LD Holdings is a financial and management holding company focused on a niche business opportunity created by changes within the largest demographic group in America. Approximately 25 million small businesses in the United States will be sold in the next 15-20 years as the Baby Boomer generation transitions out of business ownership and into retirement. Employing a multi-faceted approach, LD Holdings seeks to take advantage of this shift by acquiring multiple profitable business entities to produce venture capital returns without the risks associated with venture capital start-ups. Presently, LDHL is targeting 4 sectors: biomedical, tech, entertainment and the green sector.
US consumers spend more than $4 Billion annually in the “do-it-for-me” (DIFM) LCS (Lawn Care Services) market, and $25 Billion+ in the LM (Lawn Maintenance) markets. They also spend another $7 Billion in the structural pest control services (PCO), a major adjacent homeowner service industry. Service category revenues vastly dwarf those of “do-it-yourself” (“DIY”), retail consumer products such as Scotts, Ortho, MiracleGro, et al despite the number of homeowners in each category being roughly equal, therefore far greater revenue per the DIFM customer. The market leaders in both LCS market, TruGreen and the LM market, Brickman/Valley Crest, have comparatively low market shares – 20% and 8% respectively – evidencing the fragmentation of both markets. Both industries are comprised of thousands of smaller firms, many of them Baby Boomer owned businesses, with many being ideal targets for “tuck-in” acquisitions. Brickman (KKR) has recently purchased Valley Crest, which ranked second on the L&L Top 100 list, for multiple times EBIDTA. In contrast, the LD Holdings business model expects to acquire the green sectors’ targeted businesses for less than EBIDTA.
Recently LD Holdings secured a $10 million (line of credit) from a qualified institution to pursue these acquisitions. This secured line of credit facility will enable the company to complete its first three acquisition targets which will total $16 million sales and $2.3 million EBITDA. The company has signed a letter of intent to close on its first company in the green sector in the 3rd quarter of this year.
LD Holdings’ five-year plan is to merge its acquired entities into cohesive business units to generate revenues through organic growth to exceed $30 Million during the first 5 years. The 5-year plan also includes additional acquisitions beyond the initial platforms and some early LM (Lawn Maintenance) “tuck-in” additions as well. Management firmly believes that the enterprise can be readily grown to $60 Million plus with LCS (Lawn Care Services) greenfield expansion (replicating the platform operating model in additional cities/geographies), franchising, branchising, and licensing. The $60 Million plus is only reflected in the company’s green sector portion of its operations.
LD Holdings is positioned to capitalize on the changing dynamics of the Baby Boomer generation while enabling investors to diversify their investment by owning several companies with increased valuations, in various sectors under one umbrella, rather than just one company at a time.
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