United Rentals Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Services Company

United Rentals has acquired 23 companies, including 7 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 (67%) and business services (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 3

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 14 - 2 4 1 - 21
vol $6.9B $2.3B $2.9B $12.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Thompson Pump - Rental Operations & Assets 2019-02-15 - Divestiture
Port Orange, Florida
WesternOne Rentals & Sales LP 2018-10-22 92M USD Divestiture
, British Columbia
BlueLine Rental LLC 2018-09-10 2.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania · www.bluelinerental.com
BakerCorp, Inc. 2018-07-02 715M USD Add-on Acquisition
Seal Beach, California · www.bakercorp.com
Service Radio Rentals, Inc. 2018-04-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Gonzales, Louisiana · www.serviceradiorentals.com
Neff Corp. (Neff Crane Rental) 2017-08-16 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.neffcorp.com
Nes Rentals Holdings, Inc. 2017-01-25 965M USD Divestiture
Des Plaines, Illinois · www.nesrentals.com
Blue-Stream Services LLC 2014-05-07 - Add-on Acquisition
New Iberia, Louisiana · www.bluestreamservices.com
National Pump 2014-03-09 780M USD Add-on Acquisition
Beaumont, Texas
RSC Holdings, Inc. 2012-04-30 4.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.rscrental.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
United Rentals (North America), Inc.    - Wynne Systems, Inc. 2012-05-17 1
Stamford, Connecticut · www.ur.com Irvine, California · www.wynnesystems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 14 (67%) 6.2B (52%) - -
Business Services 4 (19%) 5.1B (42%) - -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - - -
Distribution 1 (5%) - - -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) 780M (6%) - -
Safety/Security - - 1 (100%) -
Total 21 $12.1B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 12.0B 1 -
  Texas 3 780M 1 -
  Arizona 3 6.1B - -
  Pennsylvania 2 2.1B - -
  Louisiana 2 - - -
  Florida 2 1.3B - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 965M - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  California 1 715M - -
Canada 3 92M - -
  New Brunswick 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 92M - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
Domestic 18 (86%) 12.0B (99%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 3 (14%) 92M (1%) - -
Total 21 $12.1B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
5
Centerview Partners LLC
4
Legal Deals
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
5

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $9.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $2.5B
< $100M 1 $92M
TOTAL $12.1B
Largest RSC Holdings, Inc.
$4.2B (2012-04-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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