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Sheppard Mullin Assists Littlejohn & Co with Strategic Equity Investment in Environmental Merger


On January 22, Interstate Waste Services, Inc. (IWS) and Littlejohn & Co., LLC (Littlejohn), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, announced the merger of The Action Environmental Group, Inc. and Apex Environmental Resources Holdings II LLC. The combined company will operate under the IWS brand.  Littlejohn led the equity financing to facilitate the transaction.

IWS is the largest privately-held, vertically-integrated provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services serving the greater New York City and Northern New Jersey markets. IWS operates nearly 400 collection vehicles throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Northern and Central New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland County, New York; a network of 22 transfer and transload facilities; and a rail-served solid waste landfill in Amsterdam, Ohio.

Sheppard Mullin represented Littlejohn in the transaction. The deal team was led by New York partner Shon Glusky and included attorneys across several offices, including Amanda Ackerman, Ehi Borha, David Rostowsky, Carol Archer, Matt Silverstein, Marko Valentine, Gail Suchman, Jim Ritter, Keren Baruch, Michael Weisshar, Sean Kirby, Dmitriy Chelnitsky, Brian Egan, Michael Chan, James Hays, David Chidlaw, Michael Leake, Jamie Moelis, Leo Caseria, Keith Gercken and Robert Hough.

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