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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Thomson to sell Thomson Learning higher education assets

"The Thomson Corporation has announced that it has signed definitive agreements with funds advised by Apax Partners and OMERS Capital Partners under which such funds will acquire the higher education, careers and library reference assets of Thomson Learning, and a consortium of funds advised by OMERS and Apax will acquire Nelson Canada, for a combined total value of approximately $7.75 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year and is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions"

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