Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is pleased to announce the sale of The Mulch and Soil Company (TM&SC), a portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC, to CenterGate Capital (CenterGate). BGL’s Industrials and Distribution team served as the exclusive financial advisor to TM&SC in the process. The specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction highlights the deep experience of the BGL team across branded products manufacturing and distribution, lawn and garden, and construction and home improvement-related businesses.
Headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, TM&SC is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of high-quality mulches, premium planting and potting soils, decorative bark, other groundcover products, and complementary landscape products and supplies in the rapidly growing Florida market. TM&SC operates four manufacturing and distribution facilities, which serve a diverse mix of lawn and garden retailers, commercial landscapers, and installers. In addition, TM&SC manufactures and markets the Jungle Growth® family of products, a longtime trusted brand of premium value-added soil. The company is well-positioned to benefit from the continued growth of the lawn and garden, building and construction, and home improvement markets in the Southeast and beyond.
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that specializes in control investments in middle market companies. Leading by experience, and with a commitment to excellence, Blue Wolf transforms companies strategically, operationally, and collaboratively; the firm manages challenging situations and complex relationships between business, customers, employees, unions, and regulators, to build value for stakeholders.
CenterGate Capital is a private equity firm focused on creating value for its stakeholders and investors by proactively partnering with management. CenterGate brings a balance of financial and operational experience and strategic insight to assist management in driving long-term sustainable growth in lower middle market companies.