US emissions monitoring Group swoops for Coventry gas technology business Gas Data

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Coventry based gas analysis company Gas Data Ltd, has been acquired by US Group, Ecotec International Holdings, with legal advice from Midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors.

The sale price has not been disclosed.

Gas Data Ltd was founded 30 years ago, In the UK market, it provides provide a full range of installation, commissioning, and maintenance services.

ECOTEC and Gas Data use similar core technologies and serve complementary markets. As a result, the acquisition represents an opportunity for ECOTEC to expand capabilities and extend geographic reach, in addition to furthering the combined portfolio of methane-focused environmental solutions.

Thursfields’ corporate team, led by director Tim Edwards, advised Peter Cieslak and minority shareholders on the sale of Gas Data Ltd, and its parent company, Innovational Technologies.

Gas Data Ltd designs and manufactures gas analysers and gas monitoring systems for a variety of industrial applications, including renewable energy, environmental and security, with international presence in over 50 countries. The company also provides a full range of installation, commissioning and maintenance services.

Gas Data Ltd is based at Seven Stars Industrial Estate, Wheler Road, Coventry.

Peter Cieslak, CEO of Gas Data, said: “By becoming a part of the ECOTEC Group we will strengthen our respective brands and accelerate our continued growth in both new and existing market segments. On this day, I could not be prouder of our talented and dedicated team who will continue to make significant contributions to the new challenges that lie ahead. I look forward to our exciting future, advancing the science behind gas data, together.”

ECOTEC Group CEO Tim Novick said the acquisition brings together technology and talent in the form of dedicated Gas Data employees who are joining the ECOTEC Group team.

“We believe this unique opportunity combines two businesses with best-in-class products and customer service operating in overlapping industries, as well as bringing together a team of astoundingly talented and dedicated employees,” he says. “We are fully committed to the successful future of our expanded organization.”

Thursfields Tim Edwards (2)Tim Edwards (pictured) said: “ECOTEC and Gas Data use similar core technologies and serve complementary markets. As a result, the acquisition represents an opportunity to expand capabilities and extend geographic reach, in addition to furthering the combined portfolio of methane-focused environmental solutions.

“We advised Peter in 2018 on the acquisition of Gas Data and it’s great to see the success he and the team have made of it. I, for one, couldn’t be happier for him and wish him all the best in the next stage of his career with ECOTEC.”

Greg Philp, corporate finance director at accountants HB&O and director Wayne Gutteridge provided corporate finance and tax advice to Peter Cieslak.

Mr Philp said: “It was fantastic to have been able to support Mr Cieslak and the Gas Data team with this transaction. It’s an extremely exciting opportunity for the whole business.”

ECOTEC Group, designs and develops speciality equipment and software solutions for the natural gas, biogas, renewable natural gas and carbon credits market. Gas Data joins two other leading product brands in Europe; Gazomat in France and AQ Mesh in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.