HMH Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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HMH has acquired 7 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

HMH’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Scholastic - Educational Technology and Services Business for $575M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold HMH Books & Media to HarperCollins Publishers for $349M. HMH has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and education (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

HMH

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.

125 High Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States,
(617) 351-5000
www.hmhco.com

HMH is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and four million educators in 150 countries. HMH was founded in 1832 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
vol $575M $575M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 - - 1 - 4
vol $42M $140M $349M $531M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HMH Books & Media 2021-03-29 349M USD Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.hmhco.com
PV Waggle LLC 2019-01-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Darien, Connecticut · www.wagglepractice.com
Riverside Assessments LLC 2018-09-12 140M USD Divestiture
Itasca, Illinois · www.riversideinsights.com
MeeGenius - eBook and Technology Assets 2015-08-11 - Divestiture
, United States
Scholastic Corp. - Educational Technology and Services Business 2015-05-29 575M USD Divestiture
New York, New York
SchoolChapters, Inc. 2014-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
West Hartford, Connecticut · www.schoolchapters.com
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. - Think Math 2010-03-23 - Divestiture
, Massachusetts
Promissor, Inc. 2006-01-23 42M USD Divestiture
Evanston,, Illinois
Cognitive Concepts, Inc. 2003-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Evanston, Illinois
Classroom Connect 2001-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Rolling Meadows, Illinois · www.corporate.classroom.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 2 (33%) - 2 (50%) 140M (26%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (50%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (17%) 575M (100%) - -
Business Services - - 1 (25%) 42M (8%)
Publishing - - 1 (25%) 349M (66%)
Total 6 $575M 4 $531M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 575M 4 531M
  Illinois 2 - 2 182M
  Connecticut 2 - - -
  Massachusetts - - 2 349M
  New York 1 575M - -
Total 6 $575M 4 $531M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Lazard Middle Market
1
Legal Deals
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
1
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $575M
TOTAL $575M
Largest Scholastic Corp. - Educational Technology and Services Business
$575M (2015-05-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $489M
< $100M 1 $42M
TOTAL $531M
Largest HMH Books & Media
$349M (2021-03-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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