ECP, an investor in the environmental and sustainable services sector, has purchased Liberty Tire Recycling from the global investment firm The Carlyle Group.

Tyler Reeder, managing partner of ECP commented, “Liberty occupies a key position in the recycling industry and is part of a vital sustainability supply chain in North America. As consumers and manufacturers commit to greener and more sustainable products and practices, Liberty’s ability to provide sustainable materials and solutions for a growing number of applications will only make the company a stronger and more sought-after partner.”

Liberty Tire Recycling CEO Thomas Womble said, “Under Carlyle’s leadership, Liberty transformed into a national company with strong assets, broad capabilities, and innovative products. We are excited to partner with ECP as we continue our growth trajectory and increase our capacity to recycle tires into a wide range of beneficial, eco-friendly products.”

Evan Middleton, co-head of North America for Carlyle Strategic Partners added, “Carlyle’s investment thesis for Liberty centered on the Company’s attractive growth characteristics and the ability to create a national provider operating at the nexus of beneficial reuse and sustainable materials production. We are confident that Liberty will continue to create value in an exciting market under the ownership of ECP.”

Houlihan Lokey is serving as the lead financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets is serving as co-financial advisor and Latham & Watkins is serving as legal advisor to Liberty Tire Recycling. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as legal advisor to ECP.