Investment Represents First Acquisition for Atar Capital
Atar Capital, a Los Angeles-based, global private equity firm, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Furmanite’s Midstream Quality Assurance Business from a wholly owned subsidiary of Team, Inc. (NYSE: TISI). Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the business serves as an independent, outsourced provider of inspection and integrity services for all disciplines of midstream pipeline, pipeline stations, terminals, power plants, tank storage farms and other energy related fields. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Effective immediately, the business will be rebranded as Frontier Integrity Solutions (“FIS”). FIS is one of the leading independent inspection and integrity service companies in North America.
Cyrus Nikou, Founder and Managing Partner of Atar Capital, said “FIS has a tremendous management team already in place that will benefit greatly from the operational resources and entrepreneurial spirit that Atar Capital provides. We have a clear path to grow this business organically, and our team is excited to help take this company to the next level.”
While Mr. Nikou has completed numerous transactions in his private equity career, the FIS acquisition marks the first transaction for Atar Capital in 2016. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Atar Capital. To complete a carve-out acquisition of this size in our first six months since launch, and within 40 days of signing an LOI, demonstrates our firm’s capabilities and commitment to getting deals done. From the start, I set high expectations for our team, and we will continue to raise the bar as we head into what will be a very big year.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC acted as sell-side advisor to Team, Inc. Locke Lord acted as outside legal counsel for Team, Inc., and Dykema Gossett acted as outside legal counsel for Atar Capital.
FIS is a North American leader in oil and gas pipeline inspection and integrity services. Serving their customers since 1975, FIS serves as an independent, outsourced provider of inspection and integrity services for all disciplines of pipeline, pipeline stations, terminals, power plants, tank storage farms, and other energy related fields. FIS works with 3,100+ professionals to place qualified Inspectors who act as the Designated Operator Representative to supplement the pipeline operators’ management and employees in the construction and implementation of pipeline, power plant, and mechanical integrity projects. FIS is headquartered in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, serving customers in both the U.S. & Canada.
Atar Capital is a global private investment firm that benefits from over sixty years of combined buy-out, investing and asset management experience. The firm’s principals have collectively completed over sixty private equity transactions across eighteen countries worldwide.
Atar Capital invests in both performing and underperforming lower middle market businesses that exhibit potential for revitalization, operational performance improvement, and growth. The firm specializes in corporate divestitures, complex carve-outs, and turn-around situations across a wide range of industries and geographic markets, with a focus on North America and Western Europe.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, and with offices in London, Atar Capital’s best-in-class business development, M&A and operations capabilities enable its portfolio companies to achieve their full potential. For more information, visit www.atarcapital.com.
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