Cambridge Information Group
Cambridge Information Group

PORTFOLIO

We transform
promise into results.

We seek to build a dynamic portfolio of great businesses led by world-class executives. Historically, our investments have largely focused on businesses in the information services, technology, and education industries.

We have a long history of growing our portfolio companies through acquisitions and proving our ability to integrate companies successfully. Our primary goal is to expand and grow existing operating companies through strategic acquisitions. CIG concentrates on businesses of any size, location, and technology structure that can leverage our existing platforms.

We seek to partner with other high quality investment firms to invest in and build great businesses for the long term. Our recent investment partners include Goldman Sachs, Atairos, Abry Partners, and VSS, among others.

Outside of our core businesses, we explore new opportunities with a diversified perspective. We are always seeking to partner alongside businesses with strong management teams and the potential to leverage CIG’s strategic and financial resources. If needed, our team has experience in management buyouts, turnaround situations, and venture-oriented investments. We look for situations in which we can apply our team’s expertise, long-term perspective, permanent capital base, and a partner mentality to help businesses develop and flourish.

Software and Data

Clarivate

Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Its core mission is to help customers solve some of the world's most complex problems by providing actionable information and insights that reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing inventions in the areas of science and intellectual property. Clarivate helps customers discover, protect, and commercialize their inventions using our trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise.

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Emerald

Emerald Group is a market leading global provider of social science research (Emerald Publishing) and leadership and management corporate learning solutions (Emerald Works). Founded in 1967, Emerald is headquartered in Bingley, UK.

Emerald believes that knowledge and learning can diminish divides and be an inclusive force for change. Its collective aim is to empower everyone to thrive in education, workplaces, communities and society at large.

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Bowker

Bowker is the leading provider of solutions designed to help publishers and authors create, publish, market, and sell their books.

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Education

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City Football Leadership Institute

Starting with Manchester City FC and the backdrop of the English Premier League, The City Football Leadership Institute curricula explore the wider world of sport. Programs connect students with the ideas and innovations that shape the global sport economy. Courses are led by academic educators alongside sports business practitioners, City Football Group executives and luminaries ranging from athletes to entrepreneurs.

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The School of the New York Times

The School of The New York Times is dedicated to training and inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers. The school's Pre-College and Professional programs draw on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and explore the most important issues facing our world today.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby's Institute of Art is an institution of higher education devoted to the study of art and its markets with campuses in London (UK), New York City, and Beijing. The Institute offers accredited master's degrees as well as a range of postgraduate certificates, summer and semester instruction, online courses, public programs, Pre-College courses, and executive education.

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Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock is a system of music schools founded on innovative teaching methods and the belief that learning music should be fun. B2R also offers franchise opportunities to support its dynamic growth in the industry.

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Real Estate

789 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI

789 East Eisenhower Pkwy is a Class A Office building built in 2006 and acquired by CIG in 2017. It features a total space of 131,000 Sq ft and is located in the vibrant city of Ann Arbor in Michigan.

Minority Investments

Hammond’s Candies

Founded over 93 years ago, Hammond's is the oldest and the largest producer of premier handmade candy canes in the United States. Hammond's also produces sugar candy, chocolate, caramel, and marshmallow confections. In 2010, Hammond's acquired McCraw's Candies, a 100-year-old taffy company. The organization also acquired Old Dominion Peanut in 2012, a company founded over 100 years ago and currently the largest manufacturer and marketer of branded brittle and peanut candy in the United States.

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Newsela

Newsela delivers written news to readers in K-12 classrooms, presenting versions of each article that are tailored to be comprehensible for students at different reading levels. Newsela's platform is free to use, but a premium, paid version lets teachers more carefully assess how students are progressing with a given reading assignment in real time.

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Moosic, Pennsylvania, in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. They play in the Northern Division of the International League and are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees Major League Baseball club.

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Past Investments

ProQuest

ProQuest

A global leader in serving researchers and libraries worldwide, ProQuest has been providing must-have content and research solutions for over 70 years. The organization operates a diversified portfolio of complementary businesses offering content and workflow solutions, ebooks, and other support services that connect people with information.

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Blucora

Blucora operates a portfolio of leading Internet businesses. The company’s InfoSpace division provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 partners. Through TaxACT, Blucora offers online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. Blucora's Monoprice business is a rapidly growing online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories.

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MetaMetrics®

MetaMetrics® is focused on improving education for learners of all ages. The organization develops scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment results with real-world instruction. MetaMetrics® has been recognized worldwide for its distinct value in the personalized learning space.

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Navtech

A global provider of navigation data and flight operations solutions for the aviation industry, Navtech is one of only three companies with an aviation charts portfolio and a navigation data product. It provides mission-critical tools that increase operational efficiency, improve safety, ensure regulatory compliance, and reduce costs for commercial airlines and other aviation customers.