If you are ready to sell your landscaping business, it is important to have an experienced advisor in your corner that has direct experience in the industry.
Keystone Business Advisors specializes in the sale of California-based landscape maintenance businesses and other landscape services businesses. We have sold to and have relationships with most of the prominent landscaping companies and private equity groups in the industry.
If your landscape business has over $500,000 in EBITDA, we would typically market and present your business to strategic and private equity buyers as an add-on acquisition.
For businesses with less than $500,000 in profits, we have found that financial buyers are a good option. We are very familiar with the requirements of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and have developed strategies to facilitate a seamless transaction, even for buyers without a C-27 or D-49 contractor’s license.
Turn to Keystone Business Advisors to sell your landscape business, and you’ll not only experience a hassle-free process but also will receive top dollar once we identify and target the right buyer. One of our key differentiators is our marketing program.
We will create a comprehensive Confidential Information Memorandum to clearly identify the value drives for your business and then target those buyers who we believe will be the best fit and likely to pay the most for your business. We are good at identifying synergistic buyers, which is key to not only maximizing value but increasing the likelihood of an actual sale.
Overcoming Landscape Services Industry Challenges
Landscaping businesses in California find it increasingly difficult to hire and retain skilled workers. We have found that industry buyers not only value your accounts but want to be assured that a qualified workforce is in place and that high-quality work is performed. We are familiar with many of the strict federal immigration laws and how they are impacting your industry.
We also have firsthand experience working with landscaping businesses with a high Xmod and insurance rates due to the fraudulent workers compensation claims that are plaguing the industry. We have represented landscaping companies that have excellent documentation and do everything by the book, and we have worked with those who do not. The key to facilitating a successful sale and not wasting time is to properly disclose key issues upfront and come up with practical solutions so that they do not come back to bite you later on.
Our team understands the ins and outs of the landscape industry, which has challenges that must effectively be addressed to attract optimal buyers. We know what it takes to successfully tackle these challenges, and we do so in such a way that you can focus primarily on running your business and rely on us to manage the sale process through closing. After all, if a business’s profitability or confidentiality is compromised during the sale process, it can negatively impact your deal.
A sample of landscape services companies we handle include:
- Landscape maintenance
- Landscape construction
- Tree trimming
- Arborist services
- Pest control
How to Sell My Landscaping Business
Keystone Business Advisors operates in a fashion that is dramatically different and more effective than you would find with the typical Southern California landscape business broker. You’ll discover that our approach is hands-on and proactive. We put our clients at the center of everything we do. In fact, our M&A advisors limit their number of clients to five or fewer, which is dramatically different than the typical Los Angles landscape business broker who may be multitasking with dozens of clients.
By focusing on just a handful of clients at any given time, our team is able to provide a very high level of service and significantly increase the chances for closing the sale. As soon as you commit to the process and state, “Sell my landscape company,” we begin working on your behalf.
Sell A Landscaping Business with Keystone Business Advisors
According to IBIS World, there are over 500,000 landscaping services businesses in the United States. However, there are relatively few landscaping companies that operate nationally. With that said, there are a number of strategic and private equity buyers which are acquiring landscape services businesses to grow their top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability. We believe now is a good time to go to market with a sale of your landscaping business if you are ready to retire or just burned out with dealing with employees.
Our team is here to help you sell your landscape services business. Our team has decades of proven experience in helping landscape businesses sell for the maximum price and deal terms. Every business comes with its own unique set of circumstances, and it is critical that you find an advisor who can help you ethically work through these without jeopardizing value. You’ve spent years building your landscape services business. You deserve to retain a firm with the background and experience necessary to help you find the right buyer and structure a deal at the right price.
Refer below for a sample of landscape service business transactions we have recently completed.