Partnerships & Alliances (May/June 2015)

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

>> LinkedIn entered into an agreement to acquire, an online learning company teaching business, technology, and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals.

>> The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the government agency that promotes international trade and helps Singapore companies to internationalize, partnered to launch the ICC Academy. Delivered via a digital platform, the ICC Academy will provide business education, starting first with a trade finance focus.

>> Allen Communication signed a partnership agreement with Cegos that allows Cegos’ corporate development and managerial content to be incorporated into Allen’s training solutions.

>> Financial services consulting and training specialist FSTP joined forces with online learning and performance developer Unicorn Training to introduce an enhanced sector-specific compliance learning solution.

>> eLearning Brothers and IconLogic, Inc., formed a partnership that allows e-learning developers to receive software training and more than 35,000 e-learning assets for just the price of training alone. Customers who complete either IconLogic’s two-day Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline classes are eligible to receive a free one-year subscription to eLearning Brothers eLearning Templates free (a $499 value).

>> Deltek entered into an agreement to acquire HRsmart, a provider of global, unified talent management solutions. The acquisition will broaden and deepen Deltek’s portfolio of human capital management (HCM) solutions.

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.