PestCo Holdings acquires 5 Star Pest Solutions


July 20, 2023

LOGO: THOMPSON STREET CAPITAL PARTNERSThompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, Mo.-based, acquired the assets of 5 Star Pest Solutions by PestCo Holdings, a TSCP portfolio company.

Located in Indianapolis, Ind., 5 Star is a leading provider of commercial pest control services with a focus on multi-family communities in the greater Indianapolis area. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This is the eleventh investment for PestCo. Other recent pest control industry-related deals for PestCo include certain assets of Pointe Pest Control in Idaho and Oregon; as well as Romney Pest Control, in Texas; Phenom Pest Protection, Maryland; and Reliable Pest Solutions, in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

“5 Star is an established, quality-focused company and we believe a solid way for us to enter the Indianapolis market,” said Jay Keating, CEO of PestCo. “We are excited to enhance growth opportunities for the business while creating opportunities for the 5 Star team.”

“Thompson Street is excited to continue to expand PestCo’s growing presence by entering the Indianapolis pest control services market. We look forward to partnering with the 5 Star team to help the company achieve its next phase of growth,” Jeff Aiello, managing director at TSCP, said in the news release.

About Thompson Street Capital Partners

Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. The company has acquired more than 200 companies in the sectors of healthcare and life science services; software and technology services; and business services and engineered products. TSCP has managed more than $4.5 billion since being founded in 2000. TSCP describes itself as partnering with management teams to “increase value by accelerating growth, both organically and via complementary acquisitions.”


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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