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 by private equity and similar investors in lawn and landscape-related service businesses​​has been released.

Ron Edmonds was recently interviewed by Matt Hudson of M. Hudson Consulting on the Landscape Entrepreneur Podcast . The topic was Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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.

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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.

Just finished a Facebook Live interview with Adam Linnemann, the Green Executive, and Darren Grindr from Turfs Up Radio . The topic was Understanding the Value of Your Business. I enjoyed it and the Saturday morning format. Here’s a link to the replay:

Ron Edmonds will be interviewed by Adam Linnemann of The Green Executive and Turf's Up Radio on Understanding the Value of Your Lawn & Landscape Business. The interview will be live Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 am CST.

We were recently interviewed on the Landscape Entrepreneur Podcast hosted by Matt Hudson of M. Hudson Consulting. The topic was Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry. Click on the link to listen.

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