Integrated Water Services, Inc. announces acquisition of M|MBR systems

Jan. 12, 2023
M|MBR works with membrane bioreactor technology providers and end users to deliver, optimize and support MBR technology and installations across North America.
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DENVER, CO – Integrated Water Services, Inc., a leading water and wastewater treatment solutions provider, recently acquired leading membrane bioreactor manufacturer and distributor M|MBR Systems.  As a result of the transaction, IWS, in partnership with Sciens Water Opportunities Management, will acquire 100% of the equity of MMBR Systems.

Founded in 2018 and based out of Austin, Texas, M|MBR Systems primarily serves selected wastewater treatment and water reuse markets in the United States. M|MBR Systems’ experienced technical team works with membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology providers and end users to deliver, optimize and support MBR technology and installations across North America.

Integrating M|MBR Systems will enhance IWS’ product and solutions offerings for current and new customers within the water and wastewater treatment market, leveraging IWS’ expertise in field services and design with M|MBR Systems’ product and technical expertise. M|MBR Systems currently manufactures BluBox Modular MBR Systems, IWS’ premiere MBR product for wastewater treatment. Through the acquisition of M|MBR, IWS will look to expand the market opportunities for BluBox through a greater breadth of solutions and new cross-selling opportunities.

Rick Barrett, CEO of Integrated Water Services, said, "The addition of M|MBR is an important step in our strategy to become North America’s premier water and wastewater treatment equipment and services provider. This acquisition allows us to combine technology, products, and field installation to seamlessly serve our customers."

The company will continue to be led by Dennis Livingston, one of its founders, and serve its many existing customers.

“We are excited to join forces with the IWS and Sciens Water teams. Their pioneering spirit and purposeful vision for protecting water resources aligns with our culture at MMBR.  Putting two decades of membrane bioreactor (MBR) product knowledge and the construction expertise of IWS under one roof will benefit our valued customers. Now, with greater financial strength and resources, we can continue our mission to tap the full potential of MBR and to make the best available technology more accessible,” said Dennis Livingston, President, MMBR Systems.

Alexander Loucopoulos, Partner at Sciens Water added, “Joining MMBR’s membrane bioreactor technologies with IWS’ established water and wastewater treatment services will advance water reuse technologies for our clients. We see this as one step in a broader effort to make water reuse common practice in the United States.” 

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