Seattle, February 1, 2018 — BGIS, a leading global real estate and facility management service provider, announced today that it has acquired Critical Solutions Group and Critical Power Testing and Maintenance (CSG), a specialist provider of services for the data center market, including commissioning, design support, consulting and load bank services. Headquartered in Boston, CSG provides data center services throughout the United States, Canada and Europe to numerous clients across the financial, construction, technology, telecommunication and data services sectors.
“Acquiring CSG further builds upon the success BGIS has enjoyed for over 25 years. We will continue to provide leading organizations in the telecom, financial services and government sectors with the very best facilities management services the industry has to offer. This deal is a tremendous opportunity for our clients to have access to additional scale, knowledge and expertise in critical environments, enabling continued innovation and value creation for their respective businesses,” said Gord Hicks, Chief Executive Officer.
CSG is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and offers a complete range of services for data centers of all sizes. CSG’s data center services include commissioning, design support, consulting project management and load bank services. Their diverse experience in design, operation and management of data centers enables them to cover every phase of a data center through its life-cycle, from operations and maintenance, to remote management, energy audits, project management and facilities infrastructure training.
“For over 10 years, CSG has proudly built a reputation for operational excellence and technical expertise within the data center services industry. We view this acquisition by BGIS as an excellent opportunity to build our business globally, while continuing to provide the service excellence CSG’s clients have come to expect,” says Robert DiFazio, President, CSG.
“We are very excited about this acquisition. In 2016, we expanded in the U.S. through McKinstry FMS and created one of the largest data center and critical environment facility management companies in North America. Our acquisition of CSG deepens our expertise in the area of critical environments and creates an industry first capability of an end-to-end ‘commissioning to stable operations’,” says Brian Fellows, President, U.S. Operations, BGIS.
With this acquisition, BGIS continues to execute on its strategy to be the leading technically-focused real estate and facilities management services provider across the globe.