Ron Edmonds on M&A Masters Video Podcast

M&A Masters Podcast

Ron Edmonds was recently interviewed for an episode of Peter Stroth’s video podcast, M&A Masters.  The topic was What You Need to Know  About Lawn & Landscape M&A.    Check it out here.   or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

Apax Funds Agree to Acquire SavATree

Funds advised by Apax (the “Apax Funds”) have  agreed to acquire SavATree, a leading, professional tree, shrub and lawn care provider, from CI Capital Partners. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Q4 2021. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. SavATree was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Bedford Hills, New York. SavATree is committed to an environmentally sensible approach to tree, shrub and lawn care services and has been caring for residential, commercial and government properties for over 40 years. The company services customers in 27 states through 58 locations. … Read more

The Art of Selling Your Business

The Art of Selling Your Business

“Think of selling your business as a long, tough journey into the backcountry.  You will encounter plenty of obstacles, but if you pack right, you’ll be fine.” – The first words of The Art of Selling Your Business by John Warrillow John Warrillow’s new book, The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies and Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top: has recently been published. We highly recommend this book by the founder of the Value Builder System. We have been working with John and his team since he first created the Sellability Score (now called the Value Builder Score) in … Read more

SavATree Acquires Giroud Tree and Lawn in Pennsylvania

SavATree, a national tree, shrub and lawn care provider, has acquired Pennsylvania-based company, Giroud Tree and Lawn. The merger will create a new SavATree branch operation in Huntingdon Valley, PA and service the greater Philadelphia area. This branch becomes SavATree’s third office in Southeastern Pennsylvania, in addition to Newtown and Conshohocken, and marks its 58th branch nationwide. Giroud Tree and Lawn has been providing a complete range of services including pruning, tree removals, deep root fertilization, plant health care and professional lawn services in Pennsylvania for nearly five decades. Principals of Giroud, Lou Giroud and Drew Slousky, along with their … Read more

Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc.   has acquired Atlantic Mulch & Erosion Control, Inc., an independent distributor of mulch & soil, pavers, natural stone, bulk materials, and other complementary landscape products. Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, Atlantic Mulch was founded in 2004 by Brent Booker & Dan Pleasant and currently employs a team of 17 people.  Brent & Dan will continue to lead the Company’s dedicated employee base going forward, ensuring continuity and consistency for customer and supplier partners. Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “I am excited to announce our partnership with Atlantic Mulch which represents our third acquisition since … Read more