Brightstar Capital Partners Combines ERC and Oasis Systems to Advance Customer Mission Success in Aerospace, Defense and Cyberspace

NEW YORK, HUNTSVILLE, Alabama. & BURLINGTON, Mass., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Brightstar Capital Partners, today announced that its portfolio company, ERC, LLC, and Oasis Systems, LLC (“Oasis”), have joined forces to evolve and expand their capabilities in agile software development, systems engineering and cybersecurity for critical defense and federal agencies.

The signing of the definitive transaction agreement was previously announced on April 13. By combining their expertise in aviation, space, defense and cybersecurity with cutting-edge innovations, the companies will bring together complementary capabilities and cultures to serve customers in more than 36 states. -United.

Tom Colatostiexecutive chairman of Oasis, will serve as chairman of the board and CEO of the future company and Tim Nickerson, CEO of Oasis, will serve as COO. The company will continue to operate from headquarters locations in both Huntsville, Alabamaand Burlington (Massachusetts).

“We are excited to get started and help our customers solve their biggest challenges using our extensive capabilities and resources,” Colatosti said. “Our motto is ‘Serve Those Who serves We‘ and the combination of the cultures and mission orientation of our two companies will strengthen our ability to deliver advanced solutions across the full lifecycle.”

“We will unite ERC and Oasis’ strong track record and history of providing industry-leading engineering, technology and specialist services to support our customers’ missions,” Nickerson said. “We believe our national security and science customers will benefit from our expanded capabilities and achieve greater mission success.”

“The industry is changing rapidly and we believe this combination accelerates the company’s growth trajectory while continuing to provide comprehensive solutions to new and existing customers,” said Michael Singer, partner at Brightstar Capital Partners. “We are confident that Tom and the experienced management team will lead the combined company into a new era of success.”

“Our two companies are joining forces around one mission: customer success,” said Stacy Riley, interim CEO of ERC. “With over 5,000 employees and contractors across the country, we will be able to continue to provide critical solutions to our customers and maintain our unwavering commitment to our country and its future.”

ERC and Oasis share many important characteristics, including an entrepreneurial engineering approach, core values, and a commitment to our nation and its future. Their shared cultures are based on respect, empowerment and collaboration.

Together, ERC and Oasis will offer differentiated capabilities that deliver advanced full lifecycle solutions in the following areas:

  • Agile software development
  • cyber security
  • Emerging technologies
  • Computer science
  • Mission Support
  • Modeling and simulation
  • research
  • Systems Engineering
  • Testing and evaluation

ERC was advised by legal advisor Kirkland & Ellis and financial advisor Houlihan Lokey. Rothschild & Co served as exclusive financial advisor to Oasis, and Sullivan & Cromwell served as legal advisor.

About Oasis
Oasis Systems is a leading provider of customer-focused, cost-effective, quality engineering services; Business systems and applications; Human Factors Engineering; information technology and cybersecurity; Professional services; and specialized engineering solutions to the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other federal agencies. Oasis’ technical and domain experts provide capabilities and leadership skills to help maintain customers’ technological superiority and dominance in space, in the air, on land, at sea and under the sea. For more For more information, visit

About the REB
ERC is a leading provider of mission-critical engineering, technical and consulting services for the space and defense markets. For more than 30 years, ERC has worked closely with customers such as the US Department of Defense, NASA and other high-tech government entities on missions of national significance. ERC’s solutions combine precise engineering, innovative technologies, deep subject matter expertise, direct mission understanding and long-term customer knowledge to deliver the critical advantage needed to solve critical challenges. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Brightstar Capital Partners
Brightstar Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investing closely held family, founder or entrepreneur businesses where Brightstar believes it can generate significant management value. , operations and strategic direction of the company. Brightstar employs an operationally intensive “us and us” approach that leverages its extensive experience and network of relationships to help businesses reach their full potential. For more information, please visit

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Kristina Messner (Image targeted for ERC and Oasis)
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For Oasis
Laura Evans
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
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