Birch Hill-backed Terrapure acquires RSR Environnement

Terrapure Environmental has acquired RSR Environnement, a Verchères, Québec-based provider of field and waste transportation services to a range of industries.

Terms weren’t disclosed. The sellers included Founder and President Richard Robert, who will continue to lead the former RSR business.

Terrapure, a Toronto-based provider of industrial waste management and resource recovery, said the deal expands its capabilities in industrial field services.

Terrapure was launched in 2015 by Canadian mid-market private equity firm Birch Hill Equity Partners following the purchase of Newalta Corp‘s industrial unit for $300 million.


Terrapure Environmental acquires leading environmental services business in Greater Montreal

Purchase of RSR Environnement bolsters Terrapure’s field and waste handling services to various industry sectors

June 10, 2019

Terrapure Environmental (“Terrapure”), a leading Canadian environmental solutions provider to industry, has announced it has acquired RSR Environnement (“RSR”) of Vercheres, QC. The purchase includes vehicles and equipment, as well as RSR’s employees and existing customer relationships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RSR has a well-established field services business, complemented by an extensive waste transportation fleet, and provides high-quality service to a broad range of industry sectors throughout the province of Quebec. The company’s suite of services includes high-pressure cleaning, pumping, transportation, emergency response, hydro-excavation, decontamination, scrubbing, confined-space entry and container rentals.

“The acquisition of RSR is another step in our national expansion into industrial field services,” said Todd Smith, Vice President of Environmental Solutions for Central Canada at Terrapure. “By adding RSR’s field services assets, experience and capabilities to our existing waste management offering in Quebec, we will now be able to offer customers a more integrated suite of solutions.”

Terrapure will leverage expertise and share best practices from both companies’ operations to ensure the combined Terrapure business in the Greater Montreal Area is stronger and able to provide better, more efficient and more comprehensive service to customers.

RSR and its 60 people have a strong reputation for responsive, reliable customer service, which has established the company as a market leader for field and waste transportation services in Quebec. “The team at RSR is renowned for its exceptional customer service and cost-effective delivery,” said Smith. “We are very pleased to welcome them to the Terrapure family.”

“It is exciting to join Terrapure and its extensive, growing network across Canada,” said Richard Robert, former co-owner of RSR. “In doing so, we will be able to better serve our customers, while expanding the opportunities for our people to grow with a dynamic, industry-leading organization.”

Robert will continue to lead the former RSR business and its three locations in Vercheres, Anjou and Lac Megantic.

About Terrapure Environmental

Terrapure is a leading, vertically integrated provider of essential environmental and industrial services in Canada for industrial, commercial and institutional end markets, including the manufacturing, mining, construction, refining and petrochemical, waste management and remediation, institutional, transportation, pulp and paper, utilities and oil and gas sectors. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, we employ over 2,100 people and operate an integrated network of over 70 locations, coast to coast.

At Terrapure, we’re changing waste for good. We see both economy and environment as invaluable, understanding one cannot be prioritized at the expense of the other. We focus on reducing disposal, recovering value and restoring industrial operations to peak efficiency. We bring safe, compliant and reliable solutions to environmental challenges in virtually every industry sector – all without compromising the bottom line.

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Greg Jones, Managing Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Terrapure Environmental