Skillsoft Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And ServicesCompany

Skillsoft has acquired 5 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Skillsoft’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Ryzac for $525M. Skillsoft has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include education (40%) and software (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 7

Skillsoft

Software Luxembourg Holding S.A.

300 Innovative Way, Suite 201,
Nashua, New Hampshire 03062
United States,
(866) 754-5435
www.skillsoft.com

Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft was formed in 1998 and is based in Nashua, New Hampshire.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 2 - - - 3 - 5
vol $547M $547M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ryzac Inc. 2021-12-22 525M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.codecademy.com
Pluma, Inc. 2021-06-30 22M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.pluma.co
Global Knowledge Training LLC 2021-05-28 - Merger
Cary, North Carolina · www.globalknowledge.com
SumTotal Systems, Inc. 2014-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Gainesville, Florida · www.sumtotalsystems.com
ThirdForce Ltd. 2012-09-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Blackrock, Ireland
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SumTotal Systems, Inc.    - CyberShift, Inc. 2011-07-07 5
Gainesville, Florida · www.sumtotalsystems.com Parsippany, New Jersey · www.cybershift.com
SumTotal Systems, Inc.    - Accero, Inc. 2011-07-07 4
Gainesville, Florida · www.sumtotalsystems.com Lake Oswego, Oregon · www.accero.com
SumTotal Systems, Inc.    - Pathlore Software Corp. 2005-10-04 3
Gainesville, Florida · www.sumtotalsystems.com Columbus, Ohio · www.pathlore.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 2 (40%) 547M (100%) - -
Software 2 (40%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (20%) - - -
Total 5 $547M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 547M - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New York 1 525M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  California 1 22M - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (80%) 547M (100%) - -
Cross-border 1 (20%) - - -
Total 5 $547M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
William Fry
1
Ropes & Gray LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $525M
< $100M 1 $22M
TOTAL $547M
Largest Ryzac Inc.
$525M (2021-12-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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