Waste Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Environmental Company

Waste Management has acquired 20 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Waste Management’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Advanced Disposal Services for $4.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Wheelabrator Technologies to Energy Capital Partners for $1.9B. Waste Management has acquired in 13 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include environmental (79%) and energy services and equipment (11%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 4

Waste Management, Inc.

1001 Fannin Street Suite 4000,
Houston, Texas 77002
United States,
(713) 512-6200
www.wm.com

Waste Management, Inc. partners with customers and communities to provide waste disposal and recycling solutions that create clean, renewable energy. Waste Management was founded in 1987 and is based in Houston, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 14 1 - 2 2 - 19
vol $425M $4.9B $5.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $1.9B $1.9B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. 2019-04-15 4.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Jacksonville, Florida · www.advanceddisposal.com
PetroWaste Environmental LP 2019-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
San Antonio, Texas · www.petrowastelp.com
Anderson Rubbish Disposal 2018-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Simi Valley, California · www.andersonrubbishdisposal.com
EnviroSolutions, Inc. 2018-03-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Manassas, Virginia · www.esiwaste.com
Blue Lakes Disposal, Inc. 2016-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Brainerd, Minnesota · www.bluelakesdisposal.net
Southern Waste Systems LLC 2015-12-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Davie, Florida · www.southernwastesystems.com
Big "O" Refuse LLC 2015-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Newark, Ohio · www.bigorefuse.com
Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc. 2014-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Kansas City, Kansas · www.deffenbaughinc.com
Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. 2014-07-29 1.9B USD Divestiture
Hampton, New Hampshire · www.wheelabratortechnologies.com
EC Waste 2014-05-20 - Divestiture
, United States
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WM Recycle America LLC    - Greenstar LLC 2013-01-31 4
Houston, Texas · www.recycleamerica.com Houston, Texas · www.greenstarrecycling.com
Waste Management of Kansas, Inc.    - Lies Trash Service LLC 2012-02-01 1
Topeka, Kansas Wichita, Kansas
WM Recycle America LLC    - Access Computer Products, Inc. 2011-08-01 3
Houston, Texas · www.recycleamerica.com Loveland, Colorado · www.accessrecycling.com
WM Recycle America LLC    - Mordell LLC 2011-08-01 2
Houston, Texas · www.recycleamerica.com Loveland, Colorado · www.mordell.net
WM Recycle America LLC    - Canusa Hershman Recycling Facilities in Virginia and Maryland 2011-05-13 1
Houston, Texas · www.recycleamerica.com , United States
WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc.    - Mountain High Medical Disposal Services, Inc. 2009-10-20 1
Escondido, California Salt Lake City, Utah

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Environmental 15 (79%) 5.3B (100%) 3 (60%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (11%) - 1 (20%) 1.9B (100%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (20%) -
Construction 1 (5%) - - -
Total 19 $5.3B 5 $1.9B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 5.3B 4 1.9B
  Ohio 2 - - -
  North Dakota 2 - - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Florida 2 4.9B - -
  California 1 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 425M - -
  New Hampshire - - 1 1.9B
1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
Canada - - 1 -
Domestic 18 (95%) 5.3B (100%) 4 (80%) 1.9B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (5%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 19 $5.3B 5 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners LLC
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
Vedder Price P.C.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $425M
TOTAL $5.3B
Largest Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
$4.9B (2019-04-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.9B
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.
$1.9B (2014-07-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
7 88%
Strategic(s)
13%
1 13%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%

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