Sortera acquires O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd in London and strengthens its international presence | Nordic Capital

Sortera acquires O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd in London and strengthens its international presence

JUNE 02 2022

Sortera continues to grow internationally and is now acquiring a new company through O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd, one of the leading companies in London in collection and recycling of construction waste, with about 100 employees.

The acquisition of O’Donovan is the first in U.K and is part of Sortera´s effort to expand in Europe’s major cities and to become one of Europe’s leading companies in collection and recycling of construction waste.

“We are very happy to now join forces with O´Donovan. For a long time, they have carried out impressive work, to become one of the leading and most prominent construction recyclers in London. O´Donovan has a strong customer focus and their systematic work with environment and health and safety has resulted in several prestigious awards, as well as a strong reputation among both customers and employees. I am proud to grow Sortera with a company who share our values of strong customer focus and a sustainable approach to business. We wish all employees at O´Donovan a warm welcome to the Sortera family”, says Sebastian Wessman, CEO of Sortera.

“I look forward to continuing to develop our business in the UK with Sortera as a strong owner who understands and appreciates our work with sustainability, quality and health and safety. Sortera will give us the right preconditions to continue our successful development path and to enable new investments and development initiatives”, says Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan.

The acquisition of O’Donovan marks an important milestone in Sortera’s history and is an important step to realize our strategy and ambition to become a leading construction recycling company in Europe. O’Donovan is part of Sortera from 2 June 2022. This is Sortera’s 17th acquisition since it was established in 2006. With the new acquisition, Sortera´s new turnover will increase to SEK 2 billion.

O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd is an award winning, independent, family-run company with the aim of leading the way in safe, green, and efficient waste operations. O´Donovan started the company in London in 1959 and has a turnover of approximately SEK 200 million. O’Donovan has operations in west of London, Alperton and Tottenham.

Sortera is a leading company with a strong Nordic heritage within collection, recycling, processing and sale of residual products of construction waste. Sortera provides solutions that contribute to increased sustainability and improved environmental performance in all areas. With more than 500 employees and a turnover of SEK 2 billion, Sortera covers the entire value chain from collection, sorting, treatment and disposal. Every day, Sortera performs services that make a difference to the environment for thousands of companies and individuals in northern Europe.

For more information, please contact Sebastian Wessman, CEO
+46 72 886 95 97