Ball Horticultural Company Acquires Darwin Plants

WEST CHICAGO, IL – Ball Horticultural Company has acquired Dutch perennials company Darwin Plants. The agreement combines Darwin’s specialty expertise in perennials with Ball’s extensive capabilities in research, production, sales, marketing and customer service, giving perennial growers around the world more access to the comprehensive, creative range of perennials and shrubs for which Darwin Plants is known. “One of our goals is for Ball to be known as a perennial company,” says Anna Ball, President & CEO of Ball Horticultural Company. “Adding Darwin Plants to our offering means our customers benefit from specialized expertise and even more innovative products. We’re … Read more

Urban Outfitters Agrees to Acquire Styer’s

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle consumer products company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters brands, today announced that it had entered into an agreement, subject to due diligence, to acquire J. Franklin Styer Nurseries, Inc. Styer’s is one of the oldest and most respected garden centers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. From its ten-acre nursery located just east of Chadds Ford, PA in Philadelphia’s affluent western suburbs, Styer’s offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plant material, an eclectic assortment of garden supplies and home products, a … Read more

Arrow Exterminating Acquires McKendree of Jacksonville, Florida

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators proudly announces the acquisition of McKendree Termite & Pest Control in Jacksonville, FL. McKendree has experienced tremendous success since its inception in 1977 and is considered one of the premier pest control companies in the Jacksonville area. This is Arrow’s 91st acquisition since 1988 and the first in this extremely desired market. Company founders Gene and Joyce McKendree, who retired in 2000 after a flourishing career, sold the company to their daughter and son-in-law Teri and Phil Davis. Teri began her pest management career in 1984 while working along side her parents and after taking over the … Read more

Swingle acquires Lawn-a-Mat of Denver

The Swingle brand continues to expand their legendary landscape care and award winning holiday décor services along Colorado’s Front Range communities. Denver, CO – Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, today announced their acquisition of customers from Lawn-A-Mat, a 30 year old traditional lawn care services company focusing on a customer base in Wheat Ridge, Arvada and Golden. Donnis Forbes, former owner of Lawn-A-Mat, said “I searched for a Colorado based company that provided exceptional customer service with the expertise my customer’s have come to expect. After carefully considering several options, I was excited to announce that Swingle Lawn, Tree … Read more