Pearson acquires Certiport

Educational publisher Pearson announced last week it is buying developer, marketer and distributor of certification exams for IT and digital literacy skills Certiport for $140 million cash from Spire Capital Partners.  The acquisition is expected to futther Pearson VUE’s product range and geographic reach, and to support Pearson VUE’s expansion into international markets, as more than half of Utah based Certiport’s revenue comes from outside North America.

Bob Whelan, CEO, Pearson VUE said, “Certiport is a successful global assessment business which perfectly complements Pearson VUE’s own high-stakes assessment model. We are impressed with the company’s growth, the high caliber of Certiport’s employees, clients, and partners and we look forward to the growth opportunities that will result from this acquisition.”

Check out the full release at Yahoo! Finance.