LOS ANGELES, December 20, 2018 – Architect Equity (“Architect”) announced today it has agreed to acquire the Fumigation business of Terminix. The Fumigation business will be re-branded as American Fumigation Services, dba The PEST Group. The company is based in Orlando, Florida and provides fumigation services for both residential and commercial customers nationwide.
Dionisio Lucchesi, Managing Director of Architect Equity, said, “We are pleased to complete the acquisition of the fumigation business of Terminix. The business has a strong national footprint serving both residential and commercial customers and we intend to build upon this foundation.”
Paul Drewry has joined the senior management team and will lead The PEST Group as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Drewry has over 25 years of experience in the pest control space, most notably as a vice president of the southeastern region of Terminix. Dionisio added, “We are confident that the addition of Paul Drewry to the management team at The PEST Group will have an immediately positive impact on the company.
Architect Equity is a private investment firm that acquires companies that are often out-of-favor, misunderstood, or undergoing a transitional phase. Architect is comprised of an integrated team of investors and operators that deliver rapid liquidity solutions to corporate and institutional sellers. The businesses that benefit the most from the Architect platform include companies with organizational, operational or financial challenges that demand the utmost certainty and speed of transacting.
Architect Equity was founded in 2018 by Jay Yook and Dionisio Lucchesi, who have a combined 30-year history investing in complex special situations. Architect’s investment mandate is to pursue opportunities in the lower middle market across multiple sectors in North America.
Terminix is the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, Terminix services more than 2.8 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 11 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. Terminix is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.
About Architect Equity
Founded in 2018, Architect Equity is a private investment firm that acquires companies in a state of transition or facing operational or situational complexities. We are an integrated team of investors and operators that deliver rapid liquidity solutions to corporate and institutional sellers. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in successfully sourcing, acquiring and operating companies in transition in the lower middle market.