Ferrandino & Son Acquires Blue Sky Paving

Ferrandino & Son

Ferrandino & Son, a leading national facility maintenance company, has acquired BlueSky Paving, a national asphalt and concrete maintenance and installation company. “BlueSky Paving brings 30 years of asphalt and concrete experience to our overall value proposition to our clients,” said Peter Ferrandino, Ferrandino & Son CEO. “BlueSky will provide our clients with a total pavement solution while the BlueSky Brand will benefit from the existing resources of Ferrandino & Son, including our existing technology platform, our back end support services and more than 40 Project Managers in the field.” BlueSky Paving was as much an acquisition of intellectual capital … Read more

idverde  acquires Assist Group in Northwest and Midlands area of England

idverde  has acquired Assist Group, an established provider of grounds maintenance, arboriculture and highway services principally in the North West and Midlands area of England. The company has an impressive track record and has grown considerably over the past two years. Based in St Helens, Assist has annual sales of £14m and employs 217 colleagues, delivering a number of high-profile contracts. This acquisition strengthens idverde’s presence in the region, provides a complementary offer to existing clients in both companies and further develops idverde’s extensive national coverage delivered by idverde colleagues. idverde now has over 3,000 directly employed colleagues across the UK which enables its service capability to be far reaching … Read more

Sweden’s Green Landscaping Group Agrees to Acquire Mark & ​​Trädgård Skottorp AB

Green Landscaping Group AB has signed an agreement to acquire Mark & ​​Trädgård Skottorp AB , with main activities in ground maintenance and landscaping in Halland and Skåne. Mark & Trädgård Skottorp provides ground maintenance services to customers such as public housing companies and municipalities. Approximately 70% of the operations relate to ground maintenance and related services. In addition, the company conducts landscaping operations corresponding to approximately 30% of the revenue. The company has 52 employees and sales of approximately SEK 47.5 million during the fiscal year 2018. “The acquisition of Mark and Trädgård Skottorp is in line with our … Read more

Q3 Services Group Acquires Lotus Landscapes in the UK

Q3 Services Group Limited has acquired Lotus Landscapes Limited from VPS (UK) Ltd. This acquisition will come into effect on 16th May 2019. Q3 is a British boutique FM company that has three main objectives: to boost productivity through healthier workplaces, to be more open and transparent with all stakeholders, and to transform the working environment for its own employees. The management team are highly experienced in FM having worked across the industry for many years. Martyn Freeman, Q3 CEO comments: “We are excited by the acquisition which further supports our growth plans. We know that this is a great business … Read more

Why You Should Exit While You’re Ahead – A Cautionary Tale

Business owners often ask us what the best time to sell their business is. Needless to say, that is a complicated question that involves the intersection of different, often competing issues including the readiness of the business to be sold, the readiness of the owner to sell and current and future economic conditions. The very best time to sell your business is when someone wants to buy it. While it can be tempting to continue to grow your business forever – particularly when things are going well — that decision comes with a significant downside. The future always holds risks … Read more