Pest Control Merger & Acquisition Consultants

PCO M&A Specialists includes a highly skilled team including CPA’s, a tax attorney, and a seasoned industry Merger & Acquisition specialist who will manage the entire selling process. Our merger & acquisition experts work day-in and day-out with Pest Control Business owners on areas such as taxes, debt structuring, and operational issues and are highly qualified to advise you throughout the entire process.

PCO M&A Specialists will represent your interests in:

  • Determining if the time is right for you to sell your pest control business
  • Pricing Your Pest Control Business
  • Presenting your business confidentially to potential buyers
  • Managing buyer offers as well as the closing process

What do we understand about the decisions behind selling a Pest Control Business?

Time Management

We understand that many owners may not have the time or inclination to dig into their routing software thoroughly as it is not their focus.

Industry Expertise

We understand that most PCO’s delegate and depend on others to manage the computers and run reports in their routing software. WE DON’T need you or staff to do any computer searches, it’s one of the things we do best!

Committed to Excellence

We understand that an owner may not want their staff to know they are thinking of selling the Pest Business. Our skill set and ability offer the opportunity for our clients to collect all the important information while keeping the process completely confidential!

The PCO M&A Specialists Advantage! 

At PCO M&A Specialists we use an integrated approach that considers your needs as well as how to best structure a deal from a financial, tax and legal perspective that best meets your objectives.


Having dedicated staff that works day-in and day-out with Pest Control Business owners on areas such as taxes, debt structuring, and operational issues is paramount to being able to walk in a Pest Control business owner’s shoes when advising on one of the most important decisions in their lives. Our team of PCO M&A SPECIALISTS is highly qualified to advise you throughout the entire process.


At the heart of the M&A game, a quality exit strategy firm needs to be able to provide their client with an indicator of value using REAL DATA from operations, assumed cost of capital and potential purchaser hurdle rates in order to set a seller’s expectations about how the sale of their Pest Control business is likely to unfold.


We have a number of on staff experts in Pestpac, Servsuite, Real Green, PestRoutes and other software. In order to develop an accurate valuation model, a quality M&A exit strategy firm must drill down and ANALYZE customer data contained in the seller’s dispatch program to ensure the proper alignment with business pricing/valuation models. An exit strategy firm without this expertise typically has the seller fill out questionnaires or spreadsheets to garner the data and as a result, will likely neglect to uncover a portion of the buried value. Therefore, intimate knowledge of the various Pest Control business software packages used in the industry is crucial. We have those experts on staff.


Our on-staff lawyer specializes in Merger & Acquisitions transactions in the Pest Control Industry. When a transaction presents itself, it is important to be able to assess the offer from a CONTRACTUAL or legal perspective. Merger & Acquisition transactional documents contain many clauses starting with the offer (Letter of Intent). While the offered sale price may appear attractive, the contract terms and conditions may spell “CAUTION.” It is for this reason, that any quality Merger & Acquisition Exit Strategy Firm should have an attorney on staff to assess all offers. We have one of the best lawyers in the industry on our team.


We have several on staff CPAs with extensive tax experience in Merger & Acquisition transactions who understand the significant tax ramifications in doing deals. Naturally, the seller is interested in keeping the most after-tax proceeds from the sale. Tax planning starts with the decision to sell and requires professionals who understand the tax law and know how to optimally structure deals for their clients. Having CPAs and an attorney on staff requires significant resources usually only available to larger investment banking firms. A boutique exit strategy firm specializing in the Pest Control Industry that has the on staff resources to provide tax and legal expertise will greatly improve your odds of minimizing the tax impact allowing a seller to receive greater after-tax sale proceeds from any deal. Our firm has the technical knowledge to navigate the tax laws employing several CPAs and a tax attorney.


Our managing director has personally owned and managed a Pest Control Firm and our on-staff professionals work with Pest Control business owners on a daily basis on a variety of operational and financial issues. Many pest control business acquisition deals die before they ever have a chance because due diligence turns up issues that become deal killers. Quality exit strategy firms will have a representative sit through the entire due diligence process who is intimately knowledgeable about all aspects of the business. This representative should be fluent in all aspects of business and be prepared with answers to tough questions without having to lean on outside lawyers and CPAs. Does the exit strategy firm you are considering have such a representative? We do!

The Partners of PCO M&A Specialists

Whether you are looking to retire, move on to another venture, merging multiple businesses, or starting to plan for a transition, selling your business can present a variety of problems and uncomfortable situations.

Our Pest Control Industry Mergers and Acquisition experts will not only help you plan this process but will assist you in every step of the way. 

Learn more about our partners

PCO M&A Specialists: Recent Transactions

Learn more about the Pest Control Companies we have helped save the most money AFTER Taxes!

An open letter to business owners interested in selling their businesses:

There’s no way to determine how much damage COVID-19 will do to the pest management M&A landscape. While pest management firms should fare better than many other industries, there clearly will be economic damage. That said, the global firms that drove higher valuations recently have done a total “about face,” and deal flow has flipped from waterfall to small trickle.

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The importance of roles in a family business

By John P. Corrigan, JD, MBA, CPA Regardless of whether you want to ultimately sell your business and retire or transfer your business to family members, you cannot blindly continue along a path without evaluating where you are presently, as well as how long is the...

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When the LEADERS of the Pest Management Industry Decide to Sell Their Businesses, They Choose the LEADERS of the Pest Management Merger and Acquisition Business to Help Them Sell their Businesses for Maximum after Tax Dollars.

We are fortunate that we had the PCO M&A Specialists team to look after our interests, find the right deal, negotiate and structure it for maximum after-tax dollars. They did everything they said they would do for us always looking out for our best interests. We highly recommend this team of experts to any owner who’s contemplating the sale of their pest management business.

Ray Johnson

Past NPMA President , Johnson Pest Control

When the time came to sell, we knew that Dan Gordon, CPA, his attorney partner, John Corrigan, and their team of MBAs and CPAs would get us the best deal on all
aspects important to our family. PCO M&A Specialists also did an outstanding job coordinating all the moving parts leading up to the consummation of the transaction.

Lupini Family

Joe Lupini, Past Virginia Pest Management Association , Loyal Termite and Pest Control

Selling a long time established family business is a huge and very emotional decision. Dan and John helped us make the decision to sell, and did a great job getting us the best offer while making sure that we minimized the tax bite. I can’t say enough about how they navigated the valuation and the tax and legal minefields in getting our deal done!

Laura Simpson

Past President NPMA, Dugas Pest Control of Baton Rouge Inc.

 The PCO M&A Specialists team worked very closely with me to help me achieve my primary goals. Dan, John, and the entire PCO M&A Specialists team are seasoned professionals, and their expertise in the finances and unique legalities of the pest control industry resulted in a deal that went smoothly and achieved an outcome that exceeded my expectations.  

Kurt Trombetti

Past President Nevada Pest Management Association, Envirosafe Pest Control, Inc.

 The PCO M&A Specialists team are CPAs, Analysts, MBAs and a transactional attorney ready to help. Their skill set includes determining value, marketing sellers to many buyers who have significant cash, are ready to buy, and who they have great relationships with. It’s a very powerful combination of talent that puts a seller in the driver seat.

Bob Kunst

Past President NPMA, Fisher Environmental Services, Inc.

 Their expertise is far reaching and multidimensional. They don’t just broker the deal, collect a commission and leave you to your own accountant or attorney who may not be familiar with how pest industry deals get done. They are a team of seasoned professionals who are ready to help. 

Dave Castro

Past President New Jersey Pest Management Association, Merlin’s Pest Control, LLC

 Based on my own experience I think PCO M&A Specialists, not unlike my New Mexico applicator’s license, are #1 in delivering on their service promise. They’ve assembled an outstanding team of professionals that help clients interested in selling their businesses achieve maximum value.


Chuck Simko

Past President New Mexico Pest Management Association, New Mexico Pest Control, Inc.

 I count my blessings for having been able to work with and come to rely upon such an experienced business brokerage team as PCO M&A Specialists. They did everything they said they would do with great precision and were always looking out for the best interests of my wife and me. It doesn’t get any better than that! 

Dana Pratt

Past President Washington State Pest Management Association, Pratt Pest Management Northwest, Inc.

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