The pest control industry has seen an influx of private equity firms, leading to increased competition and often outbidding strategics. How might this heightened competition impact the market dynamics and strategies of the few remaining strategics in the industry? How might this change in dynamics affect the overall industry and the opportunities available to sellers? And on an individual level, how does a deal with private equity impact a seller’s considerations and the process to exit?
Also, a listener writes-in about protecting his customer list. What protections should be in place while with a potential buyer, and ultimately what happens if they break that trust?
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