Mergers and Acquisitions: Page 2


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    Waste Connections closes 2021 with more than $1B in M&A spending, sees path to $10B in revenue

    The company says it's prepared to handle pressures around inflation, labor and other issues. It also closed 30 deals last year and sees more to come, following an active start to 2022.

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    WIN Waste Innovations acquires New England recycler plus GFL-owned Georgia landfill

    The purchase of two affiliated operations in Massachusetts further expands the company's transfer station network, including rail capabilities. The December acquisition of a southern rail-served landfill is also notable.

    By Feb. 15, 2022
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2022

    Get up to speed on what may be coming next around M&A, labor solutions, ESG investment trends, federal regulation, state policy, environmental justice, local programs and more.

    By Waste Dive staff
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    Republic Services highlights 'both and' approach to grow solid waste, environmental solutions segments

    On its fourth quarter and full-year 2021 earnings call, the industry's second-largest player touted a bundled services approach as part of the pending US Ecology buyout and said spending will continue across both businesses.

    By Feb. 11, 2022
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    GFL Environmental spinning off infrastructure division into new 'GFL 2.0,' says plenty more M&A ahead

    GFL closed out its second year as a public company with sizable increases in revenue, fueled in part by spending CA$2.3 billion on 46 acquisitions. The Canadian company is eyeing dozens of new deals and more growth this year.

    By Feb. 10, 2022
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    Republic Services closes $2.2B acquisition of US Ecology in major hazardous waste expansion

    The deal fits into Republic's ongoing goal of expanding its environmental services business. US Ecology is the industry's largest hazardous waste landfill operator by volume.

    By Updated May 2, 2022
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2022

    Get up to speed on what may be coming next around M&A, labor solutions, ESG investment trends, federal regulation, state policy, environmental justice, local programs and more.

    By The Waste Dive Team • Feb. 9, 2022
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    Q&A

    10 questions with Gold Medal Environmental on its strategic transformation

    CEO Darren Gruendel and new President John Doyen talked about culture integration challenges after M&A, plans for Mid-Atlantic growth beyond an estimated $92 million in revenue, how they've maintained operations despite labor limitations and more.

    By Feb. 8, 2022
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    WM 2021 earnings

    Waste Management planning $1.6B in ESG investments, says automation and attrition could phase out upward of 7,000 jobs

    Executives closed out a turbulent 2021 with solid earnings, despite inflation, and shared plans for greater spending on recycling and renewable energy, which they expect to have better returns than solid waste acquisitions.

    By Feb. 2, 2022
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    Waste industry M&A spree shows no sign of slowing in 2022, prompting exit of longtime operators

    Pandemic exhaustion, labor strain, capital costs and high valuations are among the factors companies give for selling. Now, the dealmaking activity is beginning to rival historic levels of spending and consolidation.

    By Jan. 27, 2022
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    Waste Connections poised to grow New England footprint with another sizable acquisition

    The pending sale of ABC Disposal Service and its affiliated operations would come with substantial new hauling, transfer and MRF capacity in the southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets.

    By Jan. 20, 2022
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    Atlas Organics, with new Generate Capital backing, aims to become one of sector's largest recyclers

    Atlas CEO Joseph McMillin and Generate's Bill Caesar see substantial room for expansion, with at least $200 million worth of projects envisioned. Atlas also recently announced a new round of Florida acquisitions.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    8 questions about the top trends shaping waste and recycling in 2022

    Waste Dive is watching how much longer heightened M&A activity lasts, what it will take to maintain the workforce in a tough market, where organics infrastructure is growing, what's next for recycling and more.

    By , , Jan. 13, 2022
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    With $45M Closed Loop deal, Sims Municipal Recycling to expand and compete for more contracts

    The recent sale of a stake in the Australian scrap giant's U.S. curbside recycling division is called a "game-changer" as the company aims to pursue more municipal contracts and make new products from the recycled material.

    By Updated March 2, 2022
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    By the numbers: 2021's waste and recycling trends

    Take a look back through the key data points that shaped the conversations around some of the top issues — M&A, ESG, policy and workforce challenges — in an eventful year.

    By , , Dec. 23, 2021
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    Roundup: Waste Dive's 2021 Q&A's with waste and recycling leaders

    From Waste Management's first chief sustainability officer to the Biden administration's pick to lead U.S. EPA waste policy, look back on the year's conversations with execs, authors, investors, entrepreneurs and regulators.

    Dec. 22, 2021
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    Rubicon going public in $1.7B SPAC deal as 'digital challenger' to waste industry's 'status quo'

    The Kentucky-based tech company, known for its aggressive efforts to "disrupt" the waste and recycling industry without owning physical assets, expects to more than double revenues by 2024. The deal could close by Q2.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Tracking the waste and recycling industry's M&A boom

    Clairvest has acquired a majority stake in Boston Carting Services following a recapitalization with Ironwood Capital. Atlas Organics has also expanded its Western presence by acquiring Dirt Hugger.

    By Updated July 1, 2022
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    Corporate Growth Conference: Navigating modern M&A involves more partners than ever before

    Speakers at last week's Chicago event, including former CEOs who've sold companies to GFL and Waste Management, highlighted the evolution of deal logistics over the years, including the growing role of private equity.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Opinion

    The dirty truth about the waste industry's 'labor shortage'

    Chuck Stiles, director of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division of the Teamsters union, says the industry's issue with recruiting and retaining workers comes down to insufficient wages, benefits and respect.

    By Chuck Stiles • Nov. 9, 2021
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    GFL 2021 earnings

    GFL Environmental on track to close 40 acquisitions this year, ramping up RNG and MRF projects

    Having acquired assets worth an estimated C$735 million in annual revenue to date, GFL intends to keep up its pace for the foreseeable future and raised 2021 guidance.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    2021 earnings coverage: GFL Environmental

    In its second year as a public company, GFL continued an aggressive expansion pace throughout North America, including multiple large acquisitions such as Terrapure and PDC.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Feb. 10, 2022
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    Tracking the industry: US waste and recycling info hub

    Follow some of the most essential developments around M&A, ESG pledges, federal and state policy, PFAS regulations, quarterly earnings results and more with Waste Dive's unique trackers and ongoing in-depth coverage.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Nov. 23, 2021
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    2021 earnings coverage for US waste and recycling companies

    Catch up on Waste Dive's quarterly analysis of results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental and others during 2021.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Feb. 18, 2022
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    2021 earnings coverage: Waste Connections

    For the industry's third-largest company, 2021 continued a trend of heightened M&A activity, new ESG investments and ongoing pandemic recovery.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Feb. 17, 2022
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    2021 earnings coverage: Republic Services

    Revisit Waste Dive's coverage of Republic's earnings reports from an eventful year, which featured ramped up spending on ESG efforts and M&A, including the acquisitions of Santek Waste Services and ACV Enviro.

    By Waste Dive Team • Updated Feb. 11, 2022