Press Release

Closed Transaction Announcement
Bravaldo Capital Advisors
Has been acquired by:
Axcel Learning

Bravaldo Capital Advisors, Inc. (“BCA”) is pleased to announce the successful sale of its client, Accelebrate, Inc., an Atlanta, Georgia based industry leading IT training company that provides hands-on, live, technical training on-site and online, to Axcel, a professional education business backed by Alpine Investors that is focused on buying, building and operating world class education companies. Founded in 2002 and incorporated in 2003, Accelebrate provides live on-site and online technical training to businesses on topics including, but not limited to, web development, data science and visualization, cloud computing, IT leadership, and software development. Accelebrate provides training solutions to financial services, government, and technology companies across the globe.

Steve Heckler, Founder and President of Accelebrate, stated, “We were approached by Alpine more than two years ago, and once discussions began again after Axcel’s formation, we knew we needed to hire a professional M&A advisory firm that would be responsive and guide us through a complex transaction that was outside our area of expertise. After engaging with Don and his team, BCA was able to step in quickly, negotiate a deal that exceeded our financial goals and ensure a successful closing under a tight timeline.”

Don Bravaldo, President of Bravaldo Capital Advisors, added, “It was a pleasure to have worked with Steve Heckler and his team. Over the last twenty years, Steve developed Accelebrate into a global provider of IT training services and solutions with proven capabilities and a proprietary platform. He has done a tremendous job developing a broad course catalog, deep roster of experienced trainers and a marquee customer base that should continue to grow for years to come. I am proud our team could play a role in helping Steve achieve his objectives, and for he and his team to begin the next chapter with the right partner.”

For more information, contact:
Don Bravaldo at or Mark Heyman at