Canadian Manufacturing

PIPP Horticulture announces acquisition of GGS Structures

Following the transaction, GGS will continue to operate under its own banner with Leigh Coulter remaining as president and CEO.

November 23, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTREAL — PIPP Horticulture (a division of PIPP Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.), a provider of space–saving, multi–level mobile cultivation systems has acquired Vineland, Ontario-based GGS Structures. GGS is a manufacturer of quality greenhouses and turnkey greenhouse growing solutions, including traditional rolling benches, heating and ventilation systems, and curtain systems. Novacap, a Canadian private equity firm that has owned a majority interest in PIPP since 2012, is reportedly pleased to see the company continuing to implement its plan towards becoming the leading global supplier of turnkey solutions to all segments of horticulture.

Following the transaction, GGS will continue to operate under its own banner with Leigh Coulter remaining as president and CEO.

PIPP Horticulture’s mission is to help cultivators across the globe save time and money by creating a more efficient grow facility, streamlining their operations. Drawing from Novacap’s strategic, operational and financial support, PIPP’s purpose-built product line has been augmented by the strategic acquisition of companies like GGS as well as Vertical Air Solutions, a provider of air circulation systems for indoor vertical farming.

“With decades of experience as the leading manufacturer of greenhouse structures to the horticulture industry, we could not be more thrilled to welcome the entire GGS team to the PIPP family of companies,” said Craig Umans, PIPP president and CEO. “Not only are they known for innovation and quality products, GGS consistently delivers value to its customers. They are the ideal addition for PIPP’s next phase of international growth.”

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“PIPP’s state–of–the–art vertical farming and space optimization solutions combined with our expertise in designing, manufacturing and installing commercial greenhouse structures will allow us to offer growers a complete and efficient solution,” said Coulter. “Becoming part of PIPP Horticulture is the perfect evolution for GGS. It will provide us with the opportunity to build an even more expansive platform to serve our customers.”

“The goal of becoming the leading solutions supplier to the horticulture industry is becoming a reality for PIPP,” said Marc Paiement, Senior Partner at Novacap. “They are in tune with their industry and their customer base and are making smart acquisitions that add value to their global brand. Novacap is very proud to be part of the process and growth of this innovative solutions provider.”


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