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Rollins to acquire Australian pest controller Allpest

Rollins has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the assets and operations of Allpest, an independent pest control provider in Western Australia.

The acquisition is expected to close in February and is Rollins' first business venture in Australia.
 
Established in 1959 and headquartered in Perth, Allpest recorded revenues of approximately USD25m for 2013.
 
In addition to traditional residential, commercial and termite service offerings, Allpest provides consulting services around the globe on pre-border protection of Australia's biosecurity and provides specialised offerings to Australia's mining and oil and gas sectors.
 
Gary W Rollins, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Rollins, says: "The acquisition of Allpest is a very important milestone for our company and firmly establishes our global presence as a leader in international pest control management. Allpest has an outstanding management team, and brings to our family of pest control brands many of the shared values within our company, including a culture of continuous improvement, ongoing investment in training and professional employee development programs. We look forward to working with them and their talented employees, while sharing each other's best practices."
 
Rollins is a global consumer and commercial services company. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Orkin, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Western Pest Services, Orkin Canada, The Industrial Fumigant Company, Waltham Services, Crane Pest Control and Trutech, the company provides pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to more than two million customers in the US, Canada, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa and Mexico from more than 500 locations. 

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