Carousel Capital recaps Landscape Workshop

Carousel Capital has recapitalized Birmingham, Alabama-based Landscape Workshop, a provider of route-based commercial landscaping services.

Carousel Capital has recapitalized Birmingham, Alabama-based Landscape Workshop, a provider of route-based commercial landscaping services. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done in partnership with McKinney Capital. Piper Sandler & Co. served as financial advisor to Landscape Workshop while Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP served as legal advisor. And, K&L Gates LLP served as legal advisor to Carousel Capital.

PRESS RELEASE

September 22, 2020 – Carousel Capital announced today that it has partnered with management and McKinney Capital to recapitalize Landscape Workshop, LLC (“Landscape Workshop” or the “Company”), a leading provider of route-based commercial landscaping services in the Southeastern United States.

Founded in 1984, Landscape Workshop provides a comprehensive line of services, including landscape maintenance, irrigation services, seasonal color programs, design and installation, and facility services. The Company serves an extensive network of over 2,800 commercial properties from nine locations covering seven states across the Southeast. As one of the largest landscape companies in the United States, Landscape Workshop has been recognized for the delivery of its services, which are enabled by a staff of over 35 degreed horticulturalists and hundreds of highly trained, E-Verified crew members.

“We are very excited to partner with the Landscape Workshop management team and the McKinney family in an effort to further accelerate the Company’s growth in the attractive commercial landscape services market. Landscape Workshop has built a differentiated platform, delivering customers a professional service experience with exceptional quality across its strategic Southeastern footprint. We look forward to partnering with the Landscape Workshop team in the continued execution of their strategy,” said Charles Grigg, a Managing Partner of Carousel.

“The Landscape Workshop team is excited to work with Carousel Capital. The management team and the McKinney Family were looking for a partner who could help us accelerate our growth over the long-term, and we found that in Carousel. Carousel was transparent and fair through negotiations and diligence and has a proven record of growing great businesses in fragmented industries. Carousel shares our belief that the best way to create value for investors is by creating value for customers and employees,” said J.T. Price, President and CEO of Landscape Workshop.

“The commercial landscape services market is large and highly fragmented with few large participants. Landscape Workshop has scaled its platform through a disciplined focus on branch level operations and the successful integration of eight acquisitions over the past seven years, becoming a consolidator-of-choice in the Southeast. We are excited to partner with the Landscape Workshop team and endeavor to help them capitalize on the market opportunity to build one of the largest route-based landscaping companies in the United States,” said Al Welch, a Partner of Carousel.

Piper Sandler & Co. served as financial advisor, while Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP served as legal advisor to Landscape Workshop.

The transaction was funded with equity from Carousel Capital’s fifth fund. Senior debt financing was provided by Freeport Financial Partners LLC. K&L Gates LLP served as legal advisor.

About Landscape Workshop, LLC:
Based in Birmingham, AL, Landscape Workshop is a full-service grounds maintenance provider for commercial properties. As one of the largest landscaping companies in the United States, Landscape Workshop has earned national honors for providing expert landscaping services across its Southeastern footprint. For more information, visit www.landscapeworkshop.com.

About Carousel Capital:
Carousel Capital is a private equity investment firm that invests in companies located in the Southeastern United States and has received commitments of more than $1.2 billion in capital across its funds. Carousel’s investor base includes institutional investors and an elite group of more than 100 current and former CEOs across the region. Since its inception, Carousel has invested in 45 companies primarily in three service sectors: business, consumer and healthcare. For more information about Carousel Capital, visit www.carouselcapital.com.