OTTAWA, June 3, 2016 – Brookside Capital Partners (“Brookside”) announce that they have acquired ATS Services (“ATS”).
ATS is a leader and one of the largest firms in North American in aviation communication services, meteorological observations, and sales of meteorological instrumentation. From its original roots starting at Fort Smith’s Community Aerodrome Radio Station in NWT, ATS has grown over 18 years to include over 60 similar operations, from coast to coast to coast (east-westnorth). These unique services are provided to NavCanada and government agencies, as well as the mining sector, oil and gas sector, and private airport operators.
To compliment and support the services and systems provided by the company, ATS also offers a wide range of training programs available at training centers or at client locations.
“I am very pleased to partner with Brookside,” said David Macphail, President and CEO of ATS Services. “We are proud of the growth our team has realized over the last few years, and very excited about our prospects to continue to provide and enhance the safe and consistent aviation communication services and meteorological operations to our customers, at standards that are second to none.”
“ATS is a Canadian success story with a proven management team. We look forward to working with Dave and his team to execute their growth plan” said David Hass, Managing Partner at Brookside.
Brookside is a private equity firm based in Toronto. Brookside aims to build and own great companies over the long-term. Their focus is to provide strong operating teams, like the team at ATS Services, with the capital and expertise to pursue growth opportunities which reflect their values and aspirations.