Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, today announced the acquisition of Mick’s Exterminating (Mick’s) by PestCo Holdings, LLC (PestCo), a TSCP portfolio company. Located in O’Fallon, Missouri, Mick’s is a provider of residential and commercial pest control in the St. Louis area. This is the fifth investment for PestCo, an acquisition company formed to consolidate the highly fragmented pest control industry. Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company represented and acted as the exclusive financial advisors to Mick’s Exterminating in this transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Mick’s serves as a strategic addition to our rapidly-expanding business in the St. Louis market,” said Jay Keating, CEO of PestCo. “We look forward to partnering with the Mick’s team to scale the Company’s operations and to positively impact PestCo’s overall business.”
Matt Ostrander, owner of Mick’s, added, “Partnering with PestCo and TSCP offers great opportunities for our employees and broadens the range of services we can offer to our clients. I knew it was a perfect match since day one and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for us.”
Said Jeff Aiello, Managing Director, TSCP, “Thompson Street is excited to continue to expand PestCo’s growing presence in the St. Louis region, clearly illustrated by the addition of a quality asset such as Mick’s to the portfolio. With the backing of PestCo’s team and resources, Mick’s is positioned for future growth while it continues to provide high-quality service to customers.”