Elis acquires Dublin-based PestGuard Limited

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The Potomac Company, one of the industry’s leading mergers & acquisitions experts, has announced the sale of its client, PestGuard Limited of Dublin, Ireland, to Elis, for an undisclosed sum.

With more than 46,000 employees, Elis is an international multi-service provider, offering textile, hygiene, pest control and facility services solutions in 28 countries in Europe and Latin America.

PestGuard is the largest privately held commercial pest control company in Ireland. With 50 employees, the business is based in Dublin and covers the whole of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Elis has recently started addressing the Irish pest control market and this acquisition will accelerate the growth in this market. PestGuard management will remain in place to pursue the business development.

Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company represented and acted as exclusive financial advisors to PestGuard in this transaction.

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