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NexPhase-backed KnowFully makes two acquisitions

KnowFully Learning Group, which is backed by NexPhase Capital, has acquired American Fitness Professionals & Associates and Psychotherapy.net.

KnowFully Learning Group, which is backed by NexPhase Capital, has made two acquisitions: American Fitness Professionals & Associates, a provider of training and certification for health and fitness professionals; and Psychotherapy.net, a provider of on-demand training videos and other continuing education solutions for mental health professionals. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

RADNOR, Pa., March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KnowFully Learning Group (“KnowFully” or the “Company”), a NexPhase Capital-backed company and a leading provider of continuing professional education, exam preparation courses and digital learning solutions to the accounting, finance and healthcare sectors, today announced the acquisition of two companies in the health field. American Fitness Professionals & Associates (“AFPA”) is a national provider of training and certification for health and fitness professionals, a growing market of more than 900,000 people.

Psychotherapy.net is a pioneer in the creation of on-demand training videos and other continuing education solutions for mental health professionals, an industry that comprises 1.2 million psychologists, counselors, therapists and social workers.

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of two leading professional education brands in the health and wellness space, one focused on the body and the other on the mind,” said Eric Cantor, KnowFully Chief Executive Officer. “Both businesses fit naturally into our diverse and expanding healthcare portfolio. Every time we integrate new brands into our network, we are able to further leverage our expertise in content creation, learning technologies and customer acquisition to accelerate growth and better serve our clients.”

Founded in 1994 by Mark and Amy Occhipinti, AFPA provides high-quality training, certification and continuing education to professionals working in the health, fitness, nutrition and related fields. AFPA supports health coaches, personal trainers, nutritionists and fitness instructors, and helps them develop the skills they need to better serve their clients.

“AFPA is thrilled to join the KnowFully family, and to expand upon our 30-year history of supporting the work of health and fitness professionals through certification and continuing education,” said Ms. Occhipinti. “We look forward to delivering progressive nutrition and training concepts that have the power to transform the lives of millions as part of the professional learning network at KnowFully.”

Psychotherapy.net was founded in 1995 on the belief that “great therapists never stop learning”. Its offerings are built around one of the most effective and engaging ways to learn: having the rare opportunity to watch master therapists conducting psychotherapy sessions. The company’s current catalog includes more than 300 videos as well as articles, interviews, blog posts and cartoons illustrated by the company’s founder, psychologist Victor Yalom.

“At Psychotherapy.net, we fill a critical need in our profession by giving practitioners the opportunity to master their craft by watching the most talented therapists in session,” said Dr. Yalom. “In joining the KnowFully family, we’ll be even better positioned to cultivate and share our extensive content library, and provide world-class professional education, resources and training for mental health practitioners today and in the future.”