Dwyer Group, Inc.’s acquisition of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, a long-standing commercial groundskeeping service based in the United Kingdom


The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest parent companies of trade service brands, has completed the add-on acquisition of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, a long-standing commercial groundskeeping service based in the United Kingdom.

The deal marks the tenth acquisition for Dwyer Group, which recently reached $1.5 billion in system-wide sales.

Dwyer Group will now have 19 brands with more than 2,850 franchisees and 700 employees across their service brands throughout North America, U.K. and Germany.

Countrywide Grounds Maintenance offers commercial grass cutting, landscape maintenance, sports grounds maintenance and winter gritting services. Established by Founder Martin Stott in 1985, he and his family have grown Countrywide Grounds Maintenance from a family-owned and operated business into a system with more than 50 franchisees.

Jones Day has advised The Dwyer Group, Inc. on the deal with a team led by partner Patrick Stafford (picture).

Hill Dickinson has advised Countrywide Grounds Maintenance on the deal with a team led by corporate partners Ian Gillis and Jonathan Gillow, assised by associate Katie Somerville.

Involved fees earner: Ian Gillis – Hill Dickinson; Jonathan Gillow – Hill Dickinson; Katie Somerville – Hill Dickinson; Patrick Stafford – Jones Day;

Law Firms: Hill Dickinson; Jones Day;

Clients: Dwyer Group, Inc.; Countrywide Grounds Maintenance;