Wiley Completes Acquisition of CrossKnowledge

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development, for $175 million in cash.

    Privately-held with over 200 employees, CrossKnowledge offers subscription-based, digital learning solutions for multi-national corporations, universities, and small and medium-sized enterprises.  CrossKnowledge solutions, which include managerial and leadership skills assessment, courses, certifications, content, and executive training programs, are delivered on a cloud-based platform providing over 17,000 learning objects in 17 languages.  Solutions can be readily customized for each individual client, providing employees with access to relevant learning and development resources in a tailored online experience. CrossKnowledge generated $37 million of revenue in its fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.  The Company is headquartered in Paris, France.

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