Owners of American Pest Control Speak About Selling Their Pest Control Business
American Pest Control : A Family-Run Pest Control Business Looks Towards the Future: Douglas Wade started his pest control career over 40 years ago working initially for a nationwide operator and later a smaller operator that Doug purchased in 1994 that is known today as American Pest Control of Montgomery County, Inc. (“APC”), a company that is owned by Doug and his spouse, Becky.
Over the course of time, Doug and Becky’s children, Brian and Deana, joined the family business and helped their parents build APC into a thriving company operating from Gaithersburg to Bethesda, MD as well as the Washington D.C. metro area.
The Decision to Sell American Pest Control
Early in 2017, Doug and Becky began formulating a plan for their retirement and to do so comfortably would require them to sell APC to a third-party buyer. Doug and Becky had been approached in the past by several suitors but had never sold a business before. With Brian and Deana’s assistance, the family made a concerted effort to find an experienced business broker that could structure the best deal possible to achieve their retirement funding needs. They also sought to find a qualified buyer that would continue in their tradition of delivering great service and have a culture like their own and provide their valued
The Sale: Anticimex Acquires American Pest Control
The PCO M&A Specialists team worked closely with the family members to develop a suitable plan, an appropriate range of values, gather and produce the financial and operational information to properly market the company for sale, and ultimately structure and conclude a deal with the right buyer. In the end, Doug and Becky were able to achieve their goal and can now look towards a more comfortable retirement. Additionally, Brian, Deana, and the other APC employees have a bright future
– Thanks, Doug and Becky for allowing us to assist with your sale. We wish the entire family a great future of happiness and success!
“Are we glad the family made the decision to sell our business and enlisting the help of an experienced industry broker? Absolutely, without question! The PCO M&A Specialists team worked very hard over the course of many months to help us bring together a project that would otherwise have been a daunting task if had to do it alone. We believe that we achieved the best possible outcome for the entire family and our employees. The PCO M&A team have very broad and deep experience in valuations, taxes, accounting, contracts, pest management service software, and everything else we needed and found out going through the sale process which is much more complicated than we ever imagined. They were worth every penny!”
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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 so fortunate that we had Dan, John, Doug and the rest of the PCO M&A Specialist team to look after our interests, find us the right deal and negotiate and structure it for maximum after-tax dollars. When the time came for selling we knew that Dan Gordon, his attorney partner, John Corrigan, and their team of MBAs and CPAs would get us the best deal on all important aspects 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.
The PCO M&A Specialist team 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!