Birch Hill’s Citron Hygiene acquires Hygiene Solutions

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By Ted Liu

Citron Hygiene LP, a portfolio company of Birch Hill Equity Partners, has acquired Hygiene Solutions Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded by CEO Marc Clemans and his wife Tiffany, Montgomery, Illinois based Hygiene Solutions is one of the largest washroom services providers in the Midwest market. Hygiene Solutions will rebrand to Citron Hygiene and its leadership team will become an integral part of Citron Hygiene US operations.

“We are delighted to have Hygiene Solutions join the Citron Hygiene family,” said Peter Farrell, Citron Hygiene. “After our recent acquisition of Workplace Essentials in the US Northeast, it made sense to expand into the Midwest and continue to grow our footprint across the US. Hygiene Solution’s reputation for providing excellent service fits Citron’s maxim and I know it will be a great partnership.”

“This opportunity came at a time when I wasn’t looking to sell. But after getting reacquainted with Peter Farrell, I felt that joining the Citron team was a great opportunity for our staff and to expand the Midwest market. I feel that this venture will allow us to bring new products and services to our current and future customers,” said Clemans.

“Acquisitions, like this, will continue to play an important role in Citron Hygiene’s strategic plans, complementing organic growth and further enhancing our position as a market leader in Building healthy spaces,” added Farrell.

Citron Hygiene is a leading provider of commercial Washroom & Food Service Hygiene, Pest Control Solutions,Warewash & Chemical solutions and a broad range of other Facility-based Products & Services. With over 40 years of extensive industry experience, they have offices across Canada and the United States.

In April 2016, Birch Hill Equity Partners acquired Citron Hygiene Canada business in partnership with Farrell. The company was rebranded Citron Hygiene.

In addition to Hygiene Solutions, Citron Hygiene has since acquired Sani-Service Inc., a Canadian national service provider of washroom hygiene and commercial warewashing systems from Serruya Private Equity Inc.; Workplace Essentials, a washroom and workplace hygiene company, headquartered in the Boston suburb of Billerica, Massachusetts; Alpine Jan-San, Alberta’s leading provider of commercial washroom hygiene services; Chemsyn Chemical Corporation, a dominant player in commercial warewash and laundry solutions.

Citron Hygiene remains highly acquisitive in both Canada and the United States in the Washroom Hygiene, Pest Control and Warewashing service platforms.

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