United Rentals Acquisitions and Exits, 21 Deals Between 2004 and 2018
business services Company

United Rentals has acquired 22 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

United Rentals’ largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired RSC Holdings for $4.2B. United Rentals has acquired in 11 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (65%) and business services (20%).

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United Rentals, Inc.

100 First Stamford Place, Suite 700,
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
United States,
(203) 622-3131
www.unitedrentals.com

United Rentals, Inc. is an equipment rental company, with an integrated network of rental locations in the US and Canada. The company serves construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. United Rentals was formed in 1997 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 12 2 - - 2 4 20
vol $6.1B $780M $2.3B $2.9B $12.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
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Largest RSC Holdings, Inc.
$4.2B (2012-04-30)
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Business Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the business services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 747 business services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 52 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 14 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic business services acquirer over the past 3 years is United Site Services, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the business services sector over the past 3 years is HgCapital with 5 platform acquisitions.


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