Acquisitions are a critical component of Hydrobuilder Holdings growth strategy.
To achieve and maintain our goal to be the best in class company in the controlled environment agriculture industry, we focus both on organic growth fueled through product and sales force expansion, as well as inorganic growth via green fielding new locations and executing strategic acquisitions.
To achieve this, it is imperative that we develop a continuous pipeline of the highest quality hydroponic retailers and equipment providers in the controlled environment agriculture space. We strive to be the preferred home for business owners in the industry looking for growth capital or an alternative succession plan, all while providing the opportunity to partner with a company that prides itself on being a good steward of the employees customers and suppliers after the sale.
It’s All About The People
People are what make our great businesses what they are. Our acquisition philosophy centers around your people, your customers, and your supplier partners. Hydrobuilder Holdings can help carry on your legacy with the same faces and brand while providing the tools and platform to take your business to the next level.
We love partnering with teams that are passionate about our industry and love what they do. This dedication helps facilitate growth which is beneficial for all parties.
Our goal is to ensure a smooth transition for your employees and customers. We are well-positioned to move quickly and limit disruption to your business, while simultaneously providing you access to multiple tools that will help enhance your business.
Growing the Talent Pool
All Hydrobuilder Holdings employees are looked upon to provide expertise across many different business segments and are given the autonomy to continue to run and grow their business and personal careers.
GreenCoast is a specialty agriculture products retailer operating 12 stores and one of the largest specialty retailers of its kind in the USA. GreenCoast is an industry leader in sales and large-scale grow design.
Hydrobuilder.com has grown to become a leading online retailer of horticultural supplies online. The technology behind the business increases automation and saves time which leads to cost savings for the customer.
Elevated became one of the industry’s first all-in-one cultivation and extraction service providers built around a consultative approach focused on not only selling equipment, but also solutions.
Locally owned and Colorado-grown, Way to Grow was founded in 2003, with a simple plan of providing organic and hydroponic gardeners with a thoughtfully curated selection of products and an extraordinary level of customer service.
HGV plant nutrients have been in commercial agriculture for over 29 years. With over 1,000,000 pounds of greenhouse tomatoes produced and sold using HGV plant nutrients, you can rest assured that your crops will be consistent from year to year.
Since 2002 we’ve helped home gardeners and larger scale commercial cultivators alike get it done. We offer a vast selection of nutrients, soils, tools and supplies at everyday low prices, and in-store price matching.
What we look for in a potential partnership:
Ideal Partners –
- Quality of successor management team
- Well known local branding
- Lead or secondary market share
- Track record of profitability
- Quality and efficient asset utilization
- Significant future growth potential
- Profitable business model
- Clean operational history
Less Attractive Partners –
- Management team exits at close
- Minimal brand presence
- Limited market position
- Inconsistent peaks and valleys in profitability
- Older capital equipment and below average asset turnover
- Slower growth opportunities
- Past operational issues