USA DeBusk | September 09, 2021
USA DeBusk LLC , a nationally recognized environmental services provider specializing in serving the infrastructure sector, today announced that it has acquired Farr Front Chemical Services, a leading chemical cleaning, pipeline pigging and emissions control business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
USA DeBusk is focused on providing mission critical specialty and traditional industrial cleaning services to a diverse base of blue-chip customers. Through its differentiated offering, USAD is focused on serving refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, midstream processing plants, terminals, LNG facilities, pulp and paper, power generation, and other large industrial infrastructure facilities which operate throughout North America.
USA DeBusk has provided its customers with a comprehensive and growing suite of maintenance and turnaround industrial services centered around enhancing its customers' safety, reliability, sustainability, and environmental needs. The Company is headquartered in Deer Park, Texas and partnered with First Reserve, a leading global energy private equity firm.
Farr Front was founded in 2015 by long-time industry veteran, Blake Farr, with the purpose of providing the industry with an innovative set of effluent management equipment to help solve environmental concerns during the refinery unit shutdown and unit decontamination process. Since inception, FFCS has also built elite pipeline pigging and emissions control service lines. Farr Front continues to distinguish itself as a best-in-class service provider by its ability to deliver premier safety and service quality along with its uniquely defined suite of specialty service offerings. FFCS was partnered with 4-Horn Investments, an Austin-based investment firm.
Together, with the acquisition of Farr Front, USA DeBusk will leverage its existing platform to provide its customers with an unmatched service solution, as follows:
Deep bench of industry experts with thousands of years of experience prepared to make critical path decisions during projects.
Unparalleled combination of cleaning services to efficiently and effectively turnover all types of process units in a turnkey manner.
Leading platform with patented chemistry, technology, and process.
Best-in-class equipment fleet across its unit decontamination and chemical cleaning, pigging and emission control services.
The only company with the ability to clean high pressure reactor loops with its patented chemical cleaning technology, while also performing the catalyst handling.
"We are pleased to partner with Blake Farr and all of the employees of Farr Front. Mr. Farr and the management team of Farr Front have built an exceptional company," said Andrew DeBusk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of USA DeBusk.
"Farr Front is excited to partner with USA Debusk and continue to provide quality services to the market. Our shared vision and values will bring a unique solution to the industry and we will continue to build our experienced team to provide the service quality and performance our clients expect," said Blake Farr, Founder and Senior Vice President of Farr Front.
About USA DeBusk
USA DeBusk is a management majority owned environmental services company focused on providing cleaning services to the industrial infrastructure sector through its diverse and complimentary suite of traditional and specialty cleaning services. The Company is headquartered in Deer Park, Texas with offices across North America.
About Farr Front Chemical Services
Farr Front provides best-in-class temporary effluent management equipment and an experienced team of industry professionals to guide the de-inventorying and chemical decontamination process for refinery and petrochemical unit shutdowns. Farr Front also provides traditional chemical cleaning, pipeline integrity support and emission control services. FFCS is headquartered in Sulphur, Louisiana with several supporting offices.
About First Reserve
First Reserve is a leading global private equity investment firm exclusively focused on energy, including related industrial markets. With over 35 years of industry insight, investment expertise and operational excellence, the Firm has cultivated an enduring network of global relationships and raised more than $32 billion of aggregate capital since inception. First Reserve has completed approximately 700 transactions (including platform investments and add-on acquisitions), creating several notable energy companies throughout the Firm's history. Its portfolio companies have operated on six continents, spanning the energy spectrum from upstream oil and gas to midstream and downstream, including resources, equipment and services, and associated infrastructure.
Chemic Laboratories, Solvias AG | June 18, 2021
Solvias, one of the biggest independent analytical testing, contract research, development, and manufacturing companies, announced today the acquisition of Chemic Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts (Chemic). Solvias gains a solid footing in the United States and highly complementary laboratory testing capabilities as a result of this acquisition.
Based in Boston's biopharmaceutical sector, Chemic increases Solvias' global footprint and offers integrated testing and analytical services. Solvias and Chemic, as one organization:
support 650+ pharmaceutical corporations, biotech businesses, emerging ATMP companies, as well as a medical device and cosmetics companies;
operate nearly 225,000 square feet of laboratory space in Switzerland, France, and the United States in accordance with the highest industry standards, including ISO, cGMP, and GLP;
offer an extensive suite of analytical services including chemical and physical characterization, quality control, microbiology, and cell biology testing and stability testing;
provide combined areas of strengths in synthesis, catalysis, and extractable and leachable testing;
employ more than 600 people possessing deep scientific and technical expertise, with a significant number holding advanced academic degrees.
Chemic is Solvias' first acquisition since establishing a strategic partnership with Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners in June 2020. Since then, Solvias has recruited industry heavyweights to its board of directors and begun a program to significantly upgrade and extend its information technology platform and infrastructure in preparation for future global expansion. The company is looking for organic investments and acquisitions to develop specialized capabilities to help clients in the growing areas of biologics and cell and gene therapies.
The acquisition's financial terms are not being disclosed.
About Chemic Laboratories
Chemic Laboratories is a full-service FDA-registered and DEA licensed, cGMP/GLP contract chemistry organization (CCO). Founded in 1998, Chemic offers unparalleled contract analytical, API synthesis, and formulation development to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. The company provides these services through a strategically designed and highly technical facility equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.
About Solvias AG
Solvias is a world leader in contract research, development, and manufacturing. The industries the company serves include pharmaceuticals, biotech, emerging ATMP companies, medical device, and cosmetics. Headquartered near Basel, Switzerland, Solvias employs more than 600 highly qualified team members who work together to understand their customers' needs. Solvias takes pride in delivering innovative solutions that meet the highest quality standards. Solvias develops, analyzes, and tests a wide range of biological and chemical substances and products with its excellent infrastructure and unrivaled expertise. The company also offers one of the largest proprietary ligand portfolios for catalytic transformations and a suite of related custom synthesis and catalysis technology services. Drawing on its well-established scientific expertise and proven track record, Solvias provides integrated services, products, and technologies to help its customers bring safer and better products to market faster.
University at Buffalo | November 30, 2020
Plastic contamination is among the world's most squeezing ecological issues, undermining drinking water, untamed life, food supplies and then some.
To address this multifaceted issue, UB scientists are building up a novel arrangement of apparatuses that plan to diminish plastic waste and decline the creation of plastic.
This incorporates a mechanical framework that depends on AI and different advancements to independently improve its capacity to sort plastics, just as ecologically capable solvents and new chemistries that separate plastics to make them simpler to reuse.
"Not exclusively is this work fundamentally critical to our planet, it likewise adds to the nation's serious assembling capacities. It will help satisfy both buyer need for and corporate duties to joining reused plastics into business items," says Paschalis Alexandridis, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, who is driving the multidisciplinary exertion.
The venture is upheld by a four-year, $2 million award the U.S. Public Science Foundation (NSF) granted UB this fall.
It expects to improve the country's plastic reusing endeavors, which have been obfuscated since China reduced plastic waste bringing in 2017 with its "Public Sword" strategy. It likewise incorporates public effort techniques, for example, enrolling understudies underrepresented in STEM (science, innovation, designing and math) fields.