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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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closed 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Artemys Groupe, acquired AJS Formation

synopsis: Artemys, supported by Andera Partners, takes a position in the professional training segment by acquiring AJS Formation, which becomes Artemys Academy. AJS Formation is an organization based in France specializing in certification training at home, offering 100% online e-training around 4 themes: Office automation, Digital, Languages, Business.
buyer: Artemys Groupe
Based in France, Artemys Groupe is a benchmark player in the IT infrastructure, End-User Services, networks and digital market. Artemys Groupe is present throughout the life cycle of IT projects. "
target: AJS Formation
Founded in 2020, AJS Formation is an organization based in France specializing in certification training at home, offering 100% online e-training around 4 themes: Office automation, Digital, Languages, Business.
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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announced 7/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Simplilearn

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading online learning ‘bootcamp’ based in India offering digital skills training and courses to working professionals all over the world.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $649 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Simplilearn
Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp and one of the world’s leading certification training providers. They partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.
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$250
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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:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
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$224
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$59
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1.3x
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4.8x
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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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 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 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:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,715 [$3,885]
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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 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:$1,088.07)
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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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
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$70
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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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announced 6/29/2022 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire EduBrite

synopsis: Linkedin will acquire EduBrite, a platform that specializes in creating, hosting and deploying professional certificates. By integrating EduBrite’s rigorous certification assessment engine into its learning platform, Linkedin will be able to better test and verify the skills people have to help them grow in their careers.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with more than 830 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. LinkedIn leads a diversified business with revenues from membership subscriptions, advertising sales and recruitment solutions. "
target: EduBrite
EduBrite is a privately held technology start-up. EduBrite provides a SaaS-based online learning platform that enables businesses and training institutes to deliver end-to-end training solutions to their employees, partners and customers.
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closed 3/4/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowBe4, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: KnowBe4, a provider of the leading security awareness platform, has acquired MediaPRO, a security and privacy training solutions company. The acquisition enables KnowBe4 to provide its customers with an abundance of engaging privacy and compliance training content that will benefit their organizations.
buyer: KnowBe4 (KNBE:$207.12)
KnowBe4, provider of the leading security awareness platform. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. "
target parent: Frontier Growth
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO is a security and privacy training solutions company. The company offers engaging, flexible, out-of-the-box training courses that are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line.
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closed 10/2/2019 via BusinessWire

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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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

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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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

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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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

HackEDU, acquired Security Journey

synopsis: HackEDU, a global provider of unmatched secure coding training for developers, announced the acquisition of Security Journey, a leader in application security education located in Raleigh, NC.
buyer: HackEDU
HackEDU is a developer-focused secure coding training platform that teaches them how to find, fix, and prevent vulnerabilities by coding in a live virtual sandbox environment. "
target: Security Journey
Security Journey is the leader in application security education using security belt programs. They guide clients - many in tech, healthcare, and finance - through the process of building long-term, sustainable application security culture at all levels of their organizations.
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closed 2/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

TitanHQ, acquired Cyber Risk Aware Limited

synopsis: TitanHQ, the leading cybersecurity SaaS business, announced their acquisition of Cyber Risk Aware. Established in 2016, Cyber Risk Aware is a global leader in security awareness and mitigation of human cyber risk, assisting companies to help their staff protect the company network. 
buyer: TitanHQ
TitanHQ is a 20-year-old multi-award-winning cybersecurity business. They protect end users for over 8,500 businesses and 2,500 MSP partners. Their secure platform protects your users from malware, ransomware, phishing, viruses, botnets and other end user compromises. "
target: Cyber Risk Aware Limited
Established in 2016, Cyber Risk Aware is a global leader in security awareness and mitigation of human cyber risk, assisting companies to help their staff protect the company network. Leading global businesses that trust Cyber Risk Aware include Standard Charter, Glen Dimplex and Invesco.
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

BoxPhish Ltd, acquired Purplephish

synopsis: Boxphish, a Leeds-based leading cyber awareness and training company, has acquired competitor Purplephish. Headquartered in Manchester, Purplephish is a cybersecurity company that provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
buyer: BoxPhish Ltd
Based in the UK, Boxphish is a leading player in the Cyber Awareness Market, delivering thousands of simulations and education journeys every month. The company provides a SaaS-based automated solution that covers phishing simulations, training resources and modules, reporting & analytics, and more."
target: Purplephish
Based in the UK, Purplephish empowers users to prevent cyber attacks via security awareness training and real-world phishing simulations. The company provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
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closed 7/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

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:$277.83)
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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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

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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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

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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closed 11/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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:$4,198.07)
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:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. "
target: Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.
At Wombat Security, their mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene and subsequently change their behaviors to strengthen a organization’s security posture.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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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
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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.
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closed 12/23/2020 via PR Web

INE, acquired Wuvavi

synopsis: INE, the premier provider of technical training for the IT industry, has acquired Wuvavi, a powerful cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform offers training for password security, phishing attacks, and more.
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: Wuvavi
Wuvavi is a cyber security awareness training platform for businesses. Wuvavi is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses protect their business. Their training platform works on any device and offers training for password security, phishing attacks, web browsing and more.
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FISION
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Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
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Lantronix
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Actua Corporation
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Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
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Intershop Communications
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Life on Earth, Inc.
Life on Earth, Inc.
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EBIT ($mm)
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Blockchain Tech LTD
Blockchain Tech LTD
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Manalto Limited
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$0.12
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SEMrush
SEMrush
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$188.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.04
EBIT ($mm)
($2.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
980
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ShareRoot, Inc.
ShareRoot, Inc.
ShareRoot is established in the rapidly growing field of user generated content marketing. It provides businesses such as Costco and McDonald’s franchisees a platform to search, legally acquire, organize and measure the effectiveness of user generated marketing campaigns.
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$0.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.17)
EBIT ($mm)
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Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
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2021
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$13.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.98)
Net Income ($mm)
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