KAL Capital Advises Airport Terminal Services, A Ground Handling Leader

KAL Capital is excited to announce its role as M&A advisor to Airport Terminal Services (ATS) in its acquisition by Alliance Ground International (AGI), a portfolio company of Greenbriar and Audax. 

ATS offers a full-range of ground handling services including passenger, ramp, cargo handling, aircraft refueling and de-icing as well as lounge and concierge services.  ATS has more than 5,500 employees and services a blue-chip set of US and Canadian airlines.  Founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri, ATS operates across the US and Canada.

“We are excited to be a small part of the ATS story.  The management team has built a tremendous ground handling operation based on excellent customer services.  We enjoy seeing family-owned businesses grow and ultimately find a home with a great strategic buyer like AGI,” said Trevor Bohn, Partner at KAL Capital.

“This transaction represents our third closed deal in the ground handling space and a continuation of our efforts in the aviation services sector.  We expect that private equity-backed consolidators will continue to add scale, capabilities and customers in this niche of the A&D market,” commented Ryan Murphy.