Founded in 2012, Certares brings together a team of experienced private equity and industry professionals with deep domain, investment, transaction and operating experience. Our investing activities focus on several key sectors, including travel and tourism, hospitality, business and consumer services.
We take a proactive and patient approach to unlocking the full potential of our investments. Our core principles include:
Our collaborative and informed approach makes Certares a trusted partner for companies, management teams and investors seeking to generate long-term value.
American Express Global Business Travel is a leading corporate travel company providing end-to-end travel and meeting program solutions for its global client base. The company is owned as a joint venture between American Express and a select group of investors led by Certares in the largest ever equity investment in the travel management space.
Travel Leaders Group is a leading premium corporate, leisure, franchise and consortia travel company operating under a variety of diversified divisions and brands. Operating units include Tzell Travel, Protravel International, Travel Leaders Network and Nexion.
AmaWaterways is a luxury river cruise company offering high-end itineraries with destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. Founded in 2002, AmaWaterways is renowned for its innovative, modern fleet of ships and outstanding customer service.
Guardian Alarm is a leading security alarm monitoring and related services provider to over 120,000 residential, commercial, and medical customers. Guardian was founded in 1930 and operates in the Midwestern region of the United States.
Disclaimer: American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is a joint venture that is not wholly owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (American Express). “American Express Global Business Travel,” “American Express” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express and are used under limited license.