Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry - 2018
The Fourth Edition of a Special Report & Survey from The Principium Group  
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The Principium Group is a specialty mergr & acquisition firm

The Principium Group is a specialty merger & acquisition firm. We primarily serve the lawn, landscape and facility services industries and related businesses.

We serve clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.  We are based in the Memphis, Tennessee, area and have associates in California and Florida.

Who We Serve

Lawn Care

Fertilization, Fertilization, Weed Control and                         Vegetation Management


Landscape Management, Grounds Management, Landscape Design and Installation

Tree Care

Arbor Care, Pruning, Planting and Removal Utility Services

Snow Removal

Snow Removal

Snow and Ice Management and Related Businesses

Facility Services

Parking Lot Maintenance, Sweeping, Graffiti Removal and Janitorial Businesses


Private Equity Funds,   Family Offices, Mezzanine Funds, Other Sponsors  and Investors

What We Do


We represent business owners in connection with the sale of their businesses.


We represent business buyers in connection with planning, identifying, negotiating and integrating acquisitions.

Exit & Succession Planning

We consult with business owners to assist them in developing exit plans.



We provide valuation services, primarily in connection with exit planning.  In limited circumstances, we assist with alternative dispute resolution.


We consult with green industry business owners and investors on topics related to mergers & acquisitions.


We are actively involved in industry activities, speaking at industry events, writing articles for industry publications, publishing our own newsletter and blog and similar activities.

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Ron Edmonds is one of the few professionals in the green industry who truly understands and watches trends in mergers & acquisitions.  Having his finger on the pulse of what's going on in the market makes Ron Edmonds of The Principium Group a vital partner to any business owner who needs insight, advice or a partner when it comes to valuing or selling  businesses.

-Trade Magazine Editor

When it comes to knowledge of our industry I have not met anyone who more clearly understands this space.

- Landscape Business Owner

Ron Edmonds led us through the process of selling our business from start to finish. While there were, as always, some challenges, we worked through them.  We were very satisfied with the final results.  Ron's experience, perspective and calm assurance helped throughout the process.

- Landscape Business Owner