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American Pest Acquired by Anticimex Group

American Pest Management, Inc., (“American Pest”), has been acquired by Anticimex Group. The acquisition marked Anticimex’s second in North America in as many months. American Pest, owned by Matt Nixon and headquartered in Fulton, Maryland, is one of the largest and most recognized pest providers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Founded in 1925, American Pest has built a reputation as one of the premier pest management companies in the country. The Company services commercial, government, and residential accounts predominantly in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland, and ranked number 57 on the 2016 PCT Top 100 list.

Matt Nixon, CEO of American Pest, commented: “When I decided to sell my business, I had a long list of criteria when evaluating the potential buyers. I have invested extensively in my people, in technology to support my customers and people better, and I wanted a buyer that would continue to invest in line with my vision. Anticimex and I share the same vision for the future, and I feel confident that American Pest will continue to thrive as part of Anticimex. I look forward to be part of the Anticimex team going forward.”

Jarl Dahlfors, CEO and President of Anticimex Group, commented: “American Pest is a truly exceptional company that is well invested in people, quality, and growth. Their culture of continuous improvement and passion for our industry provides excellent cultural fit with Anticimex’s values of trust, innovation, and passion. This transaction represents another step towards our vision to become the global leader in preventive pest control. We welcome Matt and his team onboard and look forward to working together with them as we continue to grow our business.”

Lance Tullius, Tullius, represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to American Pest.


  • “Especially in today’s market, selling your business can be a life changing event.  Choosing a winning team to represent your company in this important event is key to receiving the best possible outcome.  Lance and his team far exceeded my expectations by achieving a multiple that was 25% higher than my best expectation.  It was a pleasure to work with Lance’s high performance and attentive team throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend Tullius more highly.”

    Michael Botha Former President, Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions.
  • “Selling your business is complex and comprehensive.  Lance Tullius and his team paved the road for what became a very successful transaction.  They guided us through every step with candid and sound counsel.  I’m happy to say that in addition to having become a trusted confidante of mine, I’m happy to call Lance a friend as well.”

    Stuart Aust President, Bug Doctor, Inc.
  • "Tullius did an excellent job facilitating all aspects of our transaction. It has been two years since our deal was completed and I’m very happy with the decision we made, and the role Tullius played in the process and outcome. They are the best of the best!"

    Garry Tank Former President, Buffalo Exterminating

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