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
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

Executive Director, Finance Director

Chief Executive Officer, a-Plant

Company Secretary & Legal Counsel

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Board of Directors

Executive Director, Group Chief Financial Officer at Serco Group Plc

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

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Ashtead Group Plc

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Electrocomponents Plc

Former Managing Director-Developing Businesses at Tesco.Com Ltd.

Executive Director, Finance 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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Harris uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of US and non-US issuers. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, Harris may hedge a client’s exposure to direct or indirect foreign currencies. In constructing portfolios for their clients, the firm seeks out companies that they believe are trading in the market at significant discounts to their underlying value. Harris believes purchasing businesses at a discount to intrinsic value minimizes risk while providing substantial profit potential. The firm uses a bottom-up approach focused on individual companies, rather than focusing on specific economic factors or industries. Harris generates their research ideas from a variety of internal and external sources. The firm’s research process seeks to identify companies selling at a discount to its estimate of intrinsic value.

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ABI has a focus on long-term equity and risk arbitrage investment. The firm seeks to make concentrated investments in publicly traded companies where they believe the market price of a business is significantly below its present value. The investment strategy does not place any restriction on Abrams Bison's ability to invest any portion of their clients' accounts assets in a single industry, sector, market capitalization or geographic area, although the firm has historically focused on US companies.

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JAM’s fund managers carry out rigorous research by examining company reports, news flow and through face-to-face meetings with the senior management of the companies in their investment universe. This process provides their teams with the intelligence required to asses whether a share or bond meets the criteria for inclusion in their portfolios. The outcome is a portfolio focused on those shares or bonds that satisfy their fund managers’ individual investment process and in which they have the highest belief. JAM’s fund managers employ a bottom-up approach to construct portfolios specializing in UK and European equities, global financials and emerging Europe. They complement their core strengths in equity and multi-manager products with multi-asset, fixed-income and absolute return offerings. While their fund managers work as a team to share stock ideas and debate market prospects, each manager has individual responsibility for their own portfolios. JAM regularly reviews key statistics for funds and utilizes tracking error, absolute volatility and factor risk at country, industry and stock level as their main measures of risk. Their SRI team aims to deliver long-term performance by investing in companies with positive growth, supported by trends in environmental and social policies and regulations focusing on clean energy, water management, green transport, waste management, sustainable living and environmental services.

Recent Transactions
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Ashtead Group Plc purchases 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

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Advised onAshtead Group Plc purchases UK Plant Ltd.

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Advised onAshtead Group Plc purchases McLean Rentals, Inc.

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Advised onAshtead Group Plc purchases Sheriff Holdings Plc

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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 Professional at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Legal Advisor

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

Legal Advisor

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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