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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Trainor, acquired Distansia

synopsis: Trainor, a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, has acquired Distansia, a leading electrical safety education company in Sweden. Distansia provides digital and blended-learning safety training services to leading companies such as Volvo, Vattenfall, Tetra Pak, and more. They also provide training to individual electricians.
buyer parent: EV Private Equity
buyer: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses. "
target: Distansia
Distansia is a leading electrical safety education company in Sweden. Distansia provides digital and blended-learning safety training services. Their customers include leading companies such as Volvo, Vattenfall, Tetra Pak, and more. They also provide training to individual electricians.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Web

Health & Safety Institute, acquired Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Health & Safety Institute, the leader in Environmental Health and Safety software and compliance services, announced it has acquired Vivid Learning Systems, one of the nation's fastest-growing providers of online safety training. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
The Health & Safety Institute is a family of respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EHS - from emergency care training; to workplace safety training; to the management of chemical inventories through software tools. "
target: Vivid Learning Systems, Inc.
Vivid Learning Systems makes life easier for safety professionals. Vivid creates online safety training for a safer, smarter workforce. Vivid's online safety courses promote engagement that creates lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors.
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closed 3/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Reconomy, acquired Webb's Training Services

synopsis: Telford-based waste management firm Reconomy Group has acquired Webb’s Training Services, a provider of commercial training offering over 50 courses across a wide variety of industries and partnering with several accrediting bodies.
buyer: Reconomy
Reconomy is the UK's market leader in outsourced waste management and recycling services providing an all-encompassing waste management service that looks to enhance the environmental and financial performance of our customers. "
target: Webb's Training Services
Webb’s Training Services is a provider of commercial training offering over 50 courses across a wide variety of industries and partnering with several accrediting bodies. Webb’s has a network of UK training centres and also delivers courses on customer premises or online.
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closed 10/5/2022 via BNC Analysis

Health & Safety Institute, acquired SafetySkills

synopsis: HSI, a leader in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), compliance, and professional development solutions, has acquired SafetySkills, a leading e-learning provider. The acquisition adds to HSI’s growing library of online training content for safety, compliance, and employee development.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
HSI is a single-source partner for Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), compliance, and professional development solutions. HSI provides integrated e-learning content, training solutions, and cloud-based software that enables businesses to improve safety, operations, and employee development. "
target: SafetySkills
SafetySkills is a leading e-learning provider offering an extensive library of OSHA, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), and HR compliant courses. Their outcome-based training and EHS management platform allows users to assign interactive compliance training, customize reporting, and more.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

KPA L.L.C., acquired Multimedia Training Systems (MTS)

synopsis: KPA, a leading provider of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Workforce Compliance software, consulting, and training, announced the acquisition of Multimedia Training Systems (MTS), a safety training company specializing in life-saving video programs for the manufacturing industry.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: KPA L.L.C.
KPA is a market leader in cloud-based Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) risk management solutions for the automotive, collision repair, manufacturing, insurance, and distribution & logistics industries. KPA’s innovative software platform combined delivers a comprehensive solution. "
target: Multimedia Training Systems (MTS)
Multimedia Training Systems (MTS) provides safety training that changes employee behavior, prevents injuries and saves lives. MTS is recognized as a safety leader in the steel industry with training being used by more than 90% of North America steel mills.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

LRN, acquired Interactive Services Limited

synopsis: Ethics and compliance education and technology company LRN Corporation has acquired Interactive Services, the Ireland-based global compliance and online learning firm. The combined organization will help companies build and implement effective compliance programs and foster values-based and ethical cultures and workforces.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: LRN
LRN has helped over 25 million people at more than 700 companies worldwide simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and make ethical decisions. LRN has also helped hundreds of companies foster ethical, responsible, and inclusive cultures. "
target: Interactive Services Limited
Based in Dublin, Interactive Services provides award-winning learning solutions to the biggest brands in the world. Alongside the fastest growing ethics & compliance content library solution in the marketplace, the company also offers creative custom online and person-to-person learning design.
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Workplace Answers, LLC

synopsis: EVERFI, Inc., the nation's leading education technology innovator, announced the acquisition of online compliance training company Workplace Answers. The acquisition of Workplace Answers, also includes their Campus Answers brand, which provides faculty and staff training around critical campus issues like sexual harassment prevention training.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education tech company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning. EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 16 million learners in critical skill areas. "
target: Workplace Answers, LLC
Since 1997, Workplace Answers (WPA) has helped companies across the globe foster ethical, inclusive and secure workplaces with online compliance training. In 2014, WPA launched its Campus Answers division, to serve the higher education market.
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closed 9/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Workplace Answers, LLC, acquired Click 4 Compliance

synopsis: Austin-based governance, risk management, and online compliance training provider Workplace Answers, LLC has announced its acquisition of Click 4 Compliance LLC. Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses.
buyer: Workplace Answers, LLC
Workplace Answers provides engaging compliance training to private corporations, governments and higher education institutions. Workplace Answers is renowned for its compliance training that is evidence-based and uses a proprietary story-based learning approach that engages the learner. "
target: Click 4 Compliance
Click 4 Compliance is an eLearning company that provides high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand online compliance and ethics training courses – without the complicated “legal-ese” found in typical training programs.
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closed 9/13/2010 via Company Press Release

SAI Global Inc., acquired Integrity Interactive Corporation

synopsis: Castanea Partners and Weston Presidio have completed their previously announced sale of Integrity Interactive Corporation to SAI Global Limited. Integrity helps companies, including many global Fortune 100 companies, build compliance and ethics programs, employee communications tools and third party risk management solutions.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. SAI Global Compliance clients have built stronger corporate cultures and more effective all-around programs with SAI's solutions. "
target parent: Castanea Partners
target: Integrity Interactive Corporation
Integrity Interactive Corporation provides compliance and ethics online training to multinational companies. Integrity helps companies develop, design and implement best practice ethics and compliance programs that improve employee performance, protect brand image and reduce legal risk.
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closed 3/25/2021 via PR Web

TPC Training, acquired AboveTraining.com

synopsis: TPC Training, a leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions, announced the acquisition of Above Training, an eLearning company that specializes in partnering with regulatory agencies and customers to deliver food safety training to the restaurant, hospitality, and food retail industries.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, safety, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. They offer a variety of training methods, including online, live, operator training, and job simulations."
target: AboveTraining.com
AboveTraining, through its division, StateFoodSafety, provides online food safety education programs to food handlers, food managers, alcohol servers, health departments, and food service companies throughout the country.
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closed 12/2/2020 via PR Web

TPC Training, acquired eFoodHandlers

synopsis: TPC Training, the leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions, announced the acquisition of eFoodHandlers, a provider of accredited food safety training to professionals, restaurants, and schools.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, safety, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. They offer a variety of training methods, including online, live, operator training, and job simulations."
target: eFoodHandlers
eFoodHandlers is a national food safety training provider dedicated to delivering the highest quality eLearning experience to food workers, managers, and alcohol servers. Their interactive, video-based online courses provide food safety content, customized to meet state-specific requirements.
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closed 6/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Ridgemont Equity Partners, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired American Safety Council, a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
buyer: Ridgemont Equity Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: American Safety Council
American Safety Council is a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has acquired a controlling interest in American Safety Council (“ASC”) to support and enhance ASC’s growth under the leadership of CEO Jeff Pairan. The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm founded in 2006. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth oriented middle market companies. "
target: American Safety Council
The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses. ASC offers online traffic and workplace safety training and regulatory-driven, professional continuing education programs.
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closed 2/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Stone Point Capital, LLC, acquired Grace Hill

synopsis: Grace Hill, the leading provider of online training courseware, administration and mystery shopping for the multifamily property management industry, was acquired by funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk.
buyer: Stone Point Capital, LLC
Stone Point is a financial services-focused private equity firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut. The firm has raised and managed seven private equity funds - the Trident Funds - with aggregate committed capital of approximately $19 billion. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Grace Hill
Grace Hill develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Titan GPS, purchased CAMS Solution from Aware360

synopsis: Alberta-based Titan GPS has acquired the Central Asset Management System (CAMS) solution from Aware 360, which includes CAMS for Enforcement, CAMS for Public Works, CAMS Emergency, and CAMS Supervisor modules. The CAMS solution is designed for municipalities and counties to manage their public works assets, enforcement, and emergency personnel.
buyer: Titan GPS
Alberta-based Titan GPS designs, develops, manufactures, and supports end-to-end GPS location and fleet management telematics technology. The company's mission is to improve efficiency, productivity, safety, compliance, and serviceability of fleet assets through its GPS telematics products. "
seller: Aware360
Aware360's Central Asset Management System (CAMS) solution includes the CAMS for Enforcement, CAMS for Public Works, CAMS Emergency, and CAMS Supervisor modules. The CAMS solution is designed for municipalities and counties to manage their public works assets, enforcement, and emergency personnel.
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closed 2/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Vector Solutions, acquired Scenario Learning, LLC

synopsis: Scenario Learning, LLC, the developers of the SafeSchools, SafeColleges, SafePersonnel and Exceptional Child brands, announces that the company has been acquired by Vector Solutions, a long-time leader in online continuing education and performance solutions for a broad range of industries.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions is a leader in online continuing education and performance solutions for a broad range of industries including AEC, architecture, and IT. Through its brands RedVector, TargetSolutions and LearnSmart, Vector offers targeted course libraries and learning and performance platforms. "
target: Scenario Learning, LLC
Scenario Learning is the developer of safety and compliance solutions, SafeSchools, SafeColleges, SafePersonnel and Exceptional Child brands, for schools and workplaces. Their online solutions include staff and student training, bullying/incident reporting, and special ed professional development.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Health & Safety Institute, acquired Vado, Inc.

synopsis: Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a recognized leader in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and workforce development software, training, and compliance solutions, announced it has acquired leading e-learning provider Vado, Inc. Vado offers an online training curriculum for essential employee business skills and workplace compliance topics.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
The Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is a family of well-known and respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EH&S – from emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more. "
target: Vado, Inc.
Vado offers an online training curriculum for essential employee business skills and workplace compliance topics. The Vado catalog of more than 425 courses spans subject areas including: management development, customer service, compliance toolkits, and sexual harassment and discrimination training.
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closed 7/21/2016 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired LawRoom

synopsis: EverFi, the leading education technology company focused on critical skills and prevention education for K-12, higher education and adult learners, announced the acquisition of compliance education leader LawRoom. LawRoom delivers online compliance training to thousands of organizations across the country.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the education technology leader that empowers K-12, higher education, and adult learners with the skills needed to be successful in life and work. "
target: LawRoom
LawRoom is an award-winning online training for leading tech companies and universities. It has delivered online compliance training to thousands of organizations across the country on topics including anti-harassment, ethics, data security, FCPA and Title IX.
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Web

SAE International, acquired CALISO Corporation

synopsis: SAE International, an association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession, has acquired CALISO Corporation. CALISO offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations.
buyer: SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, they drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. "
target: CALISO Corporation
CALISO Corporation offers a portfolio of 42 online courses designed to help companies comply with quality, environmental and safety standards and regulations. The courses offered include quality, safety and environmental management standards such as SAE’s AS9100.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Health & Safety Institute, acquired SOS Intl

synopsis: Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a recognized leader in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software, training, and compliance solutions, announced it has acquired leading energy utilities training and compliance provider, SOS Intl.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
The Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is a family of well-known and respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EH&S – from emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more. "
target: SOS Intl
SOS Intl is a leading provider of training and advisory services to the power industry. SOS tracks and interprets NERC Reliability Standards and expertly translates them into customized education and advisory services, helping to manage risk and ensure reliability for the North American power grid.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Trainor, acquired Distansia

synopsis: Trainor, a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, has acquired Distansia, a leading electrical safety education company in Sweden. Distansia provides digital and blended-learning safety training services to leading companies such as Volvo, Vattenfall, Tetra Pak, and more. They also provide training to individual electricians.
buyer parent: EV Private Equity
buyer: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses. "
target: Distansia
Distansia is a leading electrical safety education company in Sweden. Distansia provides digital and blended-learning safety training services. Their customers include leading companies such as Volvo, Vattenfall, Tetra Pak, and more. They also provide training to individual electricians.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Trainor, acquired Distansia

synopsis: Trainor, a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, has acquired Distansia, a leading electrical safety education company in Sweden. Distansia provides digital and blended-learning safety training services to leading companies such as Volvo, Vattenfall, Tetra Pak, and more. They also provide training to individual electricians.
buyer parent: EV Private Equity
buyer: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses. "
target: Distansia
Distansia is a leading electrical safety education company in Sweden. Distansia provides digital and blended-learning safety training services. Their customers include leading companies such as Volvo, Vattenfall, Tetra Pak, and more. They also provide training to individual electricians.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trainor, acquired Teknikutbildarna

synopsis: Trainor Group AS has acquired prominent Swedish safety course provider, Teknikutbildarna, to strengthen its position as Scandinavia’s leading provider of digital electrical safety training. Teknikutbildarna has a strong track record in the Swedish education market, both with traditional teaching and e-learning.
buyer parent: EV Private Equity
buyer: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses. "
target: Teknikutbildarna
Teknikutbildarna is a Swedish safety course provider. Teknikutbildarna has a strong track record in the Swedish education market, both with traditional teaching and e-learning. It is one of Sweden’s largest education companies, and also operates its own electrical school activities.
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closed 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

EV Private Equity, acquired Trainor

synopsis: Norwegian firm EV Private Equity has acquired Norway-based Trainor, a provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. The investment will see EV Private Equity become the majority shareholder, alongside Trainor management and employees.
buyer: EV Private Equity
Norway-based EV Private Equity is an independent growth equity firm dedicated to creating value and driving superior returns for our investors. The firm invests in new technologies that lower costs, increase productivity, and reduce risk and carbon footprint for the energy industry. "
target: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Trainor, acquired Teknikutbildarna

synopsis: Trainor Group AS has acquired prominent Swedish safety course provider, Teknikutbildarna, to strengthen its position as Scandinavia’s leading provider of digital electrical safety training. Teknikutbildarna has a strong track record in the Swedish education market, both with traditional teaching and e-learning.
buyer parent: EV Private Equity
buyer: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses. "
target: Teknikutbildarna
Teknikutbildarna is a Swedish safety course provider. Teknikutbildarna has a strong track record in the Swedish education market, both with traditional teaching and e-learning. It is one of Sweden’s largest education companies, and also operates its own electrical school activities.
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EV Private Equity, acquired Trainor

synopsis: Norwegian firm EV Private Equity has acquired Norway-based Trainor, a provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. The investment will see EV Private Equity become the majority shareholder, alongside Trainor management and employees.
buyer: EV Private Equity
Norway-based EV Private Equity is an independent growth equity firm dedicated to creating value and driving superior returns for our investors. The firm invests in new technologies that lower costs, increase productivity, and reduce risk and carbon footprint for the energy industry. "
target: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses.
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announced 5/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Seagull AS

synopsis: Herkules Capital has entered into an agreement to sell Seagull Maritime AS to a fund managed by Oakley Capital. Seagull is the leading provider of competence & training management solutions for the maritime industry. The company was established in 1996 and is based in Horten, Norway.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Herkules Capital
target: Seagull AS
Norway-based Seagull Maritime AS is the leading provider of competence management solutions and e-learning material for seafarers worldwide and offers a comprehensive library of training and onboard courses for regulatory compliance and improved seafarer knowledge.
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Herkules Capital, will acquire Seagull AS

synopsis: GMT Communications Partners will sell Seagull Group, a provider of computer based training systems for seafarers, to Herkules Capital. Seagull’s offerings are delivered with cloud-based and on-site solutions, for use on-board and in office. Seagull’s technology platform provides computer-based courses to improve general seafarer knowledge.
buyer: Herkules Capital
Herkules Capital is a leading Private Equity firm in Norway and has raised funds totaling about NOK 15 billion. They invest in companies located in the Nordic region, primarily in Norway, and acquire majority interests in established businesses with strong growth potential. "
target parent: GMT Communications Partners
target: Seagull AS
Seagull AS is the leading provider of computer based training systems for seafarers worldwide and offers a comprehensive library of e-learning and on-board courses for regulatory compliance and improved seafarer knowledge.
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closed 2/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Smith System, acquired Driver's Alert

synopsis: Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired Driver's Alert, LLC.  Driver's Alert provides fleet safety management solutions that combine real-time driver observation, comprehensive online safety training, and data management and risk identification tools.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Smith System
Founded in 1952, Smith System is a trusted leading provider of safety training solutions for large commercial fleets and midstream pipeline operators, helping its customers reduce costs associated with negative operating behaviors and comply with stringent regulations. "
target: Driver's Alert
Driver's Alert provides fleet safety management solutions that combine real-time driver observation (via vehicle telematics and decal programs), comprehensive online safety training, and data management and risk identification tools.
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closed 6/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Ridgemont Equity Partners, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired American Safety Council, a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
buyer: Ridgemont Equity Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: American Safety Council
American Safety Council is a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has acquired a controlling interest in American Safety Council (“ASC”) to support and enhance ASC’s growth under the leadership of CEO Jeff Pairan. The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm founded in 2006. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth oriented middle market companies. "
target: American Safety Council
The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses. ASC offers online traffic and workplace safety training and regulatory-driven, professional continuing education programs.
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PEC Safety, acquired Veriforce

synopsis: Veriforce has been acquired by PEC Safety, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo. Veriforce is a leading provider of fully-integrated, SaaS-based operator qualification (OQ); drug and alcohol; safety and insurance; and training solutions across the upstream, midstream, utility, manufacturing, chemical and construction end markets.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: PEC Safety
PEC is a leading risk-management company that provides a technology-enabled contractor management service for reporting and measuring contractor risk, safety and compliance information to operators. More than 110 operators manage over 15,000 contractors with PEC’s contractor management solution. "
target parent: Greenridge Investment Partners
target: Veriforce
Veriforce is a leading provider of fully-integrated, SaaS-based operator qualification (OQ); drug and alcohol; safety and insurance; and training solutions across the upstream, midstream, utility, manufacturing, chemical and construction end markets.
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eDriving, acquired Interactive Driving Systems

synopsis: eDriving, the leading provider of online driver education in the U.S. with more than 10 million customers to date, has acquired Interactive Driving Systems, a renowned global provider of fleet driver safety management solutions through its Virtual Risk Manager® (VRM) platform.
buyer: eDriving
eDriving is the largest provider of online driver education in the regulated consumer driver training business. Their focus is on helping drivers become smarter and safer behind the wheel in partnership with corporate and insurance partners. "
target: Interactive Driving Systems
Interactive Driving Systems is a global provider of Driver Safety Management Solutions. They work with their clients on shaping and influencing their drivers' attitudes and behavior toward safer travel. This is achieved through Virtual Risk Manager's award-winning solution – Crash Free Culture®.
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closed 6/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

ASCO plc, acquired NSL Ltd.

synopsis: ASCO, the world's leading oil and gas logistics company, announced that it has acquired North Sea Lifting Limited (NSL) - an international safety training and lifting specialist.
buyer: ASCO plc
ASCO is a leading international Oil & Gas logistics company. Their services include: on and offshore logistics, international freight management, waste management, personnel, and marine. "
target: NSL Ltd.
NSL is one of the oilfield’s leading training companies and suppliers of specialist personnel. Not only do they train but they also perform technical reviews or audits on your lifting operations to identify any weaknesses or problems. They can then make recommendations as to how to fix them.
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closed 12/8/2014 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Mintra Trainingportal AS

synopsis: Private equity firm The Riverside Co. has acquired Mintra Trainingportal AS, an Oslo, Norway-based provider of e-learning products and training for oil and gas workers. Many of the courses Mintra provides are regulated and/or required by law to ensure that employees and the environment are kept safe.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $250 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 350 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 70 companies. "
target: Mintra Trainingportal AS (OB:MNTR:$25.86)
Mintra Trainingportal AS' proprietary Trainingportal learning management system is tailored to its oil and gas client base and includes extensive functionality, making the switch to e-learning courses convenient for its customers.
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closed 8/4/2021 via PR Newswire

Veeva Systems, acquired Learnaboutgmp

synopsis: Veeva Systems, the global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry, has acquired Learnaboutgmp, an online training platform for pharma, med device and biotech organizations. Learnaboutgmp offers customers the most comprehensive set of regulatory-compliance titles for professional certification and continuing education (CEU) credits.
buyer: Veeva Systems (VEEV:$1,762.04)
Veeva Systems Inc. is the leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva serves more than 775 customers, ranging from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. "
target: Learnaboutgmp
Learnaboutgmp is an online training platform designed specifically for pharma, med device and biotech organizations. Learnaboutgmp offers customers the most comprehensive set of regulatory-compliance titles for professional certification and continuing education (CEU) credits.
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closed 6/14/2012 via GlobeNewswire

SmartPros Ltd., purchased 150+ E-Learning Courses and IP from Global Collaboration Partners LLC

synopsis: SmartPros Ltd. announced that it has purchased certain assets of online training company, Global Collaboration Partners LLC. The assets include more than 150 e-learning courses in the areas of environmental health, safety, human resources, and energy exploration markets, as well as certain intellectual property.
buyer: SmartPros Ltd. (SPRO:$13.51)
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more. "
seller: Global Collaboration Partners LLC
Global Collaboration Partners is an e-learning company dedicated to creating the best possible online courseware for the global workforce. The company specializes in agile, accurate training.
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closed 10/12/2015 via PR Newswire

The Boeing Company, acquired Peters Software GmbH

synopsis: Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH, a company that specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned with EASA.
buyer: The Boeing Company (BA:$92,155.00)
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. "
target: Peters Software GmbH
Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned with EASA.
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