LOS ANGELES and LONDON, January 6, 2022 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that Learning Pool, an existing Marlin portfolio company, has acquired True Office Learning (“True Office”), a provider of software and eLearning content focused on Governance, Risk & Compliance. Headquartered in New York, True Office specializes in predictive insight and targeted remediation and has become a disruptor in the compliance space by creating award winning programs and solutions that proactively manage risk and drive better business outcomes for a wide range of Fortune 100 clients. The acquisition of True Office by Learning Pool will enable Learning Pool to expand its product offering with adaptive GRC-focused software and learning content, while also significantly bolstering its geographic footprint within North America.
Speaking about the acquisition, Learning Pool CEO Ben Betts said, “True Office Learning represents a significant step in our journey to create extraordinary outcomes for companies who invest in learning. The True Office Learning team has developed an innovative offering in the compliance space today, and we couldn’t be more excited about bringing the technology and team into our Stream Learning Suite.”
Neha Gupta, True Office Learning CEO, said “True Office Learning has changed the way compliance teams think about training and data in just a few short years since spinning out from the New York Stock Exchange. Having accelerated the adoption of our adaptive, insights-focused technologies to serve more than 300 leading organizations, we have shifted compliance training from “check the box” to measurable, personalized experiences that yield actionable intelligence on the learners. The opportunity to combine our solutions with Learning Pool’s LXP technology, Stream, represents a significant leap forward for our combined customers. We are excited to take our shared passion for innovation, customer centricity and delivering extraordinary outcomes forward to build the future of enterprise learning.”
“The combination adds considerable capacity and capability to Learning Pool’s North American business and creates a transatlantic end-to-end eLearning leader,” said Jan-Olivier Fillols, a managing director at Marlin. “We are confident that Learning Pool and True Office are a natural fit both from a cultural and strategic perspective with highly complementary products, and the combined company will be well-positioned to capitalize on a very attractive market opportunity.”
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 www.marlinequity.com.
About Learning Pool
Learning Pool is a full-service online training provider to workplaces around the world, offering learning courses, platforms, analytics and custom content development services to over 1,200 organizations and over five million global learners. Learning Pool’s suite provides everything needed to build, manage and deliver workplace learning. The company offers a distinctive customer experience, delivered by more than 300 expert colleagues based in 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 www.learningpool.com.
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