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Strategic Acquisition in Healthcare Bolsters OnCourse Learning’s Content Offering

05 Jan 2015

Strategic Acquisition in Healthcare Bolsters OnCourse Learning’s Content Offering

January 5, 2015 – Waukesha, WI - OnCourse Learning (OCL) today announced the purchase of Gannett Healthcare Group (GHG) from Gannett Co., Inc. GHG is a leading provider of continuing education, certification test preparation, online recruitment, digital media, publications and related services for nurses and other healthcare professionals in the United States. GHG consists of market leading brands like, CE Direct and GHG will become a new business unit within the OnCourse Learning portfolio known as OnCourse Healthcare Group, along with OnCourse Financial Services and OnCourse Real Estate Groups.

“The acquisition of GHG serves as a significant step in building OnCourse Learning’s footprint as a leading provider of professional training, education and certification solutions in regulated markets. I look forward to leveraging our market leading learning management and compliance platform Symphony™ to provide healthcare professionals with the educational content necessary to enhance their current position, obtain advancement or enter a new career.” said Patrick Sheahan, President & Chief Executive Officer of OnCourse Learning.

“We are very excited to partner with OnCourse Learning and leverage the marketing, technology and content development resources of a larger organization to better serve our customers and accelerate growth within our healthcare markets.” said Melyni Serpa President & Chief Executive Officer of Gannett Healthcare Group. "Our longstanding commitment to our customers and the healthcare audiences we serve remains intact. Our customers will continue to enjoy the same high level of partnership, products and services that they have come to expect from GHG."

OnCourse Learning is a CIP Capital portfolio company.