Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Date Founded



14111 Scottslawn Road, Marysville, OH, 43041, USA

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Employees (Worldwide)



Retail: Other
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Retail: Home Improvement
Advertising & Marketing
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries

Company Description

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of systems and accessories for hydroponic gardening. It operates through the following segments: U.S. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other. The U.S. Consumer segment consists of consumer lawn and garden business. The Hawthorn segment includes indoor, urban, and hydroponic gardening business. The Other segment refers to the consumer lawn and garden business in geographies other than the U.S. and product sales to commercial nurseries, greenhouses, and other professional customers. The company was founded by Orlando McLean Scott in 1868 and is headquartered in Marysville, OH.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Communications Officer & Executive Vice President

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Controls Strategic Business Unit

President, International Region


Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources & Chief Ethics Officer

Senior Vice President, Special Operating Forces

Senior Vice President, International Sales

Board of Directors

General Partner at Hagedorn Partnership LP

Chairman at Star Mountain Capital LLC

Former Governor of Vermont

Former Chief Financial Officer at Cardinal Health, Inc.

Founder at John R. Vines Associates LLC

Former Chief Strategy Officer at Sprint Communications, Inc.

Former Managing Director-Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson & Associates

Chief Executive Officer at Hanft Projects LLC

Founder at Sunlight Supply, Inc.

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Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management is a registered investment advisor based in Los Angeles, California with approximately $7 billion in assets under management. Our clients include affluent individuals, endowments, foundations, corporations, public funds, and pension plans for who it manages a range of portfolios having a common disciplined, high-quality investment philosophy

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EARNEST Partners is an institutional investment firm with a global network that we believe enables us to see and to seize opportunities that other investors overlook or cannot access. The firm manages approximately $20 billion in assets for clients around the world, including corporate pension plans, state and municipal pension plans, jointly-trusteed plans, foundations, endowments and sovereign wealth funds. We also manage portfolios for high net worth individuals through the platforms of some of the largest broker dealers in the world. In addition to our separate account business, EARNEST Partners is the sole subadvisor for the Hancock Horizon Diversified International Fund, the Touchstone Total Return Bond Fund and the Harbor Small Cap Value Fund. The Firm manages Approximately $20 Billion in assets for clients around the world. Local Touch We are fundamental, bottom-up investors; our investment decisions focus on the merits of individual securities. We believe the best investment decisions are thoughtfully distilled from a pool of expertise, and we are pleased to offer our clients a team with the experience and the network to assess the relevant geopolitical issues, demographic trends and cultural considerations impacting our investments. As a component of our due diligence process, investment team members regularly perform company visits across the Americas, the Asia Pacific region, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Sub-continent. Collectively, EARNEST Partners' stakeholders have lived and worked in dozens of countries, and are fluent in the language, commerce and culture of diverse economies that represent a significant portion of the world's economic value and future growth. We believe that identifying the most attractive investment opportunities takes the proper focus: a global focus.

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MGAM manages portfolios of publicly traded securities, which consist primarily of common stocks, but may also include other securities, such as ETFs, money funds and other cash accounts, preferred stocks, bonds, debentures, warrants and options. Accounts are primarily concentrated into a limited number of significant investments. The firm's primary strategy is to use fundamental research to identify securities issued by attractive businesses, whose affairs are managed by honest and talented management, that exhibit reinvestment opportunities and capital discipline, and where those securities are selling at reasonable prices. MGAM's investment horizon is long-term and they expect relatively low portfolio turnover. On occasion, the firm may pursue other strategies such as risk arbitrage, spin-offs, and companies in bankruptcy, and hedging.

Recent Transactions
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC purchase Sunlight Supply, Inc.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., The Hawthorne Gardening Co. purchase Gavita Holland BV

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Exponent Private Equity LLP, Exponent Private Equity (Holdings) LLP purchase Scotts Miracle Gro Co. /European & Australian Ops from Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

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Advised onScotts Miracle-Gro Co., Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC purchase Sunlight Supply, Inc.

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Advised onScotts Canada Ltd., Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. purchase Fafard & Brothers Ltd.

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Advised onIsrael Corp. Ltd., ICL Group Ltd. purchase Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. /Global Professional Business from Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

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Advised onScotts Canada Ltd., Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. purchase Fafard & Brothers Ltd.

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Advised onExponent Private Equity LLP, Exponent Private Equity (Holdings) LLP purchase Scotts Miracle Gro Co. /European & Australian Ops from Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.


Advised onExponent Private Equity LLP, Exponent Private Equity (Holdings) LLP purchase Scotts Miracle Gro Co. /European & Australian Ops from Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Advisors & Consultants

Chief Executive Officer at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, Inc.

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Partner-in-Charge at Jones Day


Managing Partner at McChrystal Group LLC


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Silgan Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of rigid packaging for consumer goods products. It operates through the following business segments: Metal Containers, Closures and Plastic Containers. The Metal Containers segment includes steel and aluminium containers for human and pet food, and general line products. The Closures segment comprises of metal, composite, and plastic closures for food and beverage products. The Plastic Containers segment covers custom designed plastic containers and closures for personal care, food, health care, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, pet care, agricultural, automotive, and marine chemical products. The company was founded by R. Philip Silver and D. Greg Horrigan in 1987 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #724
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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