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Global Knowledge Acquires Nexient Learning

Cary N.C. 2009 – Global Knowledge has completed the acquisition of the assets of Nexient Learning Inc., Canada’s largest corporate training provider. The combination of Global Knowledge’s Canadian operations with those of Nexient establishes Global Knowledge as one of Canada’s leading providers of business analysis, project management and general business skills training. With the integration of their complementary product portfolios, customers will benefit from an expanded and unparalleled range of learning solutions.


The Nexient acquisition supports Global Knowledge’s successful business strategy of securing key acquisitions that enable the company to provide quality training products, services, and solutions across a worldwide market. In 2007, Global Knowledge joined forces with Synergy Professional Services to expand across the Middle East and Africa. In 2006, the acquisition of Azlan Training established Global Knowledge as the largest IT training provider in Europe.

“We’re excited to join forces with Nexient,” said Brian K. Branson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Global Knowledge. “Their assets include a loyal customer base, a robust portfolio of products and learning solutions, a strong management team, and the proven ability to drive revenue. This is a unique strategic opportunity to expand Global Knowledge’s market presence in Canada and leverage Nexient’s portfolio throughout our worldwide organization.”

The combined company’s portfolio includes award-winning curricula, expert instruction, and training solutions in information technologies such as Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Red Hat, business analysis, project management, ITIL®, and award-winning programs for leadership business solutions.

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