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Sunair: Exterminating Value?

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Does it ever make sense to take stock instead of cash when selling your company? For as long as the public equity markets have existed, public companies have used their stock as currency to make acquisitions. While the days of all-stock deals (pooling of interest) have more or less vanished, there does seem to be at least one public company in the pest control industry that has been effective in convincing sellers to take its stock (along with cash) in return for their companies: Sunair Services Corporation. Because Sunair is a public company, we can look to the public equity markets as a barometer of what the investing public thinks of Middleton’s acquisitions.

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