Rentokil North America Acquires Anderson Pest Solutions

READING, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rentokil
North America
, one of North America’s largest pest control
companies, today announces it has acquired Anderson Pest Solutions,
based in Chicago. The acquisition is in line with Rentokil’s global
strategy to continue growing its pest control business and to pursue
acquisition targets in higher growth markets such as North America.
Anderson ranks in the top 40 of the 100 largest pest companies in North
America and has strong market positions in the Chicago metropolitan
area, as well as Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri.

The acquisition was finalized this month.

John Myers, CEO and President of Rentokil North America said: “As one of
the leading independent pest control companies in the Chicago
metropolitan area, I am delighted that Anderson
Pest Solutions
is joining Rentokil. Like Rentokil, Anderson brings
with it a strong commitment to world-class service, a great management
team, and a focus on innovation. As a result, there is a strong cultural
fit between the two companies and I look forward to bringing Anderson
into the Rentokil family of businesses.”

Mark O’Hara, President of Anderson Pest Solutions said, “While it is
always difficult for an owner to sell a family-owned business, I feel
that the timing is right. Just as importantly, I know that Rentokil is
absolutely the right buyer as it also believes in the importance of
well-trained technicians delivering reliable, guaranteed work in an
environmentally and responsible way.”

Tullius Partners represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to
Anderson Pest Solutions.

About Anderson Pest Solution – The Natural Choice®

Anderson is the largest family-owned pest solutions company in the
Midwest, ranked 32nd largest in the nation in 2010 by Pest Control
Technology magazine. Since 1913, Anderson’s only business has been
providing solutions for pest issues for residential and commercial
properties in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Anderson’s service is backed by one of the strongest customer
satisfaction guarantees in the industry.

For more information, visit www.AndersonPestSolutions.com,
email info@anderpest.com, call
toll-free 866.696.2847, or write the company at: Anderson Pest Solutions
– 501 West Lake Street, Suite 204, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126.

About Rentokil North America

Rentokil North America (www.rentokil.com)
is part of Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest and most
diverse business service companies, operating in more than 60 countries
worldwide. Ehrlich Pest Control, Western Exterminator, and Presto-X Pest
Control are all part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies in
North America. They provide commercial and residential pest control,
bioremediation, bird control, vegetation management, mosquito and tick
control, deer repellent services, wild-animal trapping, and termite
control from 200 local offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Contacts

Sterling Kilgore
Joe Scolaro
Senior Account Executive
630-964-8500
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jscolaro@sterlingkilgore.com