Clearwater International advises EMK on a bank club financing to support its acquisition of Reverse Logistics Group

Clearwater International’s Debt Advisory team has advised EMK Capital LLP (EMK) on raising a bank club financing to support the acquisition of Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) complementing its existing portfolio company Reconomy Group (Reconomy), the UK’s leading provider of outsourced resource management and environmental services.

EMK is a UK based private equity fund which invests in businesses where it can support change to substantially grow profits.

RLG is a leading tech-enabled provider of end-to-end solutions for returns management and environmental compliance, helping its blue-chip customer base to deal with increasing environmental, regulatory and logistical demands. The core of RLG’s service offering is an IT platform allowing the integration and management of all relevant stakeholders, including end-customers, brands, authorities and logistics providers, in a returns or end-of-life process. RLG is present in over 80 countries worldwide with a 2020 turnover of more than €150m.

Reconomy Group is the UK’s market-leading provider of outsourced environmental services including recycling, waste and resource management. The Group serves a broadly diversified customer base ranging from SMEs to large blue-chip companies, helping them to manage their waste in a responsible, sustainable and cost-effective way. Reconomy Group principally operates across five key sectors: commercial construction, housebuilding, infrastructure, business and industry, and compliance. The Company is owned by London-based private equity group EMK Capital since 2017.