Northgate Public Services Welcomes Acquisition by Cinven

London, December 22, 2014: Northgate Public Services today welcomed its acquisition by Cinven from Northgate Information Solutions as a vote of confidence in its business and its people.

David Meaden, Chief Executive of Northgate Public Services, said:

“Working with Cinven will further fuel our ambition to innovate and grow and is a huge vote of confidence in the strength of our business and our people.
“For many years we’ve worked hand in hand with local authorities, police forces, health and housing providers, as well as government departments, to help them keep communities safe and thriving.

“Public finances are under pressure all over the world and we have unique expertise in helping organisations to meet this challenge. We now have the power and the opportunity to help even more organisations to transform the service they provide to the public and get ready for the challenges to come.”

Cinven is a leading European private equity firm. Its funds invest in six sectors – Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT).

Cinven has acquired Northgate Public Services for an undisclosed amount.

For media enquiries:
Northgate Public Services

Sandra Malone – Tel: +44 (0)7554 770120 / Email:
Mary Ann Day – Tel: +44 (0)7880 985676 / Email:

Cinven Partners LLP
Clare Akhurst – Tel: +44 (0)20 7667 3248

FTI Consulting (PR for Cinven)
Edward Bridges Tel: +44 (0)20 7268 7147

Notes to editors:

1. Northgate Public Services is a software and outsourcing business that has worked with the public sector since 1969. Its clients include government departments and agencies, local authorities, the police and emergency services, hospitals and public health bodies, transport providers and utilities. It also works with housing providers in the UK and internationally.

2. Clients include the Department for Transport, for which it built the payment system for the new levy on foreign-operated HGVs. In health, its software supports a range of screening programmes, including Newborn Hearing Screening, along with the National Joint Registry. It also runs a range of outsourced council services in areas such as customer services and revenues & benefits and provides software that is used by every UK police force.

3. Northgate Public Services employs more than 1,500 people in the UK across 10 offices and more than 750 people internationally, including in its software development centre in Mumbai (Rave Technologies).

4. Northgate Public Services had operated as a separate division of Northgate Information Solutions Ltd alongside sister division and HR software specialist, NGA. Northgate Information Solutions Ltd was taken private by KKR in 2008.