About

Founding

Axius Water was founded in 2019 by KKR, in partnership with XPV Water Partners. This wastewater treatment platform is a leading provider of nutrient management solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

Through the foundational acquisitions of EOSi and Nexom, and the subsequent acquisitions of EDI (Environmental Dynamics International) and ATAC Solutions Ltd., the company aims to address nutrient contamination of water globally by bringing together businesses that have the knowledge, capability and track record to deliver nutrient removal solutions to customers around the world. For additional information about Axius Water, please visit www.axiuswater.com.

Investors

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

About XPV Water Partners

XPV Water Partners is comprised of experienced water entrepreneurs, operators, and investment professionals dedicated to make a difference in the water industry. They invest in and actively supports water-focused companies to enable them to grow and deliver value for all stakeholders.

Over $400 million USD are managed by XPV in investment capital from institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about XPV Water Partners, please visit www.xpvwaterpartners.com.

Management

Chris McIntire

Chris McIntire

CEO of Axius Water

Chris is a senior executive with a unique set of experiences in the Water Technology sector. The majority of his 30+ year career has focused on acquisitions and improvement of businesses. After a successful 14-year career at Thermo Fisher, Chris was part of the founding team of Nova Analytics, a roll up of well-known water instrumentation companies that was ultimately sold to ITT, predecessor of Xylem, in 2010.

Chris served as a founding officer and division president for Xylem, a NYSE traded, multi-national corporation. At Xylem, Chris was responsible for a P&L with revenue of more than $600M including Water Treatment and Instrumentation. After 5 successful years with Xylem focusing on growth, acquisitions and strategy, Chris returned to private equity M&A, partnering with Union Park Capital on KPM Analytics.

In 5 short years, 6 acquisitions were completed and another successful leader in Analytical Instrumentation was created. In July 2020, Chris joined Axius Water and looks to continue finding great businesses and helping solve water challenges.  Chris spent the early part of his career in Engineering, Product Development and Operations and is a graduate of Northeastern University.

Martin Hildebrand

Martin Hildebrand

CEO of Nexom and EDI

Martin Hildebrand, P.Eng, is the CEO of Nexom. He started Nexom’s founding predecessor, Nelson Environmental, in 1997, and in the subsequent 23 years he has focused on pioneering wastewater treatment systems for both nutrient removal at both municipal and industrial applications, particularly those in cold climates. On his watch, Nexom has supplied its process technologies to more than 700 projects, and has also completed four acquisitions since 2016. He is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba.

Thomas J. Walkosak

Thomas J. Walkosak

EOSi CEO

Tom joined EOSi in 2018 and has over 22 years of experience in leadership and management of environmental services and water treatment chemical businesses. Prior to joining EOSi, he was General Manager of USP Technologies, a Trojan / Danaher company that provides environmental technology, equipment and chemical service programs for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment applications.

Mr. Walkosak was also a VP and member of the Trojan Technologies Executive Team. Prior career experience included a series of progressively responsible positions in manufacturing, marketing and business management at FMC Corporation, a leading global producer of hydrogen peroxide and other specialty and industrial chemicals. Mr. Walkosak earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and also completed “The Executive Program” at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Fred McCabe

Fred McCabe

Senior Vice President and General Manager of EDI

Mr. McCabe is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia where he received a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance. Prior to joining EDI in 2003, Mr. McCabe was with the consulting firm of ILMS, LLC, and Director of Materials for the Power System Division of Hubbell. Mr. McCabe’s responsibilities include management of the Columbia, Missouri, operations including finance, MIS, contracts, sales, inside sales, project management, safety and production operations.

News

ATAC Solutions Ltd. Joins the Axius Water Platform

Axius Water expands in the UK with acquisition of wastewater technology leader  Maidstone, United Kingdom – Axius Water, the global water quality solutions platform created jointly by KKR Global Impact and XPV Water Partners, has acquired ATAC Solutions Ltd., a...

Axius Water Brand Appoints Two Industry Experts to Board of Directors

Water Quality Platform Backed by KKR and XPV Water Partners Unveils Axius Water Brand and Appoints Two Industry Experts to Board of Directors Orignally posted on: Businesswire BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axius Water, the leading water quality solutions platform created...

KKR and XPV Grow Water Quality Platform with Acquisition of Environmental Dynamics International (EDI)

Completes First Add-on to Strategic Platform that includes Nexom and EOSi New York – June 23, 2020 – A global strategic platform established by KKR and XPV Water Partners to provide end-to-end nutrient management solutions, today announced the acquisition of...