The McGraw-Hill Cos Inc MHP.N said the $2.5 billion sale of its textbook business to private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) is now an all-cash deal.
The company will receive $150 million in cash at closing instead of being issued $250 million of unsecured notes.
McGraw-Hill, the parent of credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's Corp, agreed last November to sell its McGraw-Hill education unit to Apollo.
Shares of the company, which have fallen by a fifth since last month when the U.S. government hit S&P with a $5 billion fraud lawsuit, closed at $47.14 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
(Reporting by Aman Shah in Bangalore)