Spire Capital Partners Invests in Certiport

11/2/2007

Certiport Receives Funding for ‘Continued Growth and Expansion Plans’ 

Spire Capital Partners invests in Certiport to support long-term business initiatives and global growth plans

NEW YORK – November 2, 2007 – Certiport today announced it has received an investment from a private equity firm based in New York to accelerate its long-range global expansion goals in assessment, training and certification. Spire Capital invests in the growth of leading companies in the information services, business services, media and communication sectors.

“Certiport is entering a period of unparalleled opportunity and expansion,” said David Saedi, President and CEO of Certiport. “The funding Certiport has secured through Spire Capital will enable our continued corporate growth over the course of the next 10 years.”

Sean White, Partner of Spire Capital commented: “We have spent the past year working with David and his team to learn more about the Company and its unique offering of training and certification services. We are excited to partner with such a talented management team and look forward to growing Certiport’s leading certification efforts.”

About Certiport, Inc.
Certiport prepares individuals with current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce. These solutions are delivered by more than 12,000 Certiport Centers worldwide and include the official Microsoft® Office certification programs, Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, and Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). For more information, visit www.certiport.com.  

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