Subject: Green Merger News - Private Equity & Transactions Show Industry Strength

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Editor: Ron Edmonds
June 2017
To our clients and friends:

We are pleased to present this edition of Green Industry M&A News.

The private equity community has continued to pay attention to the landscape services sector. Three new platforms have been launched in the first half of 2017. Several add-on acquisitions have been completed. We have just prepared the Third Edition of our report, Private Equity Investment in The Landscape Industry, which covers transactions through June and adds coverage of venture capital deals and international activity as well. You can download a copy of the report below.

Of course, there has also been robust M&A activity in the industry not involving private equity. We have included summary information on recent merger & activity in the lawn and landscape space. We will be publishing a mid-year review in July.

As always, if you are ready to discuss your exit or transition plans or an acquisition strategy, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

Ron Edmonds
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Recent Transactions
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Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry 3rd Editiion

Private Equity Investment in the Landscape Industry
To download a copy of Private Equity Investment in The Landscape Industry, Third Edition, June 2017, click here.

This report details all publicly announced private equity activity in the landscape industry and covers transactions through June 2017. The third edition also expands coverage of international and venture capital transactions.

This report details all publicly announced private equity activity in the landscape industry and covers transactions through June 2017. The third edition also expands coverage of international and venture capital transactions..
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About The Principium Group

The Principium Group provides advisory services related to mergers & acquisitions and exit planning to lawn, landscape, pest control and facilities services 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.
Recent Transactions
The following merger & acquisition transactions among lawn and landscape companies have been reported:

ClearLight Partners invested in Moore Landscape in Illinois. More information.

ZS Fund led a recapitalization of Fort Myers, Florida-based Juniper Landscaping. More information.

CI Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in New York-based SavATree. More information

Dwyer Group, the franchisor of The Grounds Guys in the U.S. and Canada, has acquired Countrywide Grounds Maintenance in the United Kingdom. Countrywide has approximately 50 franchised locations. More information.

Prescription Landscape has acquired Arteka Outdoor in Minnesota. More information.

Rentokil Steritech has completed the acquisition of Heron Lawn and Pest in Florida. More information.

Senske Services has completed the acquisition of Turf's Up! Lawn and Tree Care in Washington. More information.

Rotolo Consultants, Inc. has acquired Greenscape Grounds Management in Louisiana. More information

Yellowstone Landscape Group has acquired Ecoscape Solutions Group in Charlotte, N.C. More information.

SavATree has acquired Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape in Colorado. More information.

The Davey Tree Expert Company has acquired Arborel Tree Service in Pittsburgh. More information.

Davey also acquired Arborguard in Atlanta. More information.

Gothic Landscape has acquired Terra Pacifica in Orange County, California. More information.

After announcing five transactions in the first quarter, SiteOne Landscape Supply  acquired Evergreen Partners with locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.  More information.

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.
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