Quarton International advises SWS Environmental Services in its sale to National Response Corporation


Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 5, 2018 – Quarton International is pleased to announce that SWS Environmental Services (“SWS” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of ShoreView Industries (“ShoreView”), has been acquired by National Response Corporation (“NRC”), a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company.  Quarton International acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to the Company.


SWS Environmental Services is an environmental services firm with a dominant footprint of 18 locations in the Southeast and Central United States.  The Company handles both regular maintenance and emergency situations, including hazardous waste removal and disposal, industrial cleaning and plant maintenance, emergency spill response, and remediation of contaminated sites with customers as diverse as airlines, oil companies and the U.S. government.  Major events addressed by SWS during ShoreView’s ownership of the business included the BP oil spill, a Midwestern avian bird flu outbreak and several hurricanes.



ShoreView Industries founded, in 2002, manages three funds totaling $900 million.  ShoreView has partnered with family or entrepreneurial-owned companies across many sectors, including engineered products, distribution, industrial services, business services and niche consumer products.



National Response Corporation (NRC) is a global provider of diversified compliance and environmental solutions. Headquartered in Great River, NY, NRC has 73 office locations in 16 countries and maintains worldwide support operations in 33 countries.  With over 1,400 highly trained and skilled employees, NRC is equipped to complete the growing number of assignments that require great care to protect people, the environment, and to comply with environmental regulations.




J.F. Lehman & Company is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors.  The firm has offices in New York and Washington, D.C.





Joe Lavely


André A. Augier

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