Westhook Capital Announces Investment in Metco Landscape

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westhook Capital (“Westhook”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm
focused exclusively on the lower middle market, today announced it has
made an investment in Metco Landscape (“Metco”), a leading provider of
landscaping installation and maintenance services in Colorado. The
Company will continue to be led by Mark Tomko, who will remain in his
position as CEO immediately following the Transaction. Metco ranks #28
in Lawn & Landscape Magazine’s Top 100. Its services include the design,
installation and maintenance of commercial landscape across the Front
Range of Colorado. The Company operates out of its headquarters in
Aurora, CO with two additional branches around Denver and one in
Colorado Springs.

Mark Tomko, founder and CEO of Metco, said “We are very proud of our
team and what we have built at Metco. We are excited to partner with
Westhook, who we know shares our dedication to continuing to build an
industry leading landscape business by combining relentless focus on
customer satisfaction and providing value to all our customers and team
members.”

“We are very excited about partnering with founder and CEO Mark Tomko
and the team at Metco Landscape to build on the impressive platform that
they have built,” said Michael Hooks, Managing Partner of Westhook
Capital. “This is a highly attractive industry and we look forward to
supporting the Company’s next phase of growth initiatives, including
strategic acquisitions. The Metco team has demonstrated a deep
understanding of the business, detailed knowledge of the market, and
strong relationships with its customers and suppliers. Also, we
appreciate the critical role that Ceibass Venture Partners and Tom
Fochtman played in bringing the parties together and facilitating the
transaction.”

Westhook recently announced the closing of its inaugural fund, Westhook
Capital Partners, L.P., with $140 million in commitments. The fund
focuses on buyouts of U.S. based lower middle market companies within
the consumer, industrial, business services and healthcare services
sectors.

Ceibass Venture Partners LLC served as financial advisor to Metco.

About Metco Landscape

Mark Tomko founded Metco in 1987 with a few lawnmowers and a mission to
build lasting relationships through quality landscaping services. Today,
Metco’s offices and scope of work extends across the Front Range of
Colorado and Metco ranks #28 on Lawn & Landscape Magazine’s Top 100 list
of national landscapers. Metco’s services include commercial landscape,
homebuilder services, maintenance, and custom design and installation.

For more information, please visit www.metcolandscape.com.

About Westhook Capital

Westhook Capital is a private equity firm founded by professionals with
over 40 years of combined experience growing companies as investors,
company executives, and advisors through multiple economic cycles.
Westhook is targeting 5 – 6 platform investments for the fund and is
focused on companies in the consumer, industrial, business services, and
healthcare services segments with greater than $3 million of EBITDA.
Westhook invests in control buyouts, management buyouts, and
recapitalizations. Westhook is experienced and comfortable with
founder-owned companies, founder transitions, secondary buyouts, and
corporate divestitures. For more information, please visit www.westhook.com.

To discuss investment opportunities, please contact Nate Chandra at nchandra@westhook.com.

Contacts

For Westhook Capital:
Michael Hooks
Managing Partner
310-984-6582
mhooks@westhook.com
or
For
Metco Landscape:
Mark Tomko
CEO
303-421-3100
mark@metcolandscape.com

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