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.

In the last 3 years, Cambridge Information Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Cambridge Information Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold ProQuest for $5.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Cambridge Information Group, Inc.

888 7th Avenue, 17th Floor,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(212) 897-6635
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
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Target EBITDA - -
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $222M $222M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - - 1 3
vol $5.3B $5.3B
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ProQuest LLC 2021-05-17 5.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.proquest.com
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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M&A by Sector

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

Acquisitions By Geo

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

Acquisitions by Deal Type

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

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 5.3B (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $5.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $222M
TOTAL $222M
Largest ProQuest LLC
$222M (2007-02-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $5.3B
TOTAL $5.3B
Largest ProQuest LLC
$5.3B (2021-05-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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