PE-backed GFL Environmental unveils $400 mln notes offering

GFL Environmental Inc, a Toronto-based environmental services company, said it plans to commence a private offering of US$400 million in senior unsecured notes. The company will use the proceeds for repayment of outstanding borrowings under its senior secured revolving credit facility and other priorities, including financing acquisitions and organic growth initiatives. GFL, which is backed by HPS Investment PartnersMacquarie Group and Hawthorn Equity Partners, is reportedly preparing for a $1-billion initial public offering this year.


GFL Environmental Inc. Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes

VAUGHAN, ON, Feb. 21, 2018 /CNW/ – GFL Environmental Inc. (“GFL”) announced today that it is planning to commence, subject to market and other conditions, a private offering of US$400 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2023 (the “Notes”).

GFL intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay the outstanding borrowings under its senior secured revolving credit facility, to pay fees and expenses in connection with the offering and for general corporate purposes, including financing future acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.

The Notes will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. The Notes are being offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. In Canada, the Notes are to be offered and sold on a private placement basis in certain provinces of Canada pursuant to exemptions from the prospectus requirements under Canadian securities laws.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.

About GFL Environmental Inc.

GFL, headquartered in Vaughan, ON, is a diversified environmental services company providing a comprehensive line of solid waste, infrastructure & soil remediation, and liquid waste services through its platform of facilities across Canada and in Southeastern Michigan. GFL has a workforce of approximately 5,000 employees and provides its broad range of environmental services to more than 60,000 commercial and industrial customers and its solid waste collection services to more than 2.3 million households.

Forward-Looking Information

This release may contain forward-looking information including but not limited to the potential for an offering and issuance of the Notes by GFL and the use of proceeds therefrom. Such forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions and analysis made by GFL in light of its experience and perception of current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results, performance or achievements will conform to GFL’s expectations and predictions is subject to market conditions and a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from GFL’s expectations. Other factors which could materially affect such forward-looking information are described in the risk factors detailed in the offering documentation prepared and delivered by GFL in connection with the note offering.

For further information: Patrick Dovigi, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, +1 416 673 9385,

Photo courtesy of GFL Environmental Inc