ADB SAFEGATE CARLYLE NEW SHAREHOLDER

BRUSSELS. Our vision is to enable airports to operate more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We help airports around the world to handle more air traffic and increase their profitability through greater efficiency – all while maintaining the highest levels of safety.  This does not change with our new shareholder. Only now, we are also part of a global family of companies with an established, significant presence in the aviation & transportation sectors. Carlyle understands our business and will be contributing to our vision and strategy for the future.

A strong new shareholder, strongly backing our vision and strategy

ADB SAFEGATE has has a new shareholder. As of today, following global regulatory approval and the completion of all formal administrative procedures, we are now owned by funds advised by one of the world’s biggest global investment groups, The Carlyle Group.

ADB SAFEGATE AND THE CARLYLE HROUP

 

 

Carlyle, the second largest US Fortune 500 company by headcount, has a combined portfolio of over 200 investments in companies that employ more than half a million people and generate annual revenues of in excess of 70 bn US dollars. The change of shareholder is an exciting step forward for us and further evidence of our potential as a high growth company and solutions provider to the airports sector.

Not only do we now have the strongest possible financial backing, but we are also part of a global family of companies with an established, significant presence in the aviation & transportation sectors. Carlyle understands our business and will be contributing to our vision and strategy for the future.

Airport Performance from approach to departure - Gate, Airfield, Tower, Service - ADB SAFEGATE Pillars

Our vision is to enable airports to operate more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We want to help airports around the world to do more with their existing infrastructure. To handle more air traffic and increase their profitability through greater efficiency – all while maintaining the highest levels of safety. We do this by focusing on integrating airport systems for the Airfield, Gate and Tower – all supported by our proven services expertise.

Business as usual with integrated solutions for improved airport performance but now even greater innovation

Since our creation as ADB SAFEGATE, we have aimed to work closely with our customers to help them increase their airport performance. This will not change as we look forward and remain committed to creating exciting new solutions that address your challenges as demand for airport capacity continues to soar.

We will keep you updated on any significant developments as we work more closely with Carlyle. Thank you for your continued trust in us and we look forward to serving you and meeting your expectations in the future.

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $162 billion of assets under management across 287 investment vehicles as of March 31, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,550 people in 31 offices across six continents.

ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver superior airport performance from approach to departure. We partner with airports and airlines to analyze their current structures and operations, and jointly identify and solve bottlenecks. Our consultative approach enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability, as well as reduce operational costs. Our portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems and intelligent gate and docking automation. ADB SAFEGATE has 900+ employees in more than 20 countries and serves some 2,500+ airports in more than 175 countries.

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Christian Onselaere
CEO, ADB SAFEGATE