Subject: Green Merger News - GIE+EXPO - Valuation
In this issue:
See You at GIE+EXPO
Recent Transactions
Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry - 2019
Tools for Business Owners
About The Principium Group
See You at GIE+EXPO
To our clients and friends:

I am leaving for  Louisville in a few minutes for Landscapes 2019 and GIE+EXPO.  I always look forward to that trip and to seeing clients and friends and making new ones.  If you will be there, there is still time to schedule a time to meet. Email or call us or schedule a meeting online.

The M&A activity in our industry is remaining very strong.  Just in the last few days, we have seen a number of interesting deals.  One of them is a search-fund style transaction.  See the details below.  I expect there to be more to follow.

Understanding the value of your business is an  important part of exit planning and planning the sale of your business. If you have been considering  a market value assessment of your business, we are running a promotion during GIE.  Click here for more information.  Act now, because the promotion ends October 20.  

Next month, we will be releasing an updated version of our report on Valuation Trends in the Landscape Industry.

If you are considering selling or buying a lawn or landscape business or would like to discuss your options, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

Ron Edmonds
901-351-1510 (cell)

Recent Transactions
Here is a recap of recent M&A activity in the lawn and landscape  industry.  It is our goal to include all publicly announced or known transactions.  If you know of recent transactions that should be included, please let us know.

TruGreen has acquired LawnAmerica, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
More information

NextGen Growth Partners has acquired Sunrise Landscape in Tampa, Florida.   NextGen's "entrepreneur-in-residence" program is similar to a search fund.  Austin Ashmore, formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence at NextGen has been named CEO of Sunrise.  

French-based idverde has acquired the TCL Group in the U.K., solidifying its position as the largest landscape services company in Europe and in the U.K. idverde is a portfolio company of Brussels-based Core Equity Holdings.

Nurture Landscapes has acquired Eco Landscapes in the U.K.

Nurture Landscapes has also acquired Demita Plants in the U.K.

SavATree has acquired the arborist operations of Red Cedar in New York.

SiteOne Landscape Supply has acquired Design Outdoor in Reno/Lake Tahoe.

SiteOne has also acquired Trendset Concrete Products in Seattle.
Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry-2019

We recently published Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry-2019. The 24 page report includes a survey of all known private equity activity in the landscape industry and related businesses, including platform, follow-on and exit transactions  and a guide to private equity for landscape industry business owners.  Click the button to download a copy.
Tools for Business Owners
Are you ready to exit your business?
Do you understand your options?
Do you know what is most important to you?
PREScore™ (or Personal Readiness to Exit Score) is an 8-minute, online questionnaire that evaluates a business owner’s readiness to exit their company on a personal level.  Get your PREScore now.
Do you have a business that is valuable & sellable?
Find out by taking a brief online questionnaire to receive an immediate Value Builder Score of between 1 and 100 for your business. You will also receive a 26 page report full of charts and graphs that will give you insights into how buyers evaluate your business. Get your Value Builder Score now.
The Principium Group provides merger & acquisition and advisory services  to lawn, landscape, and other service businesses.
Our professionals have assisted business owners in hundreds of transactions. For buyers, Principium provides assistance and counsel in strategic planning, identifying potential acquisition targets, due diligence and planning for successful integration of acquisitions. For sellers, Principium provides assistance and counsel in evaluating strategic alternatives, identifying and negotiating with potential acquirers and assisting with transactions from due diligence through the closing process. In order to provide the highest quality service, we maintain relationships with other professionals serving the green industry and can access those professionals to supplement our internal resources. No matter how large or small your business may be, we have the resources to serve you well. We understand that the decision to buy or sell your business is a profound one, and we pledge to work with you in a professional and confidential manner while we help you navigate this often confusing process.
Whether you have immediate plans to buy or sell a business or may sometime in the future as part of an exit planning strategy, we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your business.
The Principium Group

P.O. Box 414
Cordova, TN 38088
Ron Edmonds

Chris Martin
888-229-5740, ext 103


The information included in this newsletter is derived from publicly available sources. Our intent is to give a perspective on the industry taken as a whole. The inclusion of a transaction in this newsletter does not imply that The Principium Group acted as an advisor to either of the parties to the transaction. It is the policy of The Principium Group always to maintain the confidentiality of its client relationships. For those transactions in which The Principium Group did play a role, the information included herein is still limited to that available through public sources.
Principium Group, PO BOX 414, 38088, Cordova, United States
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