Private equity firms and Pearson dominate 2011’s global education deals says The Assignment Report's Education Industry Deal Review for Q4 2011 published on 20 January 2012. Top of the 2011 deal list is Hellman & Friedman’s acquisition of SunGard Higher Education, the US-based software company, for $1,775m from SunGard Data Systems. Announced in August 2011, the transaction received regulatory approval in December 2011. This deal followed Providence Equity Partners acquisition of Blackboard, the Washington DC-based VLE technology company for $1,640m.
During 2011 Pearson spent over...
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