Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Guaranty Pest Elimination

The Potomac Company has announced that its client, Guaranty Pest Elimination of Danielson, CT, has been acquired by Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex Company. This is Anticimex’s largest acquisition in New England since the acquisition of its platform, Modern Pest Services.

Guaranty Pest Elimination has been providing both residential and commercial services in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York since 1989. Known as a customer-centric pest control solutions provider, Guaranty brings a strong brand and industry-leading client service to the Modern family. The Company was founded by Andy Kacavich in the 1980s. [Read more…]

Pest Control M&A Weekly Commentary – June 4, 2018 – A Visit to Anticimex’s Stockholm

In this week’s commentary, we’ll be discussing:

  • Skadedjursbekämpning is Swedish for Pest Control: A Visit to Anticimex in Stockholm
  • Potomac Announces the Sale of Stout Pest to HomeTeam, Our Ninth Transaction of the Year

Skadedjursbekämpning is Swedish for Pest Control: A Visit to Anticimex in Stockholm

If Fosters is Australian for beer (yes, I know our Australian friends are having a fit).

And Fahrvergnügen is “the joy of driving…”

Then Skadedjursbekämpning is Swedish for pest control. Actually, that’s exactly what that mouthful means, it’s “pest control” in Swedish, and I got an earful of it last week. [Read more…]

Anticimex Acquires Killingsworth Environmental

The Potomac Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Killingsworth Environmental (“Killingsworth”) in North Carolina, by Anticimex. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Killingsworth operates in South and North Carolina and has a strategic position in one of U.S. fastest-growing geographies. With the acquisition of Killingsworth, Anticimex further strengthens its market position on the U.S. east coast as well as creates a platform for further long-term growth in the Carolinas. Killingswoth has 180 employees and is a $21 million firm. [Read more…]

Anticimex Acquires Turner Pest Control

Anticimex continued expansion in U.S. with the acquisition of Turner Pest Control.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla,  with offices throughout the state, Turner is a leading pest management firms in northeast Florida, ranking 48th on last year’s PCT Top 100, with reported 2016 year-end revenue of $16.8 million. [Read more…]

Anticimex Sells 19% Stake, Implied Enterprise Value of $2.7 Billion

The majority owner of Anticimex, EQT Vl, a Swedish private equity firm, has entered into an agreement to sell a 19% minority interest in Anticimex to AMF, AP6, Volito, and Cubera.

Potomac estimates Anticimex’s 2018E EBITA to be approximately $115 million, which would imply a forward 2018E EBITA multiple of 23.4x, or $2.7 billion.

As negative yields prevail across the continent, European funds continue to flow into the global pest control industry following the unprecedented move by the Swiss National Bank to make a direct equity purchase of Rollins (NYSE: ROL) stock earlier this year.

Anticimex Acquires Modern Pest Services

The Potomac Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Modern Pest Services, by Anticimex.

Modern Pest Services, a family owned pest control company founded in 1945 is based in Brunswick, Maine. Modern Pest is the independent market leader in the New England market and provides high quality pest control and wildelife services to residential and commercial customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Anticimex Acquires Viking Pest Control

Anticimex Group today announces its continued expansion in the US with the acquisition of New Jersey based Viking Pest Control, number 28 on industry magazine PCT’s list of the top 100 pest control companies in the US.

Viking was founded in 1980 by Ed and Eileen Bradbury. Their tireless commitment to grow their family business lead Viking to become the leading provider of residential and commercial pest control in New Jersey and other states in the region. Ryan and Dan Bradbury, both members of the founding family, will remain with the company as President and Vice President respectively. Ed will remain on as a consultant. Viking will continue to operate under its current brand as part of the Anticimex Group.

The acquisition is part of Anticimex’s strategy to expand in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Including the acquisition of Viking, Anticimex has made a total of five acquisitions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in the last twelve months and continues to look for further growth opportunities in the region with the help of Ryan, Ed and Dan.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Jarl Dahlfors CEO and President of Anticimex Group:

“I am very happy to announce the acquisition of Viking today and to welcome Ed, Ryan, Dan and all the Viking employees into the Anticimex family. We identified Viking early on as a premier, high-quality company with a stellar reputation in the industry and outstanding track record of growth. Viking has developed a strong, dynamic and visionary leadership team. I look forward to working together with Ryan and the team to realize the full potential of Viking and seeing it prosper as part of Anticimex. The acquisition of Viking represents a major step in our ambition to build a strong operation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US.”

Ryan Bradbury, President of Viking Pest Control, commented on the transaction:

“The sale of our family business is a decision that affects every branch in your family tree, including our employees that really are an integral part of our family, and we did not take it lightly.  The opportunity that Anticimex provided us was truly unique and came at the right time.  We know Viking will still feel like home for everyone here because Anticimex clearly recognizes the exceptional value of our company and our employees. We look forward to working hand in hand with the Anticimex team to grow Viking going forward, and we feel very confident that the future will be promising and beneficial for both our loyal customers and employees.”

Anticimex / American Pest Acquires Greenstar Termite and Pest Control

american-pest-acquires-greenstaranticimex-acquires-greenstar-pest-potomacWe’re pleased to announce that Anticimex of Stockholm, Sweden, through its US subsidiary, American Pest, has acquired our client, GreenStar Termite & Pest Control based in the DC metro area.

The transaction will increase Anticimex’s growing footprint in the US. [Read more…]

Anticimex Acquires American Pest Control

Anticimex Acquires American Pest

Anticimex of Sweden has acquired American Pest Control of Fulton, MD, marking its second acquisition in the United States.

American Pest was founded by Paul Calvert Cissel as the American Disinfectant Company in 1925.  The American Disinfectant Company was purchased from Mr. Cissel’s widow on November 23rd, 1983, by Robert Byrne, William Roll, Robert Wells, and Jay Nixon.

Anticimex’s entry into the United States has continued to exert upward pressure on transaction multiples in the Unites States pest control industry. The US market now has six large, well-capitalized acquirers: Rollins, ServiceMaster, Rentokil, Massey, Arrow and Anticimex.

Anticimex will utilize American Pest as a regional platform for growth in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Anticimex Acquires Clean-Environ Pest Management of Singapore

Anticimex Acquires Clean Environ Pest Management Singapore - Potomac

The Potomac Company is pleased to announce that its client, Clean-Environ Pest Management of Singapore, was acquired by Anticimex of Sweden. Founded in 1991, Clean-Environ Pest Management provides commercial and residential pest control services [Read more…]