I Squared Capital to Acquire Majority Stake in SOILCO, One of Australia’s Leading Owner-Operators of Organic Waste Infrastructure, Plans to Invest Up to $ 300 Million in Growth | Your money



I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund III, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SOILCO Pty. Ltd, a leader in the organics recycling industry in Australia to its shareholders and has committed an additional $ 300 million to support the platform’s growth across the country. SOILCO has over 30 years of operational experience in waste treatment from the design, construction and operation of facilities that help households and businesses reduce landfill use by turning organic waste into waste products. High quality soil health for agriculture and urban market applications such as turf, landscaping and gardening. This investment aligns well with Australia’s National Waste Policy Action Plan 2019, which aims to halve the amount of organic waste going to landfill by 2030, with a diversion potential of around 2.7 million. tons of organic waste every year. 1

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“Our investment in SOILCO is the first step in building a state-of-the-art waste treatment and recycling platform in Australia, which we believe will benefit from our global experience in creating some of the leading companies in the field of green and sustainable infrastructures in the water and waste sectors, renewable energies and energy transition. This investment complements our existing portfolio of waste management infrastructure, which includes an anaerobic digestion plant in Ireland, an industrial waste-to-energy plant in Taiwan and several wastewater treatment plants and gas-to-energy assets. landfill in China and North America. , respectively, ”said Gautam Bhandari, Managing Partner at I Squared Capital. “This is our second transaction in Australia following our investment in Clean Energy Fuels Australia, a platform of integrated energy solutions for remote mining customers. “

Charlie and Mark Emery, who have been with the company since 2001, will remain shareholders and retain their existing management roles. The management team’s strategic plan has strengthened SOILCO’s presence in NSW, recently commissioning a high-tech composting facility in collaboration with the Tweed Shire Council and increasing the capacity to supply other organic waste treatment services in Wollongong area through state of the art facility in Kembla Grange area. Charlie is also a director and board member of the Australian Organics Recycling Association and chairman of the NSW committee.

“SOILCO is committed to reducing organic waste in landfills and continues to work to deliver the innovation needed in the organics recycling industry. We continue to focus on technological sophistication, providing efficient and seamless services for city councils in Australia and producing quality assured products for customers, ”said Charlie Emery, Managing Director of SOILCO. “We are delighted to be working with I Squared Capital, who will complement our efforts with their extensive experience and expertise in the waste management and resource recycling sectors in Asia Pacific. With the support of I Squared Capital, SOILCO intends to expand its organic material recycling business nationwide. Charlie added that “SOILCO founders Tony and Ria Emery have provided a fantastic platform for Mark and me. vision to improve Australian soils and regenerate our environment for dynamic growth.

The transaction is currently ongoing and its closing is subject to customary closing conditions such as regulatory approvals, including FIRB authorization, as well as consents under certain contracts held by SOILCO.

About I Squared Capital

I Squared Capital is an independent global infrastructure investment manager with over $ 30 billion in assets under management focused on energy, utilities, digital infrastructure, transportation and social infrastructure in North America , in Europe, Latin America and Asia. The firm has offices in Miami, Hong Kong, London, New Delhi and Singapore.


SOILCO designs, builds and operates organic material recycling facilities with new processing capabilities for the Australian composting industry. As an Australian company, SOILCO promotes the circular economy by diverting food, garden and precious wood waste from landfills and by manufacturing quality-assured, regenerating soil health products. SOILCO’s network of customers and distributors seeks to ensure that there is an end market for these products to close the loop, enabling the company to process approximately 100,000 tonnes per year of source-sorted organic waste. . SOILCO’s head office is located in Kembla Grange (NSW, Australia) and the company currently employs 60 full-time people.


1 National waste policy action plan (2019)

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