EQT VI has acquired the Anticimex Group, a provider of pest control, food safety and adjacent services, from Swedish listed private equity firm Ratos for an enterprise value of approximately SEK 2.7 billion ($0.4 billion). Anticimex was founded in 1934 in Sweden.
EQT VI acquires 100% of the Anticimex Group, Northern Europe’s leading provider of pest control, food safety and adjacent services, from Swedish listed private equity firm Ratos for an enterprise value of approximately SEK 2.7 billion ($0.4 billion)
EQT VI will continue to develop Anticimex through further product and service expansion in Sweden as well as an accelerated internationalization
Anticimex was founded 1934 in Sweden and is today a leading Northern European service company providing safe and healthy indoor environments through inspections, guarantees and insurance. Services include pest assurance, hygiene assurance, dehumidification, fire protection as well as property transfer and energy surveys. The company has around 1,300 employees and operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. Anticimex has enjoyed 77 years of uninterrupted growth and for 2011, sales amounted to close to SEK 2 billion.
The company serves around 2 million customers and has an exceptionally strong brand with a unique market position, a loyal customer base and a successful business model. Anticimex has its own distribution channels as well as franchise networks and partners such as insurance companies and real estate agents.
The transaction is subject to approval from the relevant authorities and is expected to be completed at the end of the second quarter.
Contacts: EQT VI Spokesperson
Johan Hähnel, Communications & PR +46 8 506 55 334
EQT is the leading private equity group in Northern Europe with close to EUR 18 billion in raised capital and multiple investment strategies. Together with a superior network of independent Industrial Advisors, EQT implements its investment strategy by acquiring or financing good medium-sized to large companies in Northern and Eastern Europe, Asia and the United States, supporting their development into leading companies. Development is achieved by an industrial strategy with focus on growth. Since inception, EQT has invested more than EUR 10.8 billion in around 100 companies and exited close to 50. EQT-owned companies have more than 550,000 employees.
EQT Partners, acting as Investment Advisor to the managers of each EQT fund, has around 120 investment professionals with an extensive industrial and financial competence. EQT Partners and its affiliates have offices in Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Oslo, London, Munich, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Warsaw and Zurich.