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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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announced 7/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Simplilearn

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading online learning ‘bootcamp’ based in India offering digital skills training and courses to working professionals all over the world.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $649 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Simplilearn
Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp and one of the world’s leading certification training providers. They partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
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$224
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$59
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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 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: 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.
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closed 7/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Train Simple

synopsis: Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, has acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. Creative professionals and top companies like Disney, GE and DreamWorks use Train Simple to learn industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and more.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. "
target: Train Simple
Train Simple is an Adobe Authorized Training Center specializing in self-paced training for creatives. A subscription to Train Simple offers access to high-quality video training on all of Adobe's products and web technologies. New courses and updates are added each month to all of their members.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Eleven Paths, acquired iHackLabs

synopsis: ElevenPaths, a global cybersecurity company, has acquired iHackLabs, a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
buyer parent: Telefonica S.A.
buyer: Eleven Paths
ElevenPaths is a global cybersecurity company that supports their customers with their digital transformation process. ElevenPaths offers products and services for device security, network and application security, cloud and data security, identity access management, and online security. "
target: iHackLabs
iHackLabs is a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity testing and training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired The Defence Works

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired The Defence Works, an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: The Defence Works
The Defence Works is an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
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announced 12/16/2014 via PR Newswire

Konrad Group, will acquire BrainStation

synopsis: Konrad Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire BrainStation, a leading technology education institute. Founded in 2012, BrainStation represents the future of digital education, offering courses and training programs spanning web and mobile development, user experience, user interface design, innovation and business.
buyer: Konrad Group
Konrad Group is a leading technology firm with deep capabilities in both the enterprise and consumer technology spaces. They provide strategy, design, development and application management services, with an emphasis on building compelling user experiences. "
target: BrainStation
BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation's part-time courses and workshops combine hands-on, project based learning with online content and an adaptive curriculum.
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closed 6/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Hexagon PPM, acquired Piping Design Online

synopsis: Hexagon’s PPM division announced its acquisition of PipingDesignOnline.com. The website offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software.
buyer parent: Hexagon AB
buyer: Hexagon PPM
Hexagon PPM is the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities. Their clients are empowered to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities. "
target: Piping Design Online
Piping Design Online is a website that offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software. More than 450,000 videos have been viewed at PipingDesignOnline.com by users in 147 countries.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PopExpert, acquired Online Marketing Institute

synopsis: popexpert, an online marketplace that makes it easy to learn from experts, announced the acquisition of the Online Marketing Institute, a leader in eLearning for individuals, SMBs and corporations that need to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformation.
buyer: PopExpert
PopExpert is a learning marketplace that lets students connect with experts in one-on-one video chats. The site’s premise is simple: users can sign in and search for what they want to learn. "
target: Online Marketing Institute
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) provides marketing professionals with education and training in today’s most in-demand marketing disciplines. Students can learn proven best practices from real world practitioners and industry thought leaders, at their own pace and completely online.
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closed 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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$10
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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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$233
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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 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Rekrut

synopsis: UpGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Rekrut, a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Rekrut
Rekrut is a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, pioneering products, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired THE Gate Academy

synopsis: Edtech start-up upGrad has made its entry into the test preparation market by acquiring The Gate Academy (TGA). Bengaluru-based TGA is one of India’s leading coaching institutes with 57 centers across India and 76 million video hours consumed by its almost 2 lakh enrolled learners for GATE and other entrance tests.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: THE Gate Academy
THE GATE ACADEMY is a premier GATE coaching institute with 50+ centers across India. They are one of the first education institutes in India which leverages technology extensively to provide quality GATE coaching to students.
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closed 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired CohortPlus

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform, has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: CohortPlus
CohortPlus is an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education-technology startup UpGrad has acqui-hired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd, marking its entry into the corporate training space, it said in a statement. Delhi-based Pyoopil offers a mobile-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) product that is used by corporates to deploy online training programmes for their employees.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Pyoopil, founded in 2013 by Harsh Mani Tripathi, Ankan Adhikari and Aaron Basaiawmoit, is a learning product with elements of peer engagement and mentorship built in. Users can create content or choose relevant content from already existing resources.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Digital Vidya, acquired Digital Academy India Private Limited

synopsis: Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading digital marketing training company, announced the acquisition of Digital Academy India, a leading Indian digital marketing education firm. Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India. They also offer customized Social Media/Digital Marketing Workshops for corporations. "
target: Digital Academy India Private Limited
Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy. Their foundation is built on commitment towards developing and delivering industry focused Digital Marketing training programs.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
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$413
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Seetec Skills, acquired Digital Youth Academy Limited

synopsis: Seetec Skills, one of the UK’s leading independent training providers has acquired Derby based Digital Youth Academy. Digital Youth Academy offers comprehensive career development training and advice as one of the UK's thought-leaders in empowering young people with the ever-evolving skills needed to compete in today's global, online marketplace.
buyer parent: Seetec Group Ltd.
buyer: Seetec Skills
Seetec Skills provides up-to-date, informative and inspiring support and advice to help people improve their skills and progress in their careers through vocational skills training. They offer Apprenticeships, Traineeships, compliance courses and nationally recognised accreditations. "
target: Digital Youth Academy Limited
The Digital Youth Academy has a suite of qualifications and training programmes that enable young people to formalise their Digital Marketing and Social Media skills; enabling them to become highly skilled individuals with qualifications recognised by employers, which lead to sustainable work.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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