RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it advised Yellowstone Landscape (Yellowstone), a portfolio company of CIVC Partners, LP (CIVC), on its sale to Harvest Partners, LP (Harvest Partners). Yellowstone is a leading provider of commercial landscape services throughout the Southern and Southwestern United States. The transaction was led by Brian Lucas, Taylor Morris and Maury Nolen of the Harris Williams Business Services Group and John Neuner of the firm’s Consumer Group.
“Yellowstone is a leader in the commercial landscaping segment, providing its clients with premier service through best-in-class branch-based operations,” said Brian Lucas, a managing director at Harris Williams. “Advising companies like Yellowstone contributes to our firm’s continued momentum in the outsourced commercial and industrial services space.”
“We believe Harvest Partners will be a terrific new partner as Yellowstone seeks to continue to execute on its strategic growth plan through both organic means and accretive M&A,” added John Neuner, a managing director at Harris Williams.
Yellowstone is a full service commercial landscaping company, delivering professional landscape services including landscape design, landscape installation, landscape maintenance, irrigation installation and repair, and tree care services. Headquartered in Palm Coast, Florida, Yellowstone currently serves more than 5,000 customers from its 40 branch facilities across the South and Southwest. The company’s customers include corporate campuses, resorts and hotels, homeowners’ associations, multi-family communities, schools, hospitals and municipalities.
CIVC is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in high-growth middle market companies in the business services sector. Since 1989, the team has invested $1.7 billion in 65 platform companies and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund V.
Founded in 1981, Harvest Partners is a leading New York-based private equity investment firm that focuses on investments in middle market companies in the business services and consumer; healthcare; industrial services; and manufacturing and distribution sectors. This strategy leverages Harvest Partners’ more than 35 years of experience in financing organic and acquisition-oriented growth companies.
Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, advocates for sellers and buyers of companies worldwide through critical milestones and provides thoughtful advice during the lives of their businesses. By collaborating as one firm across Industry Groups and geographies, the firm helps its clients achieve outcomes that support their objectives and strategically create value. Harris Williams is committed to execution excellence and to building enduring, valued relationships that are based on mutual trust. Harris Williams is a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC).
The Harris Williams Business Services Group has experience advising companies that provide a range of commercial, industrial and professional services. For more information on the firm’s Business Services Group and other recent transactions, visit the Business Services Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.
The Harris Williams Consumer Group has completed more than 60 transactions in recent years across a variety of verticals, including branded consumer products; consumer services; food, beverage and agribusiness; and restaurant and retail. For more information on the Harris Williams Consumer Group and other recent transactions, visit the Consumer Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.
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