TYSONS CORNER, Va., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Valiant Integrated Services LLC today announced the successful launch of the Company following the purchase of selected assets of the Defense & Government Services business of Supreme Group by The GC Companies and former members of Supreme Group USA management with more than 60 years of experience in providing services and support to military installations and relief efforts across the globe. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Supreme Group's founders and current management team have no interest in, or role with, Valiant or the assets acquired as part of the transaction.
The transaction includes the purchase of the majority of current contracts previously held by Supreme Group, including agreements to serve the United States, the United Kingdom, Swedish Defense Forces, and the Dutch Ministry of Defense. Valiant has also acquired Supreme Group's facilities and equipment located in Djibouti, as well as inventory and operating capabilities associated with the acquired contracts located worldwide. Approximately 220 employees will be joining Valiant as part of the transaction and the Company is already working with suppliers to ensure a smooth transition and uninterrupted flow of mission-critical supplies to customers located around the world.
The investor group is led by The GC Companies and includes, as additional investors, Jim Jaska, former president of Supreme Group USA, and Emma Sharma, former general counsel of Supreme Group USA. Both Mr. Jaska and Ms. Sharma have had their work recognized for outstanding performance on behalf of customers and for establishing and overseeing industry-leading ethics and compliance programs. Mac LaFollette, the Founder of The GC Companies, is also an investor in the transaction.
"We are pleased to have acquired a company whose employees and leadership have vast and deep experience serving military personnel and relief efforts located in some of the most remote and challenging regions in the world," said Mr. Jaska, Valiant's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "We have taken great care to ensure there will be no interruption to the supply chain and that our customers will see improved services and support.
"Additionally, we are pleased to announce that Valiant will be an active participant in the bid process for new contracts from governments across the globe, including the United States."
"Our broad investor group is excited to be working with Jim Jaska and Emma Sharma, both of whom have tremendous experience in providing mission-critical services to military and relief efforts around the world," Mr. LaFollette said. "Our customers can be sure that Valiant will spare no expense in proving itself first and foremost as a fiduciary of taxpayer capital – and on instilling and maintaining the most robust compliance protocols in the industry to always ensure we are meeting their needs, both ethically and efficiently."
About Valiant Integrated Services LLC
At Valiant, our core mission is to provide vital resources and mission critical support to enable peacekeepers, relief workers, and emergency response teams to effectively do their jobs. We not only provide food, water, fuel and other resources to remote outposts across the globe; we provide a fully integrated delivery system to ensure timely and safe delivery. We do our job so our customers can do theirs.
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