Signature, Coast LM get $7.2M investment

September 13, 2017By

Central Valley Fund (CVF) invested $7.2 million in growth capital financing in two large landscape contractors, Signature Landscapes, based in Reno, Nev., and Coast Landscape Management, based in Napa, Calif. The transaction includes equity investments in both companies, which will be merged into a single entity during the fourth quarter. Signature ranks No. 122 with $14.7 million and Coast ranks... read more

BrightView acquires Florida company

September 11, 2017By

BrightView acquired Girard Environmental Services (GES), a commercial landscape maintenance company based in Sanford, Fla. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GES CEO Rick Girard said the two companies have much in common. “BrightView shares our passion for the craft of landscaping and our commitment to achieving success for our clients and to the safety, well-being and career advancement of team... read more

Prescription Landscape buys Arteka maintenance business

June 28, 2017By

St. Paul, Minn.-based Prescription Landscape, a commercial landscape services and snow removal provider, acquired Arteka Outdoor Services from Arteka Cos. Terms of the deal, which closed June 1, were not disclosed. Arteka Outdoor Services is a specialty landscape service provider for select home owner association and premium sites in the Minneapolis-St. Paul markets. “This addition to the Prescription portfolio will... read more

N.Y.-based private equity firm invests in SavATree

June 7, 2017By

An affiliate of New York-based private equity firm CI Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in SavATree. The management team of SavATree has a significant equity ownership in the company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. SavATree, a tree, shrub and lawn care services company based in Bedford Hills, N.Y., serves customers in 12 states through 25 locations.... read more

Private equity firm acquires Merit Service Solutions

December 1, 2016By

Philadelphia-based private equity firm Eureka Growth Capital acquired the assets of Merit Service Solutions through a newly-formed affiliate, Exterior Maintenance Resources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Merit Service Solutions, headquartered in Malvern, Pa., has seven locations and a nationwide network of service providers who perform facility maintenance services, such as landscaping, snow management, parking lot and other offerings.... read more

Forbes: What attracted Brickman to D. Foley Landscape

December 1, 2016By

It’s hard to look ahead when you’re speeding at 100 mph, but at some point, you have to set your sights on a finish line. When the time comes to sell your company, will you have built something that’s attractive to buyers? A recent Forbes article dissects the 2009 Brickman Group acquisition of D. Foley Landscape, a full-service commercial firm in Walpole, Mass. Brickman has... read more