The Brickman Group and ValleyCrest have announced they will merge in a deal rumored to be approximately $1 billion. Brickman, which provides landscape maintenance and snow removal services in the U.S., was acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts for $1.6 billion from Leonard Green & Partners at the end of 2013. MSD Capital has backed ValleyCrest since 2006. ValleyCrest is the largest integrated landscape services provider in the U.S.; the merger will create a company with more than 20,000 employees and a widespread geographic footprint. KKR will hold the majority of the merged entity, while MSD Capital will retain a minority interest.