About The Aust Group

The Aust Group, established by Stuart Aust, is a family-based mergers and acquisitions firm that specializes in advising owners and shareholders through the M&A process. We combine our transactional expertise and pest control experience to deliver maximum value to our clients. Our primary focus is exclusively on the pest control industry, and we work alongside high-growth companies operating on a recurring business model. Additionally, we provide comprehensive valuation services to determine a range of values for businesses and offer strategic recommendations to optimize your enterprise value before engaging in a competitive M&A process.

Our Approach


We have the experience, expertise, and know-how backed by over 50 years in the pest control industry to grasp your business. This enables us to effectively convey your story to prospective buyers in a way that is substantive and translates into competitive offers.


We have been in your shoes, and we guide you through each stage of the M&A process. We lighten your workload, allowing you to maintain your focus on your business and its ongoing performance.


We take control of the process and negotiate on your behalf. Our proven track record of satisfied clients and successful engagements ensures future results for our clients.

Our Team

Combining transactional expertise and pest control experience to deliver maximum value to our clients.

Stuart Aust


Dan Aust

Director of M&A

Nick Aust

M&A Associate

Chris Aust

Director of Business Development

Jake Hart, CPA

M&A Analyst

What Our Clients Say

Hear from our clients on their experience with The Aust Group and how it was the best decision they made when it came to selling their business.

Emmett Lee

"When I contemplated selling my business, the most important factor was who I should have in my corner to guide me through this challenging process. After meeting with Stuart and his team, the choice was immediately clear."

Karen Gregory

“The Aust Group did a fantastic job representing us, something we certainly could not have achieved on our own. We would highly recommend them if you are looking to sell your pest control business. This choice is very clear."

Eric Ufer

“The Aust Group brought numerous purchasers to the table, managed the sales process well, kept me on task, maximized my opportunity, and made the process enjoyable. They are the team you want on your side when you are selling your company."

Rich Pavone

"The valuable, pre-market advice from The Aust Group helped maximize the value of our business when we made the decision to sell. Our experience was absolutely terrific, and we highly recommend them to any owner that is looking to sell their business.”

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Featured Articles

The Aust Group has been sought out for its expertise and has appeared in several industry-specific publications. We have been featured in PCT Magazine, PMP Magazine, and HVACR Business Magazine on topics related to M&A, exit planning, and business valuation. See below for our featured articles in various trade magazines:

PestWorld 2022
PestWorld 2021
PestWorld 2019
PestWorld 2019

More Information

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