Ashtead Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Ashtead Group has acquired 4 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Ashtead Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired NationsRent for $1.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Ashtead Technology to Phoenix Equity Partners for $147M. Ashtead Group has acquired in 1 US state, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (50%) and building materials (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

Ashtead Group PLC

100 Cheapside,
London, EC2V 6DT
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7726 9700
www.ashtead-group.com

Ashtead is an international equipment rental company with national networks in the US and the UK. We rent a full range of construction and industrial equipment across a wide variety of applications to a diverse customer base. Ashtead Group was founded in 1984 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $147M $147M
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CRS Contractors Rental Supply LP 2017-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Brantford, Ontario · www.contractorsrentalsupply.ca
eve trakway Ltd. 2013-05-13 43M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Derbyshire, United Kingdom · www.evetrakway.co.uk
Accession Group Ltd. 2013-05-13 43M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Ashtead Technology Ltd. 2008-06-23 147M GBP Divestiture
Westhill, United Kingdom · www.ashtead-technology.com/uk
NationsRent, Inc. 2006-07-19 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - CRS Contractors Rental Supply, Inc. 2017-07-19 12
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Kitchener, Ontario · www.crsrents.ca
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Van's Equipment Co. 2017-06-22 11
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Burlington, Washington · www.vansequipmentco.com
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Pride Equipment Corp. 2017-04-03 10
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Islip, New York · www.prideequipment.com
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Wilson Rental Center, Inc. 2015-03-16 9
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Corning, New York · www.wilsonrentalcenter.com
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Hebbronville Lone Star Rentals LLC 2014-09-04 8
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Midland, Texas · www.lonestarrentals.net
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Milwaukee High Lift, Inc. 2013-03-06 7
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Waukesha, Wisconsin
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Madison High Lift, Inc. 2013-03-06 6
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com , United States
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Topp Construction Services, Inc. (dba Topp Portable Air) 2012-04-03 5
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Aston, Pennsylvania · www.etopp.com
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Pacific High Reach and Equipment Services, Inc. 2011-11-29 4
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Orange, California · www.pacifichighreach.com
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.    - Empire Scaffold LLC 2011-11-01 3
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.sunbeltrentals.com Baton Rouge, Louisiana · www.empirescaffold.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 2 (50%) 43M (4%) - -
Building Materials 1 (25%) 1.0B (92%) - -
Machinery 1 (25%) 43M (4%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (100%) 147M (100%)
Total 4 $1.1B 1 $147M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 2 86M 1 147M
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
United States 1 1.0B - -
  Florida 1 1.0B - -
Domestic 2 (50%) 86M (8%) 1 (100%) 147M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (50%) 1.0B (92%) - -
Total 4 $1.1B 1 $147M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Travers Smith LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
< $100M 2 $86M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest NationsRent, Inc.
$1.0B (2006-07-19)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $147M
TOTAL $147M
Largest Ashtead Technology Ltd.
$147M (2008-06-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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