Pelsis manufactures, supplies and distributes a wide range of pest control products to both the professional and domestic markets. Customers include independent pest controllers, retailers, and global facilities management providers.
Headquartered in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, the business was founded in 1984 as a fly killer brand. Since then, Pelsis has diversified and grown internationally through a commitment to innovation, new product development and quality customer service.
In August 2017 LDC backed the management buyout of Pelsis, in a multi-million-pound deal that will enable Pelsis to accelerate its global growth strategy.
The business has delivered significant growth, both organically and through acquisition, with sales growing from €9m to €90m over the past 10 years.
The deal provides an exit for US-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners.
In 2017 LDC won ‘National/International Deal of the Year’ for the buyout of Pelsis at the Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards.
In 2018 Pelsis was recognised for their fast-growing international sales in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. Pelsis ranked at 50 after recording international sales of >£54m in its last financial year.
In August 2018, Pelsis acquired US-based Curtis Gilmour in a deal that will see it significantly expand its global presence. The enlarged group will now operate from 15 locations worldwide, selling into over 80 countries employing more than 420 people worldwide. Specifically, Curtis Gilmour will add significant scale in the US through its Georgia and Indiana operations and will also broaden Pelsis’ European footprint through its manufacturing facilities in Wales and Sweden.
The two firms will operate side-by-side as subsidiaries, creating a consolidated portfolio that boasts a turnover of €125m.