A Hampshire-based grounds maintenance company which has "more than 100 years of experience within the landscape industry" and works with some of the UK's largest blue chip organisations has been snapped up.
South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has advised Nurture Landscapes on its undisclosed takeover of Integritas Landscapes from Securitas UK.
Integritas provides landscape maintenance and winter gritting to commercial clients with a contract portfolio of commercial, retail and public open spaces on sites throughout England. The largest contract includes 70 sites for workman, encompassing 11 business parks.
The company, based in Southampton, will now trade as Nurture Landscapes.
Nurture has more than 1,000 ongoing contracts for both public and private sector clients throughout England and Scotland. The company’s core services are landscape maintenance, winter gritting and interior and exterior plant displays.
It reported revenues of about £17m for the year to March 2015, and expects to exceed £25m this year thanks to the acquisition of Integritas.
Peter Fane, managing director of Nurture, said "This latest acquisition has been another seamless one for Nurture thanks to the hard work of Nick Gabay and the corporate team at Thomson Snell & Passmore.
"This deal allows Nurture to expand our regional operations and strengthens the company's position as a national landscape maintenance contractor. We now have 38 static sites with full time dedicated gardeners covering business parks, corporate headquarters, shopping centres, hotels, schools and universities."
Nick Gabay (pictured), leading the negotiations and advising Nurture Landscapes throughout the deal, added: "We are absolutely delighted to have acted for Nurture Landscapes in their ninth acquisition with us in the last seven years. We look forward to watching Nurture Landscapes continue to grow and flourish whilst supporting them in the future."
This article first appeared in Insider Media on 5 November 2015 .