Lawn and garden group partners with mergers and acquisitions expert

The Lawn & Garden Performance Group (LGPG), which specializes in bringing lawn and garden companies together through mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and business partnerships, has entered into a marketing partnership with mergers and acquisitions expert Alison Tanner, the Gilbert, Ariz.-based group announced.

Tanner has wide-ranging experience as both an investor and a senior corporate development executive. She spent 13 years on Wall Street as an analyst and portfolio manager for companies including Salomon Brothers and Fred Alger Management before joining the successful turnaround team at Sensormatic Electronics, where she oversaw e-commerce and investor relations.

Tanner also served as senior vp-corporate development and chief strategist for eDiets.com, a leading provider of online weight loss solutions, where she launched the award-winning DeliciouslyYours, a portion-controlled nationwide fresh meal delivery service, and accelerated the company’s entry into the corporate hosted services market through the acquisition of Nutrio.com.

“The Lawn & Garden Performance Group is thrilled to be working with Alison Tanner in our mergers and acquisitions and business partnerships division,” said Rick Pontz, president of LGPG. “We continue to provide our clients with the most outstanding and comprehensive mergers and acquisition and business partnerships services available within the lawn and garden industry.”