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Waste Pro Completes $579 million Recapitalization

LONGWOOD, FL – October 15 , 2014— Waste Pro USA, Inc. (Waste Pro), one of the country’s largest privately owned solid waste services companies, has completed a $579 million recapitalization of the Longwood, Florida based company, according to CFO and Vice President Cort Sabina.

The new credit facility for the 11-year-old firm is all debt, which included an asset base loan (ABL) revolving line of credit led by Wells Fargo Capital Finance, a divison of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. “It is important to Wells Fargo that we provide our customers with the financial flexibility and services to meet their business needs,”  said Regional Sales Manager, Howard Kim. Additionally, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc. served as Financial Advisor and Placement Agent to Waste Pro.

Waste Pro, valued at more than one billion dollars, had 2013 revenues of $510 million in its eight-state Southeastern United States footprint.  Waste Pro Chairman and CEO John J. Jennings stated, “Today we executed a business transaction that creates the platform to launch our next decade of growth. We are excited and very proud of our financial performance and the delivery of premium service to more than two million public and private customers.”

This transaction also completes and fulfills the terms of Waste Pro’s five-year $100 million investment by Atlanta-based Roark Capital Partners. 

Private ownership is a competitive advantage and makes Waste Pro particularly unique in its ability to expand operations and sustain consistent financial growth in a strategic manner.  The overall growth of Waste Pro has been systematic and strategic resulting in constantly gaining market share.

Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in eight southeastern states.  Serving more than two million residential and commercial customers from over 500 operating locations, Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains more than 250 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.