05 July 2019 | Marino Donati
Landscaping and ground maintenance firm Idverde has acquired Assist Group.
Based in St Helens, Assist provides grounds maintenance, arboriculture and highway services mainly in the North West and the Midlands, and has annual sales of £14 million.
Idverde operates throughout the UK, France and the Netherlands. Idverde UK provides services including open space management, landscape design and build, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, outdoor facilities management, biodiversity management and waterways management.
Idverde's chief executive Doug Graham said: "The company shares many common values with those of Idverde, is forward-thinking and has enjoyed impressive growth in recent times. This has resulted in long-term contracts being secured with a number of key high-profile clients."
Dave Dargan, Assist Group founder and chief executive, said: "The time comes for a new chapter and as part of my planned exit from Assist it was important that we found the right partner who shared the strong people and customer service values that we hold dear and I'm confident that Idverde will be an excellent platform for the business to continue its exciting journey."