Rollins Acquires Pair of UK Pest Control Firms

Rollins Acquires Pair of UK Pest Control Firms

Rollins expands UK presence with acquisition of AMES Group Limited and Kestrel Pest Control Limited.

March 1, 2018
Edited by Brad Harbison
Mergers & Acquisitions
ATLANTA — Rollins, Inc. announced that it has purchased the stock of AMES Group Limited and Kestrel Pest Control Limited, both companies operating in the UK.

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Birmingham, United Kingdom, AMES Group Limited is a long established pest control company in the UK, with a rich history of providing superior pest control, bird control, and specialist services to commercial customers throughout the midlands and including London. Owners Alan and Joanne Read will stay on to run the company's operations.

Kestrel Pest Control Limited, based in Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK, was founded in 1993. Kestrel Pest Control provides superior commercial pest control to customers in Southhampton and surrounding areas of the Southwest. Kestrel Pest Control will roll up to our Safeguard UK brand. Owner Richard Borlase will stay on with the company in a sales position.

Gary W. Rollins, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rollins stated, "The acquisitions of AMES and Kestrel help us to expand our presence within the United Kingdom. These two additions will help us as we strive to position our organization as industry leaders, and we share a culture of continuous improvement and ongoing investment in training and development. Further, we are pleased that Alan and Joanne Read as well as Richard Borlase will remain in with the respective companies and look forward to sharing best practices between our organizations."