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Cengage-McGraw-Hill Merger Off

The merger between learning materials companies Cengage and McGraw-Hill has been terminated by mutual agreement. The reason: "a prolonged regulatory review process and the inability to agree to a divestitures package with the U.S. Department of Justice," according to a news announcement.

"Because the required divestitures would have made the merger uneconomical, McGraw-Hill and Cengage have decided to terminate the merger agreement," explained Simon Allen, newly appointed CEO of McGraw-Hill, in a statement. "This will allow each of us to focus on our respective stand-alone strategies for the benefit of our owners, employees, customers and other stakeholders."

Under the terms of the merger agreement, there will be no break fee paid by either party as a result of the termination.

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