ABRY Partners-backed Navtech buys DW International

Navtech Inc, a Canadian flight operations software and services company, has acquired DW International Ltd, a U.K. provider of technical support in the fields of air navigation, civil air communications, and air traffic management. The financial details of the transaction were not published. Navtech, which is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, said the acquisition will accelerate the company’s global growth and expand its product and service offerings. Navtech has been a portfolio investment of U.S. private equity firm ABRY Partners since 2005. It also received an investment from Veronis Suhler Stevenson in 2013.

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Navtech Acquires DW International

Waterloo, ON – April 30, 2015 – Navtech, a leader in flight operations software and services, announced today that it has acquired DW International (DWI). The acquisition of DWI is part of Navtech’s continued investment strategy to accelerate global growth and expand its product and service offerings.

Based in the United Kingdom, DWI is an industry leader of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) solutions. DWI’s solutions directly align with Navtech’s products, specifically with Navtech Flight Plan and Navigational Data solutions. DWI dominates the global market for Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) predictions for Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)-based airline operations and supplies key PBN tools for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) and airports around the world.

“We are continuing to execute against our strategic plan and investing in the business. The acquisition of DWI is an adjacent business and will complement our current products and services,” stated Mike Hulley, CEO and President of Navtech. “We look forward to a seamless integration of DWI as we take the newly combined solutions to the market for the benefit of all our customers.”

“This pairing with Navtech will allow for growth within the marketplace without losing sight of what has made DWI so successful: knowledge of the industry, delivering solutions, and an absolute commitment to individual customers and their needs,” stated John Wilde, CEO of DWI. “I am excited about moving forward together, as one, and engaging with existing and new customers alike to enhance our future growth prospects.”

DWI is uniquely positioned within the PBN solution market and complements Navtech’s core business of flight operations and navigation data services. Synergies between DWI and Navtech will allow Navtech to expand its capabilities into the PBN solution market, as well as continuing to build on its existing suite of products, grow product roadmaps and provide consultancy services.

About Navtech
Navtech is an international, leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 400 airlines and aviation services customers. Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts (paper and electronic), navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software, and crew planning solutions.

These products directly support millions of flights each year and maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations for customers. Navtech’s corporate office is located in Canada’s technology center, Waterloo, ON, with an additional office in London and satellite offices around the world. To learn more about Navtech, visit our website www.navtech.aero, view our LinkedIn page www.linkedin.com/company/navtech-inc and follow us on Twitter @Navtech.

About DWI
DWI established its reputation as an independent consultancy providing PBN solutions to a global customer base during the past 10 years. Through participation in international working groups and panels, DWI has been strategically positioned to anticipate the requirements and challenges at the cutting edge of air navigation and to develop the operational solutions. DWI has developed unique expertise in converting regulatory requirements and navigation policy into practical software products and web-based services for the aviation community.

Clients include international agencies, national administrations, airports, airlines, technology providers, and equipment manufacturers who depend on DWI to address the PBN issues whilst allowing them to focus on their own business without distraction. DWI is the world’s leading provider of PBN, and particularly GPS-related tools, to ANSPs, CAAs, airlines and flight planning companies. DWI is committed to maintaining long term relationships with all of its clients.

Contact
Aleksandra Kulik
pr@navtech.aero
519-747-1170

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