Altor to divest Norsk Gjenvinning to Summa Equity
Altor Fund III (“Altor”) has signed an agreement to divest Norsk Gjenvinning, Norway’s leading waste management company, to Summa Equity (“Summa”). Norsk Gjenvinning was acquired by Altor in 2011.
Norsk Gjenvinning is the leading Norwegian waste recycler and provides services for all types of waste, operating along the whole value chain from collection through processing/recycling to selected downstream solutions. In recent years, Norsk Gjenvinning has focused on continuous operational improvement and organizational development.
“It has been an exciting six years for Altor with Norsk Gjenvinning”, says Pål Stampe, partner at Altor Equity Partners and board member of Norsk Gjenvinning. “The company has seen significant changes during this period, driven by development of industrial processes across the waste management value chain. Over the last couple of years, we have seen these effects translate into strong earnings growth”.
Chairman of Norsk Gjenvinning, Ole Enger, has been an important contributor in driving operational improvements in the company. Enger will continue as chairman when Summa becomes new majority shareholder. “Summa Equity´s acquisition of the company is a recognition of the work all employees in the company has put in over the last years”, says Ole Enger. “I am impressed with the momentum in operational improvements; however, the work of industrializing the company is not over and needs continued focus. I look forward to being part of the journey going forward and ensuring continuity in the work ahead.“
“Norsk Gjenvinning has greatly benefited from being owned by Altor and we have had an exciting development together”, says Erik Osmundsen, CEO of Norsk Gjenvinning. “We are confident that Summa Equity will be a good owner of Norsk Gjenvinning and look forward to working with them to develop Norsk Gjenvinning further.”
The transaction is subject to customary regulations and approvals.
For more information, please contact:
Pål Stampe, Partner at Altor Equity Partners, +47 976 98 923
Tor Krusell, Head of Communication at Altor Equity Partners, +46 70 543 87 47
Erik Osmundsen, CEO of Norsk Gjenvinning, +47 915 47 885
Since inception, the family of Altor funds has raised some EUR 5.8 billion in total commitments. The funds have invested in excess of EUR 3.6 billion in more than 40 companies. The investments have primarily been made in medium sized Nordic companies with the aim to create value through growth initiatives and operational improvements. Among current and past investments are Sbanken ASA, Carnegie Investment Bank, HellyHansen, SATS/Elixia, Rossignol and Spectrum. For more information, visit altor.com.
Norsk Gjenvinning (“NG”) is Norway’s leading waste management company, collecting about 1.8 million ton waste yearly. NG provides services for all types of waste and operates along the whole value chain from collection through processing/recycling to selected downstream solutions. NG has ca 40 facilities and employs about 1,200 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and UK. For more information, visit www.norskgjenvinning.no.