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Totara Learning Expands Partner Network in North America with Ken Cook Co.
December 9, 2015

Totara Learning is pleased to announce that Ken Cook Co. has joined our global partner network.

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Gartner Acquires Capterra
September 25, 2015

Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, today announced the acquisition of Capterra, a privately-held company based in Arlington, VA.

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BrightStreamTV Launches New Learning Platform to Empower Educators
August 25, 2015

BrightStreamTV Allows Educators the Opportunity to Break Away from Old Methodologies and Use Technology to Create a New Way to Learn.

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LinkedIn to Acquire lynda.com
April 9, 2015

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals.

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LINE to be acquired by Learning Technologies Group plc
April 9, 2014

LINE will join Epic to form the UK market leader in the e-learning custom content market, and the combined company will have the requisite size, scope and reach to deliver complex, global learning solutions.

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HR Software Acquisitions Continue as Infor Buys PeopleAnswers
January 8, 2014

A spate of acquisitions in the human relations technology market continued on Wednesday, as software giant Infor said it had acquired …

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Exclusive: E-learning company Skillsoft seeks $2 billion sale: sources Reuters
January 7, 2014

(Reuters) – Skillsoft Ltd is exploring a sale that it hopes will value the private equity-owned provider of educational software to businesses at around $2 …

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City & Guilds acquires Kineo Pacific
October 31, 2013

City & Guilds has acquired Kineo Pacific, a company based in New Zealand which partners with employers to help them improve performance through learning and technology. This follows City & Guilds’ acquisition of Kineo in December 2012, which was recently re-launched as City & Guilds Kineo in September 2013.

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Gilfus Ventures takes on Blackboard, Instructure with Adrenna purchase, announced at Educause 2013.
October 16, 2013

Bill Flook Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal
Bill Flook, covers the DC technology scene for Business Journal

From the article:
District-based Gilfus Venture Partners has acquired Adrenna, part of an ambitious plan to rival learning management system (LMS) powerhouses like Blackboard, Desire2Learn and Instructure.

The move is the first of its kind for the firm, founded by Stephen Gilfus, himself no stranger to the LMS market. Gilfus co-founded CourseInfo LLC, which merged with Blackboard LLC in 1998 to form Blackboard Inc., a company that over the next few years would establish itself as the dominant learning management system provider in higher ed.

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Riverside Co. has purchased Corporate Training Technologies LLC
September 3, 2013

Private equity firm the Riverside Co. has purchased Corporate Training Technologies LLC to add to portfolio company OnCourse Learning, in its fourth deal announced this week.
Norristown, Pa.-based Corporate Training, which does business as BankersEdge, provides regulatory, employment and leadership training for bank and credit union workers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal will expand OnCourse’s regulatory compliance assets.

In November, Riverside purchased Digital University, an online bank and credit union regulatory-compliance training tool, to add to OnCourse. In September 2012, the firm bought CompuTaught, which was also added to OnCourse.

Waukesha, Wisc.-based OnCourse provides training and learning tools for the financial services, real estate and information technology industries.

Riverside, headquartered in Cleveland and New York, has more than $3.5 billion assets under management and has completed more than 300 acquisitions. Riverside picked up Rutland Plastics Inc., Kygen Co., and sold AIA Corp. in the same week as the Corporate Training acquisition. The firm was named Mergers & Acquisitions’ Private Equity Firm of the Year for 2012. For more on Riverside, see “Riverside on a Roll.”

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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion
May 19, 2013

The board of Yahoo agreed on Sunday to buy the popular blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday, a signal of how the company plans to reposition itself as the technology industry makes a headlong rush into social media.

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Infor to Acquire Certpoint
March 4, 2013

NEW YORK, NY
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc. (CERTPOINT). Based in Roslyn Heights, New York, CERTPOINT is widely regarded as an innovative provider of SaaS-based learning management software (LMS) and learning content management software (LCMS).

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NetDimensions Acquires eHealthCareIT, Launches Healthcare Division
March 1, 2013

Hong Kong
NetDimensions has acquired eHealthcareIT in line with its strategy to become a premier global provider for talent management solutions for highly-regulated industries

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Saba Software Announces Leadership Transition
March 1, 2013

Bracknell, U.K
Bobby Yazdani Steps Down and Chief Operating Officer Shawn Farshchi Named Interim CEO; Bill Russell Named Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

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Desire2Learn Acquires Predictive Analytics Technology Company
January 24, 2013

Canadian ed tech company Desire2Learn has acquired Degree Compass, a course recommendation engine developed at Austin Peay State University with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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MasteryConnect announces a $4.125 million Series A round of funding led by Catamount Ventures
January 20, 2013

With $4.1M In New Funding, MasteryConnect Wants To Give Teachers A Better Way To Track Student Progress.

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LawLogix Receives Capital from PNC Riverarch Capital
January 8, 2013

LawLogix Group, Inc., the leader in I-9 Compliance, E-Verify and Immigration Case Management Software, announced today that it has received financial investments from PNC Riverarch Capital and Akoya Capital Partners.

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NEW REPORT: Current Practices in 360 Degree Feedback
January 7, 2013

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Tutor.com Acquired by Leading Media Company IAC
January 7, 2013

IAC today announced the company has completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution.

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Deloitte Acquires Bersin & Associates
January 3, 2013

Deloitte has acquired substantially all of the assets of Oakland, Calif.-based Bersin & Associates, LLC, a leading provider of research-based membership programs and advisory services in the human resources (HR), talent and learning market.

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Korn/Ferry International to acquire PDI Ninth House
December 6, 2012

PDI Ninth House has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Korn/Ferry International, the leading global provider of executive recruitment and talent management solutions.

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Appirio announces intent to acquire Knowledge Infusion
October 8, 2012

Appirio today announced its intent to acquire Knowledge Infusion, which will create the world’s largest cloud-powered Human Capital Management (HCM) consultancy.

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Skillsoft Acquires MindLeaders
September 10, 2012

MindLeaders to Complement Skillsoft’s Capabilities for Serving Global Compliance and Certification Markets.

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IBM Acquires Kenexa Corporation
August 27, 2012

Today, IBM announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kenexa Corporation, a developer of integrated talent acquisition and talent management solutions for businesses.

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HR.com Announces Successful Start to Technology Enabled Learning Online Accreditation Program
March 22, 2012

Dan Cox Comments on Accreditation Program from the Institute for Human Resources

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Oracle acquires Taleo
February 9, 2012

An announcement was made today that Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ:TLEO) for $46.00 per share or approximately $1.9 billion, net of Taleo’s cash and debt. Taleo is a leading provider of cloud-based talent management, which helps organizations attract, develop, and retain human capital, improving organizations’ performance and increasing their growth.

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Kenexa acquires OutStart
February 6, 2012

Kenexa (NYSE:KNXA) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately-held OutStart. Subject to customary conditions, including stockholder consent, the transaction is expected to close shortly. Kenexa is a global provider of business solutions for human resources; ultimately, Kenexa expects this acquisition to expand their reach into the e-learning market, enabling them to provide a broader and deeper offering of talent management solutions. OutStart is a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (Saas) e-learning solutions.

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Merger of LearnKey, LearnCast and Predix
February 1, 2012

LearnKey Inc., LearnCast, Inc., and Predix, Inc., announced that the three companies were merging into one, Better Learning Systems, Inc (BLS). The combined resources of the three organizations will allow BLS to provide personalized, rapid learning and publishing solutions via premium video courseware content, behavioral learning systems, and learning technology platforms

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COX Featured in Brilliant Results Magazine!
February 1, 2012

COX eLearning Consultants Predicts Industry-wide Launch of Mobile Learning

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Peoplefluent acquires Strategia
January 31, 2012

Peoplefluent™ has announced the acquisition of Strategia Communications, one of its Learning partners. Peoplefluent is one of the e-learning industry’s providers of Talent Management Solutions. Strategia, based in Canada, is a Learning Management Solutions company, which features a modern Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. The acquisition will expand Peoplefluent’s Talent Management experience and capability to one of the broadest and deepest available in a single, integrated offering.

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