Center Partners announces the formation of United Land Services, a new landscaping services platform in the South East
NEW YORK, November 2, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Center Partners (“Center“), a leading mid-market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, today announced that in partnership with LP First Capital (“LPFC”), an independent sponsor, it has formed United Land Services Holdings, LLC (“United Land Services” or the “Company”), a to build a leading landscaping services provider in the Southeast. United Land Services has completed its first five acquisitions: United Landscapes, Blandford Turf, Tree World, O’Hara and River Region Sports Fields. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Based at Jacksonville, Florida, United Land Services is a leading commercial and residential landscape services platform serving a wide range of national and local customers in the South East. The company provides a full range of services including landscape design and installation, commercial property maintenance, sod installation, tree / plant nursery and other specialist services with an exceptional reputation. for customer service and quality. With the completion of its first five acquisitions, United Land Services has established a presence in several of the South East’s fastest growing metropolitan areas, including Jacksonville, Orlando and Harbor. St. Lucia, Florida, and Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.
Bob blandford, founder of United Landscapes and Blandford Turf, and a veteran landscape operator with over 20 years of industry experience, will serve as CEO of United Land Services.
“Center is delighted to partner with LPFC, Bob blandford and the United Land Services team, ”said Jeff Bartoli, partner of Center Partners. “The company is well positioned to take advantage of favorable industry winds driving increased demand for landscaping services in the Southeast. We look forward to expanding the platform through strategic acquisitions across the region.
“Center is an excellent partner for United Land Services given their long history of successfully working with founders and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, ”said Mr. Blandford. “Center and LPFC’s financial and strategic resources will enable us to accelerate our growth trajectory, expand our service capabilities and strengthen our market leadership, thereby enabling us to better serve our customers. “
Thomas Ince, Founder of LPFC, said: “We are delighted to partner with Center and Bob to execute United Land Service’s multi-faceted growth strategy and build on the strong foundation Bob and his team have established. Bob’s passion, strategic vision and commitment will be instrumental as we grow the business and build the leading landscaping services platform in the South East. “
Dechert LLP and McGuireWoods LLP provided legal advice to Center Partners and LP First Capital.
About the centre’s partners
Founded in 1986, Center Partners is a leading private equity firm specializing in the consumer and healthcare industries, with offices in New York and Los Angeles and more $ 2.5 billion of equity invested in more than 80 transactions. Center Partners seeks to partner with founders and management teams to create exceptional businesses. Center Partners provides leadership teams with access to its unique resources, which include an extensive network of experienced and proven operational executives. Further information is available on www.centrepartners.com.
On LP Premier Capital
LP First Capital (“LPFC”) is a private investment firm with experience in building super-regional and national platforms by leveraging its expertise in mergers and acquisitions, integration of profit centers and incorporation. teams to drive performance. Based at Austin, Texas, LPFC maintains an active presence in most Southeast and Midwest markets, while continuing to focus on building blue chip businesses within traditionally fragmented industries. More information on LPFC, its strategy, its investments and its team are available at www.LPFirstCapital.com.
About United Land Services
Based at Jacksonville, Florida, the company provides a full range of services including landscape design and installation, commercial property maintenance, sod installation, tree / plant nursery and other specialist services with an exceptional reputation for customer service and quality. The Company operates in the largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas in the South East and maintains deep and long-standing relationships with major national and local customers. Further information is available on www.unitedlandservices.com.
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