Freshfields Advises Pearson on Sale of Its International Online Program Management Business - Pearson Online Learning Services to Regent

Oct 13, 2022
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About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a leading international law firm with a strong presence in the legal industry. With its expertise in various practice areas, Freshfields has been a trusted advisor to numerous clients worldwide.

The Sale of Pearson's International Online Program Management Business

In a significant deal within the education sector, Freshfields successfully advised Pearson on the sale of its international online program management business, Pearson Online Learning Services, to Regent. This strategic transaction marks a key step towards transforming the global education landscape.


Pearson is a renowned education company that has been at the forefront of providing high-quality educational tools and services worldwide. The decision to sell its international online program management business to Regent was part of Pearson's strategic plan to streamline its operations and focus on its core strengths.

Regent - A Leading Global Education Solutions Provider

Regent is a prominent global education solutions provider, known for its innovative approaches in online learning and program management. With its extensive experience and expertise, Regent is well-positioned to continue the growth and development of Pearson's online program management business.

Freshfields' Role in the Transaction

Freshfields played a crucial role in advising Pearson throughout the sale process. Our team of seasoned lawyers leveraged their deep understanding of the education sector and their expertise in mergers and acquisitions to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Comprehensive Legal Support

Our legal team provided comprehensive support to Pearson, covering all aspects of the transaction. From conducting due diligence to negotiating and drafting the necessary agreements, Freshfields upheld the highest standards of legal excellence and professionalism.

Strategic Guidance and Expertise

Under the guidance of Freshfields, Pearson was able to navigate the complexities of the sale process with confidence. Our team provided strategic advice and expertise, ensuring that Pearson's interests were protected and that the transaction aligned with the company's long-term goals.

The Impact and Future Prospects

This sale will have a significant impact on the international education landscape. With Regent taking over Pearson's online program management business, students and institutions around the world can expect continued access to high-quality educational programs and innovative learning solutions.

Continued Growth and Expansion

The sale of Pearson's online program management business to Regent opens up new opportunities for both companies. Regent, leveraging its expertise, is well-positioned to expand and enhance the portfolio of online programs, ensuring increased accessibility and improved educational outcomes.

Building Strong Partnerships

By partnering with Regent, Pearson can focus on strengthening its core business areas and building strategic partnerships to further drive innovation in the education sector. This transaction allows both companies to capitalize on their respective strengths and contribute to the advancement of global education.


Freshfields' involvement in advising Pearson on the sale of its international online program management business to Regent highlights our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional legal services in complex transactions. With our deep industry knowledge and dedication to our clients' success, we continue to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the global education landscape.

Rachel Zimmerman
Such an exciting development! 🎉 The education sector is evolving rapidly with these strategic moves.
Nov 11, 2023
Congratulations to Pearson on the successful sale of their online program management business! 👏 Great news for the education sector! 🎉
Oct 17, 2023
Paula Saczawski
Great news! 👏 Congrats to Pearson on the successful sale of their online program management business! 🎉
Oct 5, 2023