SUMMIT, N.J. — Anticimex today announced continued expansion in U.S. with the acquisition of Killingsworth Environmental (“Killingsworth”) in North Carolina. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Killingsworth operates in South and North Carolina and has a strategic position in one of U.S. fastest-growing geographies. With the acquisition of Killingsworth, Anticimex further strengthens its market position on the U.S. east coast as well as creates a platform for further long-term growth in the Carolinas. Killingswoth has 180 employees and is a $21 million firm.
Mike Rogers, a former Yellow Pages salesperson, purchased Killingsworth Environmental of the Carolinas in May 2007. He and wife Debbie have steadily grown the company by capitalizing on its brand and branching into lawn care, carpet cleaning, mold remediation, water restoration and more.
Mikael Vinje, regional president, Anticimex North America, said: “The Rogers family has built a terrific business based on relentless focus on customer experience and second-to-none quality. The strong entrepreneurial culture in Killingsworth is very much aligned with Anticimex’ DNA and we are very excited to partner with the talented team in Charlotte to embark on an accelerated growth journey in the Carolinas in the years to come”
Commenting on the transaction, Rogers said, “Anticimex’ core values - trust, innovation and passion - are perfectly aligned with ours and I’m confident that as part of the Anticimex team Killingsworth has the opportunity to accelerate its growth and achieve even greater success. We anticipate tremendous opportunities for our business, our employees, as well as, our customers. My two sons, Andrew and Mathew, will stay on with the dedicated team at Anticimex. They are as excited, as I am, about the global growth and expansion opportunities that we all see in this move.”
Paul Giannamore of The Potomac Company represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Killingsworth Environmental.