JP McHale Pest Management, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Pest Shield Corporation

Pest Shield Closing

Suffern, NY – The Aust Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of our client, Pest Shield Corporation, to JP McHale Pest Management, an Anticimex Company.

Founded in 1932 by Joseph Stangel, Pest Shield Corporation is a third-generation pest and termite control company based in Suffern, NY. Passing down the family legacy, Joseph’s son, Barry Stangel, a pest control industry veteran, took ownership of the company with his wife Lucile. Their daughter Laura then joined the business and later became the majority owner of Pest Shield Corporation in 1998. Under Laura’s leadership, the company expanded its influence throughout greater Rockland County, NY, earning a strong reputation for professionalism and top-notch service over its impressive 90-year history. Pest Shield Corporation has been long standing members of both National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the New York Pest Management Association (NYPMA).

Laura Stangel, owner of Pest Shield Corporation, said, “I chose The Aust Group not only because of the relationship Stuart had with my father Barry, but because they understand the industry, and each member of The Aust Group brings a special set of skills to the table that is particularly important for Mergers and Acquisitions. Stuart, Dan, Nick, and Chris were phenomenal. Their commitment to this process from the beginning stages until the very end was extraordinary. Anytime I had a concern, a question, or an idea, they were there no matter what time of day to help me. You cannot put a price on the value this team brings. Working with The Aust Group has been a wonderful experience for me professionally and personally. If you’re ever thinking of selling your business, there is no one else to help you do this better than The Aust Group.”

Stuart Aust, Principal of The Aust Group said, “We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of our client, Pest Shield Corporation, by JP McHale Pest Management. Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Barry, who often spoke of his daughter Laura’s exceptional leadership that propelled Pest Shield to where they are today. Laura’s professionalism is unparalleled, and working alongside and getting to know her has been a true pleasure. We are excited for Laura and her family as well as the potential for future growth that this acquisition brings to JP McHale.”

The Aust Group represented Pest Shield Corporation on the transaction. The transaction closed on May 16th, 2023, and the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Law Offices of Mark H. Ruff, P.A. represented Pest Shield Corporation as legal counsel.