Mar 2018

Vivid Learning has been acquired by the Health & Safety Institute, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company

DCS Advisory is pleased to announce that its client Vivid Learning Systems (OTC: VVDL) has been acquired by Health & Safety Institute, a portfolio company of the Riverside Company and a leader in the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) software, training and compliance services industry. Vivid is one of the nation’s fastest-growing providers of online, subscription-based safety training.

Vivid’s market-leading solutions promote employee safety and well-being, while ensuring compliance with OSHA, MSHA and DOT regulations for customers in the manufacturing, utility, mining, food, education, government and construction end-markets. Vivid designs its flexible content to maximize the training experience and outcome through interactivity, promoting engagement that enhances retention and yields safe working behaviors.

“The DCS Advisory team provided expert guidance and a highly personalized approach as we evaluated strategic alternatives for our business. Their deep understanding of the EHS space and strong network is second to none,” said Matt Hammer, CEO of Vivid.

DCS Advisory’s EHS practice strives to be the advisor of choice for companies providing workplace, environmental, product, and food-related safety and compliance solutions globally.

About DCS Advisory
DCS Advisory LLC is a leading investment bank specializing in M&A and private capital raising. DCS Advisory is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc. and is an indirect subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Along with sister company DC Advisory, other Daiwa affiliates, and alliance partners, DCS Advisory is part of an established global brand with more than 900 professionals in 37 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. DCS Advisory covers a broad range of industries including Aerospace, Defense and Government Services, Business and Tech-Enabled Services, Industrials, Consumer, Retail and Leisure, Media and Telecom, and Technology and Software. For more information please visit

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