Astutis, a health and safety e-learning centre, has been acquired by Wilmington plc

Cardiff – CFI is pleased to announce that it acted as lead financial advisor to the shareholders of Astutis on its sale to Wilmington.

Astutis stands out for its high-quality learning experience and digital-first delivery model, excelling in e-learning and virtual training. The firm has robust connections with enterprise clients in the UK and abroad. Specialising in globally recognized Health, Safety, and Environmental qualifications from accreditation partners like NEBOSH, IOSH, and IEMA, Astutis has empowered over 100,000 professionals and earned trust from 5,000 organizations. Headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, with 50+ employees, Astutis is dedicated to supporting learners and organizations in achieving legal compliance and integrity with the latest protocols.

The acquirer, Wilmington plc, is the recognised knowledge leader and partner of choice for data, information, education and training in the global Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) markets. Wilmington employs close to 1,000 people and sells to around 120 countries. Wilmington is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

Astutis, known for providing training in globally recognized health, safety, and environmental qualifications, enhances Wilmington’s GRC training and education solutions. This acquisition, valued at an initial £16.8 million with potential additional payment based on Astutis’ performance in 2025 and 2026, is financed from Wilmington’s existing cash resources. The move aligns with Wilmington’s strategy to strengthen its position in the expanding GRC markets, driven by factors like growing regulations, a complex geopolitical landscape, rising ESG significance, and the widespread use of technology-driven compliance solutions.

This transaction closed on 23 November 2023.


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