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
- recycling and 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).
Veronis Suhler Stevenson
VSS has been a shareholder of Navtech since 2013.
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a leading private investment firm that invests in the information, education, media, marketing and business services industries in North America and Europe.
VSS provides capital for buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings and strategic acquisitions to middle market companies and management teams with the goal of building companies organically and through a focused add-on acquisition program.
VSS makes privately-negotiated investments across the capital structure and has the ability to invest in situations requiring control or non-control equity, mezzanine securities, and senior secured debt.
Since 1987, VSS has managed six private investment funds with capital commitments totaling over $3 billion, including four equity funds and two structured capital funds. To date, VSS funds have invested in 72 platform companies, which have together completed over 320 add-on acquisitions.
The team of investment professionals at VSS is comprised of former operating executives as well as former investment bankers, consultants and lawyers, all of whom have worked within our targeted industries for a number of years. VSS is well known for its expertise in its targeted industries and is viewed as a value added investor.