CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and SavATree, a leading provider of quality tree, shrub and lawn care services, announced today that an affiliate of CI Capital has acquired a majority interest in SavATree. The management team of SavATree has a significant equity ownership in the company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
SavATree is committed to an environmentally sensible approach to tree, shrub and lawn care services and has been caring for residential, commercial, community and government properties for over 30 years. The company services customers in 12 states through 25 locations.
Since 1985, under the leadership of Daniel van Starrenburg, who will remain CEO, SavATree has expanded through both organic growth and eleven strategic add-on acquisitions. The partnership with CI Capital will enable the company to continue its growth and bring SavATree’s industry leading services to new regions of the United States.
Mr. van Starrenburg said, “We are excited to form this partnership with CI Capital, whose experience executing buy and build strategies will help us accelerate the pace of our acquisitions. We look forward to working with CI Capital to further expand SavATree’s business while providing the same high level of service our customers expect.”
“We have known Daniel for some time and are very impressed with the business he and his team have built,” said Joost Thesseling, Managing Director at CI Capital. “We are grateful for this opportunity and are committed to providing the SavATree team with the resources and support they need to achieve their growth objectives.”