Washington – On June 30, 2021, Alliance Technical Services, Inc. (“ATS” or “the Company”), a leading provider of highly specialized third-party logistics (3PL), missile launch facility modernization and refurbishment services, was acquired by Valiant Integrated Services LLC (“Valiant”), a portfolio company of The GC Companies. As a trusted partner to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customers, including the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Air Force, and the Navy, ATS will expand Valiant’s logistics and refurbishment offerings and accelerate its pursuit into adjacent logistics and mission-critical modernization markets.
Chertoff Capital LLC (“Chertoff Capital”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Chertoff Group, served as the exclusive financial advisor to ATS.
Ryan Hoffman, Managing Director with Chertoff Capital, said: “ATS’ sale to Valiant culminates a tremendous success story for its current shareholders and begins a new chapter for the Company’s 130 employees as part of a leading private equity-backed government services firm. From humble beginnings in the early 90s as a ship alteration and repair services firm, Larry Wade and his team strategically expanded the Company’s capabilities into highly specialized areas of the defense market, such as supply chain and inventory management, 3PL, and missile launch facility refurbishment. As part of Valiant, ATS is poised to continue expanding its support across the DoD’s technical and modernization domains. Chertoff Capital is honored to have supported ATS in this transaction.”
Larry Wade, President and Founder of ATS, said: “From the very beginning of the sale process, we knew that we would need an investment banking advisor that possessed the broad industry knowledge to understand our business and government market expertise to find potential buyers who recognized our current market presence and its potential for future growth. I could not have been more pleased with the process that Chertoff Capital ran and to ultimately be partnered with Valiant. Valiant is not only a firm with all of the prerequisites to take ATS to the next level, but it is also a firm that shares so many of our core values, such as providing superior service to our customers and taking extraordinary care of our employees. From my seat, this was a home run transaction.”
ABOUT ALLIANCE TECHNICAL SERVICES
Founded in 1994 and based in Norfolk, Virginia, ATS provides third-party logistics, launch facility refurbishment services, and technical services to U.S. Government customers. Over the last twenty-five years, ATS has developed unique expertise in the fields of supply chain management, “cradle-to-grave” logistics, and launch facility support. ATS has a strong track record of supporting U.S. defense and national security customers with mission-critical needs and was recently awarded a five-year $147.7 million contract supporting DLA’s chemical management and logistics requirements. More information on ATS can be found at the Company’s website: https://www.atsnorfolk.com/.
ABOUT CHERTOFF CAPITAL LLC
Chertoff Capital is an industry leading investment bank serving high growth, mission-focused companies in the national security, information security, and government technology markets. As the investment banking subsidiary of The Chertoff Group, Chertoff Capital provides clients with a highly differentiated advisory offering that brings together transaction expertise with unparalleled business strategy insights. Chertoff Capital professionals have advised on well over 100 transactions over the last 20 years. https://www.chertoffgroup.com/
ABOUT VALIANT INTEGRATED SERVICES
Valiant is a global government services contractor with 5,000 associates worldwide that provides vital resources, high-value solutions, and critical support services for essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners, and international organizations. With a focus on aerospace and defense, national security and intelligence, and civil government, Valiant deploys expertise for its customers in the areas of Logistics and Sustainment, Advanced Learning and Readiness, Mission and Contingency Operations, Engineering and Analysis, and Operations, Maintenance, and Management. Valiant enables government departments and agencies, global peacekeepers, relief workers, and emergency response teams to complete their missions efficiently and effectively in some of the most complex environments across the globe. Valiant is a closely held corporation of GC Valiant LP, along with other shareholders. https://www.onevaliant.com/
ABOUT THE GC COMPANIES
The GC Companies makes control equity investments in private companies. While The GC Companies invests across various industry verticals in the U.S and overseas, one of its core focus areas has been government contracting businesses. The GC Companies typically invests $100-$200 million of equity per platform and takes a longer-term perspective as an investor and business builder. https://www.thegcc.com/