Founded in 1992, CGA specialises in market measurement, consumer research and location planning for the out-of-home food and drinks market.
CPL Online provides online and interactive services, including web and database design as well as web service, software, and mobile app development.
It also offers products such as an appraisals system, intranet service, custom course creator, incident reporting tool, career pathway and e-learning console.
The deal to acquire CPL Online will expand its product portfolio and provide opportunities to develop new products and services by enhancing its technical capabilities.
Former CGA chief executive Jon Collins and current CGA retail director Jamie Campbell will now join CPL Online founder David Dasher in an expanded management team.
'Right sale to the right party at the right time'
CGA Group chief executive Phil Tate commented: “This is a great addition to our CGA family. CPL Online strengthens and extends our offer in UK hospitality while positioning us well for growth in new sectors and territories.
“We are fortunate to benefit from a strong management team, an excellent wider team in the Birkenhead offices and an extensive suite of products and services, all of which have an excellent reputation in their respective markets.”
CPL Training chief executive Daniel Davies added: “This is the right sale to the right party at the right time.
“I am hugely proud over our achievements with CPL Online to date and I know the CGA team are the right people to build on that legacy. I look forward to working with them as we execute our exciting vision for CPL Training.”
CPL Training provides 1,000 scheduled personal licence courses throughout the UK, face-to-face training delivered to more than 30,000 learners annually.