Anticimex continue its accelerated growth in the US and now enters Alabama and Tennesse

Pressrelease 08/14/2019

Anticimex today announces continued expansion in the US with the acquisition of Waynes Pest Control (“Waynes”) operating throughout Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. Waynes achieved over $27 million in annual revenue 2018, which positions them among the Top 30 largest Pest Control companies in the North America. With the acquisition, Anticimex further strengthens its market position across the Southeast US.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Mikael Vinje, Regional President Anticimex North America, said:

“Partnering with the team at Waynes positions Anticimex for an attractive and substantial growth trajectory in the key states of Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. Waynes has established a remarkable team centric culture, a relentless commitment to serving its customers and a dynamic and growth-oriented business development process. The values that drive Waynes’ commitment to their customers and team members are very much aligned with Anticimex’ core values of trust, passion and innovation which further solidified the mutual decision to engage in this merger.”

Commenting on the transaction, Steven Splawn, CEO of Waynes said:

“Over 46 years ago, Waynes was established through a strong commitment to the Customer. For the last two decades, we have expanded that commitment through our mission to deliver World Class Service – Every Time while placing great emphasis on our Team Members via our “Dream” and “You Matter” initiatives. With the alignment of core values and Anticimex ´available resources, our Team Members will have unique opportunities to develop professionally and personally while continuing to steward what we have built. We are excited that our existing team will continue to lead our vision, strategy and service operations as we progress towards our 50th anniversary and beyond.”

For more information, please contact:
Mikael Vinje, President Region North America, + 1 973 756 5021, mikael.vinje@anticimex.com
Jarl Dahlfors, President and CEO of Anticimex Group, +46 70 60 72 051, jarl.dahlfors@anticimex.com
Steven Splawn, CEO Key 7 Investment Company, +1 205 281 9836, steven@key7i.com

About Anticimex
Anticimex is the modern pest control company. Through prevention, new technology and sustainable solutions, we meet the new demands for healthy environments, for both individuals and businesses. Anticimex employs around 5 600 people, serving more than 3 million customers worldwide. Total revenue in 2018 amounted to approximately 670M USD. Read more at www.anticimex.com.

Published: 08/14/2019