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Premier Global bought by US-based learning solutions firm

Premier Global, the parent company of Premier Training and Active IQ, has been acquired by the US-based technology learning solutions firm Ascend Learning.

UK-based health and fitness trainer Premier Global launched in 1992 and founder Norman Basson believes the deal will help kickstart the company’s next phase of development.

Having registered an 85 per cent growth in profit for 2013, Premier will join other companies in the Ascend portfolio such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine, ATI Nursing Education, Jones and Bartlett Learning and the National Healthcareer Association. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and Leawood, Kansas, Ascend has collaborated with colleges, universities and healthcare providers in the US to deliver learning content and software for vocational education. Specialising in nursing, allied healthcare and wellness, Ascend has acquired Premier Global as a means of extending and developing its international footprint.

“Ascend Learning is a really well established firm in the US, and is known for offering real quality in learning for vocational education,” said Debra Stuart, CEO of Premier Global.

“From the Premier Global perspective, this acquisition comes at an exciting time and gives us even greater support and momentum to deliver on our growth targets within the UK and beyond in the next three to five years.”

Premier Global, the parent company of Premier Training and Active IQ, has been acquired by the US-based technology learning solutions firm Ascend Learning.
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Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and Leawood, Kansas, Ascend has collaborated with colleges, universities and healthcare providers in the US to deliver learning content and software for vocational education. Specialising in nursing, allied healthcare and wellness, Ascend has acquired Premier Global as a means of extending and developing its international footprint.

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