KKR Agrees to Acquire Neighborly, Franchisor of The Grounds Guys and 27 Other Brands

Global investment firm KKR has agreed to acquire Neighborly , the world’s largest provider and franchisor of home service brands, from Harvest Partners. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Among its many brands are The Grounds Guys and Countrywide Grounds Maintenanxce in the U.K.  The Grounds Guys ranks No. 25 on the Lawn & Landscape 100 with $81 million of system-wide (include franchisees) revenue. KKR also remains the largest shareholxder in BrightView, the largest U.S. landscape provider.  According to BrightView’s most recent proxy filing, KKR and its affiliates continued to own 48.2% of BrightView.  BrightView is the parent company … Read more

Urban Life Solutions Acquires GrassChopper in Edmonton

Urban Life Solutions Inc. (ULS), a Canadian national outdoor maintenance company, has acquired GrassChopper Landscaping in Edmonton, AB. Urban Life Solutions is based in Calgary with its Eastern headquarters in Ottawa. Founded in 2001, GrassChopper is celebrating its 20th year in business, servicing the Edmonton Capital Region in commercial landscape construction, grounds maintenance, and snow and ice management. GrassChopper brings a team of 70 highly trained and dedicated landscape management professionals to ULS which will increase its dominance in the Western Canadian market. “We are very excited to be combining forces with ULS in this exciting chapter of growth and opportunity. I … Read more

ServiceTitan to Acquire Aspire Software for Landscapers

Aspire Software, a landscaping business management software provider,  has agreed to be acquired by ServiceTitan, the world’s leading provider of software for the trades.  Since its founding in 2014, Aspire has grown to be a major player in software for larger landscape service providers. The deal would represent ServiceTitan’s largest acquisition to date and its second acquisition in the last twelve months, following the company’s acquisition of ServicePro, the software provider for the pest, lawn and arbor industries. ServiceTitan, most recently valued at $9.5 billion, powers more than 7,500 trade businesses across various home and commercial service verticals, including plumbing, … Read more

The Greenery Acquires Martex Services Landscape on Amelia Island

The Greenery, Inc., a regional commercial landscape services company based in Hiltonhead, South Carolina, has acquired Amelia Island-based Martex Services Landscape Management.  Martex Services will operate as a division of The Greenery serving  the greater Amelia Island/Jacksonville market and continue to provide commercial landscape services to resorts and hotels, office parks and  gated communities of northeast Florida. “The team at Martex Services is excited about this new relationship working with The Greenery,” said Tom Livingston, President of Martex Services, Inc. “Our employees are staying on board and will continue to work hard to preserve our long standing reputation in the … Read more

Outworx Group Acquires Gold Landscape in Dallas-Fort Worth

Outworx Group, a diversified facility maintenance services company,  has acquired Gold Landscape , a landscape services company serving Homeowner Associations (“HOAs”), multi-family properties, and commercial properties across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.  The transactiion represented a successful exit for Trinity Private Equity Group which had acquiured Gold Landscape in 2017.  Outworx is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital. Gold is a leading landscape services company, providing a full range of services to Homeowners Associations, multi-family properties, commercial properties and individual homeowners across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The Company offers a broad range of services that are critical to its customers, … Read more