Essential Learning Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Essential Learning, LLC, a San Diego, CA-based provider of interactive e-learning solutions for behavioral and community health, substance abuse, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare organizations, has been acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

Vista Equity Partners intends to help the company grow its business further.
Following the investment, Essential Learning’s senior management team will continue to lead the organization. In addition, Lorraine Watson, Co-Founder and President of the company, will be retiring as planned.

Founded in 2002 by CEO Susan Erskine and Watson, Essential Learning provides e-learning solutions for organizations with regulatory training requirements and continuing education needs throughout North America.
The company develops training content in collaboration with national and state associations and subject matter experts.



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