Stout Advises Ambipar on Its Acquisition of Witt O’Brien’s

November 10, 2022

Ambipar Participações e Empreendimentos S.A. (“Ambipar”) has announced the completion of the acquisition of Witt O’Brien’s, LLC (“Witt O’Brein’s”) by a wholly owned subsidiary of Emergência Participações S.A. (“Ambipar Response”). Stout served as exclusive financial advisor to Ambipar in connection with the transaction that closed on October 24, 2022.

Publicly listed Ambipar (B3: AMBP3) is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 2008 as part of Ambipar, Ambipar Response is a leading environmental, emergency response, and industrial field service provider in Brazil with presence in 16 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, and Antarctica and operating 217 service centers as of June 30, 2022. Witt O’Brien’s provides strategic consulting and implementation solutions for building community and business resilience to man-made and natural disruptions and has a large and growing customer base that includes U.S. state and local governments as well as corporate clients worldwide.

“Ambipar’s profitable growth and market expansion since its IPO in July 2020 are truly remarkable. We are honored to have advised Ambipar on this highly strategic acquisition, and are excited to see Ambipar’s next chapter unfold,” said Sid Chhabria, a Managing Director at Stout who led the transaction. Stout’s Jon Howells, Jeffrey Zolkin, Andrew Masotta, Jack Kedroski, and Nick Darlington also advised on the transaction.

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