Orlando, Florida-based American Safety Council (ASC), a provider of critical training, education, and certification to regulated end markets, has acquired At Your Pace Online (AYPO), a provider of online professional licensing and state-mandated continuing education for building and construction, real estate, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insurance, and other professional end markets.

AYPO’s chief executive Mike Melvin said: “AYPO and ASC share the same mission of providing the best online learning experience for students operating in a fast-paced professional environment. We have known the ASC team for several years and are like-minded in our approach to customer service and company culture. This is an exciting opportunity for AYPO to join a powerful platform and further enhance our offering and market reach.”

John Comly, chief executive of American Safety Council, added: “At Your Pace Online is very complementary to ASC given the company’s high-quality, digital, asynchronous training model. As a combined business, we offer more content that covers a broader set of adjacent vocations, including real estate and insurance, and continue to heavily invest in the underlying technology engine to create new capabilities for AYPO.”

American Safety Council is a portfolio company of Charlotte-based Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. ASC and Ridgemont stated they are actively seeking acquisition candidates that are established leaders in the online training and education sectors.

Date published: 16 September 2021

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