M&A Deal Summary

Williams Scotsman International Acquires Acton Mobile Industries

On December 12, 2017, Williams Scotsman International acquired business services company Acton Mobile Industries from Prophet Equity for 235M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Williams Scotsman International’s 1st transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Williams Scotsman International’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Williams Scotsman International’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Williams Scotsman International’s 1st transaction in Maryland.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-12-12
Target Acton Mobile Industries
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Williams Scotsman International
Sellers(s) Prophet Equity
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 235M USD

Target

Acton Mobile Industries

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
website
Acton Mobile Industries is a provider of modular space rental services. Acton maintains a fleet of over 10,000 modular units through 17 branches in 11 states. Acton provides leasing and related ancillary services such as site preparation, delivery, installation and maintenance.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Williams Scotsman International

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1955
Sector Real Estate
DESCRIPTION

Williams Scotsman International, Inc. providers of mobile and modular office space, serving more than 24,000 customers through over 90 offices in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Maryland) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2017) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Prophet Equity

Southlake, Texas, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2007
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Prophet Equity is a private investment group focused on partnering with owners and management to acquire and build companies. The Firm targets the lower middle-market, and generally pursues businesses with significant value creation potential, such as those found in partnerships, corporate carve-outs, divestitures and non-strategic businesses of larger companies. Prospective companies typically have revenue up to $500 million and are valued between $10 and $250 million. Sectors of interest include automotive, transportation, consumer products, aerospace/defense, distribution, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and natural resources. Prophet Equity was founded in 2007 and is based in Southlake, Texas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 7
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 4
State (Maryland) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 7
Year (2017) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-04-10 Derby Fabricating Solutions

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Derby Fabricating Solutions LLC is a manufacturer of foam and non-metallic sealing components for air, water and noise abatement for the automotive industry. Derby Fabricating Solutions LLC was founded in 1977 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-05-03 CID Resources

Dallas, Texas, United States

CID Resources, Inc. is a provider of branded medical uniforms. CID has built its WonderWink brand into one of the leading retail scrub brands. WonderWink and its sub-brands, WonderWink Origins, WonderWink Layers, WonderWink Four-Stretch, WonderFLEX, WonderWORK, WonderWink HP, WonderWink NEXT, WonderTECH and W123, represent a diverse and innovative retail offering, providing style, fit, and features for every medical professional.

Sell $88M