Capital firm invests in regional landscaping company | Business Observer

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FORT MYERS – New York-based private equity firm Bregal Partners has made an undisclosed investment in Juniper Landscaping, one of Florida’s largest and fastest growing commercial landscaping companies.

Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Juniper, a Fort Myers-based family business and in operation since its founding in 2001, plans to use the funds to “continue to continue to grow acquisitions in its target markets,” according to a statement. Under the leadership of CEO Brandon Duke, the company has expanded its presence across Florida, through organic and acquisition growth, the release said. It currently serves over 1,500 properties through a network of 15 local branches in Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Venice and Vero Beach.

Clients include homeowners associations, business clients, and municipalities, and the company was named one of the top 20 US landscaping companies in the 2021 Lawn and Landscape Top 100.

Bregal Partners Managing Director Thomas Kearney notes that Juniper is an ideal platform for Bregal, which is actively seeking opportunities to invest in commercial facility services companies ripe for organic and acquisition-related growth. “We are delighted to partner with Brandon and the Juniper leadership team,” Kearney said in the release, “and we are delighted to provide them with the support they need to continue to grow Juniper into a business of. top notch commercial landscaping. , particularly in accelerating the company’s acquisition strategy and maintaining being the employer of choice in the markets they serve.

Bregal Partners is a private equity firm with committed capital of $ 1.25 billion, specializing in three main verticals: consumer and multi-unit services, food and beverage, and business services. It is one of the many dedicated funds within Bregal Investments, a global platform that has invested or committed over $ 16.5 billion since its inception in 2002.

“We are proud to have established Juniper as one of the largest and most trusted providers of commercial landscaping services in Florida, and we are delighted to have selected Bregal as our next financial partner,” said Duke in the press release. “Bregal was an ideal partner for us because of their commitment to growth while fully aligning themselves with Juniper’s mission and employee-centric culture. We look forward to continuing our growth path while providing the best landscaping services to our clients and developing our talented team.

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