January 20, 2021


Houston, Texas, January 20, 2021 – Stella Environmental Holdings, Inc. (“Stella”), a Hidden Harbor Capital Partners portfolio company that provides transfer station management and municipal waste logistics services, today announced the purchase of Central Missouri Transfer, LLC (“CMT”), continuing to expand its geographic footprint, diversifying its customer base, and strengthening its existing facility management, hauling, and loading capabilities.


Headquartered in Saint James, Missouri, CMT is a market leading provider of transfer station management services throughout Missouri and Arkansas. CMT will provide significant density to Stella’s existing network in the area and help Stella continue to exceed its customers’ expectations.


“This acquisition strengthens our position in the transfer station management industry by expanding our reach and deepening our capabilities throughout the Midwest. CMT is an ideal fit with Stella given its strong customer relationships and focus on top notch service,” said Heath Eddleblute, CEO of Stella.


“The CMT team is very excited to join market leader Stella”, said Scott Gahr, founder of CMT. “Joining a larger platform will allow us to pursue additional growth opportunities and gain operational efficiencies in the market.”


Stella was formed as a standalone company after the acquisition by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners from Action Resources in August 2017. Stella’s acquisition of CMT closed on December 31st, 2020.


About Stella Environmental Holdings

Stella, based in Houston, TX, plays a crucial role in the processing and safe disposal of municipal solid waste. The Company provides outsourced transfer station management services, including the loading and transportation of waste from in-town processing facilities to remote landfills, to integrated waste companies and municipalities. Transfer stations are a vital part of the waste collection and disposal process, improving the efficiency of the overall waste stream and reducing capital requirements and operating costs for customers.


About Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners is a private equity firm with an operations soul and intense passion for building great companies. Hidden Harbor brings large-scale, private equity experience and resources to the lower middle market with a focus on value-oriented, operationally intense situations. Our principals are InvestorOperators® who bring both extensive transaction and operating experience to truly understand your business. As one team, we partner and work hand-in-hand with our portfolio companies to drive business successes. For more information, visit



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