Ashtead Group Plc

Ashtead Group Plc

Ashtead Group Plc

Date Founded



100 Cheapside,London, Greater London EC2V 6DT

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Other Business & Consulting Services
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Engineering, Construction & Architecture
Other Transportation
Consumer Finance

Company Description

Ashtead aims to be a leader in the global equipment rental business delivering strong returns for its investors through the exploitation of growth opportunities and by being world class at what we do. We aim to achieve these objectives by generating strong organic growth combined with growth through acquisition as well as delivering high levels of customer satisfaction. We believe that the Group’s key strengths lie in its ability to manage and incentivise its staff to deliver strong returns on investment from a capital asset base comprising large numbers of individually modest value assets and in the computer systems it has developed to facilitate this. These skills were first applied successfully in the UK through A-Plant and then in the US where Sunbelt has now grown to be four times larger than A-Plant in a substantially larger market. In years to come, we believe that it may be appropriate for the Group to continue to broaden the product types and geographical markets in which it applies its key strengths

Executives & Employees

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer, a-Plant

Company Secretary & Legal Counsel

PR Contact

Board of Directors

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Electrocomponents Plc

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Aggreko Plc

Former Chief Executive Officer Supply Chain Americas/Asia Pacific at Deutsche Post AG

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Ashtead Group Plc

Former Chief Customer Officer at Tesco Plc

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive Director at Ashtead Group Plc

Former Managing Director-Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers Europe Ltd.

Senior Managing Director & Head of EMEA Technology at FTI Consulting, Inc.

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Ashtead Group Plc, Sunbelt Rentals of Canada, Inc. purchase William F. White International, Inc. from The Comweb Group, Inc.

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Ashtead Group Plc, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. purchase Six & Mango Equipment LLP

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Center Rock Capital Partners LP purchases Signature Systems Group, LLC from Ashtead Group Plc

Transaction Advisors

Advised onAshtead Group Plc purchases UK Plant Ltd.

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Advised onAshtead Group Plc purchases McLean Rentals, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onAshtead Group Plc purchases Sheriff Holdings Plc

Head, Corporate M&A & Equity Capital Markets

Advised onPhoenix Equity Partners Ltd., Ashtead Technology Ltd. /Private Group purchase Ashtead Technology Ltd. from Ashtead Group Plc

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Advised onAshtead Group Plc, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. purchase NationsRent Cos., Inc. from The Baupost Group LLC

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Advised onAshtead Group Plc, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. purchase NationsRent Cos., Inc. from The Baupost Group LLC

Advisors & Consultants

Former Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Ashtead Group Plc

Legal Advisor

Partner, Banking at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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