Pearson plc, (Pearson) is an international media and education company with its principal operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company delivers the content in a range of forms and through a variety of channels, including books, newspapers and online services. It offers services, as well as content, from test creation, administration and processing to teacher development and school software. Pearson consists of three worldwide businesses: Pearson Education, The FT Group and The Penguin Group. On December 19, 2011, the Company acquired Global Education and Technology Group. In May 2012, the Company acquired Certiport, Inc. from Spire Capital Partners. In July 2012, it acquired Author Solutions, Inc (ASI) from Bertram Capital, and Navis Capital Partners sold PT Efficient English Services to Pearson. In October 2012, the Company acquired EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe.