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Cirque du Soleil acquires Bob’s Lawn Care for $10.4 million

Montreal, QC (April 1, 2019) Cirque du Soleil today announced its intent to purchase Bob’s Lawn Care of Kenosha, Wisconsin for $10.4 million in cash. This will mark the company’s fourth major acquisition in recent years, following Blue Man Group in 2017 and VStar Entertainment and The Works Entertainment in 2018.

“Bob’s Lawn Care is well known in the Kenosha market for its innovative use of gardening pros singing pop songs while pushing lawn mowers,” said Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “We believe this unique gardening entertainment enterprise will help take Cirque du Soleil and its affiliated companies to the next level.”

“I’m very excited about joining the Cirque du Soleil group of companies,” said Robert Potenkis, founder of Bob’s Lawn Care. “The opportunities for lateral synergy are boundless and I look forward to integrating the fine art of pop singing and lawn mowing into new Cirque productions coming to China and Dubai and the new Cirque du Soleil resort under construction in Mexico.”

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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