London — Mayer Brown has advised private equity firm Vitruvian Partners on its portfolio company OAG’s acquisition of Infare, the Danish based provider of data to the airline industry on competitor airfare pricing and activity, from Ventiga Capital.
The deal, which included further investment from Vitruvian Partners into OAG, values the combined entity at over US$500m.
Infare is the partner of choice for airlines demanding the highest quality competitor air travel data and was acquired to enhance OAG’s existing data solutions with additional airfare data to provide the enlarged Group’s customers with a more in-depth view of supply and demand.
OAG is the world’s leading data platform for the global travel industry, with the largest network of flight information, covering the whole journey from planning to customer experience. Customers include airlines, airports, travel technology players, aviation service providers, government agencies, financial institutions, and consultancies. Headquartered in the UK, OAG has operations in the USA, Singapore, Japan, China and Lithuania.
The transaction continues Mayer Brown’s established position in mid-market private equity in Europe and its long track record of advising Vitruvian partners. The firm advised Vitruvian Partners on its initial acquisition of OAG in February 2018.
The team was led by Private Equity partners Perry Yam and James West with a wider team including Private Equity partner Paul Rosen; Banking & Finance partner Andrew Crotty; Corporate & Securities partner Rebecca Bothamley and associates Stephanie Grajales, Alasdair Maher and Priyanka Patel; Tax partners James Hill and Kitty Swanson; IP partner Mark Prinsley; Employment & Benefits senior associate Sarah Reeve-Young (all London); Antitrust & Competition partner Andrea Pomana (Brussels).