The Info List - Cengage Learning

is an educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education, K-12, professional, and library markets worldwide. It has operations in more than 20 countries around the world.[2][3][4]


1 Company information 2 Services 3 History

3.1 Acquisitions

4 Brands/imprints 5 Rankings 6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links

Company information[edit] The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has approximately 5,000 employees worldwide across 20 countries.[citation needed] It was headquartered at its Stamford, Connecticut office until April 2014. Gale is Cengage's library reference arm and specializes in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. The company creates and maintains databases that are published online, in print, as e-books and in microform.[5] Services[edit] Cengage
offers print and digital textbooks, instructor supplements, online reference databases, distance learning courses, test preparation materials, corporate training courses, career assessment tools, materials for specific academic disciplines, and custom solutions. On December 5, 2017, Cengage
announced Cengage
Unlimited, a subscription service that allows students to pay for access to the company's entire digital higher education catalog by the semester or year, rather than buying individual textbooks.[6] It is planned to be available by summer 2018, but is being marketed to students, faculty and institutions immediately.[7][8] History[edit] Cengage
Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, which owned the Wadsworth Publishing imprint, was created out of a restructuring of International Thomson Publishing. It was announced on October 25, 2006 that Thomson Learning would be offered for sale by the Thomson Corporation, with an estimated value of up to US$5 billion.[9][10] The company was bought by a private equity consortium consisting of Apax Partners and OMERS Capital Partners
OMERS Capital Partners
for US$7.75 billion, and the name was changed to Cengage
Learning on 24 July 2007.[11] In 2011, Cengage Learning acquired the National Geographic Society's school publishing unit, and combined this school business with the Global ELT business to create and launch the National Geographic Learning brand. The global brand combined the former Cengage
Learning ELT and National Geographic School Publishing imprints and sub-brands under one unified identity.[12] In September 2013 David Shaffer retired as chairman of the company.[13] He had previously been executive vice president of The Thomson Corporation
Thomson Corporation
from 2005 to 2006, and then President and CEO of both Thomson Publishing International and Thomson Learning.[14] The company had acquired a large amount of debt through the course of its initial buyout and subsequent acquisitions, and had seen declining revenue through a shrinking market for paper textbooks. Cengage Learning filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 on July 2, 2013.[11][15] Cengage
Learning emerged from bankruptcy on April 1, 2014, eliminating approximately $4 billion of its funded debt and securing $1.75 billion in exit financing. Post-bankruptcy, the company decided to focus on developing digital study guides and other educational supplements, as well as hard-copy textbooks. In January 2015 they announced expansion of their LearnLaunch Accelerator program, which provides seed funding and intensive coaching to promising startups, to the University of Chihuahua
University of Chihuahua
in Mexico.[16][17] In November 2016, Cengage
Learning rebranded as simply Cengage
and rolled out a new branding scheme that highlights its student-centered approach. Acquisitions[edit] In addition to organic growth, Cengage
has expanded through acquisitions within the publishing industry. Notable acquisitions include:

Date of acquisition announced Asset acquired Industry

1 March 2004 Education to Go[18] Online continuing education courses

16 May 2008 PAL Publications[19] Professional reference series

2 June 2008 Houghton Mifflin College Division[19] Publishing for 2- and 4-year

17 July 2008 Gatlin Education Services[20] Web-based training
Web-based training
for education providers

16 December 2008 HighBeam Research[21] Paid search engine of newspapers and magazines

1 August 2011 National Geographic School Publishing[12] Publishing for K-12

September 2015 Learning Objects, Inc Learning management systems and adaptive education tools

October 2015 Pathbrite, Inc ePortfolio services for learning, reflection, and career advancement

September 2016 WebAssign[22] Online instructional application for faculty and students

Brands/imprints[edit] The company's product lines include 4LTR Press, Aplia, Cengage Learning PTR, Chilton, Education To Go, Gale, Milady, MindTap, and National Geographic Learning. Since 2015, South-Western products have been branded as Cengage Learning.[23] Cengage
Unlimited, a SaaS solution, will be available in 2018.[citation needed] Rankings[edit] In 2016, based on its 2015 revenues, Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
ranked the company 14 out of 57 publishers worldwide, a decline of three slots from the previous year. The list includes both trade and educational publishers.[24] See also[edit]

Books in the United States


^ Callum Borchers (1 April 2014). " Cengage
emerges from bankruptcy with Boston
as its electronic publishing base". BostonGlobe.com. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-15.  ^ (Jun 27, 2014) Global Publishing Leaders 2014: Cengage
Archived 2015-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. publishersweekly.com ^ Company Info - Wall Street Journal. Cengage
Learning Archived 2015-06-18 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Company Overview of Cengage
Learning, Inc. Archived 2017-08-09 at the Wayback Machine. BloombergBusiness ^ Gale : A Cengage
Learning Company Archived October 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) ^ Boston
publisher launches a Netflix for textbooks ^ link to site ^ insideHigherEd article ^ Thomas, Helen (25 October 2006) Thomson to put learning unit on the block. Archived 2017-11-28 at the Wayback Machine. FT Alphaville. Financial Times. ^ (October 25, 2006) Thomson to sell education units Archived 2015-06-05 at the Wayback Machine. Boston.com ^ a b " Cengage
Learning Files for Bankruptcy". New York Times. July 2, 2013. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-07.  ^ a b Jinks, Beth (June 24, 2011) Apax's Cengage
Buying National Geographic's School Publisher Archived 2016-07-31 at the Wayback Machine. Bloomberg.com ^ Edgecliffe-Johnson, Andrew (July 6, 2013) Debt-laden Cengage
in hunt for new chief Archived 2012-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. The Financial Times ^ Executive Profile - David H. Shaffer bloomberg.com ^ Howard, Jennifer (July 3, 2013) Publisher's Bankruptcy Filing Comes as Market for Print Textbooks Shrinks Archived 2015-05-12 at the Wayback Machine. The Chronicle of Higher Education ^ Borchers, Callum (April 01, 2014) Cengage
exits bankruptcy, focuses on e-books in Boston
Archived 2014-09-15 at the Wayback Machine. bostonglobe.com ^ Shulman, Eden (12 Feb, 2015) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2015-06-04.  Beta Boston
- Boston
Globe ^ MacFadyen, Ken (June 9, 2008) Thomson Course Technology Acquires Education To Go To Expand Continuing Education Offerings Archived 2016-01-29 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b MacFadyen, Ken (June 9, 2008) Cengage
Buys Houghton Mifflin's College Unit Archived 2015-06-05 at the Wayback Machine. themiddlemarket.com ^ Cengage
Learning Acquired Gatlin Education Services. Was this a good decision?[permanent dead link] owler.com ^ Polanka, Sue (Dec 16, 2008) http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/2008/12/16/highbeam-research-now-part-of-galecengage/ Archived June 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. No Shelf Required - Wright State University Libraries ^ " Cengage
Acquires WebAssign, Strengthening Market Position in Science, Technology and Math". Cengage. 2016-09-27. Archived from the original on 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2016-11-15.  ^ "There’s a new way to find South-Western titles" Archived 2017-04-08 at the Wayback Machine., Cengage
Learning. Retrieved April 8, 2017. ^ "The World's 57 Largest Book Publishers, 2015" Archived 2015-11-15 at the Wayback Machine. publishersweekly.com. Jun 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-07.


Mike W. Peng, Global Business (2009), p. 3 Hoover's Handbook of World Business 2011 (2011), p. 355 Press release (Ed2go) Press release (Houghton Mifflin) Boston
Herald: Houghton Mifflin acquisition

External links[edit]

Official website National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage
Learning ed2go, part of Cengage

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Academic and professional

Chilton National Geographic Learning


Blackbirch Charles Scribner's Sons Christian Large Print Five Star Graham & Whiteside HighBeam Research


InfoTrac Kennebec Large Print Large Print Press Macmillan Reference USA Primary Source Questia Schirmer Reference St. James TAFT Thorndike Twayne U·X·L Wheeler



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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 158533105 LCCN: nb2008009890 ISNI: 0000 00


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