Birch Hill’s Terrapure acquires Consolidated Giroux Environment

Terrapure Environmental has acquired Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc, an industrial dredging services company based in Charlo, New Brunswick. No financial terms were disclosed. Terrapure, a Burlington, Ont.-based environmental services and recycling solutions specialist, said the deal adds to the company’s capacity to provide onsite dredging services to customers. The acquisition will also increase the range of services available to Giroux’s customer base. Terrapure was launched in March 2015 by Canadian private equity firm Birch Hill Equity Partners. It emerged from Birch Hill’s buy of Newalta Corp‘s industrial division for $300 million.


Terrapure Environmental Acquires Leading Industrial Dredging Business in Eastern Canada

March 17, 2016

Terrapure Environmental, a leading Canadian environmental solutions provider to industry, today announced it has acquired Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc. (“Giroux”) of Charlo, NB. The purchase includes all assets, including buildings, vehicles and equipment, as well as Giroux’s employees and existing customer relationships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Since 1972, Giroux has provided industrial dredging services primarily to the mining, municipal and pulp and paper sectors and is recognized for its high quality and efficient service delivery; specialized, well-maintained equipment; and skilled, experienced operations people.

“This acquisition significantly bolsters our capacity to provide onsite dredging services to customers in our key target industry sectors across Canada,” said Todd Smith, Vice President, Environmental Solutions – Onsite at Terrapure. “By gaining access to Giroux’s customer base, particularly in the mining sector, we can also expand the suite of services we offer these companies to assist them with a broad range of environmental challenges, including dewatering and recovering metals and other resources from their waste streams.”

Giroux is a respected player in the field of industrial dredging. In addition to expanding Terrapure’s current activity in the mining sector, the company expects to benefit from an expanded reach and capacity to provide onsite environmental services to customers in various industry sectors across the country.

Additionally, Giroux is well known for its highly skilled personnel. “The team at Giroux is renowned in our industry for their exceptional operating expertise, particularly in the mining sector,” said Smith. “We are very pleased to welcome them to the Terrapure family.”

“Our employees are excited to join Terrapure and its extensive network across Canada,” said Don Brimsacle, General Manager of Giroux. “In doing so, we will significantly extend the depth and breadth of services we offer to customers, while expanding the opportunities for our people to grow with a dynamic, industry-leading organization.”

About Terrapure

Terrapure Environmental is a leading Canadian provider of innovative, cost-effective environmental services and recycling solutions that help address industry’s most complex environmental challenges. Headquartered in Burlington, Ont., Terrapure employs over 900 people and operates an integrated network of over 30 government-regulated facilities from coast to coast.

With an unwavering focus on health and safety excellence, the company provides services that minimize waste and maximize the recovery or recycling of valuable industrial by-products through its facility network and on customer sites. This includes a used lubricating oil re-refinery in North Vancouver, B.C.; Canada’s largest lead-acid battery recycling facility in Ville Ste-Catherine, Que.; an engineered non-hazardous industrial waste landfill in Stoney Creek, Ont.; as well as operations that enhance the environmental sustainability of industry sectors, including automotive, chemical and petro-chemical, manufacturing, marine, mining, municipal, pulp and paper, and transportation.

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