Skillsoft, Global Knowledge in Talks to Go Public Via Churchill

(Bloomberg) — Educational technology companies Global Knowledge Training LLC and Skillsoft Ltd. are in talks to merge and simultaneously go public through Michael Klein’s Churchill Capital Corp. II, according to people with knowledge of the matter.



a close up of a person using a mouse and keyboard: An attendee types on a keyboard during the MarketplaceLIVE Hackathon, sponsored by Digital Realty Trust Inc., in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Digital Realty Trust's clients include domestic and international companies ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.


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An attendee types on a keyboard during the MarketplaceLIVE Hackathon, sponsored by Digital Realty Trust Inc., in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Digital Realty Trust’s clients include domestic and international companies ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

Global Knowledge’s lenders have been informed about a potential combination, said some of the people, who requested anonymity because the talks are private. The company, backed by Rhone Group, provides training for International Business Machines Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other tech giants, according to its website. As with any deal that hasn’t been finalized, it’s possible talks

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