COVID-19 and Landscape Industry M&A

A Series of Posts from Ther Principium Group on How Landscape Services Mergers & Acquisitiions May Be Impacted by the Effects if the COVID-19 Pandemic

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It is still early to effectively evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and various related actions on the lower middle-market.  Different people have different perspectives and the scenario is continues to evolve rapidly.  Certainly at least two factors will have a big impact, including how long it takes to safely get the workforce back to work and how deep and long a recession we may fall into.  However, we are beginning to get a perspective on what we can reasonably expect.

We will attempt to evaluate what impact COVID-19 is likely to have on landscape services mergers & acquisitions, including business owners who are planning their exit or are in the process of selling their business or are buying or considering buying another business.

We will be adding blog posts that address different elements of the M&A process and how they have been affected and steps business owners can take to best poisition their business during this difficult period.

FIrst Thoughts on COVID-19 Impact

First Thoughts on the Impact of COVID-19

It is still early to effectively evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and various related actions on the lower middle-market.  Different people have different perspectives and the scenario is continues to evolve rapidly.  Certainly at least two factors will have a big impact, including how long it takes to safely get the workforce back to work and how deep and long a recession we may fall into.  However, we are beginning to get a perspective on what we can reasonably expect. We will attempt to evaluate what impact COVID-19 is likely to have



Businesses that have existing SBA Section 7(a)  and 504 loans should be aware of two opportunities  that have arisen for them.  Many small business acquisitions include an SBA 7(a) loan. First of all, SBA lenders have been reminded that they


One thing that has not been heavily publicized about the federal government’s stimulus and relief programs  may have a positive impact for those who have obtained SBA loans for business acquisitions or other purposes. Under the CARES Act, in general,


Much of the merger and acquisition activity in the landscape services sector in recent years has been driven, directly or indirectly, by private equity investment.  To understand the overall impact of COVID-19 on landscape industry M&A, we need to consider


Due diligence is likely to look a little bit different after COVID-19.  You can expect investors and buyers to be very carefulo to conduct adequate due diligence to avoid taking on unexpected risk. With COVID-19, business travel has been substantially


Being considered an essential service may be an investment theme for lawn and landscape businesses as we learn from the impact of COVID-19. Federal, state and local governments have instituted a variety of voluntary or mandatory measures limiting business and