Australis Partners Fund L.P. (“Australis Partners”) has entered into a definitive agreement with the founders of Grupo Disal to acquire 67% of the shares of Inversiones Ambientales S.A. and Inversiones Emergencias S.A. (“Disal” or the “Company”). The transaction contemplates a combination of secondary shares as well as an equity infusion. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close within second quarter 2017.
Disal is a leading player with 40-year presence in the environmental services industry with focus on sanitization services (portable toilets) and waste management in the industrial sector in Chile, Peru and Paraguay.
The Company also provides emergency services and industrial safety training through its subsidiary Suatrans Chile S.A. as well as industrial cleaning services and pest control to corporate clients through its subsidiary Ingeclean S.A.
Grupo Disal is a leading player in Chile and Peru in an industry with solid fundamentals driven by the increasing environmental awareness, eco-consciousness and urbanization. Enrique Bascur, Managing Partner of Australis Partners said, “this is a company with solid growth perspectives given that both countries present a virtuous combination of a continuously improving environmental regulation, with stricter enforcement and compliance jointly with large and fast growing industries such as mining, agribusiness, fishing and aquaculture which Disal services”.
About Australis Partners
Australis Partners Fund L.P. is a fund managed by Australis Partners (Advisers), LLC with a focus on the Pacific Alliance countries of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
Australis Partners (Advisers) LLC is an independent private equity firm founded in 2014 by a seasoned team of senior professionals who have worked together continuously for over 16 years, consistently applying core investment principles.