The comprehensive growth and value plan entails three key elements:
- Spin-off of Education creating two industry-leading public companies, one focused on Key Global Markets (with financial services as a core element) and the other on Education
- Streamline operations and reduce cost
- Acceleration of share repurchasing to US$ 1 billion
The announced plan is a response to Jana Partners proposal to split McGraw-Hill into four publicly traded companies. The disposal of the education business marks the most dramatic move for McGraw-Hill to achieve greater shareholder value and to accelerate growth of the disparate businesses.
Source: McGraw-Hill Press Release