The Buffalo, N.Y.-based private equity fund Summer Street Capital Partners LLC has acquired Apple Valley Waste, a firm that provides collection and recycling services to residential and commercial customers in parts of West Virginia and Maryland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
As part of the transaction, Apple Valley hired John Decker, who previously served as president of operations for Casella Waste Systems, as managing partner. “The addition of John Decker adds tremendous industry knowledge and experience to the management team,” said Michael Petri, principal of Summer Street, in a statement. “We look forward to working with John, general manager James Phillips and the rest of the team at Apple Valley to continue to build on the excellent services they provide.”
The Apple Valley acquisition is Summer Street’s second purchase of an environmental services firm.