City & Guilds Group acquires e3Learning
The City & Guilds Group has acquired Adelaide-based e3Learning – one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers.
Since its acquisition of Kineo in 2012, the City & Guilds Group has continued to develop its work within the elearning market, offering innovative workplace learning solutions to the world's leading businesses. This latest move follows on from the Group’s acquisitions of Kineo Pacific in 2014 and Nine Lanterns, which became part of Kineo in 2015. It expands the Group's corporate learning offer as well as its presence in the Asia Pacific market.
Established in 2001, e3Learning specialises in workforce risk management and online compliance training for employers. Since 2013, it has been under the ownership of Open Universities Australia (OUA) and has grown significantly thanks to investments in its core platform and infrastructure.
Today it works with a range of customers in various industries and sectors including healthcare, government and aviation. The City & Guilds Group acquired the business after OUA decided to focus its activities on higher education.
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group said: ‘We are delighted to welcome e3Learning to the City & Guilds Group. Everything we do is about helping individuals, businesses and organisations develop their skills to grow. This acquisition allows us to continue supporting businesses across the world to develop skills through learning and technology.’
Paul Wappett, Chief Executive of Open Universities Australia said: ‘We are thrilled that e3Learning will be joining the City & Guilds Group. Being part of the Group will allow e3Learning to enhance its offer to both existing and new clients while strengthening the corporate elearning offer to businesses in Asia Pacific and beyond.’
As of April 2018, e3Learning has become part of Kineo.