PluralSight (logo) has agreed to acquire A Cloud Guru (logo)

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Pluralsight, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, in connection with its pending acquisition of A Cloud Guru. The transaction was announced in June 2021 and is expected to close later in the year.

Transaction Highlights

  • Unmatched experience: Pluralsight and Vista Equity Partners were attracted to William Blair’s extensive industry knowledge and transaction experience advising in the cloud education segment.
  • Long-standing relationship: William Blair has developed strong and trusted relationships with Pluralsight and Vista Equity Partners over the course of many years.
  • Highly strategic transaction: The acquisition of A Cloud Guru allows Pluralsight to accelerate the cloud skill development journey for large enterprise customers and individual learners with a unique all-in-one solution.

About the Companies

Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services.

A Cloud Guru is driven by a simple mission — to teach the world to cloud. They believe people learn best by doing. That’s why their in-house cloud experts go to ridiculous lengths to design fresh, engaging, and hands-on learning tools that empower both individuals and organizations to stay ahead of the technology curve. As the world’s most comprehensive, hands-on, and effective SaaS platform for cloud learning, ACG has enabled 2.5 million learners and over 4,500 organizations to achieve a brighter future.

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