Dwyer Group and The Riverside Company

Dwyer Group, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in its acquisition of The Grounds Guys of Canada


Dwyer Group and The Riverside Company




Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

June 2015

Lead Office


On June 18, 2015, Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world's largest franchising companies of trade service brands, acquired The Grounds Guys of Canada. Grounds Guys, a successful family business operated by the van Stralen family, was founded in 1987 as Sunshine Grounds Care in Canada, which offered comprehensive landscape management services. The van Stralen family will remain consultants for the brand and stakeholders in the company as equity investors with Dwyer Group.

Dwyer Group Inc. and The Riverside Company were represented by Osler with a team comprised of Mary Abbott, Andraya Frith, Brian Gray, Simon Leith, Christine Jackson, Dov Begun and Sven Poysa .