|The above are the Top 20 UK Solid Waste Management Companies, as of 2005 – 6.
Recent Solid Waste Company Mergers and Acquisitions: as at December 2006
Those mergers and acquisitions just keep on. Try to understand this evolution by referring to our chronological list of events below:-
June 2003 – Severn Trent acquires Hales Waste Control for £141 m
June 2003 – Terra Firma acquires The Waste Recycling Group (WRG) for £531 m
June 2004 – Terra Firma acquires Shanks’ landfill interests for £227m
September 2004 – Augean acquires Atlantic and Zero Waste Holdings for £106m
December 2004 – The refinancing of The Waste Recycling Group (WRG) for £885m
April 2005 – A management buy-out of Cory takes place for £200m
June 2005 – Viridor acquires Brett Waste for £45m
August 2005 – Waste Recycling Group acquired Cumbria trade waste specialistsAlco Waste Management for an undisclosed multi-million pound sum.
January 2006 – Veolia acquires Onyx
June 2006, September 2006 approved by the competition authorities – Veolia acquiresCleanaway from Brambles Industries for £595m
July 2006 – FCC acquires WRG interests for £1.4bn
October 2006 – Severn Trent’s floatation of Biffa (without debt and landfill liabilities) for circa £850m
Source: The Caledonian Economics 2006 Financial Review of the UK Waste Management Sector, published in October 2006 – with additional information added by www.landfill-site.com.