Learnlight’s founders, Rupert Hillier and Benjamin Joseph

London-based Learnlight, which provides language, intercultural and soft skills training to blue chips and international organisations around the world, has acquired corporate language training company Georgal  

From its headquarters in Mexico City, Georgal provides corporate training solutions to multinationals with a presence in Mexico and Latin America, with clients including Bimbo, BBVA, Nestlé and Bolsa Mexicana.

Learnlight delivers blended virtual and face-to-face training to more than 1,500 clients with has over 100,000 active learners in more than 150 countries. This investment, backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and Learnlight’s management team, continues Learnlight’s series of acquisitions in markets such as Italy, the UK, France and Germany.

Benjamin Joseph, chief executive of Learnlight, said: “Georgal has a formidable reputation and we have worked closely together for quite some time, to deliver the best training solutions possible to companies throughout the region. This is a huge milestone for Learnlight and demonstrates our commitment to growth. We are now more ready than ever to support companies in Mexico and Latin America with their corporate training needs, wherever they are on their digital transformation journey.”

Jorge Galindo, chief executive of Georgal added: “We have been working with Learnlight for more than 10 years and are excited to join the family. We see this acquisition as a great opportunity to grow in Latin America by combining our teams and expertise, to become the leader in the market for quality corporate language training solutions. The technology and expertise that Learnlight has, will benefit our existing clients and prospects.”

Date published: 27 September 2021

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