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Affirmity’s Parent Company, Learning Technologies Group, Acquires UK-Based PDT Global

Highly complementary acquisition expands Affirmity’s Diversity and Inclusion solutions portfolio and global reach.

Affirmity’s parent company, Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the provider of services and software for digital learning and talent management, has announced the acquisition of PDT Global.

PDT (‘The People Development Team’) Global is a UK-based Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy firm with deep specialization in the live virtual and digital delivery learning spaces. With a customer base that spans the globe, PDT Global’s knowledge of the specific issues faced regionally is deep and local. The company is known for creating learning pathways packed with live workshops, digital learning, and software-based embedding tools that cover Diversity and Inclusion topics such as Strategic Inclusion, Inclusion for Managers, Allyship, Respect and Integrity, Sounds of Disability, Race Awareness, Escape Rooms, LGBTQI+, and specialist microlearnings.

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PDT Global will become part of Affirmity, LTG’s 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.

Jeffery D. Lewis, co-Managing Director of Affirmity commented, “As a 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 analyzing diversity representation with benchmarks across the organization with the global reach, consulting, and learning capabilities of PDT Global, Affirmity provides customers a holistic, end-to-end solution.”

Bruce Kile, co-Managing Director of Affirmity commented, “Timing has never been better for organizations to increase their focus on diversity initiatives. We believe that PDT Global is an excellent fit with our existing Affirmity business, giving us a combined suite of offerings in diversity consulting, measurement, and learning interventions, and allowing our customers to better manage and accelerate their DE&I programs worldwide.”

Angela Peacock, CEO and Founder of PDT Global commented, “Coming together with Affirmity creates a whole new layer of service aimed at helping our customers move the diversity needle forward. The ability to offer a combination of consulting, deep analytics, and the practical training needed to drive change makes us the perfect partner for global organizations. Bringing Affirmity’s skills and capability to a wider audience will mean we can be even more targeted in our interventions.”

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

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