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    arrivia
    North America / Private Equity

    Business & Technology Services

    Overview

    arrivia (formerly I.C.E.) is a global provider of technology-based B2B2C travel-based loyalty and reward solutions for organisations such as Carnival, American Express, USAA and Diamond Resorts.

    The Company has developed a network business model that enables leading brands to offer loyalty programmes that provide customers with unmatched value on all travel products (e.g. cruise, hotel, resort, etc.)  arrivia also partners with leading travel suppliers to generate incremental travel bookings from members of its loyalty programmes.

    arrivia employs over 2,600 staff and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with additional offices in Australia, UK, Portugal, India, Mexico, New Zealand and the Philippines.

    Highlights

    • Strong underlying market growth in cruise and rewards-based travel and tailwinds from increased use of loyalty programmes
    • Partnered with the Founders to accelerate international growth and support strategic initiatives
    • Transformative acquisition of SOR Technology, a leading provider in digital travel subscriptions
    • Strategic partnership with Lateral, a travel-focused software development firm, to accelerate platform development
    • Added to the senior management team with new CMO and VP of Finance roles
    • Introduced Marty Cole, former Chief Executive of Accenture Technology, as Chairman, and Jorge Boone, former SVP of Partner Brands at RCI (largest brand partner) and World Travel Holdings (largest competitor) as a Board Director
    “I am honoured to join the team at arrivia as its Chief Executive Officer and to partner with 3i, who has a proven track record in the travel industry and an impressive international network. Over the years, arrivia has built a very successful travel distribution company that has unique capabilities in the areas of membership, loyalty and revenue management. I believe the company has tremendous opportunities to capitalise on this foundation and innovate for the future.” Mike Nelson, CEO, arrivia

    Regulatory information 
    This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Corporation, a US wholly owned subsidiary of 3i Group.

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