Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented Long Island’s Bissett Nursery Corp. and Bissett Equipment Corp., leaders in the distribution of nursery and landscape supplies as well as equipment sales, rentals, and repairs to landscape professionals, in their acquisition by SiteOne™ Landscape Supply, LLC, a Georgia-based, publicly traded distributor of wholesale irrigation, landscape lighting, nursery, hardscapes, maintenance products, and supplies. Christine Malafi led the CMM team, which also included Alan Weinberg, Arthur Yermash, and Vincent Costa. Ronkonkoma-based Protegrity Advisors served as the exclusive selling agent for Bissett, with a team led by Bruce Newman, Protegrity’s president. The terms of the sale are confidential.
With locations in Holtsville and Dix Hills, Bissett is a 53-year-old family business that has grown into an industry leader over three generations. SiteOne plans to maintain the Long Island locations, which combined cover nearly 50 acres of land. SiteOne changed its name from John Deere Landscapes when the company went public in May 2016. Additional information can be accessed at https://www.siteone.com/home/news-events/we-have-joined-forces-with-bissett.aspx.
Since 2010, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick has been involved in M&A transactions valued at more than $2 billion. The firm has a depth of experience in structuring M&A transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side across a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, real estate, and retail. Its M&A client roster includes companies of all sizes, from worldwide conglomerates to closely-held Long Island businesses.