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April 2, 2014
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Skillsoft Sale Shows Interest in e-Learning

Skillsoft’s recent sell to Charterhouse Capital Partners for a reported $2.3 billion caught the attention of the e-learning industry as Skillsoft is a major player in the space. But, it’s easy to turn a transaction into a trend, and the Skillsoft sale is being viewed as both a success and a sign of interest in the e-learning marketplace. 

It certainly was a success for Skillsoft ownership triumvirate of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Partners, Advent International and Bain Capital, said Mollie Lombardi, vice president and principal analyst at the Aberdeen Group in Boston. 

Lombardi estimated that Berkshire and Co. as much as tripled their initial investment; Charterhouse is said to have paid $2.3 billion. “It’s not a bad day’s work,” she said.  

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