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"We hired CCG because it was obvious that they understood our business and our industry and were the kind of guys we could work with - honest and aggressive."

Eddie Schatz
Austin Outdoor


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CCG Advisors has sold more landscape service businesses than any other advisor, period.  Over the last two decades we have executed sales with all of the strategic buyers. We have helped other landscape business owners find private equity partners for liquidity and funds for continued growth.  And finally, we have helped the owners of landscape companies to implement employee stock ownership plans to monetize their equity and create real ownership for their employees, especially key people.  Our track record and relationships are unparalleled in the industry, affording our clients the best representation available and comfort that you will not leave money on the table.

We have grown our landscape expertise in large part from client referrals.  We are grateful to count our clients as friends and at the appropriate time are happy to put you in touch with them so you can hear for yourself how satisfied they have been with our results.   In the meanwhile, we invite you to read about their deals, why they chose to work with CCG and how things turned out for them by clicking on the links below.  You can also read articles we’ve written for Lawn and Landscape as well as current industry updates on merger and acquisition activity.

Whether you are looking for capital to grow your business, are ready to position for a shareholder liquidity event or are entertaining an exit strategy, our experience will help you to see your company through the eyes of a buyer.  Together, we can explore the value drivers and detractors that determine value and marketability in the mind of the buyer.  Please allow us the opportunity to assist you in maximizing the value of the company you have worked so hard to build as we have for so many others in your industry. 

It’s never too soon to plan for what will be the single largest financial transaction of your life!  We hope that you will honor us with the opportunity to represent you and your landscape company.   

   Market Updates
10.29.2013 | Green Industry Scorecard
03.15.2013 | The Landscape Industry
History, Trends & Opportunities - First Quarter 2013
02.26.2010 | Green Industry Report - 1Q 2010
08.25.2009 | Green Industry Report - 2Q 2009
     
   Summary of Services
CCG Advisors | CCG Advisors Green Industry Summary of Services
     
   Articles
04.04.2014 | Game Changer
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
03.25.2014 | Wrecking Stereotypes
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
10.10.2013 | M&A Outlook: Eyeing Their Moves
Landscape Management Magazine
07.01.2010 | Building With The End Game In Mind (Part 3 of 3)
Brian D. Corbett
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
06.01.2010 | Cashing In (Part 2 of 3)
Brian D. Corbett
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
05.01.2010 | Maximize Your Multiple (Part 1 of 3)
Brian D. Corbett
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
11.01.2009 | Acquiring Equity
Brian D. Corbett
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
     
   Client Testimonials
At CCG Advisors, we are passionate about achieving the goals and objectives of our clients and we are pleased to count our clients as friends.  The referrals and goodwill of our clients and colleagues are a testament to our commitment to building real and lasting professional relationships.  For direct contact information for any of the business owners listed below, please contact us.
SunTerra "Brian Corbett and Jonathan Thomson were instrumental in putting our deal together, nurturing it and bringing it to fruition. We learned that every deal process has its ups and downs and at times, we were overwhelmed, but JT and Brian helped to give guidance and assurances to make the process less overwhelming. With their seasoned expertise, we were able to work through challenges and bring the sale to completion. The project was a huge success thanks to CCG's considerable time and attention."

- Chris Carmouche, Former Owner,
 SunTerra Landscape Services

"CCG's experience played a key role in helping keep the process on track and getting this impactful transaction closed."

- Vince Willis, Chairman, Merit Service Solutions
Metheny "I truly believe that our deal would not have closed without the efforts and expertise of the CCG team. I am quite certain that we received the very best deal the market could offer for our landscape maintenance company as a result of their expertise and relationships in our industry. I can tell you having lived it that there is a lot more to this process than you might think and that you cannot get your advisors in there too early. The amount of time it takes to gather the data needed and to generate items that you've never had to even think about can be overwhelming. I cannot imagine having to navigate the sale process without CCG on our team. When it comes to having the right guys in your corner, there is no one that I'd want in mine than Brian Corbett and Jonathan Thomson. These guys were truly our partners in the deal process and I cannot thank them enough for all they did for me, our family and our company. If you are considering hiring anyone else or have any question about what these guys can do for you please call me."

- Andrew Metheny, Former Owner,
Metheny Commercial Lawn Maintenance
Sunflower II "Brian Corbett and CCG did our original, partial ESOP in 2005 and most recently our sale of the remaining shares to become a 100% S-Corporation ESOP in October of 2013. Both transactions delivered excellent results and provided us with the ability to create both liquidity for our ownership and a diversification of our net worth.   Brian and his team led both transactions and were able to keep the various parties completely on track by quarterbacking the entire process. Most importantly CCG was very instrumental in negotiating and securing us a favorable valuation as well as fantastic bank financing.  If you are considering an ESOP transaction, I would highly recommend Brian and the team at CCG as they certainly delivered the best result for us as sellers and for our employees."

- Doug Fash, Sunflower Landscaping/MAC Irrigation

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After owning a company for almost twenty years, I got to the point of wanting to get some chips off the table. Having seen many of our friends and competitors go through the sale process, we decided the ESOP was a better route for us.  Through the ESOP we were able to achieve our personal financial goals while not “selling out” or having to deal with a buyer influencing the way we want to run our business.   Brian Corbett and his team led both transactions and made certain that we received full fair market value and the absolute best financing the market would bear, which is not always the case in these things. If you want to truly maximize the deal both for yourself as a seller and for your most key employees I recommend CCG Advisors without hesitation.”

- Bill Fash, Sunflower Landscaping/MAC Irrigation
Nanak's Landscaping "After years of incredible growth, when the time came to seriously consider an exit plan, we turned to CCG.  I'm glad we did because this transaction was far more complex and nuanced than anything I had ever been involved with.  Brian and his team were amazingly skilled and worked long into the night helping us craft a 'win-win-win' solution for ourselves, our employees and the new owners.  They did an incredible job of maintaining complete confidentiality throughout the process while letting our folks focus on running the business.  If at some point in time you are considering the sale of your company, Brian and the CCG team are absolutely the guys you want in your corner."

- Sampuran Khalsa, Nanak's Landscaping
The Green Plan "I could not have done the deal without the folks at CCG.  From start to finish they were focused on helping me find the best deal for me and my people.  I told them that the money being right was only one part and I was concerned with life after closing for my employees and customers.  Their continued support and loyalty was important to me.  There was much more to the deal than I would have expected and CCG covered areas I would not have thought of or known how to manage.  If you want someone who will look out for your best interest through the process and to the end, I highly recommend CCG Advisors."

 - Jeff Pope, The Green Plan
Austin Outdoor "We hired CCG because it was obvious that they understood our business and our industry and were the kind of guys we could work with - honest and aggressive.  They ran a very thorough process which ultimately led to six serious buyer candidates.  In the end, CCG found the right partner an the right deal for us.  I can tell you that these guys manage the process from start to finish. I am not sure we would have closed had they not stayed so involved between the LOI and the negotiation of the purchase agreement.  It is easy to see how the business points could get lost in all the legal and accounting if someone like CCG is not there to bulldog the deal across the finish line."

- Eddie Schatz, Austin Outdoor
Sunflower Landscaping & Maintenance, Inc. "We were at the point of wanting to pull some money out of the business after so many years of putting money in to fuel the growth.  CCG presented us with the value of the business, all the options available to us, and then proceeded to quarterback the while process all the way to closing.  The ESOP ended up being the best way to accomplish our goals while also sharing the future of the company's value with our employees."

- Bill Fash, Sunflower Landscaping & Maintenance, Inc.

"While we had no trouble growing, we were getting to the point of wanting to know what the next chapter should look like for us.  While you spend so many years building a business, you never seem to stop and think, 'OK, what's next?'  CCG did a great job boiling it all down for us so we could make the best decision for us, our families and our business."

- Doug Fash, Sunflower Landscaping & Maintenance, Inc.
Tropics North Landscaping "I told CCG that I knew of their reputation in my industry and that when the time was right I would let them help me sell the company.  I was 39 at the time, so I figured that would be in about ten years.  I guess timing is everything, since a large strategic buyer called me not two weeks later and made an overture to buy my business.  The guys at CCG reacted quickly and helped me negotiate a deal that I am certain was the best thing for me, my family, and my employees.  Sometimes plans are meant to change, and in my case, having CCG's guidance and expertise helped me change the course of my family's history in a very, very positive manner.  It would not have happened without them."

- Charles Gonzalez, Tropics North Landscaping
Tandem Landscape Company "Without Brian and the efforts of the other people at CCG, I can tell you my deal would never have gotten done.  The initial offer was less than fifty percent of what we expected the company to be worth.  Brian's knowledge of the prices in our industry and his patience helped us to get the value I had to have in order to sell."

-Mark Sorrentino, Tandem Landscape Company
   
   Selected Transaction Materials 
SunTerra | Deal Story:
SunTerra

Press Release:
CCG Advisors Completes Sale of SunTerra Landscape Services to Merit Service Solutions
Metheny | Deal Story:
Metheny

Press Release:
CCG Advisors Completes Sale of Metheny Commercial Lawn Maintenance to The Brickman Group
     
Sunflower II | Deal Story:
Sunflower Landscaping II

Press Release:
CCG Advisors Completes Sale of Sunflower Landscaping & Maintenance To An Employee Stock Ownership Plan
     
CCG Advisors | Deal Story:
Nanak's Landscaping


Press Release:
CCG Completes Sale of Nanak's Landscaping To ValleyCrest Companies
     
The Green Plan | Deal Story:
The Green Plan

Press Release:
CCG Completes Sale of The Green Plan To The Brickman Group
Austin Outdoor | Deal Story:
Austin Outdoor

Press Release:
CCG Completes Sale of Austin Outdoor To Yellowstone Landscape Group
     
Tropics North | Deal Story:
Tropics North Landscaping

Press Release:
CCG Completes Sale of Tropics North Landscaping To ValleyCrest Companies
     
Sunflower | Deal Story:
Sunflower Landscaping & Maintenance
     

   
 

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