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Biffa acquires Simply waste

National recycling and waste management provider, Biffa, has acquired Simply Waste Solutions, an industrial and commercial (i&C) waste collection business in the south of England.

In a recent statement, Biffa announced it has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Camo Ltd, which trades under the Simply Waste brand, for an upfront debt and cash free consideration of £35 million, which will be funded from existing committed debt facilities.

For the year ending 31 March 2020, Simply Waste reported revenues of £32 million, EBITDA of £5.2 million, operating profit of £3.1 million and gross assets of £16.4 million.

A potential further consideration of up to £5 million may become payable, depending on the performance of the business through to 31 March 2021.

Simply Waste has operational locations in west London, Oxfordshire and Bristol, and once merged into the Biffa I&C collection network will “result in an enhanced customer proposition and a lower-carbon, more efficient collection network”.

Michael Topham, Chief Executive, commented: “The acquisition of Simply Waste demonstrates further progress against our strategic plans. We have a clear focus to grow our Industrial and Commercial business through acquisitions as a natural consolidator within this fragmented market.

“We are delighted to welcome the Simply Waste team and their customers to Biffa. Simply Waste has an excellent reputation, complementing Biffa’s existing footprint in the south of England, and I am confident that this acquisition will enhance the strength of our service offering in the region for our combined customers.”


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