Montagu Acquires Janes

Technology & Services

Montagu acquires Janes, a subsidiary of IHS Markit


Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu” or the “Firm”) recently acquired Janes (“the Company”), a subsidiary of IHS Markit Ltd (“IHS Markit”) (NYSE:INFO). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

Baird served as financial advisor to Montagu Private Equity on this transaction.


Montagu Private Equity is one of Europe’s leading private equity firms and has been investing in businesses for over fifty years. Montagu’s investment strategy is focussed on partnership with management in buyouts of high-quality companies operating in stable and growing sectors, providing products and services that their customers would otherwise badly miss. Montagu develops a shared strategic vision with management and then provides the necessary financial, strategic and operational resources to help realise that vision and support growth. The Firm currently has assets under management of approximately €4.3 billion. Montagu partners with Northern European companies with enterprise values between €200 million and €1 billion and has made over 400 investments over the last fifty years. Montagu is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Janes is a leading provider of open source intelligence, providing timely information and data for the aerospace, defence and security industries. These insights are underpinned by a team of global analysts, covering areas ranging from information on military capabilities and budgets to national threat intelligence and defence markets forecasts. Jane’s is a respected, trusted partner of the world’s top governments and national security agencies, as well as the largest aerospace and defence businesses. The Company was established in 1898 and has built its reputation through 120 years of service, delivering critical intelligence to its customers across the world. Jane’s has over 300 staff based in strategic locations and works with over 600 contributing experts globally. Following completion, Jane’s will operate as a standalone business led by Blake Bartlett and his senior leadership team. Montagu intends to leverage its extensive expertise and network, working closely with Jane’s leadership team to continue the company’s growth trajectory and build upon its strong brand. Jane’s is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

IHS Markit is a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. IHS Markit is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Technology & Services

Montagu acquires Janes, a subsidiary of IHS Markit

December 2019
Montagu Private Equity
M&A - Buyside
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