XLCS Partners, Inc., a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce it served as advisor to Advanced Climate Solutions (ACS) in its partnership with Orion Group (Orion).

ACS is a full solutions provider of commercial heating, cooling, ventilation, and critical refrigeration repair and maintenance services. The company, headquartered in University Park, Illinois, offers on-demand premier HVACR services to nearly half of the United States, particularly in the Midwest and South. ACS specializes in servicing HVAC systems most commonly found in multi-location small box retail and convenience stores, usually systems under 50 tons.

Orion is a commercial facility services platform seeking to partner with leading family-owned service providers with a focus on HVACR and plumbing. Orion plans to build a national platform by investing in leading local businesses with great cultures, attracting the best technical and managerial talent, and creating unmatched growth opportunities for them.

“ACS’ footprint and capabilities aligned nicely with Orion’s, and both organizations shared a people-first culture that made for a great partnership,” said Anthony Contaldo, Partner of XLCS Partners. “We are excited to track their mutual growth and success.”

XLCS acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to ACS and the transaction was led by Anthony Contaldo. The transaction marks the twelfth Field Services transaction for the firm.

About XLCS Partners, Inc.
XLCS Partners is an investment banking firm providing M&A advisory services to select clients globally. More information is available at www.xlcspartners.com.