Inframark, LLC, is an established provider of outsourced operations and maintenance services to water and wastewater treatment facilities in the United States. The company is among the largest O&M service provider in the U.S. by market share and the only independent national U.S. pure play water and wastewater O&M provider. The Company services a diverse range of water and wastewater treatment applications and provides value-added asset management support to its customers.

By the Numbers

Investment Date

June 2017


Industrial Services


Horsham, PA

Transaction Type

Corporate Carveout


Sold (Dec. 2020)

Transaction in Action

PPC identified Inframark – at the time doing business as Severn Trent North America and owned by Severn Trent PLC (LSE: SVT) – through a longstanding partnership focused on sourcing transactions in the environmental services sector. PPC navigated a challenging cross-border process between London, Canada, and the U.S. to win a limited auction for a carveout of the company from its prior parent, Severn Trent PLC.

"PPC brought discipline, guidance, differentiated relationships, and significant incentives based on performance. They provided critical assistance when we needed it, but also knew when to hand off to management and trust us to run the business. They were key to our success. I could not have asked for more from a partnership."

Stephane Bouvier, CEO

Value Creation

PPC Equity Partners established Inframark as the only independent national U.S. pure play water and wastewater O&M provider by:

  • Supporting critical investments in a standalone operating infrastructure and platform following separation from the prior corporate parent
  • Investments in compliance systems and automation of operations
  • Establishing a focused effort on serving the industrial market
  • Completion of strategic acquisitions.