Marlin portfolio company Learning Pool acquires People-Analytix

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, October 11, 2022 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired People-Analytix AG (“People-Analytix”), an AI-based employee skills management platform. Headquartered in Switzerland, the company’s skills management platform includes a proprietary multilingual skills ontology with over 20,000 unique skills, enabling companies to identify organizational skills gaps, uncover workforce trends and match employees to jobs, projects and learning. People-Analytix will be merged with Learning Pool, an existing Marlin portfolio company.

“The advancements from the acquisition of People-Analytix will allow customers the power to automatically address skills gaps as they appear,” said Ben Betts, CEO of Learning Pool. “It is a tremendously exciting technology and a fundamental component in our wider mission to support talent development in creating extraordinary performers.”

“We are thrilled to take our shared passion for innovation and customer centricity forward to build the future of enterprise learning. Current skills solutions in the market use relatively basic taxonomy that does not reflect current market developments,” said Christoph Küffer, CEO and Co-Founder of People-Analytix. “At the heart of our solution is an AI-powered solution built over ten years with human guidance that sets apart our offering and has the power to revolutionize how organizations manage their approach.”

“We believe People-Analytix’s AI-based skills platform is highly complementary to Learning Pool’s eLearning offering and significantly enhances our competitive position in a strategic segment of the market,” said Jan-Olivier Fillols, a managing director at Marlin Equity Partners.

About Marlin Equity Partners

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $8.1 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. Marlin invests in businesses across multiple industries where its capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 200 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit

About Learning Pool

Learning Pool is a full-service online training provider to workplaces around the world, offering learning courses, platforms, compliance training, analytics and custom content development services to over 1,500 organizations. Learning Pool is used in over forty languages by learners around the world. Its solutions easily integrate with the most used enterprise technology stacks. Learning Pool’s suite provides everything needed to build, manage and deliver workplace learning and compliance training needs. The company offers a distinctive customer experience, delivered by more than 450 expert colleagues across the U.K. and U.S., working to bring each customer’s unique vision for learning and development to life. In the last year, it was featured on 14 eLearning Industry lists for excellence in learning platforms and content creation and achieved a double-award win at the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, including Gold for Technology Innovation. Learning Pool also won double Gold in the Stevie Awards for Customer Service, was announced as a ‘World Class’ firm to work for in the 2021 Best Companies accreditation program and became the only Strategic Leader to offer a Lower Total Cost of Ownership in the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Digital Learning. For more information, please visit

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