NEW YORK CITY – A global strategic platform established by KKR and XPV Water Partners to provide end-to-end nutrient management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Environmental Dynamics International, Inc. (“EDI”), a global manufacturer of diffused aeration systems.
The addition of EDI accelerates the growth of the water quality platform’s nutrient management offerings through Nexom, Inc. and Environmental Operating Solutions, Inc. (EOSi). In connection with the acquisition, EDI will integrate into Nexom, combining EDI’s expertise in serving medium- to large-scale treatment facilities – both in North America and internationally – with Nexom’s expertise in serving small- to medium-sized treatment facilities. As CEO of Nexom, Martin Hildebrand will lead the combined entities.
Founded in 1975 with its headquarters in Columbia, Missouri, EDI specializes in the research, development and application of advanced technology aeration and biological treatment solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater. EDI’s systems have been installed in over 7,000 facilities across 100 countries – benefiting more than an estimated 300 million people around the world.
For KKR, the investment is part of the Firm’s Global Impact strategy, which focuses on identifying and investing behind companies whose core business models provide commercial solutions that contribute measurable progress toward one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By reducing pollution and improving water quality, KKR’s platform is delivering measurable progress toward achieving the United Nations SDG #6 of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of clean water.