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Pearson is growing both organically and through bolt-on acquisitions. Our goal is to grow our international reach, to develop our capacity in professional and career learning and to invest in new or emerging business models, often digital and services-led. A number of new companies joined Pearson in 2011.

Company name     Purchase price 
Schoolnet Technology that helps teachers improve and tailor instruction for 5 million students US
Connections Academy Online virtual schools serving 40,000 students in 21 states US
Stark Education materials Germany
Not disclosed
TQ Vocational & technical training UK and Middle East
Not disclosed
Compania des Letras 45% of leading trade publisher   Brazil
Not disclosed
EDI Vocational and work -based learning qualifications and testing UK
Assanka Web-developer UK
Not disclosed
Global Education 450 English language test centres China