Pearson Education, Inc.

One Lake Street,
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458
United States,

Pearson Education is an education services company that provides assessment and training products and services.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $1.5B $1.5B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - 2 - 1 - 3
vol $350M $350M

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Largest SEB’s School Learning Systems Business
$497M (2010-07-22)
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Largest PowerSchool, Inc.
$350M (2015-06-17)

According to our data here at Mergr, Pearson Education has acquired 13 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Pearson Education’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired SEB’s School Learning Systems Business for $497M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold PowerSchool to Vista Equity Partners for $350M. Pearson Education has acquired in 5 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include education (47%) and internet software and services (24%).

When analyzing the education sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 95 education companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 3 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic education acquirer over the past 3 years is Charter School Capital, with 8 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the education sector over the past 3 years is Leeds Equity Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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