A Locke Lord team led by Rachel Fitzgerald and Mitch Tiras (both of Houston) represented WM in its execution of definitive agreements for the acquisition of a controlling interest in Avangard Innovative’s U.S. business, which will operate as Natura PCR, an independent company expected to scale and grow recycling capacity to produce an estimated 400 million pounds per year of post-consumer resin in five years. The newly formed company will enable WM to rapidly accelerate recycling capabilities for films and clear plastic wraps used commercially. For more information, see the press release. Additional assistance was provided by Mechelle Smith, Eric Larson, Shannon Schroeder, Ashley Lopez, Jerry Higdon, Steve Boyd, Nick Dickerson, Gislar Donnenberg, Laura Ferguson, Brandon Lobb, Sara Longtain, Tammi Niven, Kevin Peter, Ed Razim, Bill Swanstrom, Jeannie Diep, Enrique Jaramillo, Jordan Rodriguez, Claire Armstrong, Rachael Beavers, Elizabeth Corey, Akilah Craig, Caleb Dunson, Andrew Nelson, Lauren Richter and Russell Stockman (all of Houston), Mark Backofen, Van Jolas, Jani Lotz, Geoff Polma, Brad Weber, Frankie Cybulski and Angela Stockbridge (all of Dallas), Jason Ulezalka (New York), Peter Wynacht (Chicago), Alex Cox (Hartford) and Ziwen Zhu (Atlanta).
Posted on September 13, 2022