Chicago, IL and Sarasota, FL — December 10, 2013
Maxim Partners (“Maxim”) announced today that it has joined forces with G.W. “Bill” Dietrich and William M. “Billy” Dietrich to form Bobcat Disposal Companies (“Bobcat”) to acquire and integrate residential, commercial and industrial solid waste companies across the United States. Bill and Billy will lead Bobcat, based in Sarasota, Florida, as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.
Bill Dietrich, a long-time veteran of the solid waste industry, most recently served as Executive Chairman of one of the largest private solid waste companies in North America from December 2007 until March 2013. Previously, he was CEO of Onyx North America / Superior Services from 1994 through 2004, where he completed over 150 acquisitions with revenues increasing from $63 million to over $1 billion. Prior to Superior Services, Mr. Dietrich spent four years as Division Vice President, Eastern Canada, for Browning Ferris Industries and two years as Northeast Area Manager for Laidlaw Waste Systems. Billy Dietrich has spent more than 20 years in the solid waste industry, most recently as COO of the family’s Florida-based C&D collection business as well as providing business development services. From 1996 to 2004, he held increasing levels of responsibility for municipal marketing and acquisitions with Onyx North America / Superior Services. He has a diversified industry background having held management positions in sales, business development and general management. Billy began his solid waste career at Mid-America Waste in 1993.
Bobcat will draw capital from Maxim, a Chicago-based financial sponsor focused on environmental services with support from Falcon Investment Advisors (“Falcon”), a Boston-based institutional private equity firm with $1.6 billion of capital under management. Bill Dietrich stated, “During my 25+ years in the waste services industry, I have been blessed with many successes and the good fortune to have met and worked with so many wonderful people. I believe the time is right to begin a new journey and build another people-oriented, superior company. With our successful track record and reputation for doing things the right way and with the professional support of the Maxim- Falcon team, we are well positioned to offer business owners an attractive choice to realize value and provide a favorable business culture for their employees.”
“We are thrilled to team up with the Dietrichs,” added Maxim partner Ryan Franco. “Bill and Billy have partnered with Maxim and Falcon on multiple solid waste investment opportunities over the past several years and we have tremendous respect for their capabilities in identifying companies suitable for consolidation, acquiring and integrating effectively, and driving organic growth. Dietrich-led companies have generated some of the best financial results and investor returns in the industry while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and customer service.”
About Bobcat Disposal Companies
Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, Bobcat is executing a transformative strategy of value creation by acquiring companies in targeted, disposal-neutral secondary markets, pursuing aggressive municipal marketing and tuck-in acquisitions, and providing superior customer service through quality equipment, disciplined pricing and strong compliance practices. Leveraging substantial capital availability from Maxim and Falcon, Bobcat is initially focused on acquiring companies ranging from $2M to $25M of EBITDA en route to building a solid waste provider of distinction that delivers the highest level of service – professionally, legally, and morally, in the safest, most environmentally sound manner. For more information about Bobcat, please visit www.bobcatdisposal.com.
About Maxim Partners
Founded in 1991, Maxim is a Chicago-based private equity firm dedicated to middle market private growth companies in the Environmental, Energy, Education, and Wellness industries. Maxim’s deep sector knowledge, extensive networks of relationships, and proprietary methods for growth allow it to generate significant incremental value beyond mere financial capital. For more information about Maxim Partners, please visit www.maximpartnersllc.com.
About Falcon Investment Advisors
With offices in Boston and New York, Falcon provides innovative capital solutions in amounts of $10 million to $75 million to middle market companies throughout North America. Since its founding in 2000, Falcon has invested in over 45 companies in a broad range of industries to support acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts and organic growth. Falcon has extensive leveraged finance and private equity experience and has earned a reputation for being flexible, creative and responsive. For more information about Falcon Investment Advisors, please