Circular Economy


Quercus has market-leading credentials in the waste and recycling sector on the back of an enviable track record of completed deals in the sector and board level contacts as all key players in the industry.

The concept of the Circular Economy is to try to eliminate or minimise waste at all stages of the lifecycle of a product, thus creating a more sustainable, environmentally conscious alternative to the traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose). Whilst the awareness of the benefits of the Circular Economy is increasing on the back of well publicised issues such as that of plastic pollution, the rate and scale of changes varies at different stages of the cycle. Supermarkets, for example, are trying to find cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternatives to the huge swathes of plastics that currently adorns their shelves which in turn, is driving changes at the start of the cycle with packaging designers/manufacturing altering the designs/composition of products.

The waste and recycling industry has been key in the development of the circular economy, driving change by offering sustainable alternatives to traditional landfill such as Energy from Waste and Anaerobic Digestion plants, together with improved segregation of waste streams either at source or through specialist processing facilities.


Comprehensive service offering 

We leverage our vast experience and tradecraft gained from 350+ successful transactions to deliver you a Partner-led bespoke service.  We can advise you on:

  • Private company sales
  • Corporate divestments
  • Buy-outs and Buy-ins
  • Acquisitions
  • Raising equity and debt capital


The Quercus approach

  • Experienced
    Our business model is built on providing clients with access to a highly experienced team with over 200 years’ cumulative advisory experience. All our projects are led day-to-day by experienced partners.
  • Connected
    We have meaningful relationships with strategic acquirors both domestically and internationally though our membership of the Terra Alliance. We are also well connected with sources of capital including private equity, venture capital, banks, commercial lenders and family offices.
  • Insightful
    Our experience of transacting at every stage of the economic cycle means that we know how to present businesses to maximise interest and deal creatively with issues that may subsequently arise.
  • Principled
    We are proud of our reputation for discretion and independence, and our advice to clients is guided by our values: Integrity, Commitment and Excellence.

Circular EconomY

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