Deal Significance: Pearson has acquired Faethm to bridge intelligence for the global skills gap.

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Founded in 2018, Faethm is described as an innovative Australian workforce company, while Pearson Education is described as the world’s leading learning company, specialising in textbooks and online courses.

The deal sees Pearson Education acquire Faethm’s predictive analytics platform to power the company’s new workforce skills division, which will focus on meeting changing workforce needs and bridging global skills gaps.

Brokered by Biztech’s Managing Director APAC, Anthony Bekker, and Managing Director Americas, Chris Spillman Lawyers Weekly journalist, Emma Ryan explores the impact of the deal, and Biztech Lawyers involvement – read full article here.

Since Faethm’s launch less than four years ago, the Australian company has assisted clients in 21 industries in 26 countries, including Boston Consulting Group, BT, HSBC, NatWest, Nestlé Purina, Microsoft and Rio Tinto, as well as government bodies across the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Seeking to echo Faethm’s remarkable success story, Biztech Lawyers is also on a growth trajectory, explains Anthony.

“We are known for helping world-class Australian tech businesses realise their global potential because we bring to the table specialised knowledge that comes from servicing hundreds of entrepreneurial and startup businesses in the technology arena over the last three years.”

“With offices in the US as well as Sydney and Melbourne, the fact that we have an international presence is a key point of difference for us, and we’re able to leverage an international knowledge base that deepens the skillset available to our clients and enhances our availability across all time zones.”

“We find that many of our clients are global, and accordingly they want a law firm that has a global outlook as well – in this sense, Biztech operates as a mini multi-national.” says Antony.

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Anthony Bekker
Founder | Managing Director - APAC
Anthony Bekker founded Biztech Lawyers after leading both legal and operations at e-commerce marketing unicorn Rokt - helping grow it 10x from Sydney, to Singapore, the US and then Europe.

Anthony loves helping technology companies realise their global ambitions and solve their most complex problems; bringing a practical and highly commercial approach to legal matters. That approach is born of a breadth of experience helping hundreds of startups and scaleups, stints in strategy consulting and banking as well as an INSEAD MBA. Anthony began his career at Mallesons Stephen Jaques and became dual-qualified in the UK while undertaking in-house stints at BT the OFT.

Anthony is Biztech Lawyers’ Managing Director for APAC. As a tech-centric law firm we use an array of legal technology to make legal processes more efficient, allowing clients to grow as painlessly as possible. Our global offerings are also an opportunity to propel the world’s most innovative companies to reach international markets. We’re your growth partners.
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