ICR Integrity has acquired Sky-Futures, a provider of drone-based inspection services and drone pilot training for the energy, industrial and government sectors.
The move will help ICR to incorporate the next phase of its inspection service offering and also strengthen its infrastructure to help support additional growth and expansion.
Commenting on the acquisition, ICR’s CEO, Bill Bayliss, said: “This is a very exciting time for the ICR business and its continued growth in the inspection space. We see a huge opportunity with Sky-Futures becoming part of the ICR Group as they are a world leader in the use of drones for data capture and its subsequent management.”
He added: “This acquisition, combined with a number of existing product lines within the ICR service portfolio, will provide our global client base with industry leading technologies to both extend the life cycle and improve the integrity of an asset.”
Headquartered in Hayes, Middlesex, Sky-Futures has established a global presence with a franchise in Malaysia and partners in the Middle East.
Sky-Futures Co-Founder and COO Chris Blackford, aadded: “The acquisition of Sky-Futures by ICR is an exciting next step in our journey. The combination of ICR’s technical services with drone-based inspection operations provide a highly differentiated offering that will stand out in the market.”
ICR is backed by funds provided by Graphite Capital, ICR’s private equity investors. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.