Cengage Learning Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Education Company

Cengage Learning has acquired 11 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Cengage Learning has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (55%) and education (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cengage Learning, Inc.

10650 Toebben Drive,
Independence, Kentucky 41051
United States,
(800)354-9706
www.cengage.com

Cengage Learning, Inc. is the education and technology company built for learners. Cengage offer valuable options at affordable price points, including industry-leading initiative Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service for higher education. Cengage embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library, and workforce training markets around the world.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 9 1 - 1 - - 11
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Codevolve 2018-10-18 - Growth Capital
Alameda, California · www.next.tech
Advanced Instructional Systems, Inc. (dba WebAssign) 2016-09-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.webassign.com
Pathbrite, Inc. 2015-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.pathbrite.com
Learning Objects 2015-09-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.learningobjects.com
NetLearning 2012-12-04 - Divestiture
, United States
Questia Media, Inc. 2010-01-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.questia.com
Marshall Cavendish Education - ELT Business 2009-07-27 - Divestiture
Singapore, Singapore
Concept Media, Inc. 2009-02-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California
HighBeam Research, Inc. 2008-12-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.highbeam.com
TrueOutcomes LLC 2007-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 6 (55%) - - -
Education 2 (18%) - 1 (100%) -
Information Services 1 (9%) - - -
Media 1 (9%) - - -
Publishing 1 (9%) - - -
Total 11 - 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 - 1 -
  California 4 - - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Domestic 10 (91%) - 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (9%) - - -
Total 11 - 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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