Biffa is one of Britain’s biggest providers of waste-management services. It collects municipal, commercial and industrial rubbish – some 4m tonnes last year – and sorts, treats, recycles and disposes of it. The company was demerged from Severn Trent in 2006, and bought by a consortium of Montagu Private Equity, Global Infrastructure Partners and Bank of Scotland Corporate for £1.2 billion in April 2008. It reported sales of £743m in 2007, and is currently led by interim chief executive Bill Woodburn.
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