Private equity circles Thomson Learning

<p>Canadian media giant Thomson has said a bidder for its higher education division Thomson Learning will not be named in the next couple of weeks, despite mounting speculation that an announcement is imminent. Jason Stewart, vice-president of media relations for Thomson, said: &quot;Our c.e.o. Richard Harrington has said that a buyer would be named at the end of the second quarter. We aim to stick to that timetable.&quot;</p><p>But despite Thomson&#39;s denials, reports that a bidder will be named in early May continue to circulate. Five private equity firms have been tipped to be interest...

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