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Founded Year

1924

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Valuation

$0000 

About Rentokil Initial

Rentokil Initial provides fully integrated Total Facilities Management to government and commercial sector organisations of all sizes across all business sectors. The company has service capabilities in the fields of catering, cleaning, security, buildings M&E and statutory compliance.

Rentokil Initial Headquarter Location

Riverbank, Meadows Business Park Blackwater, Camberley

Surrey, England, GU17 9AB,

United Kingdom

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Rentokil Initial Patents

Rentokil Initial has filed 17 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Organic gardening
  • Film genres
  • Actuators
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

9/9/2014

7/23/2019

Biological pest control, Pest control, Alberta provincial electoral districts, Insecticides, Sustainable agriculture

Grant

Application Date

9/9/2014

Grant Date

7/23/2019

Title

Related Topics

Biological pest control, Pest control, Alberta provincial electoral districts, Insecticides, Sustainable agriculture

Status

Grant

Latest Rentokil Initial News

Rentokil Initial Announces Six-Month Results

Jul 31, 2020

Rentokil Initial Announces Six-Month Results In a July 30 webcast, CEO Andy Ransom said the company is moving from crisis to recovery phase. GATWICK, UK - Rentokil Initial reported a 9.4% fall in ongoing operating profit to $181.4 million (£138.8m) for the first six months of 2020. Revenue grew by 1.0% to $1,677.6 million (£1,283.3m). Revenue from pest control declined by 5.9%, whereas in the Hygiene sector, revenue rose by 16.3%, reflecting inclusion of revenues of $64 million (£49m) from disinfection services. Overall, the impact of the virus reduced over the second quarter with revenues down 12.1% in April, 5.7% in May but up 4.2% in June. Summing up the performance, Andy Ransom, CEO of Rentokil Initial plc said that the company had now moved from the crisis phase into the recovery phase and was now entering the strategic phase. This will include expansion of the hygiene business and the restarting of merger and acquisition activities, with a pot of at least $100 million available. In a locked down webcast broadcast to financial analysts on July 30 from Rentokil HQ in Gatwick, Andy Ransom, said: “We have delivered an excellent performance in the first half, keeping our essential services on the road for our customers who remained open during the pandemic. We also moved at pace to develop new revenues to offset service shortfalls, particularly in our Hygiene business, and have taken decisive action on costs, with many of our people making personal sacrifices, enabling us to contain the profit reduction on lower revenue in Q2.” Ransom paid tribute to his 43,000 colleagues around the world, who have demonstrated a remarkable ability to adapt to an unprecedented change in their daily working environment, while remaining focused on delivering excellent customer service. On behalf of the board, he publicly thanked all his colleagues for their commitment over the last few months, which had been nothing short of outstanding. He summed up by saying: “Our company has been significantly tested.” North America, which accounted for 42% ($708 million) of group revenue and 38% ($92 million) of group profit, was highlighted as the least affected region, delivering a very robust performance to date with a 7.8% growth in revenue. He predicted the North American business would get close to its $1.5 billion revenue target for 2020. Revenue from pest control services increased by 11% driven by strong residential performance (which accounts for 40%) but commercial pest services were impacted to an extent by business closures. $27m revenue came from new disinfection services launched in the second quarter. Plans are to build on hand and air hygiene products, capitalizing on the large existing customer base, initially to be delivered via the Ambius business sector. This matches ambitious plans to launch Hygiene in approximately 20 new countries by the end of 2020, making this range of services available in a total of 66 countries. Concluding Mr Ransom said: “While it is impossible to predict the future development of the COVID-19 pandemic, or its economic impact, ours is a high quality and resilient business and we are entering the second half of 2020 with positive momentum.”   ANNA, Texas — Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex-based competitors EcoArmor Pest Defense and QuickSumo Pest Control merged to form EcoArmor and QuickSumo Pest Control. EcoArmor Pest Defense was owned and run by Jordan Hopewell, while QuickSumo Pest Control was owned by Josh and John Hopewell. The three brothers decided to join companies amid the COVID-19 pandemic after being reminded of the importance of family. “With everything going on with COVID, we’ve just realized that family is more important than ever,” Jordan Hopewell said. “And merging the companies to create a bigger company would not only be beneficial to us, but it would help us widen our spectrum of services for all of our customers across the board and help us better serve our customers and our community.” The companies were close competitors for about three years before deciding to merge, Jordan Hopewell said. Jordan Hopewell will serve as president of the new company; John Hopewell will be the vice president and Josh Hopewell will serve as the secretary and treasurer. The new company has a recurring revenue of $550,000 and will be heavily focused on residential services. “We’re more about building relationships with customers, so the residential structure fit our model a little bit better individually,” Jordan Hopewell said. When combining the two companies’ models, they fit seamlessly as both had greater emphasis on residential, he added. Eventually, the company hopes to transition all their branding to EcoArmor Pest Defense but is capitalizing on the remaining marketing they have under QuickSumo Pest Control. IRVINE, Calif. - In a new study, researchers found that night- versus day-biting species of mosquitoes are behaviorally attracted and repelled by different colors of light at different times of day. Mosquitoes are among major disease vectors impacting humans and animals around the world and the findings have important implications for using light to control them. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine-led team studied mosquito species that bite in the daytime (Aedes aegypti, aka the Yellow Fever mosquito) and those that bite at night (Anopheles coluzzi, a member of the Anopheles gambiae family, the major vector for malaria). They found distinct responses to ultraviolet light and other colors of light between the two species. Researchers also found light preference is dependent on the mosquito's sex and species, the time of day and the color of the light. "Conventional wisdom has been that insects are non-specifically attracted to ultraviolet light, hence the widespread use of ultraviolet light "bug zappers" for insect control. We find that day-biting mosquitoes are attracted to a wide range of light spectra during the daytime, whereas night-biting mosquitoes are strongly photophobic to short-wavelength light during the daytime," said principal investigator Todd C. Holmes, PhD, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the UCI School of Medicine. "Our results show that timing and light spectra are critical for species-specific light control of harmful mosquitoes."   The new study titled, "Circadian Regulation of Light-Evoked Attraction and Avoidance Behaviors in Daytime- versus Nighttime-Biting Mosquitoes," is published in Current Biology. Lisa S. Baik, a UCI School of Medicine graduate student researcher who recently completed her PhD work, is first author. Mosquitoes pose widespread threats to humans and other animals as disease vectors. It is estimated historically that diseases spread by mosquitoes have contributed to the deaths of half of all humans ever to have lived. The new work shows that day-biting mosquitoes, particularly females that require blood meals for their fertilized eggs, are attracted to light during the day regardless of spectra. In contrast, night-biting mosquitoes specifically avoid ultraviolet (UV) and blue light during the day. Previous work in the Holmes lab using fruit flies (which are related to mosquitoes) has determined the light sensors and circadian molecular mechanisms for light mediated attraction/avoidance behaviors. Accordingly, molecular disruption of the circadian clock severely interferes with light-evoked attraction and avoidance behaviors in mosquitoes. At present, light-based insect controls do not take into consideration the day versus night behavioral profiles that change with daily light and dark cycles. "Light is the primary regulator of circadian rhythms and evokes a wide range of time-of-day specific behaviors," said Holmes. "By gaining an understanding of how insects respond to short wavelength light in a species-specific manner, we can develop new, environmentally friendly alternatives to controlling harmful insects more effectively and reduce the need for environmentally damaging toxic pesticides." Source: UC-Irvine

  • When was Rentokil Initial founded?

    Rentokil Initial was founded in 1924.

  • Where is Rentokil Initial's headquarters?

    Rentokil Initial's headquarters is located at Riverbank, Meadows Business Park, Surrey.

  • What is Rentokil Initial's latest funding round?

    Rentokil Initial's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Rentokil Initial?

    Investors of Rentokil Initial include Moore Clayton Capital Advisors, EQUUS Total Return and The CapStreet Group.

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