Jan. 7 2019 02:43 PM

Bay Area commercial landscape maintenance firm employs more than 200 workers.

BrightView Holdings Inc., Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, a leading commercial landscaping services company in the United States, has announced the acquisition of Emerald Landscape Co. Inc., a commercial landscaping company located in California’s Bay Area. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Emerald, based in Livermore, California, specializes in commercial landscape maintenance, enhancement, tree care, turf management and irrigation services, employing more than 200 team members. It operates branches in the key Bay Area markets of Livermore, Hayward, Concord, San Jose, Manteca and Tracy, California.

“From the outset, Emerald’s founders believed that the only way to run a business was to be proactive and provide outstanding customer service, and we think their approach will fit in perfectly with BrightView’s culture. Thanks in large part to their approach, they are one of the fastest growing landscape companies in the Bay Area,” says Andrew Masterman, BrightView CEO “This transaction is a testament to our robust, strong-on-strong acquisition pipeline and puts BrightView on track to achieve its annualized maintenance revenue acquisition goal. We are delighted to welcome the Emerald team and their customers to BrightView and we look forward to continued growth and success in this important region.”

“I believe that Emerald shares much in common with BrightView and this transaction provides a strong platform to continue growing our customer base in the Bay Area. BrightView and Emerald both have a history of providing high levels of customer service, being an integral part of the communities in which we operate and generating career opportunities for our team members. My team and I look forward to joining BrightView and we are excited about the continued growth potential of our region,” says Steve Jacobson, Emerald’s President and co-founder. Jacobson, along with his senior leadership team, will continue to run the day-to-day operation of Emerald’s existing branches.

Troutman Sanders served as legal advisor to BrightView, and Thompson, Welch, Soroko and Gilbert served as legal advisor to Emerald.