April 10, 2018
Sale of privately-held contract land management company
Gilbert & Pardue Business Advisors acted as exclusive advisor to Barton Land Consultants of Duncan, OK, in its sale to Western Land Services of Ludington, MI. The transaction closed on March 22, 2018. Founded in 2006 and over 55 pro-fessionals strong, Barton Land Consultants offers the full range of land-related activities from due dili-gence for acquisitions/ divestitures to permitting, title research, curative, and damage assessments. Western Land Services is an Employee Owned Company offering an extensive range of land services throughout the United States.
In a recent press release, Western Land Services stated, "With evident synergies in company cultures, values, and service portfolios, WLS is eager to expand its footprint in Oklahoma and to become more involved in one of the most prolific oil and gas areas in the nation. In conjunction with this acquisition, WLS is also in the midst of securing an Oklahoma City office to strengthen its commitment to this region. WLS and BLC share a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a commitment to building lasting client relationships by delivering best in class land services. WLS looks forward to sharing those benefits with clients for years to come."
ABOUT THE COMPANIES
WESTERN LAND SERVICES
Western Land Services has been bringing together Land, Energy, and People for over 40 years to execute every project with the expertise it deserves. During this time, WLS has grown to be best in class due to their invaluable experience, professional staff, extensive resources, and unbeatable products and services. Throughout their history, they have been engrained with integrity, hard work, and an everlasting commitment to their clients. As an Employee Owned Company with over 350 professionals, WLS is in the best position to guarantee that ongoing commitment to their valued clients. To learn more about Western Land Services, please visit www.westernls.com.
BARTON LAND CONSULTANTS
Barton Land Consultants offers the full range of land-related activities from due diligence for acquisitions/divestitures to permitting, title research, curative, and damage assessments. Their unique operating model results in greater efficiencies and corresponding cost savings to clients. Having established a reputation for quality, consistency, efficiency, and timeliness, BLC has been one of the premier firms providing land services to oil & gas exploration and production operators in Oklahoma and surrounding states for over a decade.