Birch Hill’s Citron Hygiene acquires Alpine Jan-San

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By Ted Liu

Citron Hygiene, a portfolio company of Birch Hill Equity Partners, has acquired Alpine Jan-San, effective March 21st, 2017. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alpine is Alberta’s leading provider of commercial washroom hygiene services and serves a broad range of customers including leading retailers, foodservice establishments, commercial, manufacturing and industrial businesses.

“This acquisition supports our acquisitive corporate growth strategy and will significantly enhance our presence and density in the Alberta market on the heels of our Sani-Service acquisition completed in September 2016, our initial entry into this market. Alpine has long been the dominant washroom hygiene service provider in that market and I am delighted that Alpine’s owners, Ray and Kim Olthof, felt that we were the right buyer for their company,” said Citron Hygiene President & CEO Peter Farrell.

“We wanted to ensure that we sold to a company that fully understood our business and would look after our employees and loyal customers in keeping with our tradition. Citron Hygiene is that company. As the largest player in our space in Canada, Citron Hygiene has a well-established track record of delivering excellent customer service and fostering a very positive corporate culture. We look forward to working closely with Peter’s team to ensure a smooth and seamless transition process for our customers,” added Ray and Kim Olthof.

Citron Hygiene, formerly Cannon Services, is a leading provider of commercial Washroom & Food Service Hygiene, Pest Control Solutions, as well as a broad range of Chemical and other Facility-based Products & Services.

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