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Anticimex acquisition of parts of ISS Pest Control successfully closed

Pressrelease 2013-06-03

ISS Pest Control businesses in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland were acquired by Anticimex.

  • The acquisition of parts of ISS Pest Control activities in 12 countries by Anticimex was completed on May 31.
  • The combination creates an international pest control company with potential to further consolidate a highly fragmented pest control market through organic growth and acquisitions.
  • The new Anticimex will continue to offer the customers in all markets high quality pest control services with complementary route based services.

Today, Anticimex announced that the acquisition of ISS Pest Control businesses in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland has been approved by the relevant competition authorities. Anticimex acquires 100 % of the shares in the businesses, including ISS washroom businesses in Australia, Italy and New Zealand.

The new group´s name is Anticimex, with more than 3 000 employees, serving around 2.2 million customers. In 2012, the combined pro-forma sales amounted to approximately SEK 3.2 billion (EUR 385 million).

“It is very satisfying to now be able to fully start our journey to build on our strong market positions and leverage our leading know-how, quality services, methods and values. The new Anticimex will continue to offer our customers in all markets high quality pest control services. We will do our utmost to be the preferred partner for insurance companies and other partners and clients in Anticimex markets,” comments Olof Sand, CEO of Anticimex.

Anticimex was founded 1934 in Sweden and has since then enjoyed 79 years of uninterrupted growth. Anticimex is today an international service company providing safe and healthy indoor environments through inspections, guarantees and insurance. Services include pest control, food hygiene assurance, dehumidification, fire prevention as well as property inspections and energy surveys.

The company serves customers within both the commercial and residential sector and has an exceptionally strong brand with a unique market position, a loyal customer base and a successful business model. Anticimex has its own distribution channels as well as franchise networks and partners, e.g. insurance companies and real estate agents, and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Published: 2013-06-03

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