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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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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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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
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 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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closed 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

KnowledgeNet merged with Firefly Educate,

synopsis: Firefly announced that it has completed its merger with KnowledgeNet, a Phoenix-based leader in Information Technology Education. KnowledgeNet is known among IT professionals as a leading provider of innovative and high-value online certification training.
buyer: Firefly Educate
Firefly was founded on the premise that education is the foundation of technology adoption. Since 2004 they have trained over 300,000 people in more than 16 different languages. Their core services are Content Development, Instructor-Led and Virtual Training Deliveries for Information Technology. "
target: KnowledgeNet
KnowledgeNet provides IT professionals with online, instructor-led IT Certification training. It is the perfect training solution for IT professional looking to advance their career with professional certifications, increase product knowledge or train for a new hardware or software implementation.
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closed 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:$252.00)
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 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 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired The Defence Works

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired The Defence Works, an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$935.03)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: The Defence Works
The Defence Works is an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
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announced 12/16/2014 via PR Newswire

Konrad Group, will acquire BrainStation

synopsis: Konrad Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire BrainStation, a leading technology education institute. Founded in 2012, BrainStation represents the future of digital education, offering courses and training programs spanning web and mobile development, user experience, user interface design, innovation and business.
buyer: Konrad Group
Konrad Group is a leading technology firm with deep capabilities in both the enterprise and consumer technology spaces. They provide strategy, design, development and application management services, with an emphasis on building compelling user experiences. "
target: BrainStation
BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation's part-time courses and workshops combine hands-on, project based learning with online content and an adaptive curriculum.
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closed 6/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Hexagon PPM, acquired Piping Design Online

synopsis: Hexagon’s PPM division announced its acquisition of PipingDesignOnline.com. The website offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software.
buyer parent: Hexagon AB
buyer: Hexagon PPM
Hexagon PPM is the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities. Their clients are empowered to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities. "
target: Piping Design Online
Piping Design Online is a website that offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software. More than 450,000 videos have been viewed at PipingDesignOnline.com by users in 147 countries.
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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 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PopExpert, acquired Online Marketing Institute

synopsis: popexpert, an online marketplace that makes it easy to learn from experts, announced the acquisition of the Online Marketing Institute, a leader in eLearning for individuals, SMBs and corporations that need to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformation.
buyer: PopExpert
PopExpert is a learning marketplace that lets students connect with experts in one-on-one video chats. The site’s premise is simple: users can sign in and search for what they want to learn. "
target: Online Marketing Institute
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) provides marketing professionals with education and training in today’s most in-demand marketing disciplines. Students can learn proven best practices from real world practitioners and industry thought leaders, at their own pace and completely online.
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closed 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired TrainSignal

synopsis: Developer training platform Pluralsight announced that it has acquired Chicago-based TrainSignal, the leading online training resource for serious IT professionals. Pluralsight has become a hub for software developers and IT professionals and a one-stop shop for CTOs and CIOs looking for professional, high-quality, online training.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$252.00)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: TrainSignal
TrainSignal is a Chicago-based company that makes award-winning computer training for IT professionals. TrainSignal work hard every day to produce premium quality computer training designed to give IT pros in-depth knowledge, build hands-on skills and promote career advancement.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Gridiron Capital, LLC, acquired Colibri Group

synopsis: Quad-C Management, Inc., a leading middle market private equity firm, announced it has completed the sale of its investment in Colibri Group, a leading national provider of online learning solutions to licensed professionals in regulated end markets, to Gridiron Capital.
buyer: Gridiron Capital, LLC
Headquartered in New Canaan, CT, Gridiron Capital is a private equity investment firm managed by partners who grew up working in and leading family-owned businesses and can offer valuable operating support and experience to middle market companies. "
target parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
target: Colibri Group
Colibri Group helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by their proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform.
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$252.00)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
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closed 7/21/2020 via Company Press Release

We Know Training, acquired Business Career College

synopsis: We Know Training, a provider of online training solutions, announced that it has successfully acquired Business Career College (BCC), Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries.
buyer: We Know Training
We Know Training operates under the business model of delivering training that matters and making online training more accessible, more reliable, and more secure than ever. Over 900 companies and 10 million+ learners have trusted We Know Training with their full-service online training solutions. "
target: Business Career College
Business Career College (BCC) is Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries. Founded in 1997, BCC works with over 300 financial companies across the country delivering numerous training and certification programs.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RBA International

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired RBA International (RBA), a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,829.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RBA International
RBA International (RBA) is a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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Rise People, acquired Hazel

synopsis: Canada-based Rise People, a digital people management platform, has acquired Hazel, a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Fully integrated with Slack, Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
buyer: Rise People
Rise People is Canada’s first and only all-in-one people management platform. Rise offers a modern suite of employee engagement HR, benefits, and payroll solutions that is used by tens of thousands of employees across Canada. "
target: Hazel
Hazel is a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching at scale, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
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Frontier Capital, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: Frontier Capital announced its majority growth equity investment in MediaPRO Holdings, LLC, a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and tech-enabled business services companies.
buyer: Frontier Capital
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and technology enabled business services companies. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions or generate shareholder liquidity. "
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO Holdings is a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. MediaPRO, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, works with many Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to diminish the human-based security threat through adaptive training.
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Thinkful, Inc., acquired Bloc.io

synopsis: Thinkful, the school that brings high-growth tech careers to people everywhere, announced it has acquired Bloc. Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Bloc.io
Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers. Bloc combines experienced mentors and industry-vetted curriculum to offer students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline coding bootcamp.
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Lynda.com, acquired Compilr

synopsis: lynda.com, an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills, announced that it has acquired Compilr, a software coding and development environment that allows people to learn, write, compile and test code from their browser.
buyer: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have unlimited access to the lynda.com video library. "
target: Compilr
Compilr is a web-based, interactive online code editor. Users can choose to start projects from scratch or import them from GitHub, the most popular source control repository on the web. Compilr brings the familiar look and feel of an IDE to the browser.
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Information Services Group, Inc., acquired Neuralify, LLC

synopsis: Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has acquired Neuralify, a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation adoption across the enterprise.
buyer: Information Services Group, Inc. (III:$264.68)
ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; managed governance and risk services; and more. "
target: Neuralify, LLC
Neuralify is a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption across the enterprise.
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Accomplice, LLC, acquired Spatial Cinematics

synopsis: Accomplice, an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence, has acquired Spatial Cinematics, a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers platforms for virtual reality (VR) training, web-based VR, and augmented reality.
buyer: Accomplice, LLC
Accomplice is an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence. Accomplice unites disciplines including digital product, technology integration and physical fabrication to extend brand storytelling at any digital or physical touchpoint. "
target: Spatial Cinematics
Spatial Cinematics is a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers Brainspace, a virtual reality (VR) training platform; Workroom, a web-based VR platform; and Crayon, a platform for creating and managing augmented reality content.
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CompTIA, acquired metacog

synopsis: CompTIA, the world's leading tech association whose unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day, has acquired Metacog, a company that uses AI to improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA, the world's leading tech association, is a thought leader and an action leader. From their new IT professional association to their leading certification programs, their unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day. "
target: metacog
Metacog’s technology enables much deeper assessment challenges to optimize human learning and performance. They use AI to automatically improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
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eXp World Holdings, acquired VirBELA

synopsis: eXp World Holdings, the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty, announced that it has acquired VirBELA, LLC’s core group of products and services. VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail.
buyer: eXp World Holdings (EXPI:$1,094.32)
eXp World Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty, LLC. eXp Realty LLC provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training, and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its 3-D, fully-immersive, cloud office environment. "
target: VirBELA
VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail. They are based in La Jolla, CA.
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closed 3/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity company, has completed the acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. At Wombat Security, their mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$935.03)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. "
target: Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.
At Wombat Security, their mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene and subsequently change their behaviors to strengthen a organization’s security posture.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Webroot Inc., acquired Securecast

synopsis: Webroot, the market leader in endpoint security, network security, and threat intelligence, acquired the assets of Securecast, a security awareness training platform. Securecast is a fully automated SaaS based Security Awareness platform with engaging training courses and an integrated phishing simulator.
buyer: Webroot Inc.
Webroot delivers endpoint security and network security and threat intelligence services to protect businesses and individuals around the globe. "
target: Securecast
Securecast is a fully automated SaaS based Security Awareness platform with engaging training courses and an integrated phishing simulator that lets people "sign-up and go"​ in minutes.
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announced 3/14/2011 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., will acquire Jambok

synopsis: SuccessFactors has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jambok, the SaaS social learning company that draws on the consumer world's popular web 2.0 tools to offer even easier next generation on-the-fly mobile video creation, sharing, discovery and social networking that enables informal social learning within the workforce.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: Jambok
Jambok is a social learning platform that fits into any learning or collaboration environment. It includes video and podcasting, discussion forums, blogs, and activity feeds, all supported by rich social searching and analytics in a secure, affordable, Software-as-a-Service platform.
price ($mm)
$4.51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

LeapPoint, acquired JumpSeat

synopsis: LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting firm, is excited to announce it has acquired browser-based digital adoption platform, JumpSeat. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts.
buyer: LeapPoint
LeapPoint is a management and technology consulting firm that provides advisory and digital services as well as custom application development. LeapPoint offers a thoughtful blend of resources to bring just the right mix of business acumen and functional expertise to drive enterprise change. "
target: JumpSeat
JumpSeat is a browser-based digital adoption platform. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts. JumpSeat is a browser-based solution allowing it to be utilized across the many different technologies a company has in its stack.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Katacoda

synopsis: O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, announced it has acquired Katacoda, an interactive technology platform for software developers that enables hands-on learning. Katacoda scenarios essentially eliminate the barriers to gaining production-level skills.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
For 40 years, O’Reilly has provided technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed. Their unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise at O’Reilly conferences and through the company’s SaaS-based training and learning solution. "
target: Katacoda
Katacoda.com is an interactive learning and training platform for software developers. Katacoda is an interactive technology platform that enables hands-on learning. Katacoda scenarios essentially eliminate the barriers to gaining production-level skills.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

EC Council, acquired OhPhish Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: EC-Council, world’s leading cybersecurity certification body, announced the completed acquisition of OhPhish Technologies Pvt Ltd. through its subsidiary Shield Alliance International Ltd. OhPhish is a web based portal to test employees’ susceptibility to Social Engineering attacks.
buyer: EC Council
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. "
target: OhPhish Technologies Private Limited
OhPhish is a web based portal to test employees’ susceptibility to Social Engineering attacks. OhPhish is a Phishing Simulation tool which provides the organisation a platform to trigger phishing simulation campaigns on their employees.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mimecast Services Limited, acquired Ataata, Inc.

synopsis: Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, announced it has acquired Ataata, Inc. Ataata is a cyber security training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organizations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees.
buyer: Mimecast Services Limited (MIME:$442.91)
Mimecast makes business email and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company's next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management. "
target: Ataata, Inc.
Ataata is a cyber security training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organizations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Siemens Digital Industries, acquired Vizendo

synopsis: Siemens Digital Industries, a German leader in automation and digitalization, has acquired Vizendo AB, the world’s leading provider of virtual operator training solutions for the automotive manufacturing industry. Vizendo's web-based and mobile solutions turns complex process instructions into easy-to-use, virtual training sessions.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Siemens Digital Industries
Germany-based Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. "
target: Vizendo
Vizendo is the world’s leading provider of virtual operator training solutions for the automotive manufacturing industry. Vizendo turns complex process instructions into easy-to-use, virtual training sessions. Their web-based and mobile solution enables users to provide training at anytime.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Laerdal, will acquire B-line Medical

synopsis: Laerdal Medical, a global leader in medical simulation, skills training, and resuscitation, will acquire B-Line Medical®, a global leader in simulation debriefing, assessment, and management.
buyer: Laerdal
Laerdal Medical, a global leader in medical simulation, skills training, and resuscitation. Healthcare providers and educators trust Laerdal to offer products, services, and solutions that help improve patient outcomes and survivability. "
target: B-line Medical
Focused on the capture, debriefing, and assessment of healthcare training and clinical events, B-Line Medical’s robust, yet easy-to-use web-based solutions are in use at over 500 institutions in 35 countries.
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Pluralsight
Pluralsight
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Speed Commerce, Inc.
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Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
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Manalto Limited
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Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
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Digital Locations
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EBITDA ($mm)
($0.70)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.70)
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Subscribe Technologies Inc.
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($0.56)
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Globo Plc
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$43.39
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$35.60
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ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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New Relic, Inc
New Relic, Inc
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($19.03)
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Ayfie
Ayfie
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