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Pearson To Sell Wall Street English To A Consortium Of Funds​


Monday, 27 Nov 2017 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Pearson Plc ::DISPOSAL.PEARSON ANNOUNCES SALE OF WALL STREET ENGLISH​.PEARSON - ‍HAS AGREED SALE OF WALL STREET ENGLISH (WSE) TO A CONSORTIUM CONSISTING OF FUNDS AFFILIATED WITH BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA AND CITIC CAPITAL​.‍MOELIS & COMPANY ACTED AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO PEARSON ON THIS TRANSACTION​.PEARSON - ‍TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE GROSS CASH TO PEARSON OF AROUND $300M AFTER ADJUSTMENTS FOR ASSUMED DEFERRED REVENUE AND HISTORICAL TAX LIABILITIES​.PEARSON - ‍IMPROVEMENT IN PEARSON NET DEBT AS A RESULT WILL BE C. $100M AS AROUND $150M OF OPERATING CASH WILL BE RETAINED IN DISPOSED BUSINESS​.‍TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN FIRST HALF OF 2018​.