Sortera strengthens its market position in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of GBN Services Ltd | Nordic Capital

Sortera strengthens its market position in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of GBN Services Ltd

JUNE 08 2023

Sortera, a leader within collection, recycling, processing, and the sale of residual products from the building and construction sector in Northern Europe, expands its presence in the UK market by acquiring GBN Services Ltd. GBN is one of the largest independent companies within waste management and recycling of construction waste in Central and North London and surrounding areas.

The acquisition of GBN marks Sortera’s second acquisition in the London market in the last year and is an important step to establish Sortera as one of the leading companies in the collection and recycling of construction waste in the UK.

“Sortera is very excited to welcome GBN to our UK operations. GBN has built a very strong reputation in the London market with a strong focus on customers, quality and sustainability led by a passionate and experienced team of employees. GBN’s way of working is very much aligned with Sortera’s core values, and we are very happy to add them to our growing family. This is an important acquisition for Sortera as it firmly establishes us as one of the leading companies in the London market. By adding GBN to our UK operations, we will serve our customers in the London area on a much broader scale”, says Sebastian Wessman, CEO of Sortera.

“This transaction marks an important milestone in what has been a very successful journey for GBN so far, and I am happy that we are now part of the Sortera family. Sortera shares many of the same success factors as GBN with an entrepreneurial vision, a passion for customers and a strong focus on sustainability. They are a strong partner which will allow for us to further invest into the development of GBN, which will benefit the team as a whole, the market and our clients”, says Garry Hobson, Managing Director of GBN.

With the acquisition of GBN, Sortera continues on its international growth journey with the strategy and ambition to become a leading construction recycling company in Northern Europe. GBN is part of Sortera from 7 June 2023. This is Sortera’s 19th acquisition since it was established in 2006. With the new acquisition, Sortera´s turnover will increase to over SEK 3.1 billion.

About GBN Services Ltd
GBN Services Ltd was incorporated in 1986 and has grown to become one of the leading skip hire, recycling and waste companies across London and the South East. GBN operates from five sites across Greater London, supported by a fleet of over 160 vehicles and approximately 250 employees.

About Sortera
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 approximately 900 employees and a turnover of SEK 3.1 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 and for thousands of companies and individuals in Northern Europe.

For more information, please contact:
Sebastian Wessman
CEO, Sortera