Founded in 1997, Pro Pacific provides pest control services in San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties. In 2006 the company was acquired by Shane and Ben Hoy, who were then field professionals focusing on Bee removal services under Pro Pacific’s umbrella. The Hoy brothers aggressively developed the organization’s capabilities and have driven significant growth in the business since becoming owners. Both Shane and Ben Hoy will continue to lead the Pro Pacific team after the acquisition by Anticimex.
Hoy said, “Ben and I are very excited to join the Anticimex family as they enter California. We believe this is a unique and exciting opportunity for the Pro Pacific brand, the southern California marketplace and our team members, many of whom have become our closest friends. Their passion and honesty will continue to guide our path to success in the future just as it has in the past.”
Mikael Vinje, regional president of Anticimex North America, said, “Entering the California market represents an important milestone for Anticimex as we continue to grow in the US. We knew from our first meeting with the Hoys that the team at Pro Pacific would be the ideal partners for Anticimex in southern California. Cultural alignment is strong, and we are excited to work with the Pro Pacific team in continuing the inspiring growth story they have lived over the past fourteen years. Shane, Ben and the team at Pro Pacific will be invaluable as we seek to lead the transformation of preventative pest management in California and around the world.”
The acquisition of Pro Pacific is the latest in a series of acquisitions in the western United States for Anticimex. In October, Anticimex acquired Colorado-based EnviroPest, which was followed one month later by the acquisition of Arizona-based Northwest Exterminating. With the addition of Pro Pacific Pest Control, Anticimex says it is poised to accelerate its North American growth trajectory with a solid foundation in three key western markets.
Anticimex also announced that David Billingsly, currently president of American Pest, an Anticimex Company based in Fulton, Md., will take on leadership of the western territories. Billingsly brings decades of industry experience and expertise in developing organizations and leading transformative growth, both organically and inorganically. “I cannot express how humbled I am to take on this new adventure out west. I am so fortunate to have three highly motivated teams led by true professionals to collaborate with and learn from. I am excited to support them as they continue to expand and develop as the newest members of the Anticimex Family,” said Billingsly.
Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva Meyer of the Potomac Company represented and acted as exclusive financial advisors to Pro Pacific on the transaction.