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closed 9/14/2022 via GlobeNewswire

K2 University, acquired Focus on Force

synopsis: K2 University, a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training, announced its acquisition of Focus on Force, a company specialising in training and certifications across the Salesforce ecosystem. Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
buyer parent: K2 Partnering Solutions Ltd.
buyer: K2 University
K2 University is a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training. K2 University is the exclusive Salesforce Trailhead Academy Authorised Training Providers in Brazil, Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "
target: Focus on Force
Focus on Force is a market-leading online platform supporting learning and certifications in the Salesforce ecosystem. Since its launch in 2014, Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

EdCast, acquired Leapest

synopsis: EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, announced the acquisition of Rotterdam-based Leapest. Founded in 2017, Leapest hosts three integrated training resource marketplaces on one platform, featuring over 5,000 learning products and instructors from all over the world.
buyer: EdCast
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits. "
target: Leapest
Leapest is a corporate training ecosystem and a B2B Marketplace for training resources including courseware, eLearning, business simulations, certifications and instructor service. Their current catalog features key topics in IT training.
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 9/15/2013 via Washington Post

U.S. Boston Capital Corporation, acquired Tech 2000, Inc.

synopsis: An investment group led by Washington entrepreneur S. Tien Wong and U.S. Boston Capital has acquired Tech 2000, a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software.
buyer: U.S. Boston Capital Corporation
U.S. Boston Capital provides wealth management services to their clients by forming lasting relationships built on trust, respect, and thoughtful advice. U.S. Boston has been offering strategic perspective, personalized service, and sophisticated investment management and opportunities. "
target: Tech 2000, Inc.
Tech 2000 is a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software. Tech 2000 began as a traditional “books and classroom” corporate training business, with instructors delivering technology training from company-operated classrooms.
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closed 3/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired Gtslearning

synopsis: CompTIA, the leading trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, has acquired gtslearning, an award-winning developer and supplier of learning resources, including printed and online courseware and learning materials and online practice labs for IT certification exams.
buyer: CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the technology professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the global economy. "
target: Gtslearning
Gtslearning is a UK-based award-winning developer and supplier of learning resources, including printed and online courseware and learning materials and online practice labs for IT certification exams.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
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closed 7/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Train Simple

synopsis: Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, has acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. Creative professionals and top companies like Disney, GE and DreamWorks use Train Simple to learn industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and more.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. "
target: Train Simple
Train Simple is an Adobe Authorized Training Center specializing in self-paced training for creatives. A subscription to Train Simple offers access to high-quality video training on all of Adobe's products and web technologies. New courses and updates are added each month to all of their members.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

OneTrust LLC, acquired Privacy Core

synopsis: OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and third-party risk technology platform announced its acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core e-learning solution, an online solution that is designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: International Association of Privacy Professionals
target: Privacy Core
Privacy Core e-learning helps clients train their enterprise in privacy essentials. With an ever-expanding library of content-rich subject matter, this affordable, SCORM-compliant online solution is specifically designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4 (KNBE:$246.30)
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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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 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CERS Group, acquired Ad Verum

synopsis: The CERS Group, a Brazilian company that specializes in online education, has acquired Ad Verum Soporte Educacional, a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources.
buyer: CERS Group
The CERS Group is a Brazilian company that specializes in online education. The group offers courses for legal careers, public examinations, Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations, and post-graduate examinations. CERS has helped over 800,000 students prepare for their exams. "
target: Ad Verum
Ad Verum Suporte Educacional is a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources to help students pass their exams.
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$4.24
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Pass Perfect

synopsis: CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Pass Perfect, the leading provider of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") license exam training to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company. "
target: Pass Perfect
Pass Perfect is a leading provider of FINRA licensing exam training to the financial services industry. Founded in 1988, Pass Perfect has successfully trained over 1 million securities professionals with its proprietary FINRA exam preparation solutions.
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, acquired Acadomia

synopsis: IK Investment Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Domia Group, owner of Acadomia. Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online) in France.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a private equity advisory group with Nordic roots. Focused on investing in companies with strong underlying potential, they are proud to support the IK Funds as they partner with management teams and investors to grow businessess. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: Acadomia
French Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online). Acadomia has innovated to offer quality learning experiences to more than 1 million families across different geographies, backgrounds, and subjects.
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closed 9/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired GATE Academy Learning Private Limited

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired GATE Academy, an online exam preparation platform in India. GATE Academy enables people to prepare for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam at their own pace and convenience. They also offer preparatory courses for SSC-JE/AE, PSU, and ESE/IES.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: GATE Academy Learning Private Limited
GATE Academy is an online exam preparation platform in India. GATE Academy enables people to prepare for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam at their own pace and convenience. They also offer preparatory courses for SSC-JE/AE, PSU, and ESE/IES.
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closed 4/5/2021 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired CPMI Professional Development, Inc.

synopsis: CeriFi, a diversified education, training and certification provider, has acquired CPMI Professional Development, Inc., a leading provider of insurance pre-licensing and continuing education courses. CPMI's online courses provide a full suite of e-learning textbooks, videos, and test simulation programs.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training, and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi covers financial analysis, financial crime, financial planning, risk management, insurance, and securities. "
target: CPMI Professional Development, Inc.
CPMI Professional Development, Inc. is a leading provider of insurance pre-licensing and continuing education courses. CPMI helps insurance agents and agent candidates pass their exams. Their online courses provide a full suite of e-learning textbooks, videos, and test simulation programs.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Handa Ka Funda

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired Handa Ka Funda, a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a question database to help people pass their exams.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Handa Ka Funda
Handa Ka Funda is a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and various other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a huge question database to help people pass their exams.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

PDH Academy LLC, acquired XPrep Learning Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: PDH Academy, a provider of regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades, has acquired XPrep Learning Solutions to provide market-leading professional education and workforce solutions to professionals in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades.
buyer: PDH Academy LLC
PDH Academy provides regulatory training and certification to professionals and companies in real estate, healthcare, and specialized trades. The mission of PDH Academy is to help professionals start, manage, and advance their careers. "
target: XPrep Learning Solutions, Inc.
XPrep Learning Solutions provides online test preparation solutions to veterinary, veterinary technician, optometry, and dental hygiene students. Thousands of professionals have relied on VetPrep, VetTechPrep, OptoPrep, and HygienistPrep to pass their professional board exams.
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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC, acquired Sarah Michelle NP Reviews

synopsis: Blueprint Prep, a premier education company focused on support for lifelong professional advancement and test preparation in the medical field, announced the acquisition of Sarah Michelle NP Reviews, a leading provider of courses and training resources for aspiring nurse practitioners.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Blueprint Prep is the leading platform for high-stakes test prep in the U.S., offering live and self-paced online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials, and application consulting services for pre-law, pre-med, and medical school students. "
target: Sarah Michelle NP Reviews
Sarah Michelle NP Reviews is a leading provider of courses and training resources for aspiring nurse practitioners. Sarah Michelle NP Reviews has garnered acclaim within the specialty for the resources it has developed to help students prepare for the ANCC and AANP exams.
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closed 9/14/2022 via GlobeNewswire

K2 University, acquired Focus on Force

synopsis: K2 University, a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training, announced its acquisition of Focus on Force, a company specialising in training and certifications across the Salesforce ecosystem. Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
buyer parent: K2 Partnering Solutions Ltd.
buyer: K2 University
K2 University is a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training. K2 University is the exclusive Salesforce Trailhead Academy Authorised Training Providers in Brazil, Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "
target: Focus on Force
Focus on Force is a market-leading online platform supporting learning and certifications in the Salesforce ecosystem. Since its launch in 2014, Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
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closed 9/14/2022 via GlobeNewswire

K2 University, acquired Focus on Force

synopsis: K2 University, a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training, announced its acquisition of Focus on Force, a company specialising in training and certifications across the Salesforce ecosystem. Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
buyer parent: K2 Partnering Solutions Ltd.
buyer: K2 University
K2 University is a global leader in IT training and certified provider of Salesforce training. K2 University is the exclusive Salesforce Trailhead Academy Authorised Training Providers in Brazil, Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "
target: Focus on Force
Focus on Force is a market-leading online platform supporting learning and certifications in the Salesforce ecosystem. Since its launch in 2014, Focus on Force has served more than 100,000 individuals and built an A-list network of corporate clients.
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announced 9/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

BTS Group AB, will acquire Netmind

synopsis: BTS GROUP AB, a leading global strategy implementation firm, has agreed to acquire Netmind SL. based in Barcelona, Spain. Netmind was founded in 1987 with a mission to empower IT teams to drive the digital strategy of their organizations.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$189.65)
BTS is a leading global strategy implementation firm headquartered in Stockholm. BTS focuses on the people side of strategy, working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver results. "
target: Netmind
For more than 30 years, Netmind has a been focused on training and promoting digital business through IT people. Services include IT management training, IT talent empowerment, IT culture transformation and IT agility and improvement.
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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 (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 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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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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Cengage Learning, will acquire InfoSec Institute Inc.

synopsis: Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, will acquire Infosec, a leading cybersecurity education provider. With this acquisition, Cengage Group will expand into the cybersecurity professional training market and meaningfully increase the size of its rapidly growing Workforce Skills business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: InfoSec Institute Inc.
Infosec is a leading cybersecurity education company helping IT and security professionals advance their careers and empowering employees to be cyber-safe at work and home. Its mission is to equip individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to confidently outsmart cybercrime.
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$191
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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:$307.61)
Amadeus FiRe is a specialised personnel service provider in Germany. Amadeus FiRe offers specialist temporary staffing, permanent placement and interim management services. They provide professionals and executives in the fields of accounting, office, banking and IT. "
target: Gesellschaft für Network Training
Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN) is a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
price ($mm)
$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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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 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 9/29/2021 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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$33
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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:$2,638,452.00)
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo. Their emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. "
target: Wizardsgroup
Wizardsgroup is a leading Information Technology Organization that provides world-class solutions and services to enable their customers achieve their business objectives. They have been the partner of choice of over 1,000 customers in the delivery of business, learning and outsourcing solutions.
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Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: DL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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China Education Alliance, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
551
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A215200
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MegaStudy
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EBITDA ($mm)
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CL Educate Limited
CL Educate Limited
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Al-Khaleej Training & Education
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EBITDA ($mm)
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AtmanCo
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