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Shamrock invests in Learn on Demand Systems

Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, has made an investment in Learn on Demand Systems, a specialist provider of virtual labs used to power hands-on, experiential technology training. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Learn on Demand Systems provides cloud-based virtual lab environments to address a range of organizations’ information technology (IT) needs across skills validation, education, sales enablement, and customer support. The company’s offerings empower organizations to accelerate skills acquisition through scored hands-on experiences across a diverse set of topics including DevOps, cloud, security, and software development. The company has experienced record growth at a time when the IT skills gap continues to widen and upskilling technical workforces remains a top priority for many companies. This investment will be used to drive product enhancements, fuel growth with enterprise technology customers, and expand offerings.  

“The education technology sector is a key focus area for Shamrock and one where we see tremendous tailwinds. Learn on Demand Systems is a pioneer in the technology training space, delivering comprehensive real-world learning environments to the world’s leading enterprise technology and IT training companies,” says Mike Wilkins, Partner at Shamrock Capital. “As many organisations continue to operate remotely, it’s more important than ever that they have virtual environments and training systems in place that enable seamless scalability and validated outcomes. We look forward to leveraging our extensive technology expertise across industries to support Learn on Demand Systems as they continue to grow.” 

“The IT space is rapidly transforming, which is requiring companies to rethink how employees, partners and customers build new skills and validate existing ones,” says Corey Hynes, CEO of Learn on Demand Systems. “Shamrock Capital has a long and impressive track record of collaborating with technology companies to grow their businesses. We look forward to partnering with them during the next phase of our growth to accelerate innovation, drive transformation, and continue delivering our leading technology and services to companies around the world.” 

Cooley LLP served as legal advisor to Shamrock on the transaction. Harris Williams served as financial advisor and Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Learn on Demand Systems on the transaction.  

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