Quadrant Group Limited (Quadrant) announced on 23rd October 2019 the acquisition of Global ATS Limited (GATS) based at Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, UK.
GATS is a growing company specialising in Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) training for the United Kingdom and worldwide markets. To further maximise its growth potential, GATS has been acquired by Quadrant. GATS will remain a separate company, operating as a further arm of the Quadrant Group of Companies.
Quadrant is a specialist aviation simulation and training company. The acquisition of GATS enables Quadrant to strengthen its position in ATC simulation and training and supports GATS’ growth ambitions.
Commenting on the acquisition David Coghlan, Quadrant Chairman said “This is an exciting time for Quadrant having recently celebrated our 25-year anniversary. The addition of GATS provides Quadrant a training service provision to complement our existing, world-leading ATC product proposition. It also allows Quadrant to grow within its natural realm of training and simulation. Combined revenues for Quadrant is now £30Million, with around 220 staff.”
Stephen Williams, Quadrant CEO added “GATS has similar company values to those of Quadrant in that it is customer-centric, people focussed and is striving for a strong open and communicative culture. I am delighted that GATS will be joining Quadrant. GATS is a leading independent provider of ATC training with customers worldwide. I am very enthusiastic about the growth potential of Quadrant with GATS providing synergies to our existing capability in aviation simulation and training.”
Murray Cole, outgoing GATS Chairman welcomed the transaction and said “This signifies a major positive move for GATS as it continues to grow”. Marcus Mimms, GATS Managing Director said “I am excited about the prospects for GATS being part of Quadrant, this transaction offers greater opportunities to maximise GATS’ growth potential. Quadrant has synonymous values to GATS, and I look forward to supporting Quadrant through the transition period as GATS embarks on the next phase of its growth agenda.”