IPO Watchlist: Chegg and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


IPO Watchlist: Chegg and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Nov 4, 2013

MUST BE THE MONEY: Christmas is still over a month away, but two education companies have already shared what they'd like in their stockings: oodles of cash. On Oct. 31, Chegg announced plans to raise up to $172.5 million in its IPO by offering stocks priced at $9.50 to $11.50 a share. (Here's the SEC filing.) At the midpoint of this range, the Santa Clara, CA-based company would be valued at $906.2 million, according to the New York Times. (The startup, which began in 2005 as a textbook rental platform but has since added digital offerings, has raised about $195 million in VC funding.) A day later, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced it was planning an IPO to raise as much as $292 million by offering 18.25 million shares at $14 to $16 each. At the midpoint range, the company's value would be about $2.1 billion. ("Curious George is about to test the stock market," says The Wall Street Journal. Here's hoping for A Very Monkey Christmas.)

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