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Pearson is to sell its 50% stake in The Economist news publication in a £469m deal with Exor and The Economist Group.
13-Aug-2015


Pearson is to sell the Financial Times newspaper to Nikkei of Japan for £844m, and the FT will seek a new headquarters in London next year.
27-Jul-2015


Pearson has sold Mergermarket, the provider of financial analysis services to advisory firms and investments banks, to funds advised by BC Partners for £382m.
02-Dec-2013


Pearson is to merge its London-based Penguin business with Bertelsmann's Random House to create a global book publishing group with about 9,000 staff.
30-Oct-2012


Pearson is to expand its education operations by opening a new business college in London next year.
14-Aug-2012


Pearson has acquired Author Solutions, the US-based provider of self-publishing services with 1,600 staff, for £74m.
31-Jul-2012


Pearson is to sell its 50% stake in FTSE International, the London-based provider of global index and analytical solutions, to the London Stock Exchange Group for £450m.
12-Dec-2011


Pearson is to acquire Global Education & Technology, the Chinese provider of test preparation services for students, for £98m.
21-Nov-2011


Pearson has acquired TQ Holdings, the Derbyshire-based training services firm with gross assets of £23m.
18-Oct-2011


Pearson has acquired Connections Education, the US operator of online schools, for £250m.
19-Sep-2011


Pearson is to acquire Schoolnet, the US education technology company, for £140m.
26-Apr-2011


Pearson is to acquire Education Development International, the Coventry-based training services firm, for £113m.
08-Mar-2011


Pearson is to acquire America's Choice, the US provider of school improvement services, for £50m.
03-Aug-2010


Pearson has acquired Wall Street Institute, the US provider of language training services, for £58m.
29-Jul-2010


Pearson is to acquire Melorio, the London-based vocational training firm, for £99m.
19-May-2010


Pearson has acquired Wall Street English, the Chinese provider of language training services, for £97m, in order to expand its Longman Schools division.
16-Apr-2009


Pearson is to acquire Fronter, the Norwegian online learning company with gross assets of £6.6m and offices in ten countries.
11-Dec-2008


Pearson is to sell its US-based data management business to M&F Worldwide for £167m.
18-Feb-2008


Pearson has acquired Money-Media, the US-based provider of money management information services, for undisclosed terms.
07-Jan-2008


Pearson has agreed to sell Groupe Les Echos, the French financial newspaper publisher, to LVMH for £167m.
07-Nov-2007


Pearson is to acquire eCollege, the US-based provider of online distance learning courses, for £241m.
15-May-2007


Pearson is to acquire Harcourt Education International of Oxford and Harcourt Assessment of the US from Reed Elsevier for £476m, in order to expand its educational publishing business.
07-May-2007


Pearson is to sell its government services division to Veritas Capital of the US for £340m, and is now looking to spend up to £280m on bolt-on acquisitions and the expansion of its existing operations.
12-Dec-2006


Pearson is planning to relocate its London-based business magazine operations to the same offices as the Financial Times newspaper.
25-Oct-2006


Pearson is to acquire Mergermarket, the provider of financial information to investment banks with offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, for £101m.
09-Aug-2006


Pearson has acquired Chancery Software, the US student software company, for undisclosed terms.
01-Jun-2006


Pearson is to acquire an 80% stake in Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori, the Italian publisher of educational books, for undisclosed terms.
08-May-2006


Pearson is to acquire National Evaluation Systems, the US provider of teacher certification tests, for an estimated £73m.
26-Apr-2006


Pearson is to acquire Promissor, the US-based professional examinations company with 130 test centres, for £23m.
25-Jan-2006


Pearson is to acquire AGS Publishing, the US educational publisher, from WRC Media for £148m.
24-Jun-2005


Pearson has sold its 79% stake in Recoletos, the Spanish newspaper publisher, to a management buy-in for £513m.
15-Dec-2004


Pearson has acquired LessonLab, the US developer of education software, for undisclosed terms.
19-Sep-2003


Pearson is to invest £20m in a joint venture with Edexcel, which will administer public examinations under the name of London Qualifications.
02-May-2003


Pearson has acquired S&P ComStock from McGraw-Hill for £74m, in order to expand its 60%-owned market data services subsidiary Interactive Data Corporation.
17-Jan-2003


Pearson is to launch a new book publishing venture in Ireland through its Penguin division, and has expanded its US educational business with the acquisition of the art history textbook list of Harry N Abrams.
14-Aug-2002


Pearson is investing £3.4m in a joint venture with CTV Media to provide English language training programmes in China, in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.
20-Nov-2001


Pearson has sold its FT Energy publishing business to McGraw-Hill for about £59m.
06-Sep-2001


Pearson is forming a joint venture with IBM to develop interactive learning services for the home, and trials will take place in the US and a number of European countries.
23-Apr-2001


Pearson is to acquire National Computer Systems, the US educational services group, in a £1.7bn deal being funded by a rights issue.
01-Aug-2000


Pearson has acquired The Forum Corporation, the US management training company, for £60m, in order to expand its FT Knowledge subsidiary and develop a global education business.
07-Jul-2000


Pearson is forming a joint venture with Pacific Century Cyber Works to develop interactive education channels for Asian TV and online networks.
03-Jul-2000


Pearson is acquiring an 87% stake in Family Education Network, the US online education company, for £85m.
30-Jun-2000


Pearson is to acquire Talkback Productions, the independent television production company, for £62m.
15-Jun-2000


Pearson is launching a £311m takeover bid for Dorling Kindersley, and aims to combine the business with its Penguin book publishing division.
31-Mar-2000


Pearson is forming an alliance with AOL to develop an internet-based education network, and has also announced the acquisition of minority stakes in a number of online educational companies.
07-Mar-2000


Pearson has raised £250m in a share placing, in order to fund the expansion of its internet operations over the next two years.
27-Jan-2000


Pearson has acquired Thomson Financial Securities Management from Thomson Corporation of Canada for £94m, in order to strengthen its position as a leading supplier of securities pricing.
31-Jul-1999


Pearson is selling Macmillan General Reference USA to IDG Books Worldwide for £52m, as part of a strategy to sell a number of reference, professional and business operations.
01-Jul-1999


Pearson has acquired E Source, the US supplier of energy information, for £11m.
22-Jun-1999


Pearson has sold Macmillan Library Reference USA to Thomson Corporation of Canada for £53m.
19-Jun-1999


Pearson has sold Jossey-Bass, the US book publisher, to John Wiley & Sons for $82m.
25-May-1999


Pearson is selling US medical publisher Appleton & Lange to McGraw Hill for $46m, and Master Data Center to Information Holdings for $33m.
18-May-1999


Pearson is to sell its US higher-education publications to John Wiley & Sons of the US for £35m, in order to win approval for its acquisition of Simon & Schuster's educational publishing division.
12-May-1999


Pearson is selling the Extel name and financial research business to Primark of the US for £19m.
23-Feb-1999


Pearson has sold Register Group, the provider of advertising data, to Emap and Extreme Information for £12m.
20-Aug-1998


Pearson is to buy Thorpe Park, the Surrey theme park, from RMC for up to £20m, and will combine it with its Tussaud's Group subsidiary.
13-Jun-1998


Pearson is acquiring Simon & Schuster, the US publisher, from Viacom for £2.75bn, and will retain the educational publishing side of the business and sell the remainder to Hicks Muse.
18-May-1998


Pearson has acquired Pasha Publications, the publisher of newsletters on the energy sector, for $18m.
08-May-1998


Pearson has sold its Future Publishing consumer magazines business to a management team backed by Apax Partners for £142m.
25-Apr-1998


Pearson is to sell its Mindscape software business in the US to The Learning Company for £90m, leaving Pearson with a £212m loss on disposal.
07-Mar-1998


Pearson has sold its law and tax publishing business to Thomson Corp for £70m.
03-Mar-1998


Pearson has acquired All American, the US TV production company, for £233m, and now claims that its Pearson TV subsidiary is the largest international producer of entertainment and serial drama.
02-Oct-1997


Pearson is to sell its Churchill Livingstone medical publishing operation to Harcourt General of the US for £57m.
16-Aug-1997


Pearson has acquired Putnam Berkley, the US publisher of best-selling authors, for £200m.
27-Nov-1996


Pearson is buying Harper Collins' educational publishing activities for $580m.
10-Feb-1996


Pearson Professional is acquiring Data Management Services and The Magazine Business.
18-Jan-1996


Pearson has acquired ACI, the US programme distributor, for £25.3m.
16-Nov-1995