27 October 2021

Burges Salmon has advised Irish waste business Beauparc on its UK expansion and acquisition of JWS Waste & Recycling Services.

Beauparc is a recycling and processing-led waste-to-resource business with a market leading position across Ireland, and a significant growing presence in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.  The portfolio of waste management services generates value from waste by processing materials from collectors, including its own residential and commercial collection business, towards reusable products and supplying waste to cement kilns and energy-from-waste facilities.

A Manchester-based business, JWS has been providing sustainable waste management and disposal solutions to businesses across the North West since 1983. The firm has introduced innovative solutions to waste management, while recognising the need for sustainable development.

JWS operates a material recovery facility (MRF) in Salford near Manchester, that can accept 375,000 tonnes of waste a year and use it to process refuse-derived fuel. It employs 90 workers and also provides services such as skip hire and hazardous waste removal.

Burges Salmon corporate partner Camilla Usher-Clark led the team advising on the transaction, alongside solicitor Elena Kaltsas and a broader team of specialists from across the firm’s tax, banking, commercial, projects, employment, pensions and real estate teams.

Camilla Usher-Clark comments: “We are delighted to have worked with Beauparc on this bolt-on acquisition, which has contributed to the team’s strategic growth plan for the UK.”

Richard Henry, Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Beauparc, says: “This was Beauparc’s first instruction with Burges Salmon and the Beauparc Deal Team was massively impressed in how the Burges Salmon team proactively and efficiently managed the transaction. The team was responsive, pragmatic and commercially orientated; which fits perfectly with Beauparc’s acquisition strategy.”

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Camilla Usher-Clark

Camilla Usher-Clark Partner

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