Houston, TX – November 6, 2018 – AUC Group, L.P. (“AUC”), a leading turn-key provider of wastewater treatment solutions, announced it has been acquired by AquaVenture Holdings Limited (NYSE:WAAS) (“AquaVenture”), a leader in Water-as-a-Service™ (“WAAS™”) solutions. The acquisition will enable AUC to better serve the needs of its customers.
AUC provides equipment design, manufacturing and installation of both field-erected and flexible, modular wastewater treatment plants that are designed to expand as needs arise. In addition, AUC offers a lease plant program as an alternative financing option that significantly reduces the upfront capital burden for customers. For temporary requirements, AUC owns and maintains a fleet of bypass plants that are portable, modular components prepared for rapid deployment and uninterrupted wastewater treatment service.
AquaVenture was formed to become a leading water service provider. Through its Quench and Seven Seas Water businesses, AquaVenture provides water solutions, utilizing state-of-the-art purification and desalination technologies.
“We are proud to announce that AUC has been acquired by AquaVenture,” says Todd Mueller, President of AUC Group. “We will continue to provide superior wastewater treatment plants, finance options, customer service and expanded solutions in the market. Not only will this change be seamless, but will also allow us to better serve the needs of our customers, adding to the AquaVenture portfolio in the wastewater and water reuse businesses.”
About AUC Group, L.P.
AUC Group, L.P. is a leading turn-key provider of wastewater treatment plants, dedicated to providing cost efficient solutions that meet the needs of their customers. Founded in 1970, AUC Group is headquartered in Houston with offices in Arizona and Alabama and over 1,500 installations to date. With over 45 years of experience, the AUC Group solution includes equipment design, manufacturing, installation and a unique leasing program, significantly reducing the upfront capital burden for customers. For more information about AUC Group, visit: https://aucgroup.net/.
AquaVenture is a multinational provider of WAAS™ solutions that provide customers a reliable and cost-effective source of clean drinking and process water primarily under long-term contracts that minimize capital investment by the customer. AquaVenture is composed of two operating platforms: Quench, a leading provider of filtered water systems and related services with over 125,000 units installed at institutional and commercial customer locations across the U.S. and Canada; and Seven Seas Water, a multinational provider of desalination and wastewater treatment solutions, providing more than 8.5 billion gallons of potable, high purity industrial grade and ultra-pure water per year to governmental, municipal, industrial and hospitality customers.
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