April 14, 2023
Sarasota, FL – EcoSouth Florida, LLC (“EcoSouth Florida”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), announced the acquisition of Z’s Disposal, LLC (“Z’s Disposal”). Z’s Disposal is a roll-off waste collection company with a container-to-container transfer station located in Port Charlotte, Florida. This acquisition represents Kinderhook’s 94th environmental / business services transaction since inception.
“We are thrilled to advance our M&A strategy and expand our geographic footprint into Port Charlotte. We believe Z’s Disposal not only provides a foothold in a new market but also sets the foundation for future growth in the region. This acquisition provides us desirable hauling assets as well as a transfer station to continue to feed our post collection assets throughout Florida.” said Joe Burkel, Chief Executive Officer of EcoSouth Florida.
“Joe and his team continue to efficiently execute on the integration of our recent acquisitions. We are excited to further support EcoSouth Florida and allow the Company to bring its expertise and service culture to a new market. We expect that by providing the necessary capital resources, we can continue to improve customer experience and professionalize infrastructure within the platform.” said Corwynne Carruthers, Managing Director of Kinderhook.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP served as legal counsel to EcoSouth Florida. Financing for the transaction was provided by Comerica Bank.