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Pearson to sell 22% stake in Penguin Random House Venture to Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA

LONDON, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to our January announcement, Pearson PLC (“Pearson”) today announces an agreement to sell a 22% stake in the Penguin Random House Venture (“PRH”) to our partner Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA (“Bertelsmann”) and recapitalise the … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann acquires another 22 percent of shares in Penguin Random House from co-owner Pearson

Group acquires another 22 percent of shares from co-shareholder Pearson Strategic three-quarters majority of the world’s largest publishing house Pearson remains co-owner of Penguin Random House with 25-percent stake Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe: “The book business is part of Bertelsmann’s … Read the full press release

Affordable Textbooks for College Students Now Possible with Pearson and Chegg Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (April 10, 2017), Pearson announced a new partnership with Chegg (NYSE: CHGG) to provide students with affordable rental options for both print and e-book versions of popular Pearson higher education titles. Beginning this … Read the full press release

Pearson to invest in Jakarta-based higher ed technology startup HarukaEdu

$2.2M Funding Enables HarukaEdu to Scale Online Degree Programs LONDON, 14-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s leading education company, today announces the latest investment made through the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, (PALF). It is investing in HarukaEdu, a Jakarta-based startup … Read the full press release

Pearson’s chief executive John Fallon on 9m Interim Management Statement: We are performing well competitively and gaining share across many areas of our business

Our competitive performance remained strong in the first nine months of the year with share gains across our major markets including US higher education courseware, US school courseware and UK qualifications. Cyclical and policy related factors made some of our … Read the full press release

Pearson: Richard Branson signed the largest petition ever committed to raising awareness of the global challenge of illiteracy

Branson signs Project Literacy petition, raising awareness of the 757m people who can’t read, write or sign their name LONDON, 23-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Richard Branson has signed the largest petition ever committed to raising awareness of the global challenge … Read the full press release

Pearson to sell its 50% stake in The Economist Group for £469 million, payable in cash

Pearson is today announcing that it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in The Economist Group for £469 million, payable in cash. LONDON, 13-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — EXOR S.p.A. has agreed to purchase 27.8% of The Economist Group’s Ordinary … Read the full press release

Pearson agreed the sale of FT Group to Nikkei Inc. for £844 million payable in cash

Pearson is today announcing that it has agreed the sale of FT Group to Nikkei Inc. for a gross consideration of £844 million, payable in cash. LONDON, 24-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news … Read the full press release

Pearson research: The Beatles and the Harry Potter film series voted as the most popular sources of culture that help people learn the English language

LONDON, 13-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has published research which shows that The Beatles and the Harry Potter film series have been voted as the most popular sources of culture that help people learn … Read the full press release

Pearson uses Foursquare’s data in its new free app to help students find more productive places to study

New Inspired Locations of Learning app helps students’ productivity Free to download for iOS and Android Share inspiring study locations on Foursquare LONDON, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today launched a new free app – Inspired Locations of Learning – to … Read the full press release

World’s leading learning company Pearson released its regular January trading update

London, UK, 27-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is today providing its regular January trading update. Pearson faced tough market conditions throughout 2013 as cyclical, policy-related and structural pressures affected our education publishing and assessment businesses in North … Read the full press release

Leading personalities join forces to encourages parents and carers spend time reading with children

.5 million free books given to reception-aged children as part of Booktime This year sees Booktime gift its 10 millionth book to a child to encourage a lifelong love of reading London, UK, 6-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading personalities including Mount Pleasant … Read the full press release

The Financial Times and Pearson unveiled new FT Education API for students and educators

London, UK, 6-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Financial Times and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today unveiled a new FT Education API that offers students and educators the opportunity to access free, award-winning content from the Financial Times. The API, created … Read the full press release

Pearson’s outsourced training solutions business TQ Education and Training awarded 5-year contract to develop and operate 3 vocational colleges in Saudi Arabia

25-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — TQ Education and Training, a Pearson business that provides outsourced training solutions, has been awarded a five-year contract to develop and operate three vocational colleges in Saudi Arabia, providing high quality vocational skills and qualifications for more … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann and Pearson announce they completed Random House – Penguin Group merger forming new entity Penguin Random House

Contract Signing Follows Final Negotiation Between Shareholders Markus Dohle To Serve As CEO Bertelsmann Appoints Five Board Of Directors Members, Pearson Four All Territorial Regulatory Approvals Received Without Conditions  19-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Bertelsmann and Pearson today signed the final contracts … Read the full press release