Pearson VUE / learndirect's computer-based testing merger inquiry

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Pearson Professional Assessments Limited of learndirect Limited’s computer-based testing business.

Phase 2

Phase 2 date Action
6 January 2016 Merger reference cancelled
16 December 2015 Merger reference made


Merger reference cancelled

Terms of reference

16 December 2015: The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Pearson VUE of learndirect’s computer-based testing business for an in-depth phase 2 investigation.

Phase 1

Phase 1 date Action
7 January 2016 Decision published
2 December 2015 Decision announced
7 October to 20 October 2015 Invitation to comment
7 October 2015 Launch of merger inquiry

Reference decision

Reference unless undertakings accepted

The full text of the decision is available below.

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

7 October 2015: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Published 7 October 2015
Last updated 7 January 2016 + show all updates
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