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closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Infotec LLC, purchased training division from Electronic Systems

synopsis: Electronic Systems, a 26-year old Virginia-based company, announced the sale of its training division to Virginia Beach-based Infotec, LLC. The training division had accounted for less than two percent of ESI's annual revenue. Classes will continue as scheduled at the ESI facility.
buyer: Infotec LLC
Infotec is a recognized leader in providing world-class IT training and certification to the information technology industry. Infotec recognizes not all client needs are the same and we are committed to achieving the optimum training solution to meet and exceed each client's unique requirements. "
seller: Electronic Systems
Electronic Systems is the region's largest full-service integrator/office automation company providing total-solutions packages for its customers. The company offers Information Technology Solutions, Digital Copiers, Printer Service and Supplies and Mailing Solutions.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Intensive Business English S.R.L.

synopsis: Learnlight, the global B2B language and skills ed-tech platform backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, has acquired Intensive Business English (IBE), a leading Italian language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language, intercultural and soft skills training to blue chips and international organizations around the world. Learnlight uses a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed. "
target: Intensive Business English S.R.L.
Intensive Business English (IBE) is a leading language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Tessi SA, acquired Proformation

synopsis: Proformation, a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring), has been acquired by Tessi, France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing.
buyer parent: Groupe HLD
buyer: Tessi SA (ENXTPA:TES:$541.51)
Tessi is France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing. Tessi is an international provider of Business Process Services that helps businesses to digitise the customer experience. "
target: Proformation
Proformation is a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring). They offer training in foreign languages, office automation and DTP, management, professional competence, digital technology and outsourced educational services.
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closed 3/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Cirrus Group

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programs. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,730.27)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Cirrus Group
Cirrus is a trusted provider of leadership development, strategic employee engagement, and brand and communications programmes. They work with leading UK and global companies who are dealing with complex challenges in competitive markets.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

AICPA, acquired Business Learning Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) has acquired the Business Learning Institute (BLI) from MACPA. Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide.
buyer: AICPA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). "
target parent: Maryland Association of CPAs
target: Business Learning Institute, Inc.
Business Learning Institute (BLI) is the strategic learning partner and talent management consultancy for organizations worldwide. BLI is a center facilitating the development of competencies and strategic knowledge required for leadership in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

ICS Learn, acquired Acacia Learning Limited

synopsis: ICS Learn Group, the UK’s leading online learning organisation of professional qualifications, has acquired fellow provider Acacia Learning, a learning company founded on a passion to deliver the highest quality and most flexible training programs possible.
buyer parent: Primary Capital Partners LLP
buyer: ICS Learn
ICS Learn, based in Scotland, is an award-winning online learning organisation that provides globally recognised professional qualifications for individuals and businesses. Founded in 1889, they’ve been pioneers in distance learning for more than 130 years. "
target: Acacia Learning Limited
Acacia Learning, based in the United Kingdom, is a learning company founded on a passion to deliver the highest quality and most flexible training programmes possible – ones that make a real difference to learners and employers alike.
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closed 1/27/2021 via PR Newswire

MindEdge, Inc., acquired Acuity Institute

synopsis: Edtech firm MindEdge Learning announced its acquisition of Acuity Institute, a global leader in operational excellence training, coaching, and consulting solutions. With the acquisition of Acuity Institute, MindEdge Learning will expand its footprint in all aspects of online learning.
buyer: MindEdge, Inc.
MindEdge's mission is to improve the way the world learns. With a focus on digital-first learning resources, from academic courseware to professional development courses, MindEdge's approach to best practices in online education focuses on learners' needs, professional development, and more. "
target: Acuity Institute
Acuity Institute has built an excellent reputation for providing its customers with effective Operational Excellence training, coaching, and consulting designed to high standard of expertise. They are leading experts in Lean Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, and Project Leadership curriculums.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

GoRescue Brands, Inc., acquired Shady Grove Tactical, LLC

synopsis: GoRescue Brands, Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of Shady Grove Tactical, LLC, and the hiring of its owner, Jacob Fannin. Shady Grove Tactical has grown to become the largest provider of community CPR, AED, First Aid, and bleeding control training and products in southeast Alabama.
buyer: GoRescue Brands, Inc.
Founded in 1997, GoRescue Brands, Inc. is a family of five lifesaving brands each focused on preparing people to save lives every day. GoRescue specializes in the full deployment of lifesaving products, services, and training for individuals and organizations. "
target: Shady Grove Tactical, LLC
Shady Grove Tactical was launched in Troy, AL, in 2015 by public safety and training professional Jacob Fannin to deliver Stop the Bleed, CPR, First Aid, and AED training across Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
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closed 1/22/2021 via PR Web

BrainStation, acquired Wyncode

synopsis: BrainStation has acquired Wyncode, Florida’s leading coding and user experience (UX) design bootcamp. With the acquisition, BrainStation takes on a leadership position in the Florida digital skills training market, offering a suite of full-time bootcamps including Web Development, UX Design, Data Science, and Digital Marketing.
buyer parent: Konrad Group
buyer: BrainStation
BrainStation is the global leader in digital skills training and workforce transformation, with corporate training, award-winning bootcamps, certificate courses, industry-leading events, and more, both online and at state-of-the-art campuses in cities such as New York, Miami, London, and Vancouver. "
target: Wyncode
Wyncode is a tech training bootcamp immersing students in a demanding and inspiring learning environment engineered to develop successful coders with business acumen. Wyncode has graduated nearly 1,000 students and established itself as the premier provider of digital skills training in Florida.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
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$3,715 [$3,885]
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$376
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closed 12/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Sourcesense S.p.A., acquired MMUL S.r.l.

synopsis: On its tenth anniversary, MMUL Srl has been acquired by Sourcesense SpA. Founded in 2010, MMUL Srl is a company based in Rho (MI) which was created to offer consulting, training and documentation services on Linux systems and other open-source technologies.
buyer: Sourcesense S.p.A. (BIT:SOU:$19.32)
Sourcesense is a company, operating in the IT sector on the Italian and English markets, a leader in cloud-native solutions based on "Open Source" technologies and an ideal partner to face a path of digital evolution. "
target: MMUL S.r.l.
Founded in 2010, MMUL Srl is a company based in Italy which was created to offer consulting, training and documentation services on Linux systems and other open-source technologies.
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$0.76
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closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

BRING IT LLC, acquired Elyzian Corp.

synopsis: Bring IT, a US headquartered business technology consulting firm and a top solution provider in services for Oracle NetSuite, Zendesk, Celigo, Dell Boomi and others, announced that it has completed the merger and acquisition of Elyzian, a company focused on operational excellence and business transformation.
buyer: BRING IT LLC
Bring IT is a 360° business technology consulting firm that helps customers integrate, customize and deploy the right technology that allows them to run an end to end modern value chain. Bring IT provides services to more than 100 customers from start-ups to multi-national corporations. "
target: Elyzian Corp.
Elyzian is a values-based organization that designs and deploys end-to-end business transformation solutions to elevate business performance via change management, executive coaching and capabilities building for operational excellence .
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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
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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$233
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

HeartStart CPR Plus merged with Prime Medical Training,

synopsis: HeartStart CPR Plus has merged with Prime Medical Training, an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus is an AHA training center that offers training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
buyer: Prime Medical Training
Prime Medical Training is an authorized AHA training center that provides CPR training and AED sales and maintenance. Prime focuses on providing continuing education for people from all walks of life. From healthcare professionals, to industrial workers, corporate offices, to churches. "
target: HeartStart CPR Plus
HeartStart CPR Plus is an American Heart Association (AHA) training center. HeartStart CPR Plus offers group and onsite training for CPR, AED, first aid, ACLS, and instructor training. They also provide certification for basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and first aid.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

3Cloud, acquired Pragmatic Works

synopsis: 3Cloud, a leading Microsoft Azure services firm, announced that it has acquired the consulting arm of Pragmatic Works, an award-winning services firm focused on Microsoft’s cloud and data platforms.
buyer: 3Cloud
3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Gold-certified Microsoft Azure technology consulting firm and Azure Expert Managed Services Provider that provides cloud strategy, design, implementation, and managed services to clients across multiple industries. "
target parent: SentryOne
target: Pragmatic Works
Pragmatic Works is a software, consulting and training company that focuses on helping customers optimize their data lifecycle. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
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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 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Eleven Paths, acquired iHackLabs

synopsis: ElevenPaths, a global cybersecurity company, has acquired iHackLabs, a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
buyer parent: Telefonica S.A.
buyer: Eleven Paths
ElevenPaths is a global cybersecurity company that supports their customers with their digital transformation process. ElevenPaths offers products and services for device security, network and application security, cloud and data security, identity access management, and online security. "
target: iHackLabs
iHackLabs is a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity testing and training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snopsis, acquired Elevate Financial Training

synopsis: Snopsis is a technology company focused on helping small business owners overcome their financial challenges, announced the acquisition of Elevate Financial Training, a leader in financial training courses focused on improving profitability and cash flow in businesses.
buyer: Snopsis
Snopsis is a patent-pending Social Financial Platform that will integrate with accounting software like QuickBooks® Online, Xero and Sage. Snopsis clients are small business owners, who are pre-CFO, that need financial guidance. "
target: Elevate Financial Training
Elevate Financial Training offers a variety of courses all focused on boosting profitability and cash flow in businesses. The Elevate Financial Training courses include business financial training, financial analysis training, business cash flow, and more.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
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$224
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$59
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

ON-X Groupe, acquired Chain Accelerator

synopsis: ON-X Groupe, an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration, has acquired Chain Accelerator, the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator's full suite of tailor-made services and solutions include consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
buyer: ON-X Groupe
ON-X Groupe is an independent French consulting group specializing in advisory and digital integration. The firm’s activity is organized in several complementary areas of expertise: Digital Security, Infrastructure and Information Systems, Cloud, Digital Territories and xR (eXtended Reality). "
target: Chain Accelerator
Chain Accelerator is the biggest blockchain accelerator in Europe. Chain Accelerator works across all blockchain verticals and provides a full suite of tailor-made services and solutions, including consulting, events, on-site training courses, and business development & marketing.
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closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Infotec LLC, purchased training division from Electronic Systems

synopsis: Electronic Systems, a 26-year old Virginia-based company, announced the sale of its training division to Virginia Beach-based Infotec, LLC. The training division had accounted for less than two percent of ESI's annual revenue. Classes will continue as scheduled at the ESI facility.
buyer: Infotec LLC
Infotec is a recognized leader in providing world-class IT training and certification to the information technology industry. Infotec recognizes not all client needs are the same and we are committed to achieving the optimum training solution to meet and exceed each client's unique requirements. "
seller: Electronic Systems
Electronic Systems is the region's largest full-service integrator/office automation company providing total-solutions packages for its customers. The company offers Information Technology Solutions, Digital Copiers, Printer Service and Supplies and Mailing Solutions.
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closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Infotec LLC, purchased training division from Electronic Systems

synopsis: Electronic Systems, a 26-year old Virginia-based company, announced the sale of its training division to Virginia Beach-based Infotec, LLC. The training division had accounted for less than two percent of ESI's annual revenue. Classes will continue as scheduled at the ESI facility.
buyer: Infotec LLC
Infotec is a recognized leader in providing world-class IT training and certification to the information technology industry. Infotec recognizes not all client needs are the same and we are committed to achieving the optimum training solution to meet and exceed each client's unique requirements. "
seller: Electronic Systems
Electronic Systems is the region's largest full-service integrator/office automation company providing total-solutions packages for its customers. The company offers Information Technology Solutions, Digital Copiers, Printer Service and Supplies and Mailing Solutions.
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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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closed 5/11/2006 via

The Suggestion Box, Inc., merged with DA Consulting Group

synopsis: DA Consulting Group Inc. has agreed to acquire The Suggestion Box Inc. (SBOX) dba TheAnonymousEmail.com, in an all stock transaction. DACGQ has undergone a 1 for 20 reverse split prior to the acquisition, although not yet reflected in the current trading price. Shareholders of SBOX will end up with control of the company.
buyer: The Suggestion Box, Inc.
The Suggestion Box Inc. dba TheAnonymousEmail.com is a Web site dedicated to allowing e-mails to be sent untraceable and anonymously. Revenues are attained by subscriptions and by businesses looking for a method to discourage theft on the premises. "
target: DA Consulting Group
DACG is a global consulting company based in Houston, Texas, USA. A leader in specialized employee education since 1984, we employ 800 people, and have offices around the world.
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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
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 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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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 1/23/2008 via Company Press Release

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Think Service, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Think Service, Inc. on behalf of CMP Technology. UBM has acquired Think Service from its founder-owners for an initial cash consideration of $24.5 million, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $5 million, payable over the next 12 months.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Think Service, Inc.
Think Service is dedicated to helping IT service and support professionals and their organizations maximize the return on their professional development expenditures. To this end, TSI focuses on establishing industry best practices, developing certification and training programs.
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$25
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$15
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announced 9/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge Network, Inc., will acquire Synergy Professional Services

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology and management professionals, has reached an agreement to acquire Synergy Professional Services. SPS, a privately owned business headquartered in Dubai, provides professional and technical IT skills training and consulting.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Global Knowledge Network, 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. "
target: Synergy Professional Services
Synergy Professional Services is focused on meeting the growing need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expertise in both global and local markets through providing its clients with Consultancy, Training and Education and Technical Support Services.
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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 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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$7.14
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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 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jaz’d Advisors, acquired Wellesley Information Services

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading marketing services and events company focused on enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent site of global SAP users, announced that JAZ’D! Advisors Investment Corporation has acquired 100% of the company.
buyer: Jaz’d Advisors
JAZ’D! is a strategic investment and operating company with significant funding from a portfolio of leading technology and investor industry veteran members. JAZ’D! acquires leading companies focused on the technology user community, research, content, and digital marketing services spaces. "
target parent: UCG
target: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services has a 20-year history of delivering top-quality content that helps individuals and teams strengthen their skills and make the right decisions for their organizations. WIS specializes in SAP users and SAP solutions serving a global audience.
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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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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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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:$21,453.51)
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 (:$375.69)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: TrainSignal
TrainSignal is a Chicago-based company that makes award-winning computer training for IT professionals. TrainSignal work hard every day to produce premium quality computer training designed to give IT pros in-depth knowledge, build hands-on skills and promote career advancement.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 10/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Pluralsight, acquired DevelopIntelligence

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has acquired DevelopIntelligence, a Louisville, Colorado based provider of strategic skills consulting and virtual instructor-led training for IT, software development, and engineering teams at many of the world’s most influential enterprise companies.
buyer: Pluralsight (:$375.69)
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: DevelopIntelligence
DevelopIntelligence designs, delivers, and manages world-class technical learning programs for software development and engineering organizations looking to attract, retain, and grow top technical talent.
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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:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.7x
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SAI Global Limited
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Ashley Services Group Limited
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China Distance Education Holdings Limited
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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BTS Group AB
BTS Group AB
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Franklin Covey Co.
Franklin Covey Co.
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Wilmington plc
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Demos
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$0.52
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Rozetta
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China Chuanglian Education
China Chuanglian Education
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EBITDA ($mm)
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iCollege Ltd.
iCollege Ltd.
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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CAE, Inc.
CAE is a global leader in delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. They design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of their 8,000 employees.
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$2,429.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$418.99
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$246.88
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