Latest Reports from the Principium Group:

NEW - COVID-19 Pandemic Impact - Landscape Industry M&A

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Landscape Industry M&A

We are closely following the impact on landscape industry M&A of the COVID-19 pandemic, its economic fall-out and governments' response. We have launched a special blog to provide our most recent houghts and observations which no doubt will evolve as the pandemic proceeds along with various government health and economic actions.

The Year in Review 2019 - Landscape Industry M&A

Year in Review

We have just published 

The Year in Review 2019 -

Landscape Industry M&A 

covering 2019 merger & acquiusition activity in the landscape industry, inclkuding landscape services, lawn care, tree care, vegetation management  and more.

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Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry

The 2019 edition of 

Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry,

a survey of platform investments, add-on acquisitions and exit transactions involving private equity and similar investors in lawn and landscape-related service businesses has been released,

 Click here for more information and to download your copy,

The Principium Group is a specialty merger & acquisition advisory firm serving lawn, landscape, facility services and related businesses throughout the United States. and Canada.

Who We Serve

We serve companies in the lawn care, landscape services, tree care, snow & ice management and facility services sectors, including parking lot maintenance, janitorial and pest control.  

We also serve investors, including private equity, family offices and similar entities, along with others, seeking to understand the   lawn and landscape industry.

What We Do

Within our target industry sectors, we represent businesses and business owners in the sale or acquisition of businesses. We work with business owners in connection with exit planning. 

We provide valuation services in connection with exit and strategic planning.  We consult with businesses and business owners  on a wide variety of topics related to mergers & acquisitions. We also consult with investors and other industry players.  When appropriate, we work with other consultants in serving clients.

We also reach out to the wider community by writing articles, granting interviews, accepting speaking engagements, participating in trade events and publishing a regular newsletter, Green Industry M&A News.

Ron Edmonds

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About Us

Ron Edmonds is founder and president of The Principium Group.  He has focused on lawn and landscape mergers and acquisitions for over 15 years, working on hundreds of transactions.

One of the most recognized names in lawn and landscape mergers & acquisitions, you can find his articles in leading industry trade magazines and meet him at many industry events.

His widely-read newsletter and blog closely tracks lawn and landscape merger & acquisition activity.

Tools for Business Owners


Your business is ready for a transition, but are you?  

PREScore is a tool to analyze your personal readiness to exit your business.  Answer seven questions and receive a personalized report, workbook an an e-book..

There is no charge for PREScore

Value Builder Score

Do you have a business that is valuable and sellable?  

Find out how your business ranks on the seven drivers of business value.  Complete the questionnaire and get your score plus a customized detailed 27 page report.

There is no charge for the

Value Builder Score.

Value Drives When Selling a Lawncare Business

Value Assessment

Do you understand the value of your business?

Understand the facts of about the value of your business.  We'll calculate the value of your business for planning purposes and help you identify opportunities to improve that value.

There is a modest cost for a value assessment which depends on the size of the business.