Alta Equipment Group to Acquire Ecoverse Industries Creating Additional Business Segment

  • Establishes Alta’s Master Dealer Equipment Distribution Platform in North America
  • Expands Product Portfolio and Diversifies End Markets with Entrance into Environmental Processing Equipment
  • Ecoverse’s $64.3 million in revenue, $10.0 million in net income, $10.1 million in Adjusted EBITDA and $9.7 million of Adjusted pre-tax net income on a trailing twelve-month basis is expected to be immediately accretive to the Company’s free cash flow conversion, profitability, and earnings per share ratios.

Alta Equipment Group Inc. (NYSE: ALTG) (“Alta” or “the Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ecoverse Industries, LTD (“Ecoverse”), a full line distributor of industry-leading environmental processing equipment headquartered in Avon, Ohio, with 15 sub dealers throughout North America.

“The acquisition of Ecoverse is exciting for our business as it represents our first investment into large-scale equipment distribution, giving us the master dealer rights to distribute best-in-class environmental equipment to dealers and customers throughout North America,” said Ryan Greenawalt, Chief Executive Officer of Alta. “Ecoverse has a long standing track record in the environmental processing equipment sector as a distributor of high-end equipment which is used in biofuel, composting, and various waste and recycling applications. The Ecoverse acquisition immediately positions Alta as an industry leader in a sector where demand for eco-friendly waste solutions and recycling continues to grow. We welcome Ecoverse to the Alta family.”

Strategic and Financial Highlights

  • Exclusive distribution rights to North America for European equipment OEMs, including Doppstadt, Backus, Backers, and Tiger Depackaging products.
  • Increasing size of equipment field population in North America will provide for future parts and service growth opportunity.
  • Ecoverse generated approximately $64.3 million in revenue, $10.0 million in net income, Adjusted EBITDA of $10.1 million, and $9.7 million of Adjusted pre-tax net income for the trailing twelve month period through July 2022.
  • Given Ecoverse’s asset-light distribution business model and minimal maintenance capex requirements, the Company expects the acquisition to be highly accretive to the Company’s EBITDA to cash flow conversion and earnings per share ratios.
  • Deal is structured as an asset acquisition allowing for step-up in tax basis of assets acquired.

Additional Transaction Details

  • The purchase price includes $42.5 million in cash, $2.5 million of Alta common stock and a $6.0 million seller note, at close. In addition, the purchase price includes contingent consideration in the form of an earn-out whereby sellers can earn an additional $4.0 million of Alta common stock and $12.0 million of cash over a five-year period subject to future EBITA growth.
    • To the extent EBITA remains flat at July 2022 trailing twelve-month levels throughout the earn-out period, the total purchase price will be $59.0 million ($52.5 million in cash and $6.5 million in stock). Other iterations of the ultimate purchase price range from $51.0 million to $67.0 million based on future EBITA performance.
  • Ecoverse’s brand name, employees, and management team will remain in place post-close.
  • The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Including Ecoverse, since the Company’s initial public offering in 2020, Alta has completed 13 acquisitions which have contributed $440.3 million in revenue, and $52.5 million in Adjusted EBITDA.
  • More information on Ecoverse, its products and applications can be found at

About Alta Equipment Group Inc.

Alta owns and operates one of the largest integrated equipment dealership platforms in the U.S. Through its branch network, the Company sells, rents, and provides parts and service support for several categories of specialized equipment, including lift trucks and aerial work platforms, cranes, earthmoving equipment and other material handling and construction equipment. Alta has operated as an equipment dealership for 38 years and has developed a branch network that includes over 65 total locations across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New England, New York, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Ontario, and Quebec. Alta offers its customers a one-stop-shop for their equipment needs through its broad, industry-leading product portfolio. More information can be found at

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*Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We disclose non-GAAP financial measures Adjusted EBITDA, EBITA, and Adjusted pre-tax net income in this press release because we believe they are useful performance measures that assist in an effective evaluation of the acquisition and its expected impact on our operating performance when compared to our peers, without regard to financing methods or capital structure. We believe such measures are useful for investors and others in understanding and evaluating the acquisition and its expected impact on our operating results in the same manner as our management. However, such measures are not financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for, or in isolation from, net income (loss), revenue, operating profit, or any other operating performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense (not including floorplan interest paid on new equipment), income taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjustments for certain one-time or non-recurring items and other adjustments. We exclude these items from net income (loss) in arriving at Adjusted EBITDA because these amounts are either non-recurring or can vary substantially within the industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures and the method by which the assets were acquired. EBITA is defined as net income (loss) before interest expense (not including floorplan interest paid on new equipment), income taxes, and amortization. Adjusted pre-tax net income is defined as net income (loss) before income taxes adjusted to reflect certain one-time or non-recurring items and other adjustments. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted pre-tax net income are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance. For example, items such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure as well as certain one-time or non-recurring items, are not reflected in Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted pre-tax net income. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, EBITA and Adjusted pre-tax net income should not be construed as an indication that results will be unaffected by the items excluded from these metrics. Our computation of Adjusted EBITDA, and other non-GAAP measures, may not be identical to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Ecoverse’s financial information has not been audited by Alta or its auditors and is subject to change. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to their most comparable measures under GAAP, please see the table entitled “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release.


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures




Twelve Months

Ended July 31, 2022


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Net income





Income tax provision




Other adjustments (2)





Adjusted pre-tax net income (1)





Depreciation and amortization





Interest expense





Adjusted EBITDA (1)






(1) Represents Non-GAAP measure

(2) Other adjustments primarily related to expected incremental expenses post-close



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