DSD was acquired by H.I.G. Capital on February 14, 2011


Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, environmental ranked 32 in number of deals in 2011. The largest environmental acquisition in 2011 was ERM Group - which was acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for $950M.

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Duales System Deutschland GmbH

Frankfurter Strasse 720-726,
Cologne, 51145
+49 22 03 9 37-0

DSD provides take-back recycling systems in Germany. Since 1991, DSD has provided nationwide collection and processing of used packaging materials like glass bottles, yoghurt cups, or beverage cartons. The Company manages a "dual system" that co-operates with and works in parallel to municipal waste collection. As part of the business model, DSD resells the obtained raw materials on the open market, forming a closed-loop recycling system and making DSD one of Europe's largest raw materials trading companies.

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