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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Surgent, acquired PharmCon

synopsis: Surgent, a Spire Capital Partners portfolio company and leading provider of continuing education and exam preparation courses, has acquired Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc. ("PharmCon"). Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Surgent
Founded in 1985, Surgent provides continuing professional education and exam preparation courses to the accounting and healthcare sectors. Surgent’s services help exam takers become credentialed and satisfy required credit hours. "
target: PharmCon
Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession. Their focus has been on continuing education for physicians and pharmacists, working with the pharmaceutical industry, professional associations, and managed care organizations.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexPhase Capital, acquired Surgent

synopsis: NexPhase Capital, a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments in lower middle market growth-oriented companies, acquired Surgent Professional Education, he largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States.
buyer: NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments between $25 million and $75 million in lower middle market growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, consumer and software and services sectors. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Surgent
Surgent Professional Education is the largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States. It has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad.
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announced 6/16/2016 via PR Web

Evidence In Motion, LLC, will acquire KinetaCore

synopsis: Evidence In Motion (EIM), a company that provides certificate, residency and fellowship programs for physical and occupational therapists, announced a definitive agreement with KinetaCore to become part of the EIM family. KinetaCore is a continuing education company that provides Functional Dry Needling training to manual physical therapists.
buyer: Evidence In Motion, LLC
Evidence In Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company that exists to elevate the role of physical and occupational therapists in health care delivery by providing premiere entry-level and post-professional education programs for rehabilitation professionals. "
target: KinetaCore
KinetaCore is a continuing education company that provides Functional Dry Needling training to manual physical therapists. The courses benefit clinicians who work with patients and athletes suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
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closed 6/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired ACLS

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Emergency Certifications, Inc. (“ACLS"). ACLS provides ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP training via online courses written by licensed physicians who are experts in clinical interventions and protocols provided by the American Heart Association.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. "
target: ACLS
ACLS ("Emergency Certifications") is a leader in American Heart Association based training, offering fast, convenient, and 100% online ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP certification and recertification courses that can be completed in several hours from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired Medic-CE.com

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, and a leading provider of online, career-focused education and professional training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector, has completed the acquisition of Medic-CE.com, LLC, a leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and firefighting professionals.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful. "
target: Medic-CE.com
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Medic-CE.com, LLC provides high-quality, up-to-date courses on a cutting-edge, easy-to-use learning management platform. Tens of thousands of first responders, EMT’s, paramedics, and fire fighters have chosen Medic-CE.
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closed 1/15/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Distance CME

synopsis: OnCourse Learning, provider of workplace solutions and education in the healthcare, real estate and financial services industries, announced the acquisition of Distance CME, a leading provider of education for emergency medical service practitioners. Distance CME offers live, online courses to EMS professionals around the globe.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Distance CME
Distance CME provides live distance learning courses designed to provide quality and convenient education for the busy EMS professional. Their classes meet the NREMT’s requirement for live (VILT) learning – 100% online, 100% live.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Career Step, acquired Code3 CME

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Code3 CME, a provider of EMT, paramedic and critical care transport training.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, a portfolio company of Denver based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers. "
target: Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Praetorian Digital, Inc., acquired Kaplan Fire & EMS Training

synopsis: Praetorian Digital, Inc., the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, announced it has acquired Kaplan’s Fire & EMS online training unit, one of the leading online training companies serving fire and EMS departments nationwide.
buyer: Praetorian Digital, Inc.
Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Praetorian owns and operates websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance, such as PoliceOne.com and FireRescue1.com. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: Kaplan Fire & EMS Training
Kaplan’s EMS training courses feature actual case studies and fast-paced, high-energy videos. The courses are accompanied by interactive training for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters.
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Web

Coverys, acquired Med-IQ

synopsis: Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers, announced the acquisition of Med-IQ, a globally recognized leader in medical education and healthcare quality improvement.
buyer: Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers. Coverys emphasizes proactive risk mitigation and patient safety programs that help clients anticipate, identify, and manage risk. "
target: Med-IQ
Med-IQ, one of the most respected providers of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes- based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC, acquired HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth. "
target: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
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announced 7/29/2015 via Company Press Release

PESI, Inc., will acquire Cross Country Education

synopsis: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Cross Country Education business to PESI, Inc. Cross Country Education (CCE) is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
buyer: PESI, Inc.
Since 1979, Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI Inc.), has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals across the nation. PESI works alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. "
target parent: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
target: Cross Country Education
Cross Country Education (CCE) is leading the way in continuing professional development for healthcare professionals. CCE is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
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closed 1/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

SofTech International Inc., acquired National Medical Education

synopsis: 360training announced it has completed the acquisition of distance education course provider National Medical Education (NME), a San Diego-based provider of continuing education to nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology and imaging techs and clinical lab scientists nationwide.
buyer: SofTech International Inc.
360training.com services over 2500 e-learning partners who together have trained more than 3 million users worldwide. Their integrated strategy of technology, content and service helps organizations and professionals' best manage career, compliance and certification needs. "
target: National Medical Education
National Medical Education is fully committed to becoming the Health Resource Center for the nation. We currently provide exceptional educational programs to the health care professional. Our focus is on the advancement of knowledge, while promoting the elevation of professional practice.
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closed 10/7/2015 via PR Newswire

Cogora, acquired PCM Healthcare Ltd.

synopsis: Cogora, the media and marketing services group, has announced the acquisition of PCM Healthcare, a leading medical education and communications agency. PCM has pioneered novel approaches to deliver healthcare communications and non-promotional medical education that have measurable impact on patient care standards.
buyer: Cogora
Cogora Limited is an integrated media and marketing services company that sits at the heart of a community of 220,000 highly engaged healthcare professionals. They deliver 12 national conference exhibitions each year, as well as more than 100 smaller educational 'road show' events across the UK. "
target: PCM Healthcare Ltd.
PCM Healthcare is a medical education and communications agency: a team of passionate and talented people who develop novel approaches designed with outcomes in mind. PCM has two change-making divisions: PCM Scientific for educational initiatives and Pharmacom Media for medical communications.
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closed 7/25/2017 via PR Newswire

New England Institute of Addiction Studies merged with AdCare Educational Institute,

synopsis: AdCare Educational Institute and the New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) have merged. AdCare develops educational activities for the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. NEIAS provides training to individuals committed to preventing, treating, and supporting recovery from addictive disorders.
buyer: AdCare Educational Institute
AdCare Educational Institute's mission is to advance the awareness, knowledge and skills about the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. They accomplish this through educational activities such as conferences, seminars, in-service training and workforce development activities. "
target: New England Institute of Addiction Studies
Established in 1969 as a private, non-profit organization, the New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) has 48 years of experience providing training to individuals committed to preventing, treating, and supporting recovery from addictive disorders.
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closed 8/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Colibri Group, acquired Western Schools

synopsis: Colibri Group, an online education company with leading brands that provide learning solutions to licensed professionals, announced that the company has acquired Western Schools, a leader in continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Colibri Group
Colibri Group provides leading online learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. "
target: Western Schools
Western Schools is a nationally accredited and approved, widely recognized leader in continuing education for healthcare professionals, offering expert-authored and peer-reviewed courses.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Palo Alto University, acquired CONCEPT Professional Training

synopsis: Palo Alto University (PAU), Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, has acquired Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) Professional Training, a provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
buyer: Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) is dedicated to improving the human condition through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in the fields of psychology and counseling. PAU offers doctorate, master's and bachelor's programs, as well as hands-on clinical training. and more. "
target: CONCEPT Professional Training
CONCEPT Professional Training is a world-class provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
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announced 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

HMP, will acquire Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare

synopsis: HMP, a healthcare event and education company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vendome Healthcare Media to acquire the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare, a provider of education for clinicians, mental health and substance use treatment center executives, public health professionals, & law enforcement.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP
HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. "
target parent: Conversion Venture Capital
target: Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare
Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) is a prominent provider of education for front-line clinicians, mental health and substance use treatment center executives, public health professionals, and law enforcement officials.
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closed 7/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Triad Behavioral Health LLC, acquired Gerry Grossman Seminars

synopsis: Triad Behavioral Health, LLC announces the acquisition of Santa Monica, California based Gerry Grossman Seminars, a leading developer of mental health exam preparation and continuing education courses.
buyer: Triad Behavioral Health LLC
With over 40 years in the marketplace and 120 years of business and industry knowledge, Triad Behavioral Health LLC’s mission is to provide exam preparation, continuing education, and career services to behavioral health individuals, institutions, and organizations. "
target: Gerry Grossman Seminars
Gerry Grossman Seminars offers quality clinical training to mental healthcare associates and licensed professionals regarding timely and relevant topics and to enhance the skills and knowledge of licensed mental health professionals through a wide array of continuing education subjects & platforms.
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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Surgent, acquired PharmCon

synopsis: Surgent, a Spire Capital Partners portfolio company and leading provider of continuing education and exam preparation courses, has acquired Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc. ("PharmCon"). Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Surgent
Founded in 1985, Surgent provides continuing professional education and exam preparation courses to the accounting and healthcare sectors. Surgent’s services help exam takers become credentialed and satisfy required credit hours. "
target: PharmCon
Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession. Their focus has been on continuing education for physicians and pharmacists, working with the pharmaceutical industry, professional associations, and managed care organizations.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexPhase Capital, acquired Surgent

synopsis: NexPhase Capital, a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments in lower middle market growth-oriented companies, acquired Surgent Professional Education, he largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States.
buyer: NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments between $25 million and $75 million in lower middle market growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, consumer and software and services sectors. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Surgent
Surgent Professional Education is the largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States. It has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Surgent, acquired PharmCon

synopsis: Surgent, a Spire Capital Partners portfolio company and leading provider of continuing education and exam preparation courses, has acquired Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc. ("PharmCon"). Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Surgent
Founded in 1985, Surgent provides continuing professional education and exam preparation courses to the accounting and healthcare sectors. Surgent’s services help exam takers become credentialed and satisfy required credit hours. "
target: PharmCon
Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession. Their focus has been on continuing education for physicians and pharmacists, working with the pharmaceutical industry, professional associations, and managed care organizations.
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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Surgent, acquired PharmCon

synopsis: Surgent, a Spire Capital Partners portfolio company and leading provider of continuing education and exam preparation courses, has acquired Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc. ("PharmCon"). Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Surgent
Founded in 1985, Surgent provides continuing professional education and exam preparation courses to the accounting and healthcare sectors. Surgent’s services help exam takers become credentialed and satisfy required credit hours. "
target: PharmCon
Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession. Their focus has been on continuing education for physicians and pharmacists, working with the pharmaceutical industry, professional associations, and managed care organizations.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexPhase Capital, acquired Surgent

synopsis: NexPhase Capital, a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments in lower middle market growth-oriented companies, acquired Surgent Professional Education, he largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States.
buyer: NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments between $25 million and $75 million in lower middle market growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, consumer and software and services sectors. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Surgent
Surgent Professional Education is the largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States. It has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 6/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired CPE Link

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has signed and completed an agreement to acquire CPE Link, a leading online provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for accountants, tax preparers, and financial advisors. The acquisition will expand and complement Wolters Kluwer's existing learning portfolio.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advice clients. "
target: CPE Link
CPE Link offers online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and finance professionals via live webcasts, and multi-media, mobile friendly on-demand courses. CPE Link instructors are all tax professionals, who are experts in their fields and have many years of practical experience.
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announced 6/16/2016 via PR Web

Evidence In Motion, LLC, will acquire KinetaCore

synopsis: Evidence In Motion (EIM), a company that provides certificate, residency and fellowship programs for physical and occupational therapists, announced a definitive agreement with KinetaCore to become part of the EIM family. KinetaCore is a continuing education company that provides Functional Dry Needling training to manual physical therapists.
buyer: Evidence In Motion, LLC
Evidence In Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company that exists to elevate the role of physical and occupational therapists in health care delivery by providing premiere entry-level and post-professional education programs for rehabilitation professionals. "
target: KinetaCore
KinetaCore is a continuing education company that provides Functional Dry Needling training to manual physical therapists. The courses benefit clinicians who work with patients and athletes suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
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closed 6/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired ACLS

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Emergency Certifications, Inc. (“ACLS"). ACLS provides ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP training via online courses written by licensed physicians who are experts in clinical interventions and protocols provided by the American Heart Association.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. "
target: ACLS
ACLS ("Emergency Certifications") is a leader in American Heart Association based training, offering fast, convenient, and 100% online ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP certification and recertification courses that can be completed in several hours from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired Medic-CE.com

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, and a leading provider of online, career-focused education and professional training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector, has completed the acquisition of Medic-CE.com, LLC, a leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and firefighting professionals.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful. "
target: Medic-CE.com
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Medic-CE.com, LLC provides high-quality, up-to-date courses on a cutting-edge, easy-to-use learning management platform. Tens of thousands of first responders, EMT’s, paramedics, and fire fighters have chosen Medic-CE.
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closed 1/15/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Distance CME

synopsis: OnCourse Learning, provider of workplace solutions and education in the healthcare, real estate and financial services industries, announced the acquisition of Distance CME, a leading provider of education for emergency medical service practitioners. Distance CME offers live, online courses to EMS professionals around the globe.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Distance CME
Distance CME provides live distance learning courses designed to provide quality and convenient education for the busy EMS professional. Their classes meet the NREMT’s requirement for live (VILT) learning – 100% online, 100% live.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Career Step, acquired Code3 CME

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Code3 CME, a provider of EMT, paramedic and critical care transport training.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, a portfolio company of Denver based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers. "
target: Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Praetorian Digital, Inc., acquired Kaplan Fire & EMS Training

synopsis: Praetorian Digital, Inc., the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, announced it has acquired Kaplan’s Fire & EMS online training unit, one of the leading online training companies serving fire and EMS departments nationwide.
buyer: Praetorian Digital, Inc.
Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Praetorian owns and operates websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance, such as PoliceOne.com and FireRescue1.com. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: Kaplan Fire & EMS Training
Kaplan’s EMS training courses feature actual case studies and fast-paced, high-energy videos. The courses are accompanied by interactive training for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters.
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Web

Coverys, acquired Med-IQ

synopsis: Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers, announced the acquisition of Med-IQ, a globally recognized leader in medical education and healthcare quality improvement.
buyer: Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers. Coverys emphasizes proactive risk mitigation and patient safety programs that help clients anticipate, identify, and manage risk. "
target: Med-IQ
Med-IQ, one of the most respected providers of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes- based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC, acquired HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth. "
target: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
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announced 7/29/2015 via Company Press Release

PESI, Inc., will acquire Cross Country Education

synopsis: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Cross Country Education business to PESI, Inc. Cross Country Education (CCE) is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
buyer: PESI, Inc.
Since 1979, Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI Inc.), has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals across the nation. PESI works alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. "
target parent: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
target: Cross Country Education
Cross Country Education (CCE) is leading the way in continuing professional development for healthcare professionals. CCE is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
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closed 1/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

SofTech International Inc., acquired National Medical Education

synopsis: 360training announced it has completed the acquisition of distance education course provider National Medical Education (NME), a San Diego-based provider of continuing education to nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology and imaging techs and clinical lab scientists nationwide.
buyer: SofTech International Inc.
360training.com services over 2500 e-learning partners who together have trained more than 3 million users worldwide. Their integrated strategy of technology, content and service helps organizations and professionals' best manage career, compliance and certification needs. "
target: National Medical Education
National Medical Education is fully committed to becoming the Health Resource Center for the nation. We currently provide exceptional educational programs to the health care professional. Our focus is on the advancement of knowledge, while promoting the elevation of professional practice.
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closed 10/7/2015 via PR Newswire

Cogora, acquired PCM Healthcare Ltd.

synopsis: Cogora, the media and marketing services group, has announced the acquisition of PCM Healthcare, a leading medical education and communications agency. PCM has pioneered novel approaches to deliver healthcare communications and non-promotional medical education that have measurable impact on patient care standards.
buyer: Cogora
Cogora Limited is an integrated media and marketing services company that sits at the heart of a community of 220,000 highly engaged healthcare professionals. They deliver 12 national conference exhibitions each year, as well as more than 100 smaller educational 'road show' events across the UK. "
target: PCM Healthcare Ltd.
PCM Healthcare is a medical education and communications agency: a team of passionate and talented people who develop novel approaches designed with outcomes in mind. PCM has two change-making divisions: PCM Scientific for educational initiatives and Pharmacom Media for medical communications.
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closed 8/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Colibri Group, acquired Western Schools

synopsis: Colibri Group, an online education company with leading brands that provide learning solutions to licensed professionals, announced that the company has acquired Western Schools, a leader in continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Colibri Group
Colibri Group provides leading online learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. "
target: Western Schools
Western Schools is a nationally accredited and approved, widely recognized leader in continuing education for healthcare professionals, offering expert-authored and peer-reviewed courses.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Palo Alto University, acquired CONCEPT Professional Training

synopsis: Palo Alto University (PAU), Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, has acquired Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) Professional Training, a provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
buyer: Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) is dedicated to improving the human condition through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in the fields of psychology and counseling. PAU offers doctorate, master's and bachelor's programs, as well as hands-on clinical training. and more. "
target: CONCEPT Professional Training
CONCEPT Professional Training is a world-class provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
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announced 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

HMP, will acquire Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare

synopsis: HMP, a healthcare event and education company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vendome Healthcare Media to acquire the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare, a provider of education for clinicians, mental health and substance use treatment center executives, public health professionals, & law enforcement.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP
HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. "
target parent: Conversion Venture Capital
target: Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare
Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) is a prominent provider of education for front-line clinicians, mental health and substance use treatment center executives, public health professionals, and law enforcement officials.
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closed 7/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Triad Behavioral Health LLC, acquired Gerry Grossman Seminars

synopsis: Triad Behavioral Health, LLC announces the acquisition of Santa Monica, California based Gerry Grossman Seminars, a leading developer of mental health exam preparation and continuing education courses.
buyer: Triad Behavioral Health LLC
With over 40 years in the marketplace and 120 years of business and industry knowledge, Triad Behavioral Health LLC’s mission is to provide exam preparation, continuing education, and career services to behavioral health individuals, institutions, and organizations. "
target: Gerry Grossman Seminars
Gerry Grossman Seminars offers quality clinical training to mental healthcare associates and licensed professionals regarding timely and relevant topics and to enhance the skills and knowledge of licensed mental health professionals through a wide array of continuing education subjects & platforms.
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