Cengage Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

EducationCompany

Cengage has acquired 12 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Cengage’s largest acquisition to date was in 2022, when it acquired Infosec for $191M. Cengage has acquired in 7 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and education (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Cengage

Cengage Learning, Inc.

200 Pier 4 Blvd. ,
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
United States,
www.cengage.com

Cengage is an education and technology company that offers 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. The company embraces innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. It also serves K-12, library, and workforce training markets around the world. Cengage was formed in 2014 and is Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 10 1 - - - 1 12
vol $191M $191M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Infosec, Inc. 2022-01-31 191M USD Add-on Acquisition
Madison, Wisconsin · www.infosecinstitute.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 6 (50%) - - -
Education 2 (17%) - 1 (100%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (8%) 191M (100%) - -
Media 1 (8%) - - -
Publishing 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 $191M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 191M 1 -
  California 4 - - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 191M - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Domestic 11 (92%) 191M (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 $191M 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $191M
TOTAL $191M
Largest Infosec, Inc.
$191M (2022-01-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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