Dwyer Group and The Riverside Company

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

Client

Dwyer Group and The Riverside Company

Value

-

Service

Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

June 2015

Lead Office

Toronto


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 .


Team
Mary  Abbott
Key Contact

Mary Abbott

Partner, Corporate

Andraya Frith - Franchise Lawyer

Andraya Frith

Partner, Franchise & Retail

Brian Gray

Brian Gray

Partner, Corporate

Christine Jackson

Christine Jackson

Associate, Commercial

Dov  Begun

Dov Begun

Partner, Taxation

Sven  Poysa

Sven Poysa

Partner, Employment & Labour