Pearson Education Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Education Company

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 Onex 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%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Pearson Education, Inc.

One Lake Street,
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458
United States,
(800)922-0579
www.pearsonschool.com

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


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $1.5B $1.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $350M $350M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wall Street English 2017-11-27 - Divestiture
Qingdao,, China · www.wsi.com.cn
Fronter AS 2015-11-10 - Divestiture
Oslo, Norway · www.fronter.com
PowerSchool, Inc. 2015-06-17 350M USD Divestiture
Folsom, California · www.powerschool.com
Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. 2011-11-21 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Beijing,, China · www.globaleducation.cn
CTI Education Group (Pty) Ltd. 2010-11-22 - Stake Purchase
, South Africa
America's Choice School Design, Inc. 2010-09-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.americaschoice.org
SEB’s School Learning Systems Business 2010-07-22 497M USD Divestiture
, Brazil
Wall Street English 2009-04-15 145M USD Divestiture
Qingdao,, China · www.wsi.com.cn
Fronter AS 2009-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Oslo, Norway · www.fronter.com
eCollege.com, Inc. 2007-07-31 477M USD Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.ecollege.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 6 (46%) 797M (52%) 2 (67%) 350M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (23%) 477M (31%) 1 (33%) -
Publishing 3 (23%) 270M (17%) - -
Software 1 (8%) - - -
Total 13 $1.5B 3 $350M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 747M 1 350M
  California 2 - 1 350M
  Minnesota 1 270M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 477M - -
China 2 300M 1 -
Norway 1 - 1 -
Brazil 1 497M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
Domestic 6 (46%) 747M (48%) 1 (33%) 350M (100%)
Cross-border 7 (54%) 797M (52%) 2 (67%) -
Total 13 $1.5B 3 $350M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.5B
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest SEB’s School Learning Systems Business
$497M (2010-07-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $350M
TOTAL $350M
Largest PowerSchool, Inc.
$350M (2015-06-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
2 (15%)
Strategic(s)
31%
4 (31%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
67%
2 (67%)
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)

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