DENVER — March 15, 2023 — GLC Advisors & Co., LLC (“GLC”), a leading independent investment banking advisory firm, recently announced that it facilitated the successful sale of Versus Global to iPEC, a portfolio company of Eureka Equity Partners. As two leaders in the professional leadership training and coaching space, their union will greatly expand iPEC’s reach and enable it to offer new tools and strategies to its customer base. GLC Advisors served as Versus Global’s exclusive financial advisor in the deal.
For more than 30 years, Verus Global has equipped clients with practical tools, planning resources and professional training, ensuring businesses and other organizations are aligned with and supporting their top resource: their people. Verus Global’s award-winning approach helps clients reach their goals, from launching new products and services to building a successful team. Verus Global has a strong belief that changing behaviors is not an intellectual exercise, but rather the business of the heart. The company has served 25+ industries across 35+ countries for mid-sized and Fortune 500 clients across the nation.
iPEC’s industry-leading Coach Training Program was one of the first coach training programs to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). It has trained more than 25,000 leaders, who went on to become more effective leaders in their organizations or launch their own coaching practices.
Both companies’ proven, industry-leading approaches and shared philosophies will allow the combined business to make an even bigger impact. Together, they’ll create a global reputation, combining programs with decades of experience and renowned, top-rated programs. Verus Global CEO Craig Ross will continue to support the Verus Global mission within iPEC, assuming the new title as Chief Impact Officer.
“Our team is thrilled to have been able to help these two companies merge into one, enabling them to further support their clients and empower them to do even bigger things,” said Adam Fiedor, Managing Director of GLC. “This transaction highlights the global impact that two businesses with shared beliefs and energies can have when working together. This deal was successful thanks to the hard work of leaders in both parties who have offered consistently unparalleled, unique, and quality services to their clients.”
About GLC Advisors & Co., LLC
GLC Advisors & Co., LLC is a leading independent investment bank delivering objective, senior-level expertise to successfully execute financial advisory M&A assignments. GLC’s middle market M&A mandates are focused on providing investment banking advisory services to clients involving sell-side and buy-side M&A, capital raising, and strategic advisory. GLC’s professionals have led mergers & acquisition transactions representing over $900 billion of enterprise value across numerous industries and sectors. The firm’s offices are located in Denver, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. For more information, visit https://glca.com.
About Verus Global
Verus Global equips clients to successfully achieve strategic imperatives by providing tailored programs that develop and align collaborative leaders and teams. Founded in 1990, Verus Global has served 25+ industries across 35+ countries for mid-sized and Fortune 500 clients with proprietary in-house content to facilitate custom programs, workshops, certifications, and coaching utilizing three core programs with both virtual and in-person delivery models.
iPEC was founded nearly 30 years ago by Bruce D Schneider and was one of the first coach training programs to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). An iPEC Certified Coach is taught to use proprietary, research-backed tools that go beyond traditional coaching, and receives three certifications. iPEC’s Coaching Training Program involves a pro