Training The Street acquires Toronto-based The Marquee Group

02 May 2023 2 min. read

Training The Street (TTS), a New York-based financial services industry training firm, has acquired The Marquee Group, a Toronto-based provider of financial modeling training and consulting.

Founded in 2002, Marquee provides training courses, webinars, and online coaching in modeling, valuation, and excel to corporate and university clients. The firm works with numerous investment banks, commercial banks, and pension funds on their annual training programs.

Marquee also delivers financial modeling consulting, custom excel solutions, and analytical transactions support to clients in diverse industries. The firm has 26 employees, according to LinkedIn.

TTS’ acquisition of Marquee will extend its presence into Canada and will grow it into a company offering more than 5,000 teaching days per year in financial centers including New York, Toronto, London, and Hong Kong.

Training The Street acquires Toronto-based The Marquee Group

The deal was funded by Falfurrias Capital Partners, which acquired TTS in 2021. The Marquee transaction follows the 2021 bolt-on of London-based AMT Training.

"This partnership is all about continued momentum," said Wilson Sullivan, partner at Falfurrias Capital Partners. "Adding The Marquee Group to our Training The Street investment platform allows us to keep investing in the people, systems, and content that will fuel sustained year-over-year growth at a global scale."

Marquee will keep its brand name and founder Ian Schnoor will continue as an instructor and advisor at the company.

“Over the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of teaching over 20,000 participants from more than 100 countries,” Schnoor said. “I'm delighted that work will continue on an even broader basis as Marquee becomes part of the world's foremost training organization for financial professionals."

TTS was founded in 1999 and specializes in providing financial modeling and valuation training services to corporate and university clients. The firm delivers in-person and online practical courses for students, interns, and full-time personnel from analyst to associate-level. TTS has 96 employees listed on LinkedIn.

“Bringing together The Marquee Group and Training The Street enables us to continue delivering best-in-class training for our clients and students," said Scott Rostan, founder and CEO of TTS. "Marquee's extensive data science training content ensures Training The Street is at the forefront of providing cutting-edge training tools including Python, Tableau, Power BI, VBA, and more. Our combined content library will set the standard for instructor-led and self-study financial training going forward."