Latest News from BPCA

22 December 2021

Pelsis Group acquires Spanish pest control products businesses

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired Madrid-based pest control products businesses Sanitrade and Vesta Distribuciones for an undisclosed sum, to expand Edialux offering. 

pelsisacquiressanitradevestapestcontroleurope

The deal will enable Pelsis to further expand its operations throughout southern Europe to achieve its goal of making its Edialux Professional business Europe’s leading pest management distributor. 

Sanitrade has a specialism in protecting grain stores and also owns Vesta Distribuciones, which is focused on the agricultural sector.

Both Sanitrade and Vesta are now wholly owned by the Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, headquartered company. All the employees, customers and suppliers have transferred to Pelsis. 

The deal marks the first acquisition made by Pelsis following its sale last September to specialist investment manager Pamplona Capital Management.

Following the acquisition, Pelsis now has a turnover of around €165m and employs over 600 people across 15 sites located throughout Western Europe and the US.

Commenting on the sale, Sanitrade chief executive, Inés Rodríguez, who runs the business with her sister, Sara, said:

“Our family business is ready for the next step. Joining the Pelsis Group presents a great opportunity for Sanitrade and Vesta to grow and even better support our customers. We are very excited about the future.”

Last May, Pelsis purchased California-based manufacturer of humane bird deterrents Bird-B-Gone whilst in February 2021 it acquired Lyon-based pest control supplier Edialux France.

Pelsis Group chief executive, Andrew Milner, said: “We are very pleased to be expanding our southern Europe operations by bringing Sanitrade and Vesta Distribuciones into the Pelsis Group.

“Inés and Sara have done a fantastic job in building the business into what it is today, and we see plenty of opportunity for further collaboration, investment and growth.

“Our objective is to make Edialux Professional Europe’s number one pest management distributor and this deal is a key strategic element of achieving that goal.”

Pelsis was advised on the legal aspects of the acquisition by DLA Piper Spain. Sanitrade was advised by Argo Asesores Financieros and Carrera Abogados & Economistas.

Source: Pelsis press release

Highlights View all news

20 January 2022

Latest news

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

Read more

17 January 2022

Latest news

Night School pest control training courses return

Following a successful first run of evening classes in 2021, BPCA Night School is back!

Read more

20 December 2021

Latest news

Daera issue amended interim general licences pending consultation

Daera has issued amended, interim licences. Several bird species have been removed from either all or some of the three general licences.

Read more
Latest View all news

21 January 2022

Latest news

Plans to outlaw glue boards in Scotland announced

On Thursday, 20 January 2022, the Scottish government announced plans to implement a total ban of rodent glue boards.

Read more

20 January 2022

Latest news

New certified bed bug detection dogs website launched

Not-for-profit Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website designed to make it easy for pest controllers to locate companies offering bed bug detection dog services.

Read more

20 January 2022

Latest news

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

Read more