Anticimex acquires Modern Pest Services and continues to grow in the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Pressrelease 07/10/2017

Anticimex today announces its continued expansion in the US with the acquisition of Modern Pest Services, a family owned pest control company founded in 1945 based in Brunswick, Maine.

Modern Pest is the independent market leader in the New England market and provides high-quality pest control and wildlife services to residential and commercial customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Former Co-President Scott Stevenson will remain with the company and assume the role of President of the company and Modern Pest will continue to operate under its current brand as part of Anticimex Group.

The transaction follows on Anticimex acquisition of Viking Pest Control announced on July 5th and forms part of Anticimex’s strategy to expand in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic region via organic growth and by partnering with strong regional and local players.

 Commenting on today’s announcement, Anticimex Group CEO and President Mr. Jarl Dahlfors said:

“The acquisition of Modern Pest represents another important step in our strategy to expand in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the US. Modern Pest has a long and proud history as a leading provider of high-quality pest control services. Together with Scott Stevenson and his team, we will continue to grow Modern Pest and particularly expand in the Boston Area”.  

 Commenting on the transaction, the Stevenson brothers said:

“Candidly we didn’t think we’d do it.  We met with several buyers, and we were pretty sure we wouldn’t find the right fit.  We didn’t want to become just another branch of a national chain.  But then we met with Anticimex and found their vision, core values and decentralized model the perfect fit for our team members and our culture.  We’re proud to see the Modern brand live on and excited to join American Pest, Viking Pest Control, and Bug Doctor on Anticimex’s quest to become a leader in the U.S. pest control market.  We’re also excited to see who will join the Anticimex team next.”

 For more information, please contact:

Jarl Dahlfors, President and CEO of Anticimex Group, +46 70-60 72 051, Jarl.dahlfors@anticimex.com

Mikael Vinje, President of Anticimex North America, +46 736-34 20 84, mikael.vinje@anticimex.com

Scott Stevenson, President Modern Pest Services. +1 207 632 2205, Scott@ModernPest.com

Published: 07/10/2017

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