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Knox Lane acquires majority stake in Ruppert Landscape

Knox Lane, a growth-oriented investment firm focused on partnering with businesses in the services and consumer sectors, today announced it has acquired a majority stake in Laytonsville-based Ruppert Landscape, Inc., a provider of commercial landscape services.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ruppert is a family and employee-owned business and a leading provider of commercial landscaping services. It currently serves more than 3,500 customers throughout the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S., employing more than 1,800 professionals across 30 branch locations.

The partnership with Knox Lane will support the Ruppert team’s long-term vision to continue growing the company’s footprint within current and adjacent markets, both organically and through strategic acquisitions.

Ruppert founder and CEO Craig Ruppert and the current management team will retain a significant investment in the business and continue to lead the company.

Robert W. Baird & Co. served as the exclusive financial adviser to Ruppert and Fox Rothschild LLP acted as legal counsel. Solomon Partners served as financial adviser and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel to Knox Lane.