Biffa to acquire Viridor’s collections business for £126m

National recycling and waste management service provider, Biffa, has decided to choose the collections business and specific recycling resources of Viridor Waste Management for a money consideration of c.£126 million.

The deal will dsicover Biffa acquire Viridor’s system of 15 Industrial and Industrial (I&C) depots for company waste, and brings yet another 21,000 customers in to the Group’s nationwide portfolio.

The transaction may also enable Biffa to help expand extend its abilities across its Specialist Sources and Services & Energy operations, adding 8 further recycling possessions and increasing its features in wastewater treatment plus collection.

In accordance with Biffa, the acquisition will “fortify the company’s position among the largest recyclers of post-consumer components in the united kingdom” and “reinforces the Group’s l eading place in closed-loop recycling”, securing a long-term way to obtain c.22,000 tonnes of plastics feedstock yearly for its world-major Polymers business, based on the Group’s technique to quadruple plastic recycling capacity by 2030.

Michael Topham, LEADER of Biffa plc commented: “The acquisition of Viridor’s Collections company, and certain Recycling property, is a compelling chance of Biffa.

“The add-on of Viridor’s £85 million collections revenues builds on the Group’s strong background as the leading marketplace consolidator in the extremely fragmented I&C collections marketplace. In addition, the acquired therapy and recycling resources broadens our coverage and handle of materials, strengthening Biffa’s position among the largest recyclers of post-consumer components in UK.

“When combined with other investments we’ve made in the last year across waste decrease, energy and recycling recovery, we’ve positioned the combined team as a respected enabler of the united kingdom circular economy, prepared to tackle the UK’s waste problem. We anticipate welcoming our brand-new colleagues from Viridor to Biffa in owing training course.” 

in August at the mercy of clearance from your competition and Marketplaces Authority

The acquisition is likely to complete.