Partnerships & Alliances (March/April 2016)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.

>> Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS), an international publisher of scientifically validated assessments, acquired leadership development company Discovery Learning Inc. (DLI). The acquisition brings together MHS’ expertise in areas such as emotional intelligence and personality with DLI’s focus on leadership and change management.

>> EY and Development Dimensions International (DDI) formed a strategic alliance to offer professional services and tools to build leadership capability and capacity at all levels. The alliance combines DDI’s knowledge and experience in leadership consulting, assessment, and development solutions with EY’s focus on business and organizational performance and leadership effectiveness.

>> Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions business of Aon plc, acquired Modern Survey, an employee survey and talent analytics solutions provider.

>> Learning and development agency Fulcrum Labs acquired online adaptive learning firm Adapt Courseware and its competency-based content aggregation and delivery toolset.

>> CareerBuilder and Capella Education Co. formed a partnership to offer RightSkill, a program that aims to fill talent gaps for employers and help job seekers advance their careers. Real-time labor data will be paired with competency-based education to design educational programs aligned with employers’ needs. CareerBuilder also acquired Aurico, a provider of background screening and drug testing.

>> BLUE Software, developer of BLUE, a leader in Brand Lifecycle Management (BLM) software-as-a-service (SaaS), acquired Viki Solutions, a leader in online proofing and real-time collaboration software technology.

Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.