J.F. Lehman Adds to National Response

J.F. Lehman Adds to National Response

National Response Corporation (NRC), a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company since March 2012, has acquired Cleanline Waste Water Solutions, a provider of environmental, industrial and emergency response services.

NRC is a provider of environmental, emergency response, and industrial services, including industrial cleaning and maintenance, HAZMAT emergency response, oil spill response and cleanup, industrial firefighting and rescue, waste management, site remediation, and abatement. NRC is the largest commercial oil spill response organization in the US and has operations worldwide. The company has approximately 1,400 employees and is headquartered on Long Island in Great River, NY with regional offices throughout the US and internationally (www.nrcc.com).

“Cleanline is the most recent strategic addition to NRC’s unique compliance and environmental services offering and strengthens our capabilities and broadens our footprint in the United Kingdom,” said Paul Taveira, CEO of NRC. “The business is highly complementary to our existing UK operations in Milton Keynes, Aberdeen and Inverness, and we are very happy to welcome the Cleanline team to NRC.” Cleanline is headquartered in Liverpool, UK (www.cleanlinewws.co.uk).

“NRC continues to demonstrate strong growth by expanding its specialized service offering and geographic footprint since our acquisition of the company in 2012,” said Alex Harman, a Partner at J.F. Lehman & Company. “Cleanline is NRC’s eighth add-on acquisition and represents another successful step in executing this element of NRC’s strategy.”

J.F. Lehman & Company is a middle-market private equity firm focused primarily on the maritime, defense, and aerospace sectors. The firm was founded in 1992 by Dr. John Lehman, who served six years as Secretary of the United States Navy. To date, J.F. Lehman has acquired 62 operating entities within 25 platform investments with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $3.1 billion. The firm is headquartered in New York with an additional office in Washington, DC (www.jflpartners.com).

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