Vista acquires PowerSchool Group from Pearson

Vista Equity Partners has acquired PowerSchool Group LLC, a provider of student information solutions in K-12 education. The seller was Pearson plc. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, PowerSchool has named Hardeep Gulati as CEO.

Pearson Launches Incubator For Startups In Education Market

Pearson said it launched an incubator program for startups addressing the education market. The Pearson Catalyst program seeks to match startups with Pearson brands to promote pilot programs and provide resources. Startups need to be less than three years old with products ready to launch. The program will incubate 10 teams of founders for at least three months starting in mid April.

Pearson, Acquires Certiport for $140M in Cash

Pearson, the London-based learning company, is today announcing the acquisition of Certiport from Spire Capital Partners for $140 million in cash. Founded in 1997 in Utah, Certiport develops, markets and distributes certification exams and practice tests of IT and digital literacy skills PRESS RELEASE: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is today announcing the acquisition of […]

Publishing Without Borders

When Amazon revealed it now sells more digital books than print, it represented a permanent shift for the publishing industry. Borders’ bankruptcy filing only drives home the point. More Americans consume daily media online than anywhere else, and, as the tablet business continues to expand, a growing number of people all over the world will […]

IDC Bids Due in Mid-February

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial bids for Interactive Data Corp (IDC.N), the financial market data provider controlled by Pearson PLC (PSON.L), are due in mid-February, sources familiar with the situation said. Interactive Data has a market value of about $2.8 billion, based on Tuesday’s closing share price of $29.35 on the New York Stock Exchange. […]

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