Topic: M&A Q&A with Anticimex
Guest: Sebastian Tomassoni, VP of M&A, Anticimex
In this episode we discuss:
Sebastian's background and how he came to work in pest control mergers and acquisitions at Anticimex
Anticimex's growth in the U.S. since entering the market in 2016
How the company has done more than 80 acquisitions over the last six years, including more than 25 in 2021
The characteristics Anticimex looks for in an acquisition target and its strategy in terms of geography
Why Anticimex's goal is to be a billion dollar business and how that translates to operations
How the size of the business plays into whether or not Anticimex will acquire it
Whether the business mix influences Anticimex's interest in a target
The integration process and why it's the most challenging aspect of a deal
How retaining the employees and customer base are the key to success
Anticimex's M&A process and decentralized model for acquiring companies
His take on the Terminix/Rentokil deal and how it may affect the industry and valuations
The most difficult and easiest parts of the acquisition process
Notable: "Our long-term plan here in the U.S. is to be a billion dollar business." —Sebastian Tomassoni, Anticimex
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