Duff & Phelps Provided a Fairness Opinion to Organic Resource Management, Inc.
Organic Resource Management Inc. (“ORMI”), a public company that traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol “ORI”, was acquired through a plan of arrangement by Walker Industries Holdings Limited (“Walker”). The transaction closed on December 14, 2012.
About Organic Resource Management Inc.
Organic Resource Management is Canada's largest provider of vacuum truck services for the collection, processing and recycling of food-related organic residuals into feedstock for biogas renewable energy production. ORMI services in excess of 10,000 grease interceptors for industrial, commercial and institutional food-industry customers across Canada on a regularly-scheduled basis. These services are a critical component of current program initiatives in North American landfill waste diversion and wastewater treatment. The Company employs over 100 people at its transfer station facilities and at its corporate office located in Woodbridge, Ontario.
About Walker Industries Holdings Limited
Walker Industries is a private company based in Niagara Falls, ON. Walker’s businesses include aggregates, construction, emulsions, environmental project management, waste management, renewable energy projects and green building.
Role of Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps was engaged by the special committee of the board of directors of ORMI to serve as its exclusive financial advisor in connection with a review of strategic alternatives that resulted in the sale of ORMI. Duff & Phelps performed extensive pre-marketing diligence to understand the business and develop an appropriate positioning strategy. Working closely with ORMI’s management team, Duff & Phelps developed and executed a marketing process that could maximize the value for ORMI’s shareholders. Duff & Phelps also rendered a fairness opinion in connection with the transaction.