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CARY, N.C. – , a provider of information technology training and related services, has closed on its acquisition of Canada-based Nexient Learning.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Global Knowledge announced the deal two weeks ago. Nexient was operating under Canadian court bankruptcy protection.

The press release:

CARY, N.C.- Global Knowledge announced today that it 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 Canada’s leading provider of IT and business skills training as well as leadership business solutions. 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.”

Donna de Winter, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nexient, said, “We’re delighted to become a part of the Global Knowledge family. With Global Knowledge’s financial strength, operational expertise, and worldwide reach, our customers are assured access to learning solutions that will continue to afford them a competitive edge, and they will gain access to a broader range of current and future products and services.”

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.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.