|Commentary – 2012 Starts Off Strong
Despite lingering economic and political uncertainty, 2012 has started out very strong for mergers & acquisitions in the green industry. Our list of recent transactions includes a broad range of deals in different industry segments and different types of transactions, including private equity and facilities management .
So far, our predictions for 2012 are looking pretty square-on.
We see green industry business owners looking for opportunities to strengthen and expand their businesses through acquisitions, either of similar businesses or of complementary businesses that expand the scope of services they offer their customers.
In a similar way, we see companies that provide other facilities services seeking to add landscape services to their portfolio. Barring some unforeseen developments, we are expecting an outstanding year for acquisition activity within the industry.
This month, in addition to our usual feature article and list of recent transactions, we are including a column entitled Current Business Opportunities. In this column, we list a variety of markets and industry sectors in which we are looking for either buyers or sellers. We are usually pretty quiet about the projects we are working on, but we thought it might be helpful to our readers (and us!) to give you some information on some of the projects we are working on now. If anything on the list sparks an interest, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.
As always, if you are considering buying or selling a green industry business or beginning the exit planning process, we’d like to speak with you. Please give us a call or send us an email.
|Current Business Opportunities
Our projects representing buyers and sellers are handled on a confidential basis. However, this month we have decided to share some information on what we are working on right now. If there is a fit for your situation, please give us a call or send us an email.
Looking for Buyers
Looking for Buyers
We represent several mid-size design/build/maintenance/snow companies in major markets in the Northeast and Mid-West. These are strong businesses with leadership positions in their markets that weathered the recession without a major contraction in their businesses. This is an attractive time for expansion, and these businesses represent exceptional opportunities. If you are interested in hearing more, please give us a call or send us an email.
Looking for Sellers
We are working with buyers looking for commercial maintenance businesses to buy in the following markets:
If you are thinking about selling your business, please give us a call or send us an email.
We are also looking for lawn care businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest and Colorado.
|Green Exit by Ron Edmonds
Ron Edmonds’ latest book is Green Exit—Exit Planning for Lawn and Landscape Business Owners.
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