Orkin acquires NBC Environment


April 13, 2022


Holding one of his falcons and joined by NBC head office staff, John Dickson (center), greets on his left front row, Caspar Appeldoorn, managing director EMEA with Matt Turek, division president of Orkin International. PHOTO: ORKIN

Orkin, a subsidiary pest control brand of Rollins Inc., acquired NBC Environment, headquartered at Banham, Norkfolk, U.K., in early April 2022.

NBC Environment was founded in 1993 by John Dickson, managing director, with a £500 Prince’s Trust grant. Initially, the company centered around bird control using falcons, but it has since grown in to a nationwide, full-range pest control servicing business employing over 100 staff. Bird and wildlife management consultancy, such as the recently finalized predator rat eradication feasibility study on the Channel Islands, still remains a specialist core activity.

“We have a great team at NBC Environment who are all passionate about what they do,” Dickenson said. “Customers recognize this, and as a result we have performed very well in recent years, growing both revenue and profit to significant levels. Together we have achieved so much.”

Matt Turek, division president of Orkin International, added, “Both Orkin and NBC share a culture of exceptional customer service and we recognize that their bird and wildlife management activities are unique. We are delighted John and his team will remain with the company, and we look forward to learning and sharing best practices.”

Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Co. represented and acted as exclusive financial advisors to NBC Environment in this transaction.

NBC Environment is the latest addition to the growing number of Orkin companies in the UK. This began with the acquisition of Safeguard Pest Control in 2016. Since then, the AMES Group, Kestrel Pest Control, Enviropest, Baroque Pest Services, the Guardian Group, Albany Environmental, Van Vynck Environmental and, most recently, IPM have all been added to the Safeguard/Orkin family of businesses.


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