Pearson buys Melorio

From the Wall Street Journal:

Publisher Pearson PLC said Wednesday it has struck a deal to buy London-based training firm Melorio PLC for £99.3 million ($142.4 million), in a move signaling Pearson's growing interest in the vocational-education sector.The acquisition comes two weeks after Pearson netted $2 billion before tax by selling a 61% stake in financial-information firm Interactive Data Corp. to two private-equity companies.

Melorio, a vocational-skills company that reaches 15,000 people in the U.K. each year, conducts training programs and assessments for professionals such as construction workers, IT-services employees, electricians and plumbers.

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