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Two leading Swedish IT training companies merge

Newly combined organisation will provide best delivery and go-to-market capabilities in the Nordic region

Stockholm (Sweden), 31st March 2016 - Global Knowledge Sweden and Addskills Cornerstone Group (ACG) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which two of the leading IT training companies in Sweden will combine to create a leading learning services and professional development solutions organisation, which is unparalleled in the Swedish market for educational solutions.

The new joint organisation is a leader in learning solutions in Sweden, supporting their customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements, helping them close skills gaps and foster talent for IT and business skills.

Global Knowledge Sweden and the Addskills Cornerstone Group will synchronise their course offerings, giving organisations an even more complete range of educational programs and the largest schedule of guaranteed training dates in the industry.

"The merger of our Swedish subsidiary with ACG is an extraordinary opportunity to provide organisations in Sweden with the most reliable and most comprehensive training portfolio available on the market", said Sean Dolan, President and CEO at Global Knowledge. "Through that process, we will be providing the best solutions that meet our customer's education and business needs."

"The newly combined organisation will provide our vendor partners with the best delivery and go-to-market capabilities in the Nordic region", commented Robert Battistich, CEO at ACG. "This merger brings together the unique strengths of Global Knowledge Sweden and the Addskills Cornerstone Group and enables us to jointly create an even stronger offering for tomorrow's demand for educational solutions."

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About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of customized private programs, convenient public training scheduling options, flexible delivery formats and continuous learning support to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, leadership development, business analysis, project management, IT service management and process improvement. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Cisco, Amazon Web Services, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for advancements in application development, big data analytics, change management, cloud computing, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary (USA), with EMEA headquarters in London (United Kingdom). Learn more at www.globalknowledge.net

Contact - EMEA
Rene van der Zeeuw
Global Knowledge
rene.van.der.zeeuw@globalknowledge.net
+31653589347

About Addskills Cornerstone Group (ACG)

Addskills Cornerstone Group is Sweden's largest learning solutions provider for IT professionals. We are specialist in supporting organisations in developing their skills in alignment with their business goals. We deliver learning solutions for IT pros and end users, and a full range of business skills courses. ACG is authorized by Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and Oracle.

ACG has six training centers in Sweden and delivers training for 12,000 students per year across our range of more than 300 titles.

www.addskills.com
www.cornerstone.se

Contact Addskills Cornerstone Group

Robert Battistich
Addskills Cornerstone Group
Robert.battistich@cornerstone.se
+46704496444