By Equipe de Redação
Posted in June 30, 2021
Ambipar, a leader in environmental management, made the biggest acquisition in its history. Disal Ambiental was acquired 100% with the objective of internationalizing the Environment segment’s service portfolio, reaching three countries: Chile, Peru, and Paraguay. From the initiative, Ambipar starts to focus on organic growth and M&A in Latin America, offering environmental management with integrated solutions.
Disal has been operating for 40 years with integrated environmental management solutions in Chile, Peru, and Paraguay, regions where it has a market leadership position and technological vanguard. The focus of action is on the total management of industrial waste, providing solutions for the collection and treatment of solid, liquid, and hazardous waste.
The company intends to complement Disal’s portfolio of services to offer customers in segments that are not yet active, such as pulp and paper, for example, in which Ambipar has proprietary solutions and is the market leader in Brazil. In addition, the objective is to continue with the global expansion plan, also through Environment, in order to assume the leadership of the sector abroad, in addition to generating certifiable carbon credits.
According to the Director of Investor Relations at Ambipar, Fábio Castro, the acquisition is in line with the strategic growth plan, with the capture of synergies between the companies and the potential for maximizing margins and returns. “This is one of the most important M&As in the organization’s history, in which the Environment segment begins its internationalization process. By acquiring Disal, we expanded the customer base for a future cross-selling, generated synergies, and increased the range of proprietary waste recovery solutions, such as the mining sector, which is the company’s focus, but still has little penetration in Brazil. Added to this, we increased revenue from the foreign market and exchanged know-how in waste recovery”, he says.
Ambipar’s global expansion plan has already taken emergency services to 16 countries in South America, North America, Antarctica, Africa, and Europe, through organic growth and M&A, making the Response segment a global reference in the sector. In total, there were 13 acquisitions after the IPO, including Disal.
“Environment is now the focus of the growth project in Brazil and abroad. In June alone, Ambipar already strengthened its portfolio of services in waste recovery, circular economy and entered the post-consumption market through four acquisitions focused on environmental management in Brazil”, explains Castro.
With a diversified portfolio of blue chips clients and long-term contracts for the mining, civil construction, and food sectors, among others, Disal has 2,665 employees, 665 active in 65 branches. It had net revenue of R$503.2 million, EBITDA of R$93.8 million in the last 12 months of May 2021.
Headquartered in Nova Odessa, SP, Ambipar is a Brazilian multinational, present in 16 countries in South America, Europe, Africa, North America, and Antarctica. Formed by Ambipar Environment and Ambipar Response, two segments of sustainable issues, the ESG Pillars working within a reference in the environmental management market, has in its DNA the commitment to its business and supporting its customers. In addition to environmental solutions through the RD&I sector, it also acquired two software companies, reinforcing its performance in environmental management, ensuring effective compliance, relying on technology and artificial intelligence.
With several registered patents for sustainable products, it promotes the circular economy and helps companies with the correct disposal of their waste. Among the main innovations, ECOSOLO stands out, a soil conditioner produced from organic waste and ECOBASE, a base for roads and cementitious artifacts for civil construction using mineral residues from the paper and cellulose industry, as well as COLLAGEN soap developed with collagen from the pharmaceutical industries as its base.
Ambipar went public in July 2020. It was the first environmental management company to be listed on B3, the Brazilian stock exchange.
It has several certifications, including ISO (9001, 14001, 45001, 22320), Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Assessment System, and follows the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) indicators. In addition, it won the Together for Sustainability (TFS) certification, participates in the CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development), among others. The organization is a signatory to the Global Compact.