M&A March 2023

GarLa Group acquires a stake in Gottfried Schumacher group of companies

The GarLa Group was able to reach another important milestone this year. With the acquisition of the Gottfried Schumacher group of companies, now its fifth add-on in Germany, GarLa is well positioned to continue along its growth trajectory. The combined GarLa business employs over 610 gardening professionals.
Gottfried Schumacher group of companies has been a renowned gardening and landscaping company in the Cologne-Bonn region of North Rhine-Westphalia for over 60 years. With 140 employees, the company specializes in landscaping and gardening projects and services, as well as civil engineering and earthworks, taking care of commercial and municipal outdoor facilities, playgrounds and private gardens. The long-standing and sustainable customer base includes in particular commercial and public clients.
Manfred Schumacher and Wolfgang Brüssel, Managing Directors of Gottfried Schumacher group of companies: "With the GarLa Group, we are opening a very positive new chapter for Gottfried Schumacher group of companies – together we want to continue to grow in the region and, in particular, offer our existing and new employees opportunities for further training and development."
Achim Off, CEO, GarLa: "The Gottfried Schumacher group of companies are a very good fit for the GarLa Group: with them, we are opening up the Cologne-Bonn region in a powerful way and increasing our gardening and landscaping expertise. With this first major transaction in 2023, we are also looking back on a tense twelve months. In April 2022, the GarLa Group had 70 employees; now we are at 610. That's strong growth." 
Sancovia initiated the transaction and advised the buyer throughout the process.

GarLa Group acquires a stake in Gottfried Schumacher group of companies
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