GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. (TSX: GDI) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ainsworth Inc., have successfully closed the acquisition of ESC Automation Inc. along with its U.S. subsidiaries Delta Connects Inc. and New Patriot Energy Inc.
ESC is a leading and highly regarded building system integrator in North America with an impressive portfolio of services including the installation and maintenance of building automation systems, security systems, HVAC systems as well as newer technologies including real time locating systems, building analytics and energy management systems. The acquisition considerably strengthens Ainsworth's building automation systems business across Canada and positions it as a master systems integrator with the capability to install and service multiple types of building systems and related technologies.
The combination of ESC and Ainsworth creates the premier building systems and multi-trade facility services provider in Canada, with more than 2,400 employees in every province across the country as well as in five U.S. states. The acquisition positions GDI as a true one-stop shop for both today's and tomorrow's buildings.
GDI is a leading commercial facility services provider which offers a range of services in Canada and the United States to owners and managers of a variety of facility types including office buildings, hotels, shopping centres, industrial facilities, healthcare establishments, distribution facilities, airports and other transportation facilities.
Fasken acted as lead counsel for Ainsworth Inc. on this acquisition.