Anvil Capital Adds Fowler Landscaping to Leahy

Boston-based Anvil Capital has completed the acquisition of Fowler Landscaping of Lynn, Massachusetts. The transaction was structured as an add-on acquisition for Leahy Landscaping, Inc., a portfolio company of Anvil Capital and Spring Capital. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2000 by Jesse Fowler, Fowler Landscaping is a regional commercial and residential landscaping services company with many long-standing relationships. Jesse Fowler commented “Leahy Landscaping has an outstanding reputation. My decision to sell to Leahy was ultimately driven by my desire to join a larger company with significantly more resources. I look forward to contributing to the continued … Read more

Starting versus Buying a Business

Most company founders are good at the first stages of entrepreneurship. But in the phases that follow, they may only be average. Just because you have a knack for starting companies, doesn’t necessarily mean that those skills translate well into growing one. There are celebrated cases of founders who have successfully started and grown a business – Elon Musk and Bill Gates come to mind. There are, however, many more examples of entrepreneurs who perform well initially and then hold back their company as it ages. But, as a business owner, you can avoid this. How One Founder Unlocked the … Read more

Nurture Acquires Demita Plants in the U.K.

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  Nurture Landscapes has acquired Demita Plants.  Demita, based in Denham near Uxbridge, was founded in 1979 by David Scammell. The business is made up mainly from plant displays, consisting of interior maintenance, hanging baskets and Christmas trees with a small amount of landscape maintenance and will sit within Nurture’s Plant Displays operation based out of Upminster, headed by Greg Basire. The majority of the work is in the London region, with their key contract being the hanging baskets for Fullers Pubs which will work in harmony with Nurture’s existing business for Greene King. The Principium Group endeavors to track … Read more

Nurture Landscapes Acquires Eco Landscapes in the U.K.

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Eco Landscapes has joined forces with the Nurture Landscapes Group in a collaboration which will continue to strengthen and enhance the service portfolio to clients across the South of England for both companies. St Albans-based Eco Landscapes was founded in 2008 by Alex Ufton. The majority of the business is made up from the delivery of landscape maintenance to offices, industrial parks and retail parks across the South, in addition to some static sites, and sits perfectly alongside Nurture’s client base. The operational and management teams delivering the service on the ground will remain in situ and will continue to … Read more

TruGreen Acquires Oklahoma-based LawnAmerica

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based LawnAmerica has been acquired by TruGreen. The acquisition was announced on the LawnAmerica website with the following statement: “LawnAmerica is pleased to announce that we have joined forces with TruGreen®.” Landscape Management reported the acquisition on its website on October 11, 2019, noting that LawnAmerica had revenues of approximately $8.6 million in 2018. In 2016, Brad Johnson, the founder of LawnAmerica, sold a majority interest in LawnAmerica to an affiliate of Denver-based Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care. When Swingle was sold to SavATree in 2017, LawnAmerica was not included. The Principium Group endeavors to track all merger … Read more