We specialize in merger & acquisition advisory services and dealmaking for business owners and investors in the following industry sectors:  lawn care, landscape, irrigation, tree care, snow & ice management, vegetation management, sweeping and other facilty services.  Call us today to discuss your plans.

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23 page e-book released January 2023

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What We Do

Within our target industry sectors, which include lawn, landscape, tree care, vegetation management, snow and ice management and facility services,  we represent businesses and business owners in the sale or acquisition of businesses. 

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, value creation and exit planning. We also consult with investors on matters such as developing acquisition criteria, target identification, and  due diligence.  When appropriate, we work with other consultants, investment bankers and brokers 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 Ron Edmonds

Ron Edmonds is founder and president of The Principium Group.  He has focused on lawn and landscape mergers and acquisitions for over 17 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.  Are you ready for what should be one of the happiest days in your life..Answer seven questions and receive a personalized report, workbook  and  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 and a consultation.

There is no charge for the

Value Builder Score.

Freedom Score

Evaluate your financial readiness for your next chapter.

Your Freedom Point is when the sale of your company will generate enough to fund your desired lifestyle for the rest of your life. Reach financial independence, de-risk yourself, and live worry-free in your next chapter.

There is no charge for the Freedom Score. 

Do you understand the value of your business?

Consider a Market Value Assessment.

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

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Think of selling your business as a long, tough journey into the backcountry.

You will encounter plenty of obstacles, but if you pack right, you'll be fine.

The first words of The Art of Selling Your Business

by John Warrillow

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Latest Industry M&A News

Here are the latest posts from our blog News and Comment on Green Industry M&A.  We endeavour to cover the entire industry and bring you the news you need to know.  To visit our full blog page for much more, click here.

Platte River Equity has made a majority investment in Turf Care Supply, LLC in partnership

Platte River Equity Invests in Turf Care Supply

Top Gun Facility Services, a portfolio company of Osceola Capital, announced that it has acquired

Top Gun Adds American Striping and Apex Pavement Solutions, Rebrands as Tendit Group

Green Group has acquired Aggieland Green in College Station, Texas, and Integrated Lawn Care in

Green Group Adds Aggieland Green in Texas and Integrated Lawn Care in Colorado

Bregal Partners (“Bregal”) has announced a new platform investment in Juniper Landscaping (“Juniper” or the “Company”), a

Bregal Partners Invests in Florida-based Juniper Landscaping

This year, we are supporting the following three charities in honor  of our clients, friends and associates.

We hope you'll contribute to these or other similar organizations focused in making this a better world.