Montagu Private Equity to acquire Janes from IHS Markit

Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”) today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Janes (“the Company”) from IHS Markit.

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.

Janes insights are respected and valued across the aerospace, security and defence industries and we look forward to working with Blake and his leadership team deliver on the next step in their growth strategy

Ed Shuckburgh, Director, Montagu

Janes 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.

Janes has over 300 staff based in strategic locations and works with over 600 contributing experts globally.  Following completion, Janes 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 Janes leadership team to continue the company’s growth trajectory and build upon its strong brand.

Ed Shuckburgh, Director at Montagu, said: “Janes is well positioned to benefit from a world which is growing increasingly reliant upon data-driven intelligence. Janes insights are respected and valued across the aerospace, security and defence industries and we look forward to working with Blake and his leadership team deliver on the next step in their growth strategy”.

Blake Bartlett, CEO at Janes added: “We will continue to focus on providing valuable insight to our customers around the world and we look forward to working closely with Montagu on further strengthening Janes' offering and service.”

Janes currently sits within IHS Markit’s Transportation division alongside its Automotive and Maritime industry subsegments. Janes was original acquired by IHS Markit in 2007 from The Woodbridge Company and under IHS’ ownership, the business has accelerated its transition from a publisher into a digitally driven, data, information and intelligence provider.