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Connell C - LB Mar 2022

learndirect purchases dental trainer SmileWisdom

Image from SmileWisdom’s website

Queen’s Park Equity-backed learndirect has acquired SmileWisdom which offers training, jobs and recruitment of dental professionals.

This is learndirect’s third bolt-on acquisition since being acquired by Queen’s Park Equity in August last year. Learndirect is a provider of online learning focused on adult education in teaching and education, healthcare, and nursing.

Wayne Janse van Rensburg, group chief executive, learndirect, said: “We have been monitoring the progress of SmileWisdom for some time now. We have constantly been impressed with the high quality of provision they offer and the expertise of the team. It felt like a perfect fit to bring the learndirect dental faculty together with SmileWisdom to create a unified offering that will support many more dental nurses each year through their training, CPD and job requirements.”

SmileWisdom co-founders Mike Hutter and Ewa Assaker stated: “It’s a real privilege to be working with learndirect and combine our dental professionals’ teams to create an unparalleled resource and portfolio of courses. We are passionate about inspiring people to enhance their skills and abilities, providing them with knowledge to facilitate career progression, fulfil their ambitions and encourage life-long learning.”

Jose Rodriguez, managing partner at QPE, commented: “We are delighted to add Mike, Ewa and their team to the learndirect group. Their passion for high-quality training has been evident since our first meeting and we are incredibly excited to see what the learndirect and SmileWisdom partnership will bring to dental nurse training.”

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