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THOMSON LEARNING ACQUIRES ARCO IMPRINT AND ALLIANCE PRESS.

In related news, Thomson Corp. division Thomson Learning (TL; Stamford, CT) has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of ARCO (Lawrenceville, NJ), a publisher of academic, civil service and military test preparation materials, from IDG Books Worldwide (Foster City, CA). No terms of the deal were given.

TL said the addition of ARCO, which has a current list of approximately 120 test-prep titles, will significantly increase the number of products in its Peterson's test-prep line, provide quality content for online services and establish a broader platform from which to attract prospective partners.

Also, TL'S Custom Publishing division (Cincinnati, OH) has acquired Alliance Press (Dallas, TX), a publisher of texts in 18 different disciplines, including psychology, mathematics, political science and communications. The company publishes books for the local, regional and national markets.
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