Pearson Closes PDRI Acquisition for Federal Talent Assessment Market Strategy

U.K.-based education company Pearson (NYSE: PSO) has wrapped up its purchase of Personnel Decisions Research Institutes, a workforce assessment services provider to the U.S. federal government.

The acquired company will rebrand as “PDRI by Pearson” and operate under the latter’s assessment and qualifications business, Pearson said Thursday.

PDRI has worked with the Office of Personnel Management to develop the USA Hire online assessment platform for agencies.

Pearson used existing cash and available liquidity to finance the transaction.

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