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Buying a Brother Out - Why 20% of a Company is Worth Less than 20%

Monday, March 21st, 2011

View our new Webinar Pest Control Valuation and M&A 101: The Fundamentals of Valuing a Pest Control Business

After working together for years at Rockford Pest Control, Mark and Tim decided it was time to part ways. Tim asked his brother Mark to buy out his 20% share in the family business, which was left to the brothers when their father died.

After bickering with Mark over valuation for months, Tim decided it was time to get help. Tim’s first stop was the family accountant, who provided the brothers some rules of thumb for valuing the business. The accountant said that he was not qualified to appraise the business for a buy-out and that the brothers should seek the advice of an expert. Without further guidance from the accountant, Tim decided to call one of the business brokers who advertises in the classified section of a pest control industry magazine and commissioned an appraisal. (more…)

Are You Building Wealth in the Pest Control Industry?

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Watch our latest Webinars on Value Creation and Valuation in the Pest Control Industry

Is Your Business Creating Wealth?
Is your business creating wealth or just providing you a paycheck? As a business owner, you have a duty to view the ownership of your company in the same way that you would view the ownership of any other income-producing asset, such as a stock, bond, or investment property. That is, your business must provide you an appropriate return on invested capital. If it is not providing you with a return, such as annual dividends or capital appreciation, you must determine why, otherwise you are squandering valuable time and resources and not building wealth. (more…)

Pest Control M&A Trends for 2010 and Beyond

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Last year was a tough year all around, both in terms of business in general as well as M&A activity. However, as of the end of February, US M&A activity is up 46% from the same period last year, and was at the highest monthly level since July 2008. In this article, I take out my crystal ball and make some predictions for the rest of 2010 and beyond by examining some key themes and trends emerging that will impact the pest control M&A market, which include: (more…)

Rentokil / Ehrlich Acquires Mountain Pest Control

Monday, February 1st, 2010

The Potomac Company provided valuation advisory services to Mountain Pest Control in connection with its acquisition by Rentokil / JC Ehrlich. (more…)

Selling Without Selling Out: An Interview with Waud Capital Partners

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

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Many of you are currently wrestling with the following questions: What do I do about my loyal management team or my children who are working in the business, they don’t have enough capital to buy it from me? I’d like to diversify my wealth, which is largely locked up in my company, but I don’t want to sell my business now, what can I do? What most of you probably don’t realize is, there is a way for you to sell your business and still participate in future growth…. Or sell your business to your management team even if they do not have the necessary capital to do the deal on their own. (more…)

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