Boasso Global and Quala are to merge their businesses to create one of the leading infrastructure services solution providers for the liquid bulk logistics industry.
The transaction is supported by a new investment from Boasso’s majority shareholder, KKR, which will inject further growth capital into Boasso to facilitate the merger with Quala.
Quala is one of the North American leaders in liquid bulk container cleaning and maintenance services, including tank trailer, ISO tank container, railcar and IBC cleaning, and Boasso is a leading provider of mission-critical infrastructure services for the ISO tank container industry in North America and Europe.
Upon completion of the merger, the companies will combine their complementary geographical footprints and service offerings to deliver enhanced solutions for customers across the liquid bulk logistics industry in North America and Europe.
“Boasso and Quala are premier infrastructure service providers to the global liquid bulk logistics ecosystem with trusted reputations and highly complementary networks and service offerings,” said Dash Lane, Partner at KKR.
“This transaction is about growth and empowering the two great teams led by Joe Troy and Scott Harrison to come together and make long-term investments in quality, safety and superior solutions for customers.”
Joe Troy, CEO of Boasso, said: “We are focused on meeting the needs of our global customers and the combination of Boasso and Quala makes perfect strategic sense. This transaction will enhance our ability to deliver safe, compliant and best-in-class services to our ISO tank container customers and meaningfully expand our access to more locations across North America to better serve their needs.
“This is a rare opportunity to put together two Tampa-based, complementary businesses and I am excited to work with Scott and his talented team to unite the best of our organisations with a focus on enhanced efficiency and growing our range of premium solutions for the liquid bulk logistics industry.”
Scott Harrison, CEO of Quala, said: “Our organisations not only have a strong commercial relationship, but also shared cultures of delivering excellence, innovation and safety for our customers. This combination with Boasso and new investment from KKR will allow us to advance our position as a leading provider of container cleaning and maintenance services while continuing to seamlessly meet our customers’ needs.”