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Acquisition

Learning Pool Makes Strategic US Appointment to Its Leadership Team

Harper WellsDerry (IRL), June 2022 - Learning Pool, a Derry headquartered international leader in learning technology, with offices in the UK and US, recently announced the appointment of Harper Wells as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). Harper takes up this role following the recent acquisition of True Office Learning, a US-based eLearning and analytics company where she was Director of Compliance Insights and Strategy for three years.

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Cross-selling Opportunities

Skillsoft Completes Acquisition of Codecademy

Bosten, MA (USA), April 2022 – Skillsoft Corp., a global leader in corporate digital learning, has announced it has completed its acquisition of Codecademy, a leading online learning platform for technical skills.

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Continuing Confidence

Investors Increase Investment in eLearning Brothers

Park City, UT (USA), February 2022 - RLG Capital and Trinity Investors have announced an additional $54 million investment in learning solutions company eLearning Brothers (eLB), enabling its simultaneous acquisition of industry leaders Rehearsal and Origin Learning. This injection of funds provided eLB with the capital needed to acquire these sector leaders and to recapitalize its debt.

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Footprint in Australia

Docebo Expands APAC Presence with Acquisition of Skillslive

Toronto (CA), February 2022 - Docebo Inc., a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-powered learning suite provider, has announced its acquisition of Skillslive, an educational consulting agency located in Melbourne, Australia, that takes a collaborative approach to align learning pathways with professional development, competencies, compliance, certification, and accreditation.

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Strategic Acquisition

100% of Virtual College Is Acquired by Netex

Carlos Ezquerro, CEO of NetexIlkley (UK), January 2022 - "We are delighted to announce that Virtual College has reached an agreement with Netex, a Spanish technology company specialising in eLearning solutions and listed on the Spanish BME stock market, for them to acquire all the shares in Virtual College." Hannah Brindle, MD, of Virtual College commented, "The entire Virtual College Team is hugely excited about our collaboration with Netex."

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Acquisition in the UK

Semcon Expands in Digital Learning

Derbyshire (UK), January 2022 - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of organisations are discovering that digital learning solutions offer learning that is flexible and targeted to their audiences. Through the acquisition of the UK company Walkgrove, Semcon is expanding its leading offering in digital learning with a local presence in a new geographic market.

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Privately Held Company

Clearlake Capital Completes Acquisition of Cornerstone

Santa Monica, CA (USA), October 2021 - Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in talent management software. The acquisition was announced on 05 August 2021 and was approved by Cornerstone OnDemand shareholders on 12 October 2021. Under the terms of the agreement, Clearlake has acquired the outstanding shares of Cornerstone common stock for $57.50 per share in cash. As a result of the transaction, Cornerstone is now a privately held company, and shares of Cornerstone common stock are no longer listed on the public market.

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Expansion

LTG Completes Acquisition of GP Strategies

London (UK), October 2021 - The acquisition of GP Strategies enables Learning Technologies Group (LTG) to create a leading workforce transformation business focused on learning and talent. The addition of GP Strategies enables expansion of LTG's international footprint, blue-chip client base, and cross-sell strategy. GP Strategies will also provide deep industry expertise, including targeted expansion sectors such as pharma, aerospace, and automotive, as well as capabilities such as leadership development and technical training.

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Will Become a Privately Held Company

Cornerstone to be Acquired by Clearlake for US$5.2 Billion

Santa Monica, CA (USA), September 2021 - Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in talent management software, has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private equity firm. Under the terms of the agreement, Clearlake will acquire the outstanding shares of Cornerstone common stock for $57.50 per share in cash. The transaction has an enterprise value of approximately $5.2 billion.

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TopClass LMS

WBT Systems Announces Its Acquisition by Advanced Solutions

Nashua, NH (USA), September 2021 - WBT Systems and Advanced Solutions International (ASI), two leading global providers of products and services for associations and non-profits, have announced the signing of an agreement for ASI to acquire WBT Systems. WBT Systems's flagship learning platform, TopClass LMS, will join ASI's portfolio of subscription (SaaS) products and services.

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