Green Landscaping Holding AB (publ) (“Green Landscaping” or the “Company”) was listed on March 23, 2018, on Nasdaq First North. The Initial Public Offering (the “IPO”) attracted very strong interest both from Swedish and international institutional investors, as well as from the general public in Sweden. The offering was oversubscribed several times.
The listing price in the offering was SEK 21 per share, corresponding to a total market value of the Company’s shares of approximately SEK 745 million upon completion of the Offering. Assuming full exercise of the over-allotment option, 20,527,500 shares were sold in the Offering, corresponding to approximately 58 percent of the total number of shares in the Company upon completion of the offering. FSN Capital III sold 15,138,917 shares in the offering and will hold approximately 18.6 percent of the shares in the Company following the IPO.
Andreas Bruzelius, Principal at FSN Capital Partners (investment advisor to FSN Capital III) says:”Driven by an exceptional effort by the management team and employees, Green Landscaping has excelled in recent years and is now well equipped to take the next step on its growth journey. On behalf of FSN Capital III, I would like to thank management, board and employees for their relentless dedication to developing the company. We are also pleased to see an impressive set of new shareholders investing in Green, which will serve as a strong support in establishing Green as the leading North European player in its field.”
Per Sjöstrand, Chairman of the board, says: “Through the listing, we have very good prospects for continuing the consolidation of the outdoor environment industry, while increasing transparency gives our customers added comfort. We welcome all new shareholders to the Company, in particular the Salén family as a new, large, active investor and potential board member to support the company as it continues to execute on its strategic plan. The Board is proud of what the management has achieved so far and looks confident in the future.”
Johan Nordström, CEO, says: “We are very proud and happy about the great interest shown in the last few weeks of Green Landscaping and our strategy for profitable growth. I welcome all new shareholders to the company and look forward to continuing our journey with a focus on customer value, sustainability and quality in a public environment.”
About Green Landscaping
Green Landscaping is a leading supplier of services within the Swedish market for maintenance of outdoor environments. The main business comprises a complete offering of maintenance services such as grounds maintenance, landscaping, sports grounds maintenance, as well as arborist services. Green Landscaping is present in the middle and south of Sweden, focusing on the metropolitan areas.
The Company began its operations in the spring of 2009 through a consolidation of four companies, which together formed the new group Green Landscaping. Since then, the Company has conducted seven more acquisitions and achieved total revenues of SEK 1,016 million in 2017, including full-year revenues from companies acquired in 2017. In 2015, Johan Nordström started working as CEO of Green Landscaping. Since then, the Company has established a platform for profitable growth through the implementation of multiple operational efficiency improvements and efficient steering processes. These have also contributed to an increase in the Company’s adjusted EBITDA margin from 4.2 percent in 2014 to 9.4 percent in 2017, including full-year earnings from companies acquired in 2017. The Company intends to grow through both organic growth and acquisitions, and has established a structured acquisition strategy for the future.