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December 13, 2021

In October, Favio Ulloa (upprer right photo, speaking), president and owner of Prestige Pest Services, Hawthorne, N.J., was invited as a speaker representing the Hispanic community during Hawthorne’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Ulloa partnered with Hawthorne’s city council to provide consultancy in planning the event. The celebration included music, dance performances and food to represent the Hispanic heritage. Ulloa said he was “honored to be part of the Hispanic Heritage Committee to recognize and celebrate the Hispanic and Latino residents in the community.”


Pictured left to right: Nick Aust, Dan Aust, Karen Gregory, Ed Gregory and Stuart Aust.

The Aust Group announced the recent acquisition of its client, Southern Pest Control, Pascagoula, Miss., to Rentokil. Southern Pest Control was founded in 1976 by Marvin Jackson. After 26 years as an employee of the business, Karen Gregory became owner in 2010. Under Gregory’s leadership, the company expanded its footprint throughout southern Mississippi and the Alabama Gulf Coast. Gregory said, “The Aust Group did a fantastic job representing us, something we certainly could not have achieved throughout this process on our own. We now can say that without a doubt this was the best decision we could have made.” The Aust Group represented Southern Pest Control as the exclusive financial adviser on the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.