Pearson Education - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Pearson Education M&A Summary

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 Group 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%).

Pearson Education Business Overview

Where is Pearson Education headquartered?

Pearson Education is headquartered in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

What sector is Pearson Education in?

Pearson Education is an education company.

When was Pearson Education founded?

Pearson Education was founded in 1998.

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
  • M&A Advisors 1

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 13 - - - - - 13
vol $1.5B $1.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $350M $350M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WSE Hong Kong Ltd. 2017-11-27 - Divestiture
Hong Kong, China · www.wallstreetenglish.com
Fronter AS 2015-11-10 - Divestiture
Oslo, Norway · www.fronter.com
PowerSchool Group LLC 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
WSE Hong Kong Ltd. 2009-04-15 145M USD Divestiture
Hong Kong, China · www.wallstreetenglish.com
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
View All >>

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

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group
1

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 Group LLC
$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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