Pearson buys Dorling Kindersley

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Pearson PLC has acquired Dorling Kindersley Holdings PLC, a publisher based in the UK. Pearson will pay 311 million pounds in cash for Dorling.

author: Goldsmith, Charles
Dorling Kindersley Holdings PLC

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Pearson to acquire NCS for $2.5 billion; Move will create world's top education firm

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Pearson PLC of London, which publishes the Financial Times, is expanding its education business by acquiring National Computer Systems Inc. for $2.5 billion. The U.S. company processes academic tests and provides curriculum and financial management software to schools.

author: Goldsmith, Charles
United States, Prepackaged software, Software Publishers, All Other Publishers, Educational Software Pkgs (Micro), Educational Tests, Statistical Data Included, Computer software industry, Software industry, Educational software, Instructional materials industry, National Computer Systems Inc., NLCS

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Bertelsmann is set to acquire control of RTL Group

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Bertelsmann AG is about to acquire RTL Group PLC by way of a deal with Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL). GBL owns approximately 30% of RTL, while Bertelsmann owns approximately 37%.

author: Goldsmith, Charles
Commercial Banks, Commercial Banking, Foreign operations, Germany, Belgium, Banking industry, Bertelsmann AG, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A., FremantleMedia Ltd.

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subjects list: Publishing industry, United Kingdom, Mergers, acquisitions and divestments, Book publishing, Pearson PLC
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