Aurora Resurgence, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has sold LandCare, a national provider of landscape maintenance services, to the company’s management team and a small group of investors led by Scott Brickman, former CEO of the Brickman Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Since being acquired by Aurora Resurgence, LandCare introduced a new management team in 2014, led by current CEO and former Brickman Executive Vice President Mike Bogan. Under Bogan’s leadership, LandCare restructured its operations and rebranded in 2015, leading to significant revenue and profitability growth over the past four years.
“With Aurora Resurgence as a partner, we have been able to rebuild LandCare from the ground up, creating one of the leading landscape services companies in the United States,” says Mike Bogan, CEO of LandCare. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity, in partnership with an industry veteran like Scott Brickman, to continue leveraging our passion for landscaping and customer service to build upon our recent growth for our customers and hardworking employees.”
“We are pleased with the impressive turnaround that LandCare realized over the past five years,” says board member Sean Ozbolt, on behalf of Aurora Resurgence. “Its success provides testament to how our investment process and partnership approach drive significant financial improvement and deliver strong value for our investors, the company and its customers and employees.”
“LandCare has quickly established a model corporate culture that has positioned it as the employer of choice in the landscape services industry,” says Andrew Fohrer, board member of LandCare. “Mike and his team have been a tremendous partner to Aurora Resurgence, and they, along with Scott and the rest of the new ownership group, have an unmatched track record of success together. We are excited to leave LandCare in their hands and watch its continued growth.”