Pearson’s Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding, Acquisitions & News

Pearson is a publishing company that provides learning materials, education technologies and assessment tools for teachers and students. Read more

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Pearson is a publishing company that provides learning materials, education technologies and assessment tools for teachers and students. Read more

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CEO

Andy Bird

CEO Approval Rating

73/100

Founded:

1844

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyLondon Stock ExchangePSON

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Cengage Learning is a top competitor of Pearson. Cengage Learning was founded in Boston, Massachusetts} in 2007. Cengage Learning competes in the Educational Materials industry. Compared to Pearson, Cengage Learning generates $1.7B less revenue.

McGraw Hill is Pearson's #2 competitor. McGraw Hill is headquartered in New York, New York, and was founded in 1888. McGraw Hill operates in the Correspondence Teaching industry. McGraw Hill generates 31% the revenue of Pearson.

HMH has been one of Pearson's top competitors. HMH is a Public company that was founded in 1832 in Boston, Massachusetts. HMH operates in the Publishing industry. Compared to Pearson, HMH has 19,334 fewer employees.

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Quarterly and Annual Revenue

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Annual Revenue

$5.1B

Pearson's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 4.1B. Over the last one quarters, Pearson's revenue has decreased by 0%. Specifically, in Q4 2019's revenue was $1.3B.

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Smart Sparrow Pty Ltd.

Jan 2020

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$25M
Smart Sparrow is an adaptive learning platform that enables instructors to design education based visual content for students.
Lumerit Education, LLC

Nov 2019

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$29M
Lumerit is a provider of college degree planning, academic advising, corporate training and development services for students and employers.
Grupo Multi Holding

Dec 2013

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$738.5M
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NCS Pearson, Inc.

Aug 2013

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undisclosed
BioBehavioral Diagnostics Company manufactures and markets technologies for the diagnosis and management of neurological and psychiatric conditions.
GlobalEnglish Corporation

May 2012

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$90M
GlobalEnglish is a provider of online English language and communication training programs for business professionals.

These are all the companies that Pearson has acquired. Pearson has acquired 7 companies and its latest acquisition was Smart Sparrow Pty Ltd. in Jan 2020. Smart Sparrow is an adaptive learning platform that enables instructors to design education based visual content for students.

Pearson Funding History

$50M

Since Pearson was founded in 1844, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Pearson has raised $50.0M. Pearson's funding round was on Apr 2019 for a total of $50.0M

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Apr 2019
$50M
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Since Pearson was founded in 1844, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Pearson has raised $50.0M. Pearson's funding round was on Apr 2019 for a total of $50.0M

Investments

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DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

PROWLER.io develops an AI-based platform that offers decision-making solutions for retail, manufacturing and healthcare sectors.
$24M
May 19, 2019
Series B
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Inkling is a mobile learning enablement platform that allows organizations to create and share digital contents for frontline employees.
$15M
Apr 27, 2015
Series D
Feb 01, 2018
Experifun is the company for providing lab equipment to schools
$262.9K
Sep 21, 2014
Seed
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Sudiksha is an organization for providing education through schools.
$50K
Jun 29, 2014
Seed
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eAdvance provides procurement, IT services, media and financial management services.
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May 19, 2014
Equity
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These are all the companies that Pearson has invested in. Pearson has invested 7 companies and its latest investment was Smart Sparrow Pty Ltd. in Jan 2020. Smart Sparrow is an adaptive learning platform that enables instructors to design education based visual content for students.

Pearson News

November 18, 2020The Bookseller

Pearson creates new division focused on D2C relationship building | The Bookseller

Pearson has created a new direct-to-consumer division, hiring senior talent from Warner Bros to help ... See more »
November 17, 2020MarketScreener

ICC and Pearson announce partnership to develop skills for people in a rapidly changing economy

(marketscreener.com) Paris and London - The International Chamber of Commerce and Pearson have announ... See more »
November 10, 2020ChinaTechNews

NetDragon Signed Digital Contents Licensing Agreement With Pearson Global Schools

NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited announced that the company has signed a licensing agreement with P... See more »
November 9, 2020MarketScreener

announces the disposal of Pearson Institute of Higher Education

(marketscreener.com) LONDON, November 9 2020: Pearson today announces the disposal of its interests i... See more »
November 4, 2020Business News Asia

NetDragon Collaborates with Pearson, Expands Education Library with Agreement to License Digital Content

NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited ("NetDragon", Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in build... See more »
October 25, 2020Zolmax News

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Stock Passes Above 200 Day Moving Average of $6.78

Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) shares passed above its two hundred day moving average during trading on Frida... See more »
October 23, 2020FE Investegate

Update on Resolution 10 - 2020 AGM vote

12:52 PM: (PSON) Update on Resolution 10 - 2020 AGM vote... See more »

Pearson Blogs

November 18, 2020Pearson Blog

Pearson Students Recipe of the Month: Banana Bread

Check out my vlog for a quick and easy recipe for banana bread. It’s perfect for fall weather a... See more »
November 18, 2020Pearson Blog

Yes! I am ready to start my career

Have you ever congratulated a graduating senior, asked about their plans for the future, and was surp... See more »
November 17, 2020Pearson Blog

When the Impossible Becomes Possible: 3 Actions to Achieve Academic Goals

For the first two years of high school, I was homeschooled. However, I quickly learned that was not t... See more »
November 16, 2020Pearson Blog

Social justice in the math classroom

I recently spoke with a professor who, like many of us, was overwhelmed with taking his courses fully... See more »
November 13, 2020Pearson Blog

Distance Learning Week 2020: How to Excel in Online Classes

Distance Learning Week is an annual week set aside to focus on online learning. This year, more stude... See more »
November 12, 2020Pearson Blog

Ungrading: What’s the hype?

As instructors we’ve got a lot on our plate. We need to lecture, prepare digital materials and organi... See more »
November 12, 2020Pearson Blog

Hunting for Internships in the Time of COVID

We all know how difficult it is to get an internship. Most times, you need job experience before even... See more »

Pearson Press Releases

July 22, 2020GlobeNewswire

Pearson Recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel for Legal Transformation with Partners Onit and Morae

Onit and Morae Jointly Congratulate Pearson for Innovative Approach to Delivering Legal ServicesOnit ... See more »
June 30, 2020PR Newswire

Pearson to Support New Statewide K-12 Online Public School in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Md., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, which delivers Connections Academy, the full-ti... See more »
May 7, 2020PR Newswire

Majority of Parents Say Kids Are Navigating School Closures Better Than Adults, Teachers Earn 88% Approval Rating

/PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the world's learning company, and Connections Academy, which delivers full-t... See more »
March 23, 2020PR Newswire

Pearson Uses Global Reach to Provide Learning Tools, Expertise for those Affected by Pandemic

LONDON, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pearson, the world's learning company, announced it is ... See more »
March 23, 2020PR Newswire

PearsonUsesGlobalReachtoProvideLearningTools,ExpertiseforthoseAffectedbyPandemic

/PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pearson, the world's learning company, announced it is continuing to make an a... See more »
November 12, 2019PR Newswire

Pearson Releases First-of-Its Kind AI Enabled Mobile Tutoring Experience

LONDON, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the world's learning company, today announced the laun... See more »
November 4, 2019PR Newswire

Pearson Acquires Ed Tech Company Lumerit

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pearson, the world's learning company, announced t... See more »

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Pearson, Plc. (NYSE: PSO) is a media and education company, with principal operations in the business information and consumer publishing markets. The company's mission is simple and it is to help people make more of their lives through learning. It i...

CEO

Pearson's CEO, Andy Bird, currently has an approval rating of 73%. Pearson's primary competitors are Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill & HMH.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pearson

  1. When was Pearson founded?

    Pearson was founded in 1844
  2. Who is Pearson's CEO?

    Pearson's CEO is Andy Bird
  3. How much revenue does Pearson generate?

    Pearson generates $5.1B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Pearson have?

    Pearson has historically raised $50M in funding
  5. Where is Pearson's headquarters?

    Pearson's headquarters is in London England, GB
  1. How many employees does Pearson have?

    Pearson has 22,734 employees
  2. What sector does Pearson operate in?

    Pearson is in Educational Materials
  3. Who are Pearson's competitors?

    Pearson's top competitors are Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, HMH
  4. Who has Pearson invested in?

    Pearson's has invested in companies such as PROWLER.io, Inkling, Experifun