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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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closed 9/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Vilnius Coding School, acquired Baltijos Kompiuteriu Akademija

synopsis: The Vilnius Coding School, a programming school for adults in Lithuania, has acquired Baltijos Kompiuteriu Akademija (BKA), a professional training and certification academy for IT management and technology professionals in Lithuania. BKA offers courses for IT management, IT security, programming, networking and more.
buyer: Vilnius Coding School
The Vilnius Coding School is a programming school for adults in Lithuania. The Vilnius Coding School helps adults who are looking for a career change to learn how to code in 6 weeks. They provide intensive training courses for C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, IT project management, Big Data, and SQL. "
target: Baltijos Kompiuteriu Akademija
Baltijos Kompiuteriu Akademija (BKA) is a professional training and certification academy for IT management and technology professionals in Lithuania. BKA helps IT professionals to upgrade themselves. They offer courses for IT management, IT security, programming, networking and more.
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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:$9.12)
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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announced 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

NTT Data, Inc., will acquire Wizardsgroup

synopsis: NTT DATA Corporation, through its subsidiary NTT DATA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., reached an agreement to obtain 100% of outstanding shares in Wizardsgroup, Inc. Wizardsgroup has built up its strength particularly in high value IT consulting and learning solutions for Oracle and Microsoft technologies mainly in Philippine market.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT Data, Inc. (TSE:9613:$2,638,452.00)
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo. Their emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. "
target: Wizardsgroup
Wizardsgroup is a leading Information Technology Organization that provides world-class solutions and services to enable their customers achieve their business objectives. They have been the partner of choice of over 1,000 customers in the delivery of business, learning and outsourcing solutions.
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closed 1/12/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

ctc TrainCanada, acquired CTE Solutions

synopsis: ctc TrainCanada, a Canadian leader in corporate training since 1989, announced the acquisition of CTE Solutions, an accomplished provider of technical, management, and business skills training for IT Pros.
buyer: ctc TrainCanada
ctc TrainCanada is Canada's leading provider of corporate training and a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. They are a privately owned Canadian organization bringing 25 years of training and development experience to the market. "
target: CTE Solutions
CTE Solutions provides Technical, Management and Business Skills training for Corporate IT Professionals. Instructor-Led delivery in comprehensive public, virtual live classroom, or onsite and customized to the customer's environment.
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closed 10/8/2014 via PR Web

360training.com, acquired QuickStart Intelligence, Inc.

synopsis: 360training.com has completed a strategic acquisition of QuickStart Intelligence. As a four-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, the Irvine, California-based QuickStart Intelligence is the leading provider of information technology and software training solutions delivered both online and in the classroom.
buyer: 360training.com
360training.com is a leading online and classroom-delivered eLearning marketplace. They deliver best in class training content for workforce compliance, continuing education, professional development, and career certification, as well as learning and content management software. "
target: QuickStart Intelligence, Inc.
QuickStart Intelligence, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading provider of Microsoft Windows Training and IT training solutions with locations throughout California. They deliver solutions both online and in the classroom.
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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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announced 4/8/2019 via PR Newswire

2U, Inc., will acquire Trilogy Education Services

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a leader in education technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for high-growth careers in the digital economy.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$831.53)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity.
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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 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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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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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 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 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Redapt, acquired SDN Essentials LLC

synopsis: InterCloud Systems, Inc. sold SDN Essentials to Redapt. SDN Essentials provides IT educational services and networking educational services. SDN Essentials is a professional services company focused on SDN (Software-Defined Network) Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services.
buyer: Redapt
Redapt is a full service systems integrator that delivers innovative data center infrastructure and cloud solutions tailored to meet your business goals. Whether start-up or Fortune 500, Redapt can help decrease cost and increase the value of IT. "
target parent: InterCloud Systems, Inc.
target: SDN Essentials LLC
SDN Essentials is a professional services company focused on SDN (Software-Defined Network) Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services. They are the one-stop SDN shop to plan, build and execute SDN strategies.
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closed 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Qwiklabs

synopsis: Google has acquired a firm called Qwiklabs that deals in end-to-end cloud platform services and training on how to use them. The acquisition will provide a lab learning on Google's Cloud Platform. Qwiklabs, founded in 2012, has been into the cloud training business with Amazon Web Services also as its client.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Qwiklabs
Qwiklabs provides lab learning environments that help developers and IT professionals get hands-on experience with leading cloud platforms and software. Qwiklabs, founded in 2012, has been into the cloud training business with Amazon Web Services also as its client.
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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 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amadeus FiRe AG, acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training

synopsis: Amadeus FiRe, a Frankfurt, Germany-based staffing provider, has acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN), a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
buyer: Amadeus FiRe AG (XTRA:AAD:$307.61)
Amadeus FiRe is a specialised personnel service provider in Germany. Amadeus FiRe offers specialist temporary staffing, permanent placement and interim management services. They provide professionals and executives in the fields of accounting, office, banking and IT. "
target: Gesellschaft für Network Training
Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN) is a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Learnit, acquired AcademyX, Inc.

synopsis: Learnit, a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training, has acquired AcademyX, a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
buyer: Learnit
Learnit is a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training. Learnit provides live, hands-on, instructor led training for Microsoft Office, design, web design & desktop applications, IT & technical development, project management, and business & leadership. "
target: AcademyX, Inc.
AcademyX is a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe web and graphic design apps, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
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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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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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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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closed 10/31/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Top Driver, acquired Drive Home Safe Driving School

synopsis: Amid rapid growth in the teen and adult driver's education market in Illinois, Top Driver announced the company completed the acquisition of Drive Home Safe Driving School located in Geneva, Illinois. Drive Home Safe Driving School teaches safety with every course they offer.
buyer: Top Driver
Top Driver is the Midwest's Premier Driving School with over 40 locations. Since its inception in 2003, it has provided more driver lessons and education classes than any Midwest competitor. Top Driver equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become intelligent drivers. "
target: Drive Home Safe Driving School
Drive Home Safe Driving School is a driving school located in Illinois. It was founded and operated by a retired veteran police officer, Dennis Harper. Drive Home Safe Driving School teaches safety with every course they offer. All instructors are trained by Law Enforcement Professionals.
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announced 10/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

MegaStudy, will acquire ST Unitas Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Megastudy, a provider of online and offline educational services in South Korea, will acquire ST Unitas, an EduTech company in South Korea. ST Unitas offers a study app that helps students to pass their university entrance exams. The company also operates educational institutions for English, Chinese and Japanese language learning, and job hunting.
buyer: MegaStudy (KOSDAQ:A215200:$493.95)
Megastudy provides online and offline educational services in South Korea. Megastudy offers educational services for elementary, secondary, and higher education. They also provide adult education services to help people pass civil service exams. "
target: ST Unitas Co. Ltd.
ST Unitas is an EduTech company in South Korea. ST Unitas' CONECTS app is a leading study app that helps students to study better and pass their university entrance exams. The company also operates educational institutions for English, Chinese, and Japanese language learning, and job hunting.
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closed 9/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Audax Group, acquired DISA Global Solutions

synopsis: Audax Private Equity announced the acquisition of DISA Global Solutions, Inc., a leading tech-enabled provider of employee screening, compliance, and workplace health & safety solutions, from Court Square Capital Partners.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $30 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. "
target parent: Court Square Capital Partners
target: DISA Global Solutions
DISA Global Solutions, Inc. is a leading tech-enabled provider of employee screening, compliance, and workplace health & safety solutions.
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IXL Learning, acquired Emmersion Learning

synopsis: IXL Learning, developer of personalized learning products used by millions of people worldwide, has acquired Emmersion, the Utah-based leader in certifying language ability through artificial intelligence. Emmersion's platform has conducted millions of automated assessments for corporate and educational institutions.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Emmersion Learning
Founded in 2015, Emmersion is a rapidly growing technology company located in Lehi, Utah. With a mission to close the global communication gap, the company focuses on helping organizations be smarter with their global language strategy.
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announced 7/27/2022 via Company Press Release

NOVA Holdings, will acquire Gaba Corporation

synopsis: NOVA Holdings, an education company in Japan, will acquire Gaba Corporation from Nichii Gakkan, a medical services company in Japan. Gaba is Japan’s premier provider of one-to-one English instruction. Gaba's one-to-one sessions enables them to provide their clients with tailored lessons and ensures progress towards their English language goals.
buyer: NOVA Holdings
NOVA Holdings is an education company in Japan. NOVA Holdings focuses on providing a wide-range of educational services to support the future of their children and communities. They operate English learning schools, tutoring schools, nurseries, and more. "
target parent: Nichii Gakkan
target: Gaba Corporation
Gaba Corporation is Japan’s premier provider of one-to-one English instruction. Gaba specializes in supporting adult learners. Their one-to-one sessions enables them to provide their clients with tailored lessons and ensures steady progress towards their English language goals.
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closed 6/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kafqa Academy, acquired VERB Studio

synopsis: Kafqa Academy, an online performing arts institution based in India, has acquired VERB Studio, an online dance academy in India. VERB aims to make dance learning accessible to everyone. The company connects users with experienced instructors to help them achieve their dance goals. Their platform allows users to stream classes from any device.
buyer: Kafqa Academy
Kafqa Academy is an online performing arts institution based in India. Kafqa provides online classes to help people nurture their creative expression. They offer classes for western singing, bollywood singing, guitar, hip hop dancing, public speaking, and more. "
target: VERB Studio
VERB Studio is an online dance academy in India. VERB aims to make dance learning accessible to everyone. The company connects users with well-respected and experienced instructors to help them achieve their dance goals. Their platform allows users to stream classes from any device.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Afinum Management GmbH, acquired Fishing-King GmbH

synopsis: Afinum, a German investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Fishing-King, the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
buyer: Afinum Management GmbH
Afinum is a German investment firm. Afinum invests in small- and medium-sized companies and is one of the leading mid-cap investment firms in the German-speaking region. They strengthen and develop leading companies to make good things even better. "
target: Fishing-King GmbH
Fishing-King is the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
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closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Gympass, acquired Trainiac

synopsis: Gympass, the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platform, has acquired Trainiac, an online personal training company. Trainiac's mission is to make exercising a part of people's lifestyle. Their platform and app connects people with vetted, certified personal trainers for virtual one-on-one coaching sessions.
buyer: Gympass
Gympass is a discovery platform that empowers companies to engage their workforce in physical activity by providing access to the largest global network of workout facilities. Gympass is currently active across 14 countries and boasts more than 2,000 clients and over 50,000 gym or studio partners. "
target: Trainiac
Trainiac is an online personal training company. Trainiac's mission is to make exercising a part of people's lifestyle. Their platform and app connects people with vetted, certified personal trainers for virtual one-on-one coaching sessions.
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closed 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired TakeLessons

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired TakeLessons, the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: TakeLessons
TakeLessons is the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography.
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ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH, acquired Academy Fahrschulen

synopsis: ECM Equity Capital Management, an independent, growth-oriented private equity firm in Germany, has acquired a majority stake in Academy Fahrschulen, the largest association of independent driving schools in Germany. Academy Fahrschulen provides high quality training services for manual and automatic vehicles at over 250 locations across Germany.
buyer: ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH
ECM is an independent, growth-oriented private equity firm in Germany focused on mid-sized enterprises (Mittelstand). They invest in companies that are leaders in their respective niche with the objective of further developing them in partnership with management teams and entrepreneurs. "
target: Academy Fahrschulen
Academy Fahrschulen is the largest association of independent driving schools in Germany. Academy Fahrschulen operates driving schools in over 250 locations across Germany. Their schools provide high quality training services for manual and automatic vehicles.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Zelnick Media Capital, will acquire Second City

synopsis: Chicago’s famed comedy theater The Second City is reportedly close to a deal that would see it sold to a private equity firm, ZMC. The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
buyer: Zelnick Media Capital
Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a leading private equity firm that seeks to identify and invest in companies in the media & communications sector which can benefit from ZMC's industry expertise, management experience and investment acumen. "
target: Second City
The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

IXL Learning, purchased Languages Division from Rosetta Stone Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, a leading provider of digital education solutions and a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has divested Rosetta Stone’s Languages division to ​IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone's Languages division uses innovative digital solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Under its brand, Rosetta Stone provides technology-based language solutions to individual customers, schools and businesses globally.
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closed 11/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Corsair, acquired Gamer Sensei

synopsis: Corsair Gaming, Inc, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, has acquired Gamer Sensei, the world’s biggest esports coaching platform. Gamer Sensei connects gamers of all skill levels, from rookies to aspiring professionals, with experienced coaches who are more than just top gamers - they’re great teachers.
buyer: Corsair (CRSR:$1,702.37)
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting. "
target: Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei is the world's most popular competitive coaching platform for players who want to win more in their favorite games. Gamer Sensei coaches are among the best esports players in the world, all vetted through a rigorous, multi-step application process.
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closed 10/23/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Cemtrex, acquired Virtual Driver Interactive

synopsis: Cemtrex Inc., a technology company driving innovation in Internet of Things (IoT), security, machine vision & artificial intelligence, and augmented & virtual reality, has acquired Virtual Driver Interactive (“VDI”), a California based provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions.
buyer: Cemtrex (CETX:$43.67)
Cemtrex is a leading multi-industry technology company that is driving innovation in markets such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR), and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision (AI & CV). "
target: Virtual Driver Interactive
Virtual Driver Interactive is a provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions. Training programs include Driving EssentialsXE, a console-based teen driver training program using Xbox & PS4, One Simple Decision, a deterrent to distracted or impaired driving, among others.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, purchased WSE Vietnam from Wall Street English

synopsis: London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) has completed the acquisition of Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam, an English language training (ELT) in Vietnam. Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong.
buyer: Myanmar Strategic Holdings (LSE:SHWE:$5.35)
With headquarters in both Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar Strategic Holdings (“MSH”) is an operator and developer of a fast-growing portfolio of businesses aimed at creating opportunities for investors to gain exposure to one of the world’s final frontier markets: Myanmar. "
seller parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
seller: Wall Street English
Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong. Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
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0.0x
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

ProsToYou Tennis, LLC, acquired TopNotch Tennis

synopsis: ProsToYou Tennis (PTY) announces the acquisition of TopNotch Tennis (TNT). TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area. TopNotch strives to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport!
buyer: ProsToYou Tennis, LLC
ProsToYou Tennis offers innovative tennis programs curated for kids and for adults. From group classes and private instruction, to tennis camps and birthday parties, they are committed to improving kids’ skills, confidence, and social fluency - both on and off the court! "
target: TopNotch Tennis
TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area. TopNotch strives to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport!
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closed 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

East Ridge Country Club, will acquire The David Toms Academy

synopsis: East Ridge Country Club has agreed to purchase The David Toms Academy from the David Toms Foundation. The David Toms Academy, or 265, is a World Class Instruction and Training Facility for golfers of all skill levels. They offer training for beginners all the way to experts trying to keep their skills at peak performance.
buyer: East Ridge Country Club
Founded in 1955, East Ridge Country Club has become a leader of the private golf and country clubs of Louisiana, with championship golf and tennis facilities, private pool facilities and renowned social functions and activities. "
target parent: David Toms Foundation
target: The David Toms Academy
David Toms Academy, or 265, is a World Class Instruction and Training Facility for golfers of all skill levels. They offer training for beginners all the way to experts trying to keep their skills at peak performance.
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