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Why should you use PCO M&A Specialists as your Merger & Acquisition Consultants?

Over the past several years the merger and acquisition activity in the pest management industry has increased at a dramatic pace. Obviously, the reason for this activity is the phenomenal valuations that are being paid for high-quality firms. When we hear about these big deals the discussions are about the multiple or the dollar amount received. It’s never about how much the owner kept after taxes or the favorable terms of the deal.

Have these consultants or brokers really gotten their clients the best after tax value? Being that our firm is often called upon after a deal is done to prepare the tax return, and understanding deal structures from both a tax perspective as well as an overall valuation proposition, I can say that the answer is usually not and that money was left on the table. It is for this reason, we have created a separate division of PCO Bookkeepers that provides experienced guidance to pest management professionals interested in selling their firms at the maximum after-tax value with the best terms possible.

PCO M&A Specialists: Our Value

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 may depend on staff to 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 offers the opportunity for our clients to collect all the important information while keeping the process completely confidential!

PCO M&A Specialists:

Managing Partners

John Corrigan, JD, CPA, MBA

Merger/Acquisition consultant John is a highly accomplished M&A specialist known for his ability to negotiate and structure both “Buy Side” and “Sell Side” transactions in addition to working with private business owners on internal matters including generational transfers and trust and estate planning strategies.

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Daniel S. Gordon, CPA

Daniel Gordon brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and managing high growth pest control companies. As an owner, manager, chief financial officer and industry consultant he has been involved with the development of several pest control companies from inception to the $15 million in annual sales levels and beyond.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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