28/01/2014 - 06:30

Rollins, Inc. signs to acquire Allpest

28/01/2014 - 06:30

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US-based multinational Rollins Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire the assets and operations of Welshpool-based pest control company Allpest WA.

Rollins, Inc. signs to acquire Allpest
Allpest headquarters in Welshpool. Photo: Attila Csaszar

US-based multinational Rollins Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire the assets and operations of Welshpool-based pest control company Allpest WA.

The acquisition is expected to close in February, and marks Rollins' first business venture in Australia.

The acquisition price was not disclosed.

Established in 1959, Allpest recorded revenues of approximately US$25 million for 2013.

Allpest managing director Greg Mills acquired the company in 1998 with partner Sue Mills, and has taken it into the global market.

Staff numbers have grown from 7 to 170 people since the acquisition 15 years ago.

In addition to traditional residential, commercial and termite service offerings, Allpest provides consulting services around the globe on pre-border protection of Australia's biosecurity and provides specialised offerings to Australia's mining and oil and gas sectors.

 

Mr Mills will continue in a consultancy role to support incoming Rollins representative Matt Turek, who is relocating from the US.

Allpest was advised by KPMG Corporate Finance, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Paragon Consultants.

Rollins chief executive Gary W. Rollins said: "the acquisition of Allpest is a very important milestone for our Company and firmly establishes our global presence as a leader in international pest control management".

"Allpest has an outstanding management team, and brings to our family of pest control brands many of the shared values within our Company, including a culture of continuous improvement, ongoing investment in training and professional employee development programs.

"We look forward to working with them and their talented employees, while sharing each other's best practices," Mr Rollins said.

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the company provides pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to more than 2 million customers in the United States, Canada, Central America,South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa and Mexico from more than 500 locations.

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