CCL is a leading UK-based designer, manufacturer and supplier of waste compactors and recycling balers, operating from a state-of-art, purpose-built manufacturing and office facility in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, supported by its head office and support centre located in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. CCL was founded in 2000 by Alistair and Jo Lindsay, both of whom have led the business since its inception.
Headquartered in Kirkby with sites in Berwick, Hull, Rugby, Honiton and Plymouth, Future Industrial Services (FIS) works with clients across government, major utilities and national & multi-national companies to provide a range of specialised and cost-effective hazardous waste and industrial services.
FIS is one of the leading independent providers of hazardous waste services in the UK, dealing with a variety of complex waste streams across its five permitted processing, treatment and recovery sites which includes the UK’s only Mercury recovery facility. Alongside this hazardous waste offering, FIS has established a specialist industrial services business with a market-leading position in Energy from Waste (‘EfW’) plant maintenance and cleaning.
EnviroServ is headquartered near Johannesburg, with regional facilities across South Africa. It is also active in Mozambique and Uganda. It was founded in 1979, and collects, treats, and disposes of general and hazardous waste, with treatment and disposal facilities across South Africa, Mozambique, and Uganda. It has a staff of 2,200 people and a turnover of nearly £70 million and is the only player in South Africa with full national coverage and a complete service offering.
EnviroServ has an extensive customer base across a range of sectors including petrochemicals, manufacturing, metallurgical and mining sectors, as well as serving local authorities.
BPR Group Europe Limited trading as Paper Round (“BPR”) is one of the leading independent waste management businesses in the South East. Reef Environmental Limited (“Reef”) is an independent provider of waste and recycling services across East Sussex and Kent. Reef’s customer base and geographical footprint are highly complementary to that of BPR, providing a great opportunity for the combined business in the marketplace. The enlarged business will also offer greater opportunities for the management and staff in both businesses in Sussex and beyond.
Headquartered in High Wycombe, Simply Waste is the leading provider of recycling and waste management services in London and the South East of England. Founded in 2006 by James and Natalie Capel the business has a major operational footprint with its main site located close to Heathrow Airport providing unparalleled access to the buoyant London market, as well as the Home Counties and has regional depots spanning the South of England.
Quercus has been working closely with James and Natalie since 2019 to help formulate an exit strategy including preparing the business for sale. We marketed Simply Waste to a select audience and advised on all aspects of the transaction from deal strategy and preparation through to marketing and finally negotiation of pricing and deal structure. A key part of our role was dealing with the challenges presented by Covid-19 and ensuring that the transaction remained on track during Lockdown.
Reconomy (UK) Limited (“Reconomy”) is the UK’s largest outsourced waste management and recycling business. It is backed by private equity investor, EMK Capital.
Advanced Waste Solutions Limited (“AWS”) is a provider of outsourced waste and recycling services, based in Ringwood, Dorset.
AWS’s customer base is highly complementary to that of Reconomy, providing a great opportunity for customers, suppliers and staff of the combined businesses.
With operations across three sites in Oxfordshire and Hampshire, Raymond Brown Waste Solutions is a key regional business providing skip hire, grab hire and other waste management services in Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
Collard Group provides similar services from sites across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey alongside demolition works, asbestos removal and groundworks. The acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions provides a strategic geographic expansion for Collard Group, enabling them to consolidate and expand their reach in adjacent areas.
Headquartered in Brownhills in the West Midlands with further operations in Dudley, ERG is one of the UK’s largest privately owned hazardous and non-hazardous waste management groups. The founder shareholders have been transforming the hazardous waste industry for more than 20 years, driven by a vision to reduce materials away from landfill and provide clients with cost effective and environmentally compliant waste management solutions.
The combined business will have greatly increased scale enhancing its competitiveness in the marketplace as a result of cross-selling opportunities and increased economies of scale. It will also provide Red with access to ERG’s market-leading sales and client support team and sought-after and innovative European trans-frontier shipment routes, unlocking further opportunities for the enlarged group.
Devon Contract Waste Limited (“DCW”) is one of the leading independent waste management business in the South West.
Alpha Utilities Limited (trading as Alpha Logic) is a provider of waste and recycling services across Devon and Cornwall.
There are significant synergies available through combining the two businesses andAlpha’s customer base is highly complementary to that of DCW, providing a great opportunity for the combined businesses in the market place. The enlarged business will also offer greater opportunities for the management and staff in both businesses.
Headquartered in Alton, Hampshire with further offices in Edinburgh, Daventry and Buckingham and operations at Bristol and Edinburgh Airports, SWRnewstar is one of the UK’s largest outsourced waste management companies, providing its broad customer base with flexible and innovative solutions to improve waste segregation, reduce costs and help them build a better environmental plan.
Biffa is an established sub-contractor to SWRnewstar, servicing around 11% of SWRNewstar’s customers’ requirements. The acquisition provides Biffa with the opportunity to increase the proportion of work serviced by its collection and processing network, as well as expanding routes to market.