sale to Rhone Capital L.L.C.

Technology & Services
sale to Rhone Capital L.L.C.


Baird served as exclusive financial adviser to GK Holdings Inc. on this transaction.


GK Holdings, Inc. (“Global Knowledge” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”), was recently acquired by investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. (“Rhone”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Global Knowledge is a leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year. The Company has a long history of developing relationships with leading global technology companies including Cisco, Microsoft, IBM and VMware. In addition, Global Knowledge has developed a significant library of proprietary content across a number of IT and business skills training categories. Global Knowledge is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

MidOcean Partners is a private equity firm with offices in New York focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high-quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the consumer and business services sectors. MidOcean utilizes a broad foundation of expertise in its focus industries to create value for its investors and partners. MidOcean Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

Rhone is a global private equity firm with a focus on investments in market leading businesses with a pan-European or transatlantic presence and expansion prospects. Rhone's investment philosophy includes the development of strong, strategic partnerships with the companies in which it invests. Rhone has offices in London and New York and currently holds investments in a diversified portfolio of companies including investments in the business services, chemicals, consumer products, food, industrial, materials, mining, and shipping industries. Rhone is headquartered in New York, New York.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Andrew Snow +1 (312) 609-4972
Brian McDonagh +1 (704) 553-6611
Les Cheek +1 (617) 426-5789
Kristy Obuchowski +1 (312) 609-7023
Martin Luen +44 207-488-1212
Technology & Services
sale to Rhone Capital L.L.C.
January 2015
GK Holdings Inc.
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America