28th August 2018
A multidisciplinary team of lawyers from Walker Morris has advised Pelsis Holding (UK) Limited, the leading European manufacturer of branded pest control products, on its acquisition of Curtis Gilmour Holding Company Inc.
Curtis Gilmour is an international leader in professional and retail pest control products and equipment with operations across the US, Sweden and the UK, where it operates under the brands B&G Equipment, Curtis Dyna-Fog, Silvandersson and Agrisense.
Pelsis is already a market leader in the pest control sector with established operations in 11 locations around Europe, Asia and the US, supplying customers in more than 80 countries.
Leading the Walker Morris Team was Debbie Jackson and Oliver Duke with support from Frances Scarisbrick (Corporate) James Crellin, Laura Lister and Ricky Walker (Finance), Alan Harper (IP), Rachel Turnbull (Regulatory), Cameron Baloyi Rigby and Andrew Maclean (Real Estate) and Andrew Rayment and Lorna Hopps (Employment).
Peter Mangion, group CEO, said:
“We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Curtis Gilmour and look forward to getting to work on integrating the businesses and leveraging the many growth opportunities available to us. This was a complex and challenging transaction with a number of legal entities in different jurisdictions and we were delighted to have had the support of the Walker Morris team in managing these complexities. The breadth of skills and experience which Debbie, Oliver and the rest of the team brought to the transaction were central to bringing it to a successful conclusion.”
Oliver Duke added:
“This is an exciting acquisition for the Pelsis Group and will greatly assist its growth plan and further its capabilities around the world. Having advised the Pelsis management team on the LDC backed MBO of Pelsis last year, it has been great to work with the team once again on this strategic acquisition and we look forward to continuing our support for the group in the future.”
Rothschild Global Advisory acted as investment banker to Pelsis fielding a team led by Rob Dunnett, Tim Day and Samantha Gough. Richard Firth of Park Place Corporate Finance provided corporate finance advice to the Pelsis management team.