Mergers and acquisitions

Anticimex - a modern pest control company

Today Anticimex have 140 branches in 18 countries spanning across four continents and we are constantly growing from acquisitions of local pest control companies. Many sellers have moved on within Anticimex to find management positions, Branch Manager roles or specialist positions. Others have decided to retire and leave their business in our safe hands after a transition period.

On this page you will be able to meet people who have sold their business to us and also get familiar with our approach to M&A.

The 200th acquisition, Premier Pest in Massachusetts, US
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Become part of Anticimex

Anticimex is a leading specialist in preventive pest control and related services. Over the past four years, driven by strong organic growth and with over 200 acquisitions worldwide, we have almost doubled our sales and increased our operational EBITA by 144 %.

Anticimex has, in fact, grown every year since our business was founded over 80 years ago. Today, we service nearly 3 million commercial and residential customers in 18 countries. Will your business be the next to join us? Don’t hesitate to get into touch.

Voices from around the world

Singapore

Anticimex gave our employees room for development, and 80% are still working in the company

Singapore team standing on a parking lot and smiling
James Wong
Former owner of James Pest Control

New Zealand

Anticimex was very open about my role in the company after the acquisition. I was free to choose

New Zealand team standing in front of a car
Mark Atkinson
Former owner of Target Pest Wellington

Spain

Anticimex people made us feel secure. We trusted them.

Spanish team standing on a green hill and cheering
Pedro Oliver Perelló
Former owner of Emdema (Mallorca)

Anticimex process for Mergers & Acquisitions

We are looking for business with strong local knowledge that can leverage the strength of Anticimex to grow in their market. Our process for mergers and acquisitions consists of three simple steps: Origination, Execution and Integration. Learn more about each step in the process below.

Step 1

Origination

Identifying and understanding companies and people with a good fit for Anticimex

What you can expect from us:

A first informal meeting where you get to meet the local Anticimex team and learn more about who we are and what we do, as well as our approach to M&A and our objectives with a potential acquisition.

What we expect from you:

In our first meeting we want to get to know you better, understand your business model and culture as well as your priorities and considerations as representative for your business.

Signs of commitment in this phase:
  • A mutual Confidentiality Agreement (Non-disclosure agreement)
  • A high level standardized information request (formulated by Anticimex)
  • A non-binding offer (Letter of Intent, LOI)
Step 2

Execution

In-depth analysis of the business and agreeing on transaction documentation (2-4 months)

What you can expect from us:

Anticimex conducts an in-depth analyses which normally includes a due diligence by third party advisors, identification of key risks and mitigations as well as areas of improvement.

What we expect from you:

Our aim is to understand as much as possible of the inherent value of the business, referring to people and customers. Together we set up and decide on the future organizational structure.

Signs of commitment in this phase:
  • Agree transaction documentation with detailed terms
  • Legal completion of the acquisition via payment of purchase price and transfer of shares or assets
Step 3

Integration

Highly structured integration to retain value in the acquired business (6-12 months)

What you can expect from us:

Once the deal is sealed, Anticimex initiates the integration process as quickly as possible with the main priority being a smooth transition. Integration includes onboarding employees by introducing the Anticimex culture, our operational model and SMART technology. Our aim is always to keep what works and take action on areas of improvement.

What we expect from you:

Sellers are encouraged to remain in the business after completion of the transaction. We are happy to see that the majority of sellers choose to remain with us and become part of Anticimex. For us that means we made the right choice acquiring a business with a strong management and a good cultural match

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