Reed Business Information Acquires Innovata LLC, a Leading Provider of World Schedules Data for the Air Travel and Transportation Markets

Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information Acquires Innovata LLC, a Leading Provider of World Schedules Data for the Air Travel and Transportation Markets


LONDON, Mar.18, 2014 /PRN=KYODO JBN / --

    Reed Business Information (RBI), a division of Reed Elsevier, announced

today it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Innovata LLC, a

leading provider of airline schedules data, maps and tools for the global air

travel market. Innovata will join RBI's aerospace information and data services

business, Flightglobal.

    Innovata's schedules data powers systems and online services for clients

across the air travel and transportation sectors.

    Flightglobal is among the longest established players in world aerospace

and aviation, with a leading position in fleets data, aircraft values and now

airline schedules. Its news, analysis and insights are used by professionals

across the industry to identify new opportunities and make sound investment


    Melanie Robson, Head of Flightglobal said: "Innovata and Flightglobal are

two extremely strong and well-established brands in the aviation information

sector. The bringing together of our highly complementary data assets will

accelerate the growth of Flightglobal's data businesses and enable us to find

new solutions for customers by combining both companies' data and analytical

properties. Flightglobal brings huge audience reach, marketing power and

multi-media expertise to the Innovata business."  

    Paul Chrestensen, Innovata Chief Executive Officer, said:  "This is a

win-win agreement for Flightglobal and Innovata.  As part of the Flightglobal

family, we will bring together our innovative product portfolios and incredibly

talented teams. We are confident that our companies will maintain their leading

positions in the marketplace and continue  building a strong foundation for the

future." Ponterra Business Advisors were exclusive financial advisors to


    About Innovata

    Innovata is a leading source of airline schedules data covering more than

800 carriers worldwide and is a strategic partner of IATA, the trade

association for the world's airlines. Innovata licenses its schedules to

clients across the air travel and transportation sectors; builds, hosts and

maintains a wide range of electronic timetable and route network mapping

solutions; feeds a range of third party aviation schedules analysis tools; and

offers an affiliate partnership program through to

airports and other travel players.

    About Flightglobal

    Flightglobal is part of Reed Business Information, a division of the world

leading information solutions group Reed Elsevier. With over 200 employees

across the globe, Flightglobal is headquartered in London, with offices in New

York, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo. Its brands

include the ACAS, Ascend Online and Flightglobal Dashboard premium services, as

well as the website, Airline Business and Flight International


    About Reed Business Information

    Reed Business Information brings market leading brands to an audience of

millions of decision makers worldwide through its multi-platform media of data

services, online lead generation services, community websites, magazines and

events. Reed Business Information is part of Reed Elsevier, a world leading

provider of professional information solutions in the science, medical, legal,

risk management and business to business sectors.

    SOURCE: Reed Business Information