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Global Knowledge Acquires Training Company HODAC Training BV

Nov. 12, 2019

Mechelen, Belgium - Global Knowledge, the Cary N.C.-based worldwide leader in technology skills development, has announced the acquisition of HODAC Training in The Netherlands.

HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, (formerly Compu’Train Noord), which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the northern Netherlands provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen since 2012.

Allan Pettman, president, Global Knowledge EMEA, said: “We have worked constructively with HODAC for years, supporting regional enterprise clients. This acquisition is a great opportunity for Global Knowledge to further expand our high-quality training services in the region and to fully integrate a new portfolio of end-user adoption services across the BeNeLux region.”

Under the terms of the acquisition, Global Knowledge will take on HODAC’s employees and a facility located in Groningen, Netherlands.
The acquisition was completed shortly after Global Knowledge Netherlands completed the 2019 financial year successfully, rounding out a decade of growth.

More: Global Knowledge Netherlands delivers growth figures for the 10th year in a row.



About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge supports major enterprises and tech professionals everywhere with the broadest and deepest portfolio of IT training solutions, wherever, whenever and however they are needed.

Global Knowledge meets customer needs through its unique flexibility to deliver directly via on-demand digital, virtual and physical classrooms, blended formats and customized on-site training, and indirectly through a worldwide partner network.

Our students build the skills they need for success from foundational level up to deep specialist expertise, with training from an industry leading team of instructors as well as the largest library of digital tech skills content in the world.

Established in 1995, Global Knowledge delivers over one million separate courses every year, over 80% of which are delivered online, to over 200,000 tech professionals.


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