TAG: M&A

Real Green partners with private equity firm Serent Capital

October 12, 2018By

Real Green Systems, a pest management and lawn care business software company, entered into a partnership with Serent Capital, a San Francisco, Calif.-based private equity firm focused on investing in high-growth technology and services businesses. “We have spent several years looking for the right platform investment in the field service industry,” said Lance Fenton, partner at Serent Capital. “(Real Green’s)... read more

Turftenders joins Greenscape in Raleigh, N.C.

October 9, 2018By

Greenscape, a full-service landscape firm based in Holly Springs, N.C., merged with Turftenders, based in Raleigh, N.C. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Turftenders is a good fit strategically, logistically and culturally with our current business and helps move us towards our vision for the future,” said Daniel Currin, president of Greenscape. Turftenders will add approximately 35 employees and $2.5... read more

Industry veteran Greg Clendenin launches M&A consulting firm

September 5, 2018By

Greg Clendenin started The Clendenin Consulting Group (CCG) after 39 years of ownership and senior-level management in the lawn and pest control industry. He is former CEO of Florida-based Heron Home & Outdoor and former CEO of Middleton Lawn & Pest Control. The CCG will help privately owned businesses prepare for the market and connect them with the right buyer.... read more

Landscape Development Inc. acquires Quality Landscape Care

August 6, 2018By

Enhanced Landscape Management (ELM), the maintenance division of Valencia, Calif.-based Landscape Development, Inc. (LDI), purchased the assets of Quality Landscape Care (QLC), located in Ventura, Calif. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LDI is No. 18 on the LM150 list, with a projected 2018 annual revenues of $90 million. It was founded in 1983 by Gary Horton; he continues to serve as president... read more

Briggs & Stratton acquires blower maker Hurricane

August 1, 2018By

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquired certain assets of Hurricane, based in Muskegon Heights, Mich. Hurricane designs and manufactures stand-on leaf and debris blowers. Terms of the transaction, which accelerates the company’s diversification into commercial products, were not disclosed. “Hurricane brings high-quality products with differentiated capabilities around air flow and handling which make the lawn and turf care professional more... read more

SavATree expands into Georgia with 404-CUT-TREE acquisition

June 6, 2018By

SavATree acquired 404-CUT-TREE in Norcross, Ga. This is SavATree’s first branch in Georgia, opening up a whole new region for the Bedford Hills, N.Y.-based company. Terms were not disclosed. SavATree ranks No. 16 on the forthcoming 2018 LM150 list of largest landscape companies with $109 million in 2017 revenue. The company made several acquisitions last year, including that of Denver-based... read more