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  • ClearLight Partners has invested in Moore Landscapes, a landscape installation, maintenance, enhancement and snow services in  the Chicago area. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Private investment firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made a majority investment in Moore Landscapes, a premier Chicagoland provider of landscape installation, maintenance, enhancement, and snow services, as well as interior plant maintenance. Eric and Victor Moore, long-time owners of the Company, remain equity holders and Board members. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In connection with the investment, Joel Korte, formerly senior executive with commercial landscape services firm the Brickman Group, also invested in the Company and was appointed Moore Landscapes’ CEO, complementing Moore’s highly tenured and experienced management team. Victor Moore commented, “My family has beautified Chicago landscapesRead More...
  • Quarterly Market Pulse Report Also Finds Speed of Exit, Clean Break, and Leaving a Legacy Important to Sellers Cordo0va, TN  May 15, 2017 — Seventy percent (70 percent) of business owners who are selling their companies say that taking care of their employees is a top consideration when evaluating potential buyers. After financial compensation, making sure employees are protected is the No. 1 concern. Business owners also value exiting their business quickly and leaving a legacy when selling their company according to the Q1 2017 Market Pulse Report published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source, and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project. Results indicate that few sellers are interested in employment contracts and other deal structures that keep them active in theRead More...
  • Yellowstone Landscape has acquired North Carolina-based Ecoscape Solutions Group of Charlotte,  North Carolina. Ecoscape will continue to operate under the  Ecoscape name in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. “We’ve had the opportunity to sell the business several times at various points in our history, but it was never a good fit,” said Ecoscape CEO Tony Pope. “With Yellowstone, they felt like a group that believed a lot of the same things we do. I felt like they were going to be able to add value and help us in areas where we weren’t as strong, but I felt like we could help make them better, too.” Ecoscape will continue to operate as Ecoscape in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. “We’ve wanted to expand our service area in to NorthRead More...
  • How do you know the right time to sell your business? One answer to this age-old question is that the time to sell is when someone else is willing to invest more in your business than you are. When you start a business, nobody is willing to invest in its success more than you. You’ve already worked a 40-hour week by Wednesday and, if you’re like most founders, you’ve invested a big chunk of your liquid assets to get your business going. You’re all in. In the early days, you are willing to risk your business on a new strategy because the business is pretty much worthless. As the Bob Dylan lyric goes, “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.” As your business grows andRead More...
  • SavATree, a leading provider of quality tree, shrub and lawn care services continues its growth with the announcement of a recent merger with Lakewood, CO based Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape. This partnership expands SavATree’s presence into the Colorado market. SavATree has been caring for properties throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast states for over 30 years and has built a reputation for excellence. Mountain High Tree and SavATree both hold the prestigious accreditation from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), based upon stringent criteria focused on ethics, quality and consumer confidence. A family owned, full-service Colorado company since 1974, Mountain High Tree is dedicated to preserving urban forests and landscapes. Their certified arborists and knowledgeable lawn specialists provide quality, eco-friendly services to mostRead More...
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