July 2015

Green Merger News

July 2015 | The Principium Group | Editor: Ron Edmonds

From the Editor

There’s a lot going on.  Seller activity is at its highest level since 2009.  Several transactions have recently been completed.  More are in the works. Private equity involvement in the industry is in a definite up-tick.
We’ve been busy in other ways too.  We’re working hard to help bring you a new event, The Wealth Building Summit, to be held on Wednesday October 21 during the week of the GIE+EXPO in Louisville.  We’ll also be a guest presenter n a webinar entitled “What’s Your Business Worth?”

If you have an interest in selling or buying a lawn or landscape business, are ready to begin the exit planning process or would like to explore the potential impact of consolidation on your local market, we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you.  Give us a call at 888-229-5740 or email us at [email protected].

If you are thinking about planning the sale of your business, consider  getting your Sellability Score. After you complete the short online survey, you will immediately receive your Sellability Score. We also send you a detailed report that covers the key drivers of sellability.  We will also include a guide to the Sellability Score for the green industry to help you interpret the information with a focus on the green industry.  Click here to get your Sellability Score.

Ron Edmonds
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Wealth Building Summit

The Wealth Building Summit is a one-day event focused on how to create and accumulate wealth as a landscape business owner.   The event will be held on October 21 during the week of the GIE+EXPO.

Featured speakers will include Mike Bogan, former Brickman executive and now CEO of LandCare (formerly TruGreen LandCare, Jeffrey Scott of Jeffrey Scott Consulting and the Leader’s Edge and Ron Edmonds of The Principium Group.

There is an early bird registration discount through August 15.  Click here for more information.

Webinar Invitation-What’s Your Business Worth?

Ron Edmonds of The Principium Group will be a guest presenter on a webinar hosted by Jeffrey Scott of Jeffrey Scott Consulting. on July 28 at 12 noon Eastern time. Jeffrey will intterview Ron on the subject, What’s Your Business Worth?

Some of the topics to be covered include:

Is the green industry a good investment?

What determines business value?

Steps to make to improve value.

Mistakes to avoid n the business building rocess

Who actually wants to buy your business?

How to unlock the value of your business withut selling.

Click here for more information and to register.

Recent Transactions

Here is oour recap of recently-reported lawn and landscape-related mergers & acquisitions.

Succession Capital acquired Intermountain Total Facility Services and its landscape unit, Turf-It Landscaping.

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First Choice Tree Care of Wisconsin has acquired Trees Are For Us.

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Bug Out Service has acquired Kelley Termite & Pest in Florida

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In Florida, ESR has acquired M&M Professional Grounds Management and Green Leaf Lawn.

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The Dwyer Group has acquired Service Brands International, adding three new brands to its franchise portfolio.

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The Dwyer Group has acquired The Grounds Guys of Canada.

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Yellowstone Landscape Group has acquired Perimeter Landscape Management in Georgia.

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Arrow Exterminators has acquired Hallman Pest Control of Alabama

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If you know of green industry business sales or mergers & acquisitions that should be reported here, please contact us.  Please also add us to press release distribution lists.

Businesses Wanted

For a list of markets with businesses wanted, click here.

The primary focus is commercial maintenance, but some design-build may be acceptable.  There are also opportunities for lawn care businesses in many markets.

We currently have a particular interest in the following:

  • Commercial landscape businesses with $1 million to $5 million in revenues in the Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Antonio, Texas, markets
  • Commercial landscape businesses from $5 to $10 million in the metro Atlanta market
  • Commercial landscape businesses in Southern California (San Diego, Orange, Riverside Counties) with $5 million to $20 million in revenues. 
  • Lawn care businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
  • Commercial landscape businesses in the Carolinas
  • Commercial landscape businesses in Utah
  • Commercial landscape businesses in Arizona

AnchorBusinesses For Sale

For a list of businesses for sale, click here.  This list represents only  a portion of the projects we are working on which may be of interest.

We are seeking a buyer for a very profitable $3 million high-end residential landscape company in Northwest Indiana with a motivated seller.

Contact us for more information about any of these opportunities.

Short Takes

Small business sale activity has reached its highest level since 2009.

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The SBA has hit its loan guaranty limit for fiscal 2015 unless Congress acts to raise it.

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Ron Edmonds of The Principium Group was interviewed by Jody Shilan on Landscape Live! Talk Radio on the State of the Market.  Click here for a replay.

TruGreen LandCare has been rebranded LandCare.

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How to Scale Up Your Service Business

Increase the value of your business by training others in your area of expertise.

Click here for an article exploring this topic..

Book Ron Edmonds for Your Meeting

Contact us for information about booking Ron Edmonds to speak to your industry group or company meeting on green industry acquisition strategies, exit planning and similar topics.  No one has a firmer grip n the market for green industry mergers & acquisitions.

Sellability Score Find Out Now

The Sellability Score is a quantitative tool designed to analyze how sellable your business is.

After completing an online questionnaire, you will immediately receive a Sellability Score based on a 100 point scale along with instructions for interpreting your results. We will send you the full report along with a guide for interpreting the Sellability Score in the Green Industry.

Click here to get your Sellability Score.