Environmental Management Specialists, Inc. acquired by HEPACO, LLC, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors

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Environmental Management Specialists, Inc. (“EMS”) was acquired by HEPACO, LLC (“HEPACO”), a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors. EdgePoint Capital (“EdgePoint”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to EMS. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, EMS is a leading environmental contractor with more than 185 highly trained professionals working out of 11 service locations in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.  EMS offers a full suite of environmental service solutions including emergency response, vacuum truck services, industrial cleaning, confined space entry services, waste transportation, site remediation, facility decontamination, equipment decommissioning, and lab packing.  

HEPACO, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a leading provider of emergency response, environmental remediation, maritime services, wastewater treatment, and other industrial services across a diversified group of end markets including rail, oil & gas, transportation, power & utility, and manufacturing.  Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. 

EdgePoint is a leading investment banking firm focused on providing middle market business owners with merger and acquisition advisory services.

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