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closed 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
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: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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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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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 (NSEI:VERANDA:$0.33)
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.
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$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.
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$24
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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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announced 11/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Viscosity North America, will acquire OraPub, Inc.

synopsis: Viscosity Technology, Inc., a niche Oracle professional services company, specializing in Cloud, Engineered Systems, and performance tuning, announced that they will be acquiring OraPub, Inc. OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning.
buyer: Viscosity North America
Viscosity is a recognized premier consulting firm of database technologies and custom application development. Viscosity was founded by industry and authored experts. Many of their experts are prominent thought leaders with backgrounds in Oracle, VMWare, VCE, EMC, and Informatica. "
target: OraPub, Inc.
OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning. Their company is designed to help Oracle professionals get the answers and skills they need through engaging training and useful resources.
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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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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

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 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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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 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 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
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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 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.
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$36
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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 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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closed 12/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

QA Ltd., acquired InfoSec Skills

synopsis: Tech training provider QA has acquired information security training company InfoSec Skills. InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
Slough, UK-based QA provides learners with security accreditations in EC Council, ISACA, ISC(2), PECB, IAPP and CompTIA, compliance and defence training. "
target: InfoSec Skills
InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
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closed 6/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Back2Work, acquired Just IT Training

synopsis: Back2Work Group, the leading, national adult learning and pre-employment training provider, has acquired Just IT Training, a provider of IT and digital apprenticeships and skills ‘boot camps’, based in London.
buyer parent: Palatine Private Equity
buyer: Back2Work
Back2Work Group is the leading, national adult learning and pre-employment training provider in the UK. They specialize in delivering intensive training courses to help the long-term unemployed return to work, retrain or reskill. "
target: Just IT Training
Just IT Training is a provider of IT and digital apprenticeships and skills ‘boot camps’, based in London. They work with clients such as Sainsbury’s, National Rail, Google and public sector organizations, such as the NHS and Bank of England.
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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 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
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: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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closed 1/12/2022 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Cloudskills.io

synopsis: INE, the global leader in Information Technology training, has acquired CloudSkills.io, an immersive cloud consulting and training firm, widely praised by users for its highly skilled instructors, practical projects, and deep learning across the cloud sector.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premier provider of Technical Training for the IT industry. INE is revolutionizing the digital learning industry through the implementation of adaptive technologies and a proven method of hands-on training experiences. "
target: Cloudskills.io
CloudSkills.io is an immersive cloud consulting and training firm. CloudSkills.io has established its global leadership in the training and consulting space by blending learning experiences, coaching, consulting, advisory services, and custom workshops.
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closed 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
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: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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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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closed 10/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

INE, acquired Pentester Academy

synopsis: INE, the global leader in the Information Technology training sector, announced it has acquired Pentester Academy, a cloud-based hands-on lab platform that will accelerate the creation of more challenging, scenario-based training tools across Cyber Security, Networking, Data Science, Cloud, and DevOps.
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: Pentester Academy
Pentester Academy furthers the careers of cyber security professionals worldwide with in-depth training, attack-defense products and informative content that address the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.
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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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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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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

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 (NSEI:VERANDA:$0.33)
Veranda Learning is a digital learning company based in India, offering a multitude of career-defining courses. All these courses are offered through Veranda Race Learning Solutions Private Limited and Veranda CA Learning Solutions Private Limited which are 100% subsidiary companies. "
target: edureka!
India-based Edureka! is a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Founded in 2011 by Lovleen Bhatia, Kapil Tyagi and Vineet Chaturvedi, Edureka! is best known for pioneering live online classes based upskilling programmes for working professionals.
price ($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.
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$36
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announced 11/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Viscosity North America, will acquire OraPub, Inc.

synopsis: Viscosity Technology, Inc., a niche Oracle professional services company, specializing in Cloud, Engineered Systems, and performance tuning, announced that they will be acquiring OraPub, Inc. OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning.
buyer: Viscosity North America
Viscosity is a recognized premier consulting firm of database technologies and custom application development. Viscosity was founded by industry and authored experts. Many of their experts are prominent thought leaders with backgrounds in Oracle, VMWare, VCE, EMC, and Informatica. "
target: OraPub, Inc.
OraPub is a one-stop location for specialized training in machine learning and Oracle database performance tuning. Their company is designed to help Oracle professionals get the answers and skills they need through engaging training and useful resources.
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announced 1/31/2022 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, will acquire InfoSec Institute Inc.

synopsis: Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, will acquire Infosec, a leading cybersecurity education provider. With this acquisition, Cengage Group will expand into the cybersecurity professional training market and meaningfully increase the size of its rapidly growing Workforce Skills business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: InfoSec Institute Inc.
Infosec is a leading cybersecurity education company helping IT and security professionals advance their careers and empowering employees to be cyber-safe at work and home. Its mission is to equip individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to confidently outsmart cybercrime.
price ($mm)
$191
rev ($mm)
$31
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EV / rev
6.2x
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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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