MindLeaders Has Been Acquired by Skillsoft

MindLeaders Profile

  • ThirdForce Group plc, dba MindLeaders, offered talent management solutions for employee learning and compliance to clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses and government and educational institutions
  • The company developed a content library of over 3,600 courses for general business and industry-specific compliance and training, delivered to more than 4,000 customers
  • Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Dublin, MindLeaders had 100 employees

Skillsoft Profile

  • Skillsoft Ltd. is a leading global provider of electronic learning services, ranging from enterprises, government and education to mid-sized and small businesses
  • Skillsoft serves more than 6,000 customers and has over 1,000 employees worldwide
  • At the time of the MindLeaders acquisition, Skillsoft was owned by Berkshire Partners, Advent International and Bain Capital, and was subsequently sold to Charterhouse Capital Partners
  • Skillsoft is headquartered in Dublin

Transaction Notes

  • The acquisition of MindLeaders by Skillsoft was announced on September 11, 2012; financial terms were not disclosed
  • The acquisition will add to Skillsoft’s existing offerings in learning content and supports the company’s overall strategy to increase the quality and flexibility of the learning solutions it makes available to its customers
  • Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to MindLeaders
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Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to MindLeaders' Board of Directors and management