WSR Recycling

Deal summary

WSR is an independent, family-owned business providing a wide range of waste management services including material recycling, treatment, logistics and disposal solutions to a range of business customers and local authorities across Greater Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Based in Widnes, WSR will generate revenues of over £14 million in 2017.

After a period of significant investment, WSR effectively tripled its processing capacity and secured a pivotal role in the energy-from-waste supply chain, supplying Viridor’s plant at Runcorn with RDF on a long term contract. We are delighted to have advised the shareholders on a great exit to a highly ambitious strategic buyer.

What difference did we make?

We developed a strong relationship with the owners of WSR, working closely with them throughout the entire sale process. Our knowledge and experience of advising clients within the waste sector allowed us to articulate the unique nature of the business, prepare the business for due diligence and identify the right group of strategic buyers with whom to run a highly competitive sales process.

This enabled us to maximise value for our client and find the right partner for WSR going forward, and the acquisition forms part of Panda’s strategic growth plans to expand its geographical footprint outside Ireland and within the UK.

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What our client said
From the beginning of our relationship with Catalyst, it was clear they had a deep understanding of, and experience in, our sector. Catalyst has helped us identify and then negotiate a great deal with Panda, a strategic partner that we know will successfully build on our growing business. Nick Prescott, Managing Director
WSR Recycling