About Skillsoft

Who we are

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based solutions for our customers worldwide, who range from global enterprises, government and education customers to mid-sized and small businesses.

Our courses, books and videos have been developed by industry-leading learning experts to ensure that they build talent and develop a more knowledgeable, productive and valuable workforce. Our customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop both packaged and custom learning programs tailored to our customers' needs.

We currently serve over 6,700 customers and more than 45,000,000 learners worldwide and provide continuing, hands-on support to assist them in maximizing their ongoing success. To read more, click here to download our corporate brochure.

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Company history

Founded in 1998, Skillsoft Corporation is the product of a 2002 merger with SmartForce, a leader in IT courseware that was founded in 1989.

Since 2002, Skillsoft has continued to be a leader in the field of learning, growing the business organically and through acquisition. We completed the acquisition of NETg from The Thomson Corporation in 2007, in 2011 we acquired Element K from NIIT and in 2012 we acquired ThirdForce Group PLC (Mindleaders).

In April, 2014, Skillsoft was acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest Private Equity funds in Europe that has been investing in management buyouts since the 1980s. Since then, Charterhouse has completed 137 transactions with an aggregate value of EUR 50 billion. Today Charterhouse is investing from its ninth fund of EUR 4 billion and focuses on backing managers of outstanding businesses to achieve their growth plans. For additional information please visit: www.charterhouse.co.uk.

In September, 2014, Skillsoft acquired SumTotal Systems, LLC. SumTotal provides flexible, next-generation human resources (HR) solutions to 3,500 customers and 49 million users worldwide, including many of the Fortune 500. In May, 2015, we acquired Paris, France-based Vodeclic SAS and leading provider of new generation video courses that help companies, universities, and professionals improve digital productivity skills proficiency.

Skillsoft has grown from its early days as a provider of IT and business skills elearning, and now offers learning solutions that include digitized books, videos, simulations, a learning management system, content development tools, and a range of services to ensure that our customers can effectively leverage our solutions to achieve their business goals.

Awards & recognition

Skillsoft consistently earns recognition from our industry's best-known publications and analyst firms. Some recent honors: