Cengage Learning Acquires Marshall Cavendish’s English Language Teaching Business
Cengage Learning, a global provider of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, has acquired Marshall Cavendish’s ELT business, the company announced this week. The company will integrate the new assets into its Heinle ELT business in its EMEA publishing group.
The Marshall Cavendish ELT business includes its first series title, “Just Right,” published since 2003, as well as titles under its Summertown imprint. The acquisition significantly complements the range of textbooks, dictionaries, grammars and vocabularies published by Cengage Learning under the Heinle imprint, according to Cengage Learning.
“With this acquisition, we hope to significantly enhance the educational solutions available to instructors and learners of the English language,” said Jill Jones, President and CEO of Cengage Learning EMEA.
Shane Armstrong, senior group publisher & head of the publishing group at Marshall Cavendish, said, “The divestment of our ELT business to Cengage Learning will allow Marshall Cavendish to focus on our core business in education publishing worldwide.”