Cengage Learning to Acquire National Geographic School Publishing
Specifically, under the terms of the agreement, Cengage Learning will acquire National Geographic's digital and print school publishing unit, which includes the National Geographic Science series, an innovative core elementary science curriculum, National Geographic Explorer! Magazines, and Hampton Brown's literacy and language programs - resulting in the formation of a global literacy, English language learning and content publishing brand. As a result, educators, parents and students will benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of learning materials incorporating National Geographic's long tradition of quality, trust and inspiration with Cengage Learning's demonstrated track record of achievement in key learning metrics. The transaction is expected to close after the satisfaction of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.