LONDON  — Feb. 8, 2021 —  Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the provider of services and software for digital learning and talent management, has acquired PDT Global, a leading provider of online Diversity and Inclusion solutions.

PDT (‘The People Development Team’) Global is a UK-based Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy firm with deep specialisms in the live virtual and digital delivery spaces. With a global network of facilitators, PDT supports an international customer base in addressing highly topical themes that include developing female talent, race allyship, sexual orientation and gender identity equality, leading remote teams, and inclusion as a strategic driver.

PDT Global will become part of Affirmity, LTG’s existing workforce compliance and diversity business, headquartered in Irving, Texas. The integration of PDT Global dramatically expands Affirmity’s global reach as well as its online training and diversity consulting capabilities, providing a greatly enhanced offering to customers.

Affirmity’s focus on workforce diversity metrics, benchmarking, and qualitative assessment enables organizations to understand their key issues with respect to Diversity and Inclusion, while PDT Global’s strategic consulting and online learning interventions will enable them to better address those issues at scale as part of a holistic, end-to-end solution.

PDT Global’s founders and management will play significant roles in leading the combined business.

Jonathan Satchell, Chief Executive of LTG, said: “I am delighted to announce our acquisition of PDT Global, which has an outstanding reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality learning solutions in the field. Not only does the combined proposition better enable us to meet the needs of our clients, it also provides the ideal platform from which to accelerate the expansion of our Affirmity business beyond North America to a broader international audience.”

Bruce Kile, Managing Director of Affirmity said: “As the U.S. leader in workforce compliance and diversity solutions, we are dedicated to helping customers establish a diverse workforce and inclusive culture so they can better compete in the marketplace. By combining Affirmity’s expertise in analysing diversity representation with benchmarks across the organisation with the global reach, consulting, and learning capabilities of PDT Global, Affirmity provides customers with a holistic, end-to-end solution.”

About LTG

LTG is a leader in the growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. The Group offers end-to-end learning and talent solutions ranging from strategic consultancy, through a range of content and platform solutions to analytical insights that enable corporate and government clients to close the gap between current and future workforce capability.

LTG is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (LTG.L) and headquartered in London. The Group has offices in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific.

LTG’s businesses, including LEO Learning, Gomo, PRELOADED, Rustici Software, PeopleFluent, Affirmity, Watershed, VectorVMS, Instilled, and Open LMS, are at the forefront of innovation and best-practice in the learning technology and talent management sectors, and have received numerous awards for their exceptional performance. Our portfolio of brands represents the best of breed and they are acknowledged throughout the industry as market leaders.

For more, visit ltgplc.com.

About Affirmity

Affirmity, a part of Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), provides a robust portfolio of software, services, and training solutions that help customers minimise risk and experience the positive impacts of Affirmative Action and Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce. Drawing on more than 45 years of experience, its software and team of experts guide diversity, HR, and compliance teams to easily analyse diversity across the organisation, establish targets, identify gaps and insights into causes, and track progress over time.

Affirmity serves more than 1,100 organisations, including global corporations, mid-sized organisations, and small businesses.

For more information, visit affirmity.com.

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