Bregal Partners (“Bregal”) has announced a new platform investment in Juniper Landscaping (“Juniper” or the “Company”), a leading provider of landscaping services to commercial clients throughout the state of Florida. Previously, Juniper was a portfolio company of ZS Fund
Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, Juniper wasm founded in 2001. Under CEO Brandon Duke’s leadership, the Company has expanded its presence across Florida through a client-centric approach focused on both organic and acquisition growth. Juniper currently operates a network of 15 local branches serving more than 1,500 properties. Juniper’s clients include home-owners’ associations, commercial clients and municipalities throughout southern and central Florida. Through its new partnership with Bregal, Juniper will have added capacity to continue to pursue acquisition growth in its target markets.
Bregal Partners Managing Director Thomas Kearney noted that Juniper is an ideal platform for Bregal, which actively pursues opportunities to invest in commercial facility services businesses that are ripe for organic and acquisition-related growth. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Brandon and the management team at Juniper,” said Mr. Kearney, “And are excited to provide them with the support they need to continue to develop Juniper into a best-in-class commercial landscaping company, particularly as it relates to accelerating the Company’s acquisition strategy and continuing to be the employer of choice in the markets they serve.”
Juniper CEO Brandon Duke added “We are proud to have established Juniper as one of the largest and most reputable providers of commercial landscaping services in Florida, and are excited to have selected Bregal as our next financial partner. Bregal was an ideal partner for us due to their commitment to growth while fully aligning with Juniper’s mission and employee-centric culture. We look forward to continuing our growth trajectory while providing best-in-class landscaping services to our clients and developing our talented team.”