Crystal Clean - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview


Crystal Clean M&A Summary

Crystal Clean has acquired 4 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Crystal Clean’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired FCC Environmental for $90M. Crystal Clean has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include environmental (75%) and oil/gas exploration (25%).

Crystal Clean Ownership

Who owns Crystal Clean?

Crystal Clean is owned by J.F. Lehman & Company. It was acquired on July 19, 2023.

Is Crystal Clean PE-backed?

Yes. Crystal Clean is owned by private equity investor J.F. Lehman & Company.

Was Crystal Clean formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Crystal Clean was formerly owned by 1 private investor.

Crystal Clean Business Overview

Where is Crystal Clean headquartered?

Crystal Clean is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

What is Crystal Clean’s revenue?

Crystal Clean disclosed revenue of 709M USD for 2022 and 515M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Crystal Clean have?

Crystal Clean has 1,793 employees.

What sector is Crystal Clean in?

Crystal Clean is an environmental company.

When was Crystal Clean founded?

Crystal Clean was founded in 2007.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

Crystal Clean

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.

2000 Center Drive Suite East C300,
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 6092
United States,
(847) 836-5670

Crystal Clean is an environmental service company that provides parts cleaning, used oil, re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste collection services. Crystal Clean was founded in 2007 and is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 - 1 4
vol $94M $94M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc. 2024-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Oregon, Ohio ·
Patriot Environmental Services 2022-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, California ·
FCC Environmental LLC 2014-10-16 90M USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas
Crystal Flash Limited Partnership - Used Oil Collection 2011-12-01 4M USD Divestiture
, United States
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Environmental 3 (75%) 90M (96%) - -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (25%) 4M (4%) - -
Total 4 $94M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 94M - -
  Texas 1 90M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Total 4 $94M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $94M
Largest FCC Environmental LLC
$90M (2014-10-16)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (25%)
1 (25%)

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