TAG: Brickman Group

Project EverGreen renovates 2 North Carolina parks

April 18, 2016By

Project EverGreen updated parks in Greensboro and Durham, N.C. Part of the organization’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative, the updated parks in North Carolina are three of about a dozen projects scheduled for 2016. “Parks, sports fields and recreational play areas are vital to healthy, thriving communities,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Our mission is to preserve and enhance green... read more

Reliable, TR Gear acquired by Five Seasons

October 16, 2015By

Two Midwest commercial landscape and snow removal companies have been acquired by Five Seasons Property Management. Five Seasons is a new company based in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It acquired Reliable Property Services, based in St. Paul, Minn., in July, followed by TR Gear Landscaping, based in Fairfield, Ohio, late last month. “I look forward to working with these two teams to... read more

Yellowstone to grow in the South, CEO says

January 14, 2015By

Bunnell, Fla.-based Yellowstone Landscape Group plans to continue its growth in the southern U.S. following its acquisition by private equity firm CIVC Partners, based in Chicago. It will do so through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, CEO Tim Portland told LM. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much Yellowstone will grow this year, Portland said, but he expects “healthy” growth for the... read more

Former Brickman investor buys Yellowstone

January 13, 2015By

CIVC Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, acquired Yellowstone Landscape Group in partnership with management. Gridiron Capital retains a minority stake in the company. Terms were not disclosed. CIVC is a former investor in the Brickman Group, first acquiring it in 1998, recapitalizing it in 2002 and exiting in 2007 when Leonard Green & Partners came on as a private... read more

Timing is everything: Tips for strategizing an exit

June 6, 2014By

Right now your phone probably is ringing with every “business broker” and “deal guy” saying they have a deal for you. Sound familiar? Are you ready to sell? The industry has been buzzing as word spread about a mega deal between ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. and the Brickman Group. The fact is activity is picking up and so are business valuations.... read more

How to ease merger anxiety in the Green Industry

June 6, 2014By

The Brickman Group/ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. merger is on everyone’s mind. Is this a game changer, I’m asked? Or, as in the past with LandCare USA and ServiceMaster, will it be a mess? One thing is certain: What this represents as a potential industry pivot point has been a long time coming. Since the high level of merger and acquisition (M&A)... read more