Training firms unite as Mintra acquires Atlas Knowledge
Scott Kerr CEO of Mintra and Gareth Gilbert, UK Managing Director
Human relations and training firm Mintra Group has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.
The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together, focusing on the oil and gas, maritime, aviation, construction and energy sectors.
With a turnover of about £15 million, Mintra employs more than 100 people globally and is backed by investor The Riverside Company. Atlas has 39 employees and revenues of about £5m.
The acquisition results in a combined roster of more than 1,000 customers across 130 countries. As a result of the deal, 500 courses in 20 languages will now be available to those customers and Mintra anticipates in excess of 750,000 courses being accessed next year with significant growth and expansion into new sectors and geographies.
The company is also planning for investment in new technologies including advanced training and assessment techniques.
Scott Kerr, CEO of Mintra Group said: “We are continuously looking ahead to improve the learner experience and the acquisition follows substantial investment in the last year in expanding our maritime and international course libraries.”
Mintra has offices in Aberdeen, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Dubai and Singapore. With an established marine and oil and gas customer base, the company is planning revenue growth from the aviation, construction and renewable energy sectors.