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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.
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.
Pearson has sold Mergermarket, the provider of financial analysis services to advisory firms and investments banks, to funds advised by BC Partners for £382m.
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.
Pearson is to expand its education operations by opening a new business college in London next year.
Pearson has acquired Author Solutions, the US-based provider of self-publishing services with 1,600 staff, for £74m.
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.
Pearson is to acquire Global Education & Technology, the Chinese provider of test preparation services for students, for £98m.
Pearson has acquired TQ Holdings, the Derbyshire-based training services firm with gross assets of £23m.
Pearson has acquired Connections Education, the US operator of online schools, for £250m.
Pearson is to acquire Schoolnet, the US education technology company, for £140m.
Pearson is to acquire Education Development International, the Coventry-based training services firm, for £113m.
Pearson is to acquire America's Choice, the US provider of school improvement services, for £50m.
Pearson has acquired Wall Street Institute, the US provider of language training services, for £58m.
Pearson is to acquire Melorio, the London-based vocational training firm, for £99m.
Pearson has acquired Wall Street English, the Chinese provider of language training services, for £97m, in order to expand its Longman Schools division.
Pearson is to acquire Fronter, the Norwegian online learning company with gross assets of £6.6m and offices in ten countries.
Pearson is to sell its US-based data management business to M&F Worldwide for £167m.
Pearson has acquired Money-Media, the US-based provider of money management information services, for undisclosed terms.
Pearson has agreed to sell Groupe Les Echos, the French financial newspaper publisher, to LVMH for £167m.
Pearson is to acquire eCollege, the US-based provider of online distance learning courses, for £241m.
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.
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.
Pearson is planning to relocate its London-based business magazine operations to the same offices as the Financial Times newspaper.
Pearson is to acquire Mergermarket, the provider of financial information to investment banks with offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, for £101m.
Pearson has acquired Chancery Software, the US student software company, for undisclosed terms.
Pearson is to acquire an 80% stake in Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori, the Italian publisher of educational books, for undisclosed terms.
Pearson is to acquire National Evaluation Systems, the US provider of teacher certification tests, for an estimated £73m.
Pearson is to acquire Promissor, the US-based professional examinations company with 130 test centres, for £23m.
Pearson is to acquire AGS Publishing, the US educational publisher, from WRC Media for £148m.
Pearson has sold its 79% stake in Recoletos, the Spanish newspaper publisher, to a management buy-in for £513m.
Pearson has acquired LessonLab, the US developer of education software, for undisclosed terms.
Pearson is to invest £20m in a joint venture with Edexcel, which will administer public examinations under the name of London Qualifications.
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.
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.
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.
Pearson has sold its FT Energy publishing business to McGraw-Hill for about £59m.
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.
Pearson is to acquire National Computer Systems, the US educational services group, in a £1.7bn deal being funded by a rights issue.
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.
Pearson is forming a joint venture with Pacific Century Cyber Works to develop interactive education channels for Asian TV and online networks.
Pearson is acquiring an 87% stake in Family Education Network, the US online education company, for £85m.
Pearson is to acquire Talkback Productions, the independent television production company, for £62m.
Pearson is launching a £311m takeover bid for Dorling Kindersley, and aims to combine the business with its Penguin book publishing division.
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.
Pearson has raised £250m in a share placing, in order to fund the expansion of its internet operations over the next two years.
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.
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.
Pearson has acquired E Source, the US supplier of energy information, for £11m.
Pearson has sold Macmillan Library Reference USA to Thomson Corporation of Canada for £53m.
Pearson has sold Jossey-Bass, the US book publisher, to John Wiley & Sons for $82m.
Pearson is selling US medical publisher Appleton & Lange to McGraw Hill for $46m, and Master Data Center to Information Holdings for $33m.
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.
Pearson is selling the Extel name and financial research business to Primark of the US for £19m.
Pearson has sold Register Group, the provider of advertising data, to Emap and Extreme Information for £12m.
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.
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.
Pearson has acquired Pasha Publications, the publisher of newsletters on the energy sector, for $18m.
Pearson has sold its Future Publishing consumer magazines business to a management team backed by Apax Partners for £142m.
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.
Pearson has sold its law and tax publishing business to Thomson Corp for £70m.
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.
Pearson is to sell its Churchill Livingstone medical publishing operation to Harcourt General of the US for £57m.
Pearson has acquired Putnam Berkley, the US publisher of best-selling authors, for £200m.
Pearson is buying Harper Collins' educational publishing activities for $580m.
Pearson Professional is acquiring Data Management Services and The Magazine Business.
Pearson has acquired ACI, the US programme distributor, for £25.3m.