Compass Diversified Acquires Clean Earth

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Compass Diversified Acquires Clean Earth

Compass Diversified Holdings, an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced that on August 7, 2014, it entered into an agreement to acquire Clean Earth Holdings Inc. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of August, subject to customary closing conditions.

Headquartered in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, Clean Earth provides environmental services for a variety of contaminated materials including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings. The company analyzes, treats, documents and recycles waste streams generated in multiple end-markets such as power, construction, oil and gas, infrastructure, industrial and dredging.

Treatment includes thermal desorption, dredged material stabilization, bioremediation, physical treatment/screening and chemical fixation.

In 2013, Clean Earth managed and treated 3.4 million tons of material, of which 98% was beneficially reused. The company holds the largest market share in the contaminated materials and dredged material management market and operates 12 permitted facilities in the Eastern U.S. For the year ended December 31, 2013, Clean Earth reported revenue of approximately $155.9 million.

The purchase price for Clean Earth will be based on a total enterprise value of $243 million and will also include cash and working capital adjustments upon closing. Clean Earth generated approximately $32 million of EBITDA for the last twelve months ending June 30, 2014. In addition, Clean Earth incurs between approximately $4 million and $5 million in annual maintenance capital expenditures.

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Press Release, August 8, 2014

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