Counsel to ACS Group on Its Sale to Brightwater UAG

Get to the chopper! We are delighted to announce the closing of the sale of Advanced Composite Structures and its related companies (the ACS Group) to the Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG).

“We have been privileged to serve as counsel to the ACS Group and to assist in the realization of its vision and positioning for the next phase of its aviation legacy” said Jim Ferguson, chair of the MLT Aikins Mergers & Acquisitions practice group.

With over 150 years of combined aviation experience and aircraft repair expertise, the ACS Group is a world leader in helicopter rotor blade repair, and the developer of one of the most advanced static rotor balancing tools in the aviation industry. The ACS Group includes Advanced Composite Structures, with offices in Winnipeg and Florida, and Rotor-Tech International, with offices in California and Brisbane. The ACS Group’s rotor blade repair solutions include repair designs with DOT Canada, FAA and EASA certifications and TCCA/FAA/EASA approved/accepted expanded repairs.

“Thank you MLT Aikins for your absolute commitment to the process and conducting yourselves in a manner that had our best interests in mind, as it is truly appreciated” said Bruce Anning, founder of the ACS Group.

Headquartered in Connecticut, UAG is an independent service provider focused on helicopter support for commercial and military customers. UAG is a portfolio investee company of BrightWater Partners, a private investment firm that focuses on debt and equity investments in specialty manufacturing companies.

MLT Aikins was pleased to act as counsel to ACS Group on its sale to UAG. ACS Group’s legal team, co-led by James Ferguson Q.C. and Yassir Alnaji, included Maria Penner, Michael Ziesmann, Brent Ross, Davis Hirsch, Nicolas Joubert, Pio Araneta, India Saxberg, Devin Wehrle, Adam Lakusta, Nicolas Doyle, Steven Dressler and Nadine Sydor.

Our lawyers have advised clients in a wide range of industries on significant private and public transactions across Western Canada. Learn more about our Mergers & Acquisitions group.