Case Study

Pearson: Not content to be a content company

20 pages
December 2002
Reference: IMD-3-1100

The case describes the integration of NCS, a US educational software company, into Pearson, a leading international media company. Pearson acquired NCS, a leader in assessment, testing, tools and services for K-12 (kindergarten to 12th grade) schools in the US, to help marry its rich content portfolio with applications and services to match. The case describes the early wins after the acquisition, as well as some of the integration challenges facing the two companies in late 2001.

Acquisition Integration
Europe, United States of America
January 2002
Field Research
© 2002
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