AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Sage Capital is pleased to announce its sale of Frontier Waste Solutions to a global investment group led by Concentric Equity Partners and Summer Street Capital Partners. Blue Sage helped create Frontier alongside founding CEO John Gustafson in 2017. Over the last six years, Blue Sage guided Frontier’s growth from its initial startup to one of the largest independent municipal solid waste collection companies in Texas and the United States. During Blue Sage’s ownership, Frontier grew its run-rate revenue by over 15x and its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) by over 30x. Frontier continues to expand rapidly today by focusing on non-hazardous solid waste and recycling collection in numerous Texas communities stretching from Dallas-Fort Worth to Austin and San Antonio to Houston.
“It is certainly bittersweet to part with our friends at Frontier,” said Blue Sage Co-Founder and Managing Member Peter Huff. Huff further noted that “It is extremely rare and rewarding to work alongside a management team and co-founders as talented and dedicated as John Gustafson, Drew Pozatek, Bill Killian, Tim Henderson, Alek Orloff, and the many others that worked together to build Frontier into such an outstanding company.”
“Without Blue Sage’s able assistance from the day that we jointly named the company and hired our first employees, we could never have accomplished what we did while growing our company to over 480 employees in 14 locations from the Texas/Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico,” said John Gustafson. “Blue Sage was instrumental in helping us establish our initial key performance indicators, secure debt capacity, close sixteen proprietary acquisitions, drive strong organic growth through greenfield locations, and improve route density by winning contracts within our growing footprint.”
“Frontier was a true labor of love for our team at Blue Sage,” commented Blue Sage Partner Eric Weiner. “Blue Sage’s investors greatly appreciate everything Frontier has done for our firm.”
About Blue Sage Capital
Blue Sage Capital is an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm that has been investing in profitable, growing, lower middle-market companies since 2002. Blue Sage currently has over $400 million of assets under management and seeks to partner with founders, families, and management teams as the first round of institutional capital for businesses that enjoy leadership positions in niche manufacturing, environmental solutions, or specialty services industries. Blue Sage typically invests $20 million to $40 million in control buyout investments and recapitalizations of companies with $20 million to $200 million of revenue. More information is available at www.bluesage.com.
About Frontier Waste Solutions
Frontier Waste Solutions is a fully licensed, non-hazardous solid waste and recycling collection service company. Frontier provides solid waste and recycling solutions ranging from weekly garbage collection to bulk items, industrial roll-offs, and municipal contract services. Frontier is committed to quality, customer service, safety, and environmental responsibility on all operational fronts while striving to become a part of the communities served. More information is available at www.frontierwaste.com.