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Financing S-corps with bank debt: beware the pitfalls

A subchapter S corporation (S-corp) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC) are both treated the same being pass-through (aka flow-through) entities for federal income tax purposes. This means that the annual net profit or net loss of the entity is passed through to its...

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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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Rentokil Acquires D’s Pest Control

  Rentokil Acquires D's Pest Control: Lubbock, Texas-based D’s Pest Control was founded as a part-time venture by Brian Duncan’s father, Robert, out of their family home more than 30 years ago. Brian was the first full-time employee of the company after he...

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Dissecting Purchase Price

By: Daniel Gordon, CPA, and John P. Corrigan, JD, MBA, CPA When a Seller and Buyer enter into a transaction for the sale of a pest control business, the deal terms are eventually set forth in a contract which is either an Asset Purchase Agreement (a/k/a “APA”) or a...

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Tax Strategy When Selling a Business

Tax Strategy When Selling a Business: Understanding how to maneuver around the potential double tax problem and preserve long term capital gain treatment if your business is a C-Corp.

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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.