SEATTLE, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

“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.

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About BGIS

BGIS is a leading provider of real estate management services, including facilities management, project delivery services, energy and sustainability solutions, building performance management, workplace advisory and management, and real estate services. With a combined team of over 7,000 team members globally, BGIS inspires better business performance across its clients' real estate portfolios by developing and implementing real estate and facilities management strategies. Globally, BGIS manages over 320 million square feet of client portfolios across 30,000+ locations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia.

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BGIS is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrial company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low cost production. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN).

About Critical Solutions Group

Critical Solutions Group, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, is a Boston-based data center professional service company. They are a provider of data center services, including commissioning, data center consulting, maintenance and training.

Their primary mission is to become a trusted partner to every client, delivering results using their proven experience to implement solutions that are tailored to fit every need and every budget. All of their comprehensive solutions are designed to keep a client’s data center running smoothly, allowing them to manage their business effectively and increasing productivity.

Headquartered in Boston, CSG provides data center services throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
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