PE-backed OMNI buys Force Environmental Solutions

OMNI Environmental Solutions, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners, has acquired Indiana, Pennsylvania-based Force Environmental Solutions, a provider of environmental equipment, transportation and services to energy producers in the Northeast U.S. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK – March 28, 2019 – One Equity Partners (“OEP”), a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company, OMNI Environmental Solutions (“OMNI”), a provider of cost-effective environmental services to energy producers in the U.S., has completed the acquisition of Force Environmental Solutions, LLC (“Force” or “the Company”). Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Indiana, Pa., Force is an independent provider of environmental equipment, transportation and services to energy producers in the northeast U.S. The Company, formerly known as Force Inc., employs 250 workers who provide turnkey services to gas and oil exploration and production companies in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.

“Force has built a solid reputation for providing reliable, solutions-driven expertise to customers across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia,” said OMNI CEO Courtney Brackin. “We are thrilled to incorporate Force’s talent, vision and proficiency into OMNI’s suite of specialized environmental solutions operations. We look forward to continuing to build innovative solutions together.”
Force will continue to operate as an OMNI-owned and operated company, under the brand name Force Environmental Solutions. OMNI and its operating brands have been providing safe, cost-effective waste, water, cleaning, disposal and related solutions to oil and gas operators for more than 30 years.

“This acquisition reflects OEP’s ability to partner closely with OMNI’s management team and identify growth opportunities,” said OEP Senior Managing Director J.B. Cherry. “Together, we have charted an ambitious plan to identify compelling and complementary businesses to acquire and expand OMNI’s operations into geographically important regions. OMNI’s strengths as an established, well-capitalized provider of comprehensive environment solutions will position Force for continued growth and success.”

“OMNI’s operating brands have a track record of safety, innovation and service excellence,” Force General Manager Bryan Force said. “We believe that we share complementary cultures, values and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are elated to be part of OMNI and look forward to enhancing our ability to deliver customer-focused integrated environmental solutions to a growing customer base.”

OEP acquired OMNI, formerly known as Gibson U.S. Environmental Services, through a corporate carve-out transaction from Gibson Energy Inc. in July 2018.

About One Equity Partners
OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. For more information, please visit www.oneequity.com.

About OMNI Environmental Solutions
OMNI is a leading provider of comprehensive environmental waste, water management and logistics solutions in all major U.S. energy plays. For more information, please visit www.omnienvironmentalsolutions.com.