Clean Harbors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Environmental Company

Clean Harbors has acquired 6 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Clean Harbors’ largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Safety-Kleen Europe for $1.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold Pembina Area Landfill to Secure Energy Services for $12M. Clean Harbors has acquired in 3 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include environmental (50%) and energy services and equipment (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

Clean Harbors, Inc.

42 Longwater Drive, PO Box 9149,
Norwell, Massachusetts 02061
United States,
(781) 792-5000
www.cleanharbors.com

Clean Harbors, Inc. is a provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services, providing essential services to over 45,000 customers. Clean Harbors was formed in 1980 and is based in Norwell, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 4 - 1 1 - - 6
vol $1.5B $44M $120M $1.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 1 - - - 4
vol $16M $16M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Veolia North America LLC - Industrial Cleaning Services 2018-01-23 120M USD Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois
Clean Harbors, Inc. - Transformer Services 2017-07-05 - Divestiture
Norwell, Massachusetts
Lonestar West, Inc. 2017-05-11 44M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sylvan Lake, Alberta · www.lonestarwest.com
Catalyst Services, Inc. 2016-09-01 - Divestiture
, United States
Thermo Fluids, Inc. 2015-02-04 85M USD Divestiture
Phoenix, Arizona · www.thermofluids.com
Evergreen Oil, Inc. (dba Evergreen Environmental Services) 2013-09-16 - Special Situations/Distressed
Irvine, California · www.evergreenoil.com
Safety-Kleen Europe Ltd. 2012-12-28 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Brentford, United Kingdom · www.safetykleeneurope.com
Cat Tech International Ltd. 2012-04-03 5M GBP Divestiture
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom · www.cat-tech.com
Peak Energy Services Ltd. 2011-06-10 154M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.peak-energy.com
Pembina Area Landfill Ltd. 2010-05-03 12M USD Divestiture
Drayton Valley, Alberta
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Environmental 3 (50%) 205M (12%) 2 (50%) 12M (72%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (33%) 198M (12%) 2 (50%) 5M (28%)
Business Services 1 (17%) 1.3B (76%) - -
Total 6 $1.7B 4 $16M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 205M 2 -
  Illinois 1 120M - -
  California 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 85M - -
  Massachusetts - - 1 -
Canada 2 198M 1 12M
  Alberta 2 198M 1 12M
United Kingdom 1 1.3B 1 5M
Domestic 3 (50%) 205M (12%) 2 (50%) -
Cross-border 3 (50%) 1.4B (88%) 2 (50%) 16M (100%)
Total 6 $1.7B 4 $16M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Davis, Malm & D'Agostine PC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 2 $274M
< $100M 2 $129M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Safety-Kleen Europe Ltd.
$1.3B (2012-12-28)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $16M
TOTAL $16M
Largest Pembina Area Landfill Ltd.
$12M (2010-05-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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