Cambridge Information Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cambridge Information Group’s most common sectors for investment are aerospace (34%) and business services (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Cambridge Information Group has invested in 2 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired ProQuest for $222M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Cambridge Information Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Navtech for -.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Cambridge Information Group, Inc.

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www.cig.com

Cambridge Information Group, Inc. is a family owned global investment firm with a focus on companies in the information services, education and technology sectors. Cambridge Information Group pursues a variety of transaction types, including management buyouts, growth financings, and recapitalizations. Cambridge Information Group was formed in 1971 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Consumer Services, Information Services, Internet Software and Services

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $222M $222M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MetaMetrics, Inc. 2016-01-04 - Recapitalization
Durham, North Carolina · www.metametricsinc.com
Navtech, Inc. 2015-12-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Waterloo, Ontario · www.navtechinc.com
Navtech, Inc. 2013-06-11 - Secondary Buyout
Waterloo, Ontario · www.navtechinc.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 222M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com
R.R. Bowker LLC 2001-08-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New Providence, New Jersey · www.bowker.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 Alexander Street Press LLC 2016-06-22 10
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Alexandria, Virginia · www.alexanderstreet.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 Ex Libris Group 2015-10-06 9
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Jerusalem, Israel · www.exlibrisgroup.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 Coutts Information Services Ltd 2015-04-30 8
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Park Ringwood, United Kingdom · www.couttsinfo.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 SIPX, Inc. 2015-04-08 7
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Palo Alto, California · www.sipx.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 Pi2 Solutions Ltd. 2014-05-01 6
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Potters Bar, United Kingdom · www.pi2solutions.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 Ebook Library 2013-05-14 5
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Perth, Australia · www.eblib.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 ebrary, Inc. 2011-01-06 4
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Palo Alto, California · www.ebrary.com
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 Dialog Information Services 2008-06-12 3
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com , United States
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 WebFeat, Inc. 2008-02-14 2
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Seattle, Washington · www.webfeat.org
ProQuest LLC 2007-02-12 RefWorks LLC 2008-01-22 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com Sparks, Nevada

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Services 1 (50%) 222M (100%) 1 (33%) 222M (100%)
Aerospace - - 1 (33%) -
Business Services 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 $222M 3 $222M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) 222M (100%) 2 (67%) 222M (100%)
  Michigan 1 (50%) 222M (100%) 1 (33%) 222M (100%)
  New Jersey 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Canada - - 1 (33%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 $222M 3 $222M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (100%) 222M (100%) 2 (67%) 222M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 $222M 3 $222M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Recapitalization 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $222M
TOTAL $222M
Largest ProQuest LLC
$222M (2007-02-12)
sell # Total
TOTAL -
Largest Navtech, Inc.
- (2015-12-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%