indirectly owned by funds managed by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest Private Equity funds in Europe.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in buyout investments. The firm prefers to invest in industrial and commercial sectors with a focus on business service companies, financial services, leisure, support services, healthcare, and consumer brands. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,000 [$2,300]
rev ($mm)
$380
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
15.2x
closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Element K

synopsis: SkillSoft Ltd, a SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that its indirect subsidiaries, SkillSoft Corp and SkillSoft Ireland Ltd have acquired Element K from NIIT Ltd. Element K provides learning solutions that enable organisations to develop employees, support partners, and educate customers.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft Limited is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. "
target parent: NIIT Ltd
target: Element K
Element K delivers a tailored combination of products, technology and services that helps customers plan, develop, launch and manage their learning programme. Element K’s capabilities include 5,800 e-Learning courses, 1,300 print courseware titles, a learning platform, and much more.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 2/15/2011 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft PLC, acquired 50 Lessons Ltd.

synopsis: SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of 50 Lessons Limited, a provider of leadership video content that helps organizations around the world develop their employees by leveraging the power of story-based lessons.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: SkillSoft PLC (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft is a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. "
target: 50 Lessons Ltd.
50 Lessons is the world’s leading producer of business learning content. Their learning content, and their content-based products and services, help organizations and individuals change the way they do business by changing the way they learn.
price ($mm)
$3.82
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closed 7/22/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Execuserve Corp., acquired eLearn Now Learning Management System

synopsis: Compliance Systems Corporation's subsidiary, Execuserve Corp. announced it has acquired eLearn Now Learning Management System ("LMS"). The eLearn Now LMS provides online learning tools which empower users to adapt to continuous change by aligning employee learning to business goals.
buyer parent: Compliance Systems Corporation
buyer: Execuserve Corp.
Headquartered in Virginia, Execuserve was founded in 1987 as a search/services firm dedicated to helping clients increase revenue and decrease attrition by making smart hiring decisions. "
target: eLearn Now Learning Management System
The eLearn Now LMS provides online learning tools which empower users to adapt to continuous change by aligning employee learning to business goals.
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closed 7/7/2010 via PR Newswire

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired Motionplan, Inc.

synopsis: TiER1 Performance Solutions, a leading provider of learning, knowledge and change management solutions announced the acquisition of Motionplan, Inc., a custom training development company located outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
Founded in 2002, TiER1 provides learning, knowledge and change management solutions that enable strategic initiatives. TiER1 helps clients take an initiative from idea to results, bridging the gap between "big picture" strategy and the "in-the-trenches" knowledge needed to make it happen. "
target: Motionplan, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Motionplan serves clients by integrating a unique blend of learning principles, usability design expertise and technology capabilities transforming business communication needs into measurable people results.
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closed 5/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Advent International Corporation, Bain Capital, Berkshire Partners LLC, acquired SkillSoft PLC

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading Software as a Service provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions, announced that the acquisition of the Company by funds sponsored by each of Berkshire Partners LLC, Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC, was completed.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: Advent International Corporation
buyer: Bain Capital
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: SkillSoft PLC
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,065 [$1,069]*
rev ($mm)
$315
EBITDA ($mm)
$116
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 5/4/2009 via BusinessWire

Techniques.org merged with Regis Learning Solutions,

synopsis: Regis Learning Solutions (RLS), a leading provider of custom and ready-to-deploy business simulations and other experiential learning solutions, announced that the company will merge with techniques.org, a premier developer of online learning products.
buyer: Regis Learning Solutions
Regis Learning Solutions (RLS) is a leading provider of custom and ready-to-deploy business simulations and other experiential learning solutions. RLS offerings include a blend of online and classroom simulations, workshops, e-learning, and tested measurement and evaluation tools. "
target: Techniques.org
Techniques.org creates a wide array of training and e-learning solutions for an equally wide range of clients, including Department of Defense agencies, private-sector companies, state government, and nonprofit organizations.
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closed 4/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Edvantage Group AB, acquired Open Training

synopsis: Futuremedia plc a leading learning and brand communications provider, has completed the sale of its Swedish subsidiary, Open Training, to the Edvantage Group AS. Futuremedia will record an estimated gain from the sale, calculated on the net book values of the net assets transferred.
buyer: Edvantage Group AB
Edvantage group provides solutions to help organisations implement effective learning programmes. We develop e-learning systems and software, provide over 10,000 online training courses, and we have our own team of teaching experts creating customised e-learning content. "
target parent: Futuremedia PLC
target: Open Training
Open Training is a leading provider of products and services for the learning organisation. Open Training produces customised e-learning courses, helps organisations use e-learning to improve brand communications, and delivers technical solutions for competance development.
price ($mm)
$0.03
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/27/2006 via PR Newswire

NIIT Ltd, will acquire Element K

synopsis: NIIT Global has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Element K, a leading provider of learning solutions in North America. The transaction is expected to close within two weeks.
buyer: NIIT Ltd (BSE:532541:$127.92)
NIIT, an acknowledged leader in the IT and IT-assisted training space, offers learning and knowledge solutions in over 30 countries. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Element K
Element K delivers learning solutions -- a tailored combination of our catalog content, technology and services -- supporting the learning needs of the Corporate, Government, Education and Training Center markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

Trinity Learning Corporation, acquired PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Trinity Learning Corporation announced today that it has completed an asset purchase agreement with PRIMEDIA Inc., the leading targeted media company. Trinity Learning, a publicly-held learning company specializing in workplace learning and certification, has acquired certain assets related to PRIMEDIA's Workplace Learning division.
buyer: Trinity Learning Corporation (:$24.07)
CiNet provides performance-focused eLearning solutions that help to save lives, protect critical infrastructure and improve workplace efficiency. The corporate mission is to deliver the right information to customers at the right time, to optimize organizational and individual performance. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning, Inc.
Workplace Learning has provided integrated learning solutions for more than 8 million professionals. With innovative content, custom solutions, technology and "any time/anywhere" delivery training programs, the company provides the most comprehensive set of offerings including tape, live and video-o
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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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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/19/2006 via BusinessWire

RWD Technologies, Inc., acquired The Learning Curve Limited

synopsis: RWD Technologies, Inc. (RWD), a company that develops, implements, and supports products and services in the areas of training, consulting, and organizational performance, announced today that it has acquired Auckland-based eLearning pioneer, The Learning Curve Limited. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
buyer: RWD Technologies, Inc.
RWD Technologies is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, knowledge, and customers. "
target: The Learning Curve Limited
The Learning Curve International Ltd., is a pioneer in eLearning in New Zealand and Australia. The company designs and develops customized learning solutions for organizations, such as Air New Zealand and Fonterra, and helps companies achieve higher levels of employee performance.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

HT2 Labs, purchased Learning Record Store from Riptide Software Inc.

synopsis: HT2 Labs has acquired Riptide Software Inc’s Learning Record Store (LRS). Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints.
buyer: HT2 Labs
HT2 Labs are a team of digital learning pioneers, working with ambitious businesses to develop exceptional talent among their workforce. They have created Curatr, a next-generation learning software that can be used to create social learning experiences. "
seller: Riptide Software Inc.
Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints. LRS can track on-the-job performance through real-time dashboards to show is training is causing an improvement.
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closed 6/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Degreed, acquired Pathgather

synopsis: Degreed, the lifelong learning platform, announced it has acquired Pathgather, merging the two companies that invented the learning experience platform (LXP) category. Degreed plans to bring the best elements of both solutions together to create an unequaled experience for both companies’ clients and users.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a better, smarter way to discover, learn and certify the skills people need for the future. Degreed connects all the resources people use to learn and grow, including corporate learning systems and millions of courses, videos, books, articles, podcasts, and subject experts. "
target: Pathgather
Pathgather is the learning experience platform for leading enterprises seeking to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. It works with existing learning ecosystems to provide actionable learning insights that align employee growth with business goals.
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