Cirencester (UK), March 2020 - Kallidus, an industry leading learning and talent management provider, has announced the acquisition of Engage in Learning, the Gloucester-based eLearning specialist known for its effective and engaging courses for compliance, health and safety, and soft skills development. The acquisition is part of Kallidus’s strategy to provide customers with a full range of engaging people-focused learning and human capital management (HCM) solutions.
Engage in Learning is a pioneer of high-quality, easy to use, and engaging bite-sized digital learning content. The company has more than 800 customers ranging from SMEs to global multinationals and brings a library of over 100 courses with extensive language and personalisation capabilities to Kallidus’s business.
Commenting on the acquisition, Rob Caul, CEO of Kallidus, said, "We are delighted to welcome Engage in Learning to our business and are excited to be working with a team who share our passion for providing exceptional customer service and have the same drive to deliver simple and engaging learning solutions that create long-term customer value.
“The combination of our learning platform’s User Experience (UX) and the most engaging content in the market will make it quicker and easier for L&D teams to empower their colleagues with personalised learning experiences that supports continuous development and delivers real business impact.”
Chris Horseman, Managing Director of Engage in Learning, said, "Joining forces with Kallidus will allow us to deliver the constantly evolving library of quality editable content we are known for at a much larger scale and to support the delivery of personalised learning pathways to enhance employee performance. We are excited to become part of an award-winning business with the same laser focus on customer excellence and the needs of today’s learners and commitment to delivering measurable results to our customers."
Kallidus has won over 40 industry awards for its learning platform and digital learning content, including highly coveted Learning Platform of the Year and External Learning Solution of the Year awards at the recent Learning and Performance Institute’s Learning Awards ceremony in London. The addition of Engage in Learning’s industry-leading editable courses in health and safety, compliance, and soft skills development will enable Kallidus to drive more value to existing and future customers’ learners and stakeholders.
This is the first acquisition Kallidus has made with its investment partner Apse Capital as part of its strategic growth plan to provide a full range of people-focused learning and HCM solutions.
Vikram Krishna, Partner of Apse Capital, added, "It’s exciting to see two such well-matched companies come together to deliver world-class products and world-class customer service in a move that will further strengthen Kallidus’s position in the learning and HCM marketplaces."