Biffa acquisition casts shadow over subcontractors of Specialist Waste Recycling


Biffa’s acquisition of Specialist Waste Recycling (SWRNewstar), announced today (12 March), has raised questions about the future of the firm’s national network of haulage subcontractors. SWRNewstar, which was formed in 2017 through a merger of the waste brokerage businesses Specialist Waste Recycling and New Star Environmental, has been acquired by Biffa for around £25.8m. This is the latest move in the waste management company’s aggressive acquisition strategy, which saw the firm buy seven waste companies last year following its listing […]