Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of County Cork-based Velopi by Boston-based Educate 360.
Established in 2007 and headquartered in Kinsale, Ireland, Velopi provides training and consultancy services, specialising in the niche of project management. The firm has a list of renowned clients that includes Abbott and Pfizer.
Educate 360 is a professional training partner that designs training, coaching, and consulting solutions to improve efficiency, increase cross-functional alignment, and drive results. The acquisition enables Educate 360 to have a greater reach into the European market and the ability to build upon Velopi’s existing clientele.
Seamus Collins, CEO of Velopi, said: “The Educate 360 team shares our commitment to enhancing the capability of the people that attend our Project Management courses and is the ideal partner for the next phase of Velopi’s growth. Our expertise in Project Management training design and delivery is an exciting complement to Educate 360’s wider curriculum offering and will offer immediate solutions and benefit to our growing international customer base. We are thrilled to partner with Jason and the Educate 360 team as together we serve an expanded, global customer base with world-class training products.”
CEO of Educate 360, Jason Cassidy, further commented: “We feel that Velopi provides Educate 360 with the ideal platform for further global expansion in Europe given its strong customer relationships and its reputation in Ireland and beyond for high quality project management training and consulting. We know this combination will allow us to help Educate 360’s customers who are looking for increasingly global solutions and Velopi’s customers who may be looking for a broader set of offerings from a trusted provider. Seamus and I know we share similar approaches to serving the customer.”
Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 / Lawrie@BenchmarkIntl.com
Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 / Smoot@BenchmarkIntl.com
Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / McCardle@BenchmarkIntl.com
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