Over 175 Million Dollars in Sell Side Transactions All Negotiated at Some of The Highest Pest Control Industry Valuations in History. Multiple Buy Side Pest Control Industry Specific Due Diligence Engagements that determine quality of seller operations and earnings.
PCO M&A Specialist was started by Daniel S. Gordon, CPA managing and founding member of PCO Bookkeepers. It was 2012 and the M&A market for pest control was starting to heat up as many strategic buyers and private equity firms realized that the recurring nature of pest contracts provides an outstanding Return on Investment (ROI) beating yields on cash, bonds and other alternative assets. By this time Dan had been growing his boutique accounting / CFO firm that catered to Pest Management Professionals (PMP) firms.
Having owned and sold a PMP firm and earning a degree in accounting and a CPA certificate, it made perfect sense to continue in the pest vertical. And as the market warmed, 2 clients approached Dan and told him that they no longer needed PCO Bookkeeper’s services. When the clients were asked why, same reply “You guys did such a good job that we received an offer to sell our company, and we accepted the offer.” Well why wouldn’t you tell us as your accountant and trusted advisor? Answer: We signed an NDA and couldn’t tell you. At that point, Dan asked to see the deal. It quickly became apparent that the deal structure and value were inferior to what Dan knew he could get for the client.
Prior to working in the pest control industry, Dan had worked for international accounting and consulting firm Deloitte LLP as a tax consultant working on deal structure for the roll up that was taking place in the cable industry. Taking his knowledge of deal structure, tax minimization strategies and valuation techniques Dan started PCO M&A specialists. With his team of CPA’s, MBA’s and a credentialed valuation analyst the firm has to date negotiated dozens of deals that have maximized after tax proceeds for his clients. Clients include several past NPMA presidents as well as state association leaders. When the leaders in the industry are looking to sell, they call PCO M&A Specialists!
The PCO M&A Specialists Advantage
PCO M&A Specialists includes a highly skilled team 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 qualifies to advise you throughout the entire process.