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    Pearson

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  1. August 12, 2015

    Pearson investors wary of acquisitions

    The Château Latour vineyard went in 1989, the waxworks of Madame Tussauds were sold nine years later, followed by...

  2. August 12, 2015

    Pearson sells 50% stake in Economist Group for £469m

    Pearson has agreed to sell its 50 per cent stake in the publisher of the Economist magazine for £469m in cash, as it...

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  1. August 9, 2015

    Pearson set to offload Economist stake for £400m

    Pearson is expected to announce the sale of its stake in the publisher of The Economist magazine as early as this week...

  2. July 31, 2015

    Q&A: Saving as you earn

    This weekend, thousands of workers will be presented with a decision over whether to exchange their payroll savings for...

  3. July 28, 2015

    Marwyn to launch vehicle on Aim to buy media companies

    Marwyn, the investment group that brought companies including Peppa Pig rights owner Entertainment One to the public...

  4. July 27, 2015

    FT and Nikkei differences need not cause a clash

    Old Tokyo correspondents such as myself think of Japan as the country that abolished news, as a place of processes and...

  5. July 24, 2015

    A new future for the FT, without fear or favour

    Throughout its 127-year history, the Financial Times has occupied a special place in journalism, enjoying a precious...

  6. July 24, 2015

    Pace of change means challenge and opportunity for FT and Pearson

    We have reached an inflection point in global media. The pace of disruptive change in new technology — in particular,...

  7. July 24, 2015

    Nikkei promises to respect FT’s editorial independence

    The chairman of Nikkei Group has promised to respect the Financial Times’s editorial independence, and to expand its...

  8. July 24, 2015

    Pearson reaffirms profit expectations for full-year

    Pearson has said it will prioritise investment in its existing education business over further acquisitions following...

  9. July 23, 2015

    Nikkei and Axel Springer bid battle for FT went to the wire

    Pearson’s 58-year ownership of the FT Group ended in high drama on Thursday as the Japanese media group Nikkei trumped...

  10. July 23, 2015

    Japanese buyer digs deep for FT trophy

    For years bankers have struggled to value the Financial Times — a trophy asset that could be worth whatever a deep...

  11. July 23, 2015

    Hands-off owner hands over FT after 58 years

    The Financial Times has covered countless takeovers since its creation in 1888, and detailed waves of consolidation,...

  12. July 23, 2015

    Timeline: Pearson and the Financial Times

    Pearson on Thursday said it would sell the Financial Times Group to Nikkei, Japan’s largest media company, for £844m,...

  13. July 23, 2015

    Nikkei to buy FT Group for £844m from Pearson

    Nikkei, Japan’s largest media company, is to buy the FT Group from Pearson for £844m, after stunning its rival bidder...

  14. June 22, 2015

    Economist Group looks beyond advertising for return to growth

    The head of the Economist Group has promised a return to revenue growth in the next twelve months, after falling print...

  15. June 17, 2015

    Pearson to sell school software provider Powerschool for $350m

    Pearson is to sell Powerschool, a back-office software provider to schools, to private equity group Vista Equity...

  16. April 24, 2015

    Pearson confirms departure of chairman Glen Moreno

    Pearson has confirmed the departure of its chairman Glen Moreno within the next year and its expectations for its...

  17. February 27, 2015

    Pearson names Coram Williams as chief financial officer

    Pearson has opted for an internal candidate as chief financial officer, appointing Coram Williams, who currently...

  18. February 22, 2015

    Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

    A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the...

  19. January 21, 2015

    Pearson signals rise in profits in 2015

    Pearson has signalled that adjusted profits this year will reach their highest level since 2012, despite “continuing...

  20. January 19, 2015

    Pearson expands education venture fund

    Pearson has become the latest blue-chip company to increase its venture investments, committing $50m to education...

  21. December 4, 2014

    Microsoft quits struggling ereader Nook

    Microsoft is bailing out of Nook, the struggling ereader business owned by Barnes & Noble, in a move that clears the...

  22. November 30, 2014

    Google overtakes Apple in the US classroom

    Apple has lost its longstanding lead over Google in US schools, with Chromebook laptop computers overtaking iPads for...

  23. October 24, 2014

    Pearson sticks to forecasts despite being hit by strong pound

    Pearson, the world’s largest education company by revenue, has stuck to its profit forecast for 2014 despite...

  24. FT Alphaville

    October 20, 2014

    Tibco and Pearson: shares and shares alike

    The strange story that Tibco Software and their adviser Goldman Sachs had not used an accurate share count in their...

  25. July 25, 2014

    Pearson sticks to profit targets

    Pearson has reiterated its profit forecasts for this year but cautioned its expected earnings range could slip if...

  26. July 4, 2014

    Businesses warn UK schools over growing skills gap

    Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the education system must prepare young people better for life...

  27. April 25, 2014

    Pearson suffers shareholder protest over executive pay policy

    Pearson has suffered a shareholder protest vote over the education company’s remuneration policy in the latest sign of...

  28. February 28, 2014

    Pearson shares fall 5.7% as profits set to miss forecasts

    Shares in Pearson fell to their lowest level in three years, after the education company said that changes in the way...

  29. January 29, 2014

    Japanese boardrooms learn to love English

    English, the lingua franca of boardrooms and even, in some cases, factory floors from Paris to Nairobi, remains a...

  30. January 23, 2014

    Pearson warns of rising restructuring costs and US slowdown

    Pearson said its profits for 2013 would be below analysts’ expectations, after its North American education business...

  31. December 13, 2013

    Pearson Foundation agrees $7.7m settlement

    The Pearson Foundation will pay $7.7m to settle allegations by the New York attorney-general that it misused charitable...

  32. December 5, 2013

    Twitter hires Marjorie Scardino as board’s first woman

    Twitter has hired its first female director by adding Marjorie Scardino, the former Pearson chief executive, to its...

  33. December 3, 2013

    Pearson buys Brazilian language school chain Grupo Multi

    Pearson has paid an enterprise value of more than £500m for Brazil’s largest private network of English language...

  34. November 29, 2013

    Pearson agrees to sell Mergermarket unit to BC Partners

    Pearson has agreed to sell its Mergermarket unit to London private equity investor BC Partners in a transaction valuing...

  35. October 30, 2013

    Pearson accelerates restructuring to focus on growth markets

    Pearson, the international education group that owns the Financial Times, has accelerated the rate of restructuring to...

  36. October 3, 2013

    Potential bidders seek Mergermarket sales info

    Around 50 companies and private equity groups including Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg have requested sales information...

  37. September 15, 2013

    Masters in Management: Big deals as business schools seek scale

    Amid the brouhaha that arose in July surrounding the tie-up between Thunderbird, the US business school, and Laureate,...

  38. August 14, 2013

    Ashridge and Pearson College forge links for business degrees

    Ashridge Business School, the UK executive education specialist, and Pearson, the education and publishing company that...

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