Navtech is owned by three well-capitalized investment companies.
Cambridge Information Group
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. CIG provides strategic direction, financial planning and oversight of these operating units. CIG is led by a world-class executive team with a proven track record. Under this leadership:
- CIG has made over 25 acquisitions in the last six years including the $222 million acquisition of ProQuest Information and Learning in February 2007, and the acquisition of Dialog from Thomson Reuters in July 2008.
- CIG has grown 800% since 2003.
- CIG's family of employees has expanded to include more than 2000 people in 28 countries.
Externalis has been a shareholder of Navtech since 2001.
Externalis is a Belgian holding company owned by Alain Mallart, which invests in companies which are mainly in:
- technology and data processing
- industrial cleaning (airports, train stations, etc.)
- renewable energy
- recyclingand landfills
- soil decontamination
Externalis employs, directly and indirectly, over 4 000 people worldwide. Alain Mallart is a well known French industrialist who established Novalliance in the early 1990s, a French logistics group with 12,000 employees and a turnover of US $ 1.5 billion. Alain Mallart also established GFI Informatique, a French IT company employing 6,000 people. Since 2000, Alain Mallart has been focusing on investing his own funds in various ventures through his personal holdings Externalis (www.externalis.be) and Energipole (www.energipole.be).
Founded in 1989, ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media, communications, business and information services focused private equity investment firms in North America. We invest in high quality companies and partner with management to help build their businesses. Since its founding, ABRY has completed over $21.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity, mezzanine or preferred equity placements, representing investments in approximately 450 properties.
ABRY maximizes the value of its investments by concentrating on certain industry sectors where we have substantial operating and investment experience. Because ABRY brings deep industry insight to the investment process, we are able to quickly understand key issues, accurately assess opportunity, value and risk, and bring relevant information to bear. Simply put, we partner with skilled executives and invest significant capital to help build stronger companies that become industry leaders.