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Archive for January, 2009


Massey Withdraws Offer to Acquire Sunair Services

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The Board of Directors of Massey Services is tired of waiting around and finally withdrew the offer on Sunair Services after Sunair announced its intent to pursue a formal sale process. Here is a copy of the withdrawal letter: (more…)

Massey Acquires Sunair… We’ll Know by Monday

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

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At this point, I don’t know which one is crazier, the board of Sunair Services or the board of Massey Services.

The saga began in the fall of 2008 when the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Sunair rejected Massey’s all cash offer for 100% of Sunair’s stock. Throughout the fall, Massey Services continued buying Sunair stock, ultimately amassing a 9.6% stake in the company by the end of October. (more…)

Book Review: Designing & Conducting Survey Research - A Comprehensive Guide

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Our research department conducts a fair amount of survey research in the industries that we cover. Over the years, we have been asked by quite a few clients to suggest some reference materials to assist them in designing and conducting surveys. While our research department utilizes the skills of a statistician to design and oversee the execution of our surveys, with a little research and the help of the following books, just about anyone can put together a statical sound survey. (more…)

Orkin Acquires Crane Pest Control

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

ATLANTA and SAN FRANCISCO — Rollins, Inc., parent company of Orkin, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Crane Pest Control.

Crane Pest Control, Inc. was established in 1930 in San Francisco, Calif. The Company with annual revenues exceeding $10 million (which ranked it #50 on PCT’s 2008 Top 100 list) is a leading provider of advanced pest management, serving Northern California and the Reno/Tahoe Basin. Crane Pest Control’s primary service is commercial pest control and its existing business complements the services that Rollins offers through its subsidiary, Orkin. Following the acquisition, Crane Pest Control will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and loyal customers. (more…)


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