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Viking acquires Merlin’s Pest Control

October 20, 2017 By
Bridgewater, N.J.-based Viking Termite & Pest Control has acquired Merlin’s Pest Control, Denville, N.J. The acquisition strengthen the market share of Viking, an Anticimex company, throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Dave Castro, founder of Merlin’s Pest Control, will... Read more»
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Norm Cooper: Family rememberances

April 24, 2017 By
      Norm Cooper, a longtime leader in the pest management industry and Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer (Class of 1999), passed away on April 5, 2017, at age 85. He served the industry for 63 years, first... Read more»
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Industry loses a legend: Norm Cooper

April 7, 2017 By
After a year-long fight with a blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Norm Cooper passed away April 5. Cooper, who up until recently worked with PCO Bookkeepers as its merger and acquisition specialist, spent 63 years in the professional... Read more»
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Get a slice of M&A knowledge

February 15, 2017 By
To say I’m a fan of pizza is an understatement. A few years back, I received a call from one of the many pizza shops I regularly support. The place burned down, and its owner was reassuring me he’d be... Read more»
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Transition Strategies: How to Offer Employees Equity

August 21, 2015 By
If you’re a pest management business owner who has one or more long-term key employees who wants to own equity in the business, but doesn’t expect to have to pay the fair market value for such an award, be mindful... Read more»
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Transition Strategies: Why Due Diligence is Critical

When a buyer is evaluating the potential purchase of a target, due diligence is a critical component in getting a sense of the quality of the business beyond the stated revenues reflected in the annual income statement. Intangible factors to... Read more»

Transition Strategies: Customer Lists and Non-Compete Clauses

March 26, 2015 By
Ask any buyer of a pest management company which asset garners the most value yielding the highest price, and the reply will be customer relationships, the profitability of those relationships, and the likely retention of these relationships during sale. Some... Read more»
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2014 New York Pest Expo Wrap-Up

November 19, 2014 By
NEW YORK CITY — More than 500 pest management industry manufacturers, distributors, business owners and technicians filled the Fort Washington Avenue Armory in Manhattan on Nov. 13 for the 2014 New York Pest Expo, an annual event held by Bug... Read more»
cover: From Technician to CEO: The Evolution of a High-Growth Pest Control and Lawn Care Company

New Book Tells Fictional Tale of Pest Control Operator

November 5, 2014 By
CLEVELAND—Dan Gordon, CPA, a PMP columnist and owner of industry accounting consultancy PCO Bookkeepers, has written a new book. From Technician to CEO: The Evolution of a High-Growth Pest Control and Lawn Care Company tells the fictional tale of Peter... Read more»

United in Hope: When the Student becomes the Teacher

October 25, 2014 By
On March 7, 2013, our son Matt — then a freshman in college with aspirations of following in my footsteps and becoming an accountant — was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As parents, we try to teach our children... Read more»
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