PHOENIX — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: ECOL) on May 2, 2022. The price of The previously announced purchase of $48 per share in cash represents a total value of $2.2 billion, including debt net of cash acquired. The US Ecology stock will be delisted from the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
This transaction expands Republic’s environmental solutions footprint in the United States and Canada and provides vertical integration capabilities for its environmental solutions business. It also provides a platform for accelerated growth, including cross-selling revenue opportunities and additional complementary acquisitions.
“We are thrilled to welcome US Ecology employees to the Republic team,” said Jon Vander Ark, President and CEO. “With US Ecology’s deep expertise in specialty waste treatment, this acquisition strengthens our position as a leading environmental services company offering one of the most comprehensive sets of products and services to our customers.”
Republic financed the transaction using a combination of its credit facilities and a new three-year term loan. The Company expects to maintain a strong balance sheet and strong investment grade credit profile, and expects the net debt to EBITDA ratio, as defined in its credit agreement, to return to below 3x within 18 months.
For more information on the company’s enhanced environmental solutions offerings, visit republicservices.com/usecology.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the US environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides superior service offerings while partnering with its customers to create a more sustainable world. For more information, visit RepublicServices.comor follow us on Facebook.com/RepublicServices, @RepublicService on Twitter or Republic Services on LinkedIn.
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