Why Principium?

Experience | Reputation | Connections

With all the options of merger & acquisitions advisors that a business owner has, why choose The Principium Group?


EXPERIENCERon Edmonds and the Principium team have extensive experience serving lawn care and landscape services clients throughout the United States.  They have both sell-side and buy-side experience working with relatively small businesses to some of the largest in the industry.  Their experience includes lawn care, landscape services, tree care, snow removal and facility services.  Over the past ten years, they have been involved with hundreds of transactions, working with business owners just like you. They have been with the industry through some pretty dramatic business cycles.


Principium has an unequaled reputation for truly understanding the dynamics of the industry.  Because lawn and landscape is their primary focus, they understand it better than other merger & acquisition advisors.  And in those rare occasions when they don’t, they have cooperative relationships with others who can fill in the gaps and meet the needs of any green industry business.

ReputationWho does the industry turn to for the inside story on mergers & acquisitions – Ron Edmonds of the Principium Group.  He is asked to speak at numerous trade association and similar events from the Landscapes conference sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the GIE+EXPO, the Western Nursery & Landscape Association and Landscape Management magazine, as well as industry corporate events sponsored by companies such as TruGreen and U.S. Lawns.  He has written articles published in Lawn & Landscape, Landscape Management, Turf, Nursery Management and others.  He is frequently quoted in the press as an expert on lawn and landscape mergers & acquisitions, both in the trade press and the business press, including such publications as The Economist and Bloomberg.  He serves as a consultant to the private equity community on related topics.


The Principium Group is well known in the lawn and landscape community as well as the financial community for its experience and knowledge of lawn and landscape mergers & acquisitions.  For example, many other merger & acquisition intermediaries consult with Principium for assistance on landscape-related transactions.  As a result, they have developed a national network of other M&A professionals to assist them on client projects where appropriate across the U.S.


Within the financial community, we are sought out for both advice and opportunities in the lawn and landscape sector.  We are on a first-name basis with the leaders of nearly all large strategic buyers active in this industry.

In addition to participating in landscape industry trade associations, they also participate in several merger & acquisition organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth and M&A Source.

What does all this mean to you as a business owner?

With Principium, you get an advisor who understands your business and today’s merger & acquisition marketplace and has the internal and external resources to produce the best results for your business.

Beyond those basics, they  believe that you should choose a merger & acquisition advisor partially in the basis of personal chemistry.  You will get the best results working with an advisor that you respect and feel comfortable with. This will be an intimate relationship for a number of months.

We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your business and your plans.

Call us at 888-229-5740 or email us at [email protected]