Expands Geographic Footprint and Enhances Customer Service Capabilities
AUSTIN, TX and LAFAYETTE, LA January 22, 2019 – Atlas Technical Consultants (“Atlas”), a leading,
world-class infrastructure engineering, testing, inspection and program management firm, and ATC Group
Services LLC (“ATC”), a leading integrated environmental engineering consulting firm, today announced
their plans to merge. The merger brings together the companies’ talented teams, complementary service
offerings and national footprints to create the premier provider of infrastructure-based engineering,
testing, inspection, certification and compliance services in the country. Both Atlas and ATC are currently
backed by Bernhard Capital Partners Management LP (“Bernhard Capital”), a services-focused private
equity management firm based in Baton Rouge, LA.
Together Atlas and ATC have a nationwide footprint located in more than 40 states with more than 140
offices and 3,200 employees, serving a variety of public and private sector clients. The combined
company, which will retain the Atlas name and be led by current Atlas Chief Executive Officer, L. Joe
Boyer, is well-positioned for growth as the merger provides added capabilities in engineering, materials
testing, inspection, certification and environmental services, a wider operational footprint and the ability to
deliver a more comprehensive suite of services to its diverse client base.
For nearly 40 years, ATC and its talented professionals have provided a diverse range of integrated
environmental consulting and engineering services to its valued customer base. Over the past two years,
ATC has continued to expand its multidisciplinary offerings to include air quality consulting and other
expertise across air, land and water markets through its acquisitions of Sage Environmental (now Sage
ATC), Dexter Field Services (now Dexter ATC Field Services) and Environmental Compliance Services
Since its inception in 2017, Atlas has continued to strategically expand its footprint and capabilities
through the acquisitions of Piedmont Geotechnical Services, a geotechnical engineering firm based in
Roswell, GA, and San Diego’s SCST, LLC, a leading professional engineering firm.
“We are building an organization focused on keeping people and communities safe, connected and
productive with infrastructure that lasts for generations,” said Mr. Boyer. “The merger with ATC
strengthens and builds on our existing capabilities, aligns with our heart-led core values and enhances
our position as an industry leader. ATC is a world-class organization, and together, we are well-positioned
for continued growth with an expanded network and increased resources, which I am confident will
benefit all our customers, dedicated employees and the company.”
“At ATC, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence, innovation and environmental
stewardship, and this commitment has allowed us to become a leader in project management services
across air, land and water,” said Bobby Toups, Chief Executive Officer, ATC. “We are thrilled to be
partnering with Atlas, which has established itself as an industry leader, shares our values and will
provide us with new opportunities to further leverage our differentiated expertise and integrated approach
to expand the comprehensive services and capabilities available to our valued customers.”
“Having worked closely with both management teams to achieve significant strategic growth and
operational efficiencies, we are pleased to execute on our long-term vision of creating an industry-leading
infrastructure-related testing, inspection and certification services provider through the merger of these
highly complementary businesses,” said Jeff Jenkins, Partner at Bernhard Capital. “Atlas has quickly
become a major industry leader in infrastructure engineering, construction services and materials
inspection and testing, and the integration of ATC will only serve to add value to the company’s strong
foundation and exceptional performance.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Atlas Technical Consultants
Combining world-class infrastructure service providers PAVETEX Engineering, Moreland Altobelli
Associates, Engineering Testing Services, Piedmont Geotechnical Consultants, SCST and now ATC
Group Services, Atlas Technical Consultants is a leading infrastructure project delivery service provider
focused on public and private sector. Backed by Bernhard Capital Partners, Atlas has more than 45
offices across the United States with more than 1,400 employees providing comprehensive construction
and program management support for large-scale infrastructure improvement programs.
About ATC Group Services LLC
Established in 1982, ATC Group Services LLC provides environmental consulting, industrial hygiene,
geotechnical engineering, government services and construction-materials testing and special inspection
with nearly 100 locations throughout the United States and over 1,800 employees. ATC nurtures strong
client relationships and referrals by consistently exceeding expectations through our professional, well
trained, well-equipped and highly motivated team. www.atcgroupservices.com.
About Bernhard Capital Partners
Bernhard Capital Partners ("Bernhard Capital") is a services-focused private equity management firm
established in 2013 by Jim Bernhard, Jeff Jenkins and a team of experienced private-equity
professionals. Bernhard Capital seeks to create sustainable value by leveraging its founding partners'
experience in acquiring, operating and growing services businesses. From strategic industry insight to
operational efficiencies and best-practice management, Bernhard Capital provides resources far beyond
its investments. www.bernhardcapital.com.
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