PE-backed GFL acquires Envirocan and Johnson Waste Management

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By Ted Liu

GFL Environmental Inc., a portfolio company of HPS Investment Partners, LLC and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, has completed two acquisitions.

GFL Environmental closed today the acquisition of Envirocan Environmental Services, an integrated waste collection, recycling and organics processing business based in Alberta, pursuant to a definitive agreement signed on April 30, 2017. Envirocan has developed a unique collection and processing capability to manage organic food wastes and provide innovative nutrient recovery solutions.

GFL Environmental has also acquired Johnson Waste Management Ltd., the second largest commercial solid waste service provider in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Johnson Waste has been the leading independent provider of front end and roll off collection services in Manitoba and nearby Kenora, Ontario for over 17 years. GFL will commence servicing the City of Winnipeg municipal collection contract in October 2017 and with its acquisition of Johnson Waste, will offer customers a full range of solid waste services in Manitoba.

GFL, headquartered in Toronto, ON, is a diversified environmental services company providing a comprehensive line of solid waste, soil remediation, and liquid waste services through its platform of facilities across Canada and in Southeastern Michigan. GFL has a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees and provides its broad range of environmental services to more than 80,000 commercial and industrial customers and its solid waste collection services to more than 2.5 million households.

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