SAR Recycling Ltd - KBS Corporate

SAR Recycling Ltd, one of the UK’s largest lead acid batteries recycling companies, has been acquired in a multi-million deal by Enva Group, a leading provider of recycling and specialist resource recovery solutions in the UK and Ireland.

Based out of Immingham, the Business was founded in 2008 and was one of the first companies in the UK to obtain official government approval to export lead. Fast forward a decade, and SAR Recycling is now a long-established provider of battery collection and recycling services to a wide customer base across the UK and Ireland. As one of the main UK lead acid battery recyclers, SAR recover valuable component materials which are then sold to global smelters and into the plastics recycling industry.

Commenting on the acquisition, Simon Dick, Managing Director at Enva said, “SAR’s capability is a logical extension for our specialist waste recovery business, particularly in the automotive and workshop sector. We are delighted with the acquisition and are looking forward to working closely with the SAR team to grow and develop the business especially as emerging battery chemistries become more prevalent.”

Arvydas Pocevicius, General Manager of SAR Recycling, also commented, “I and the rest of the SAR team are excited to join Enva. We are looking forward to continuing to provide a high-quality, consistent service and to supporting the Enva ethos of further developing our recovery processes and end markets.”

Company sales specialist, KBS Corporate Finance, advised the shareholders of SAR Recycling on the sale to Enva Group. Julian Coy (Managing Director) and Mughees Saleem (Corporate Finance Manager) advised on the transaction. Mughees commented: “SAR Recycling is a long-established, successful battery recycling business that has seen significant year on year growth since its inception. Having grown the business to a national player in the lead acid battery recycling sector in just over a decade, the shareholders were looking to realise the value of their shareholding. After preparing the business for sale and identifying potential trade and private equity buyers, the deal with Enva was the most appropriate vehicle to meet shareholder requirements as it allowed the shareholders to exit the business whilst maximising overall value.”

Justas Valentinas, one of the shareholders of SAR Recycling, commented: “Mughees and Julian did a great job guiding us through the sale process. They were available 24/7 and represented our position very well. We were very happy with their input and the overall deal that they managed to deliver to the shareholders”.


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