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

Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director at Serco Group Plc

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Ashtead Group Plc

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Electrocomponents Plc

Professional at Ashtead Group Plc

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

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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AIGSL is an active, research-oriented manager which invests in all major asset classes including equity, fixed-income, real estate and cash. They also have expertise in SRI and alternative investments. The firm manages equity funds and fixed-income funds, following long-only and hedged strategies. They specialize in UK-related markets and shares research globally throughout Aviva divisions. AIGSL employ a bottom-up investment process based on fundamental financial analysis and valuation, and informed by top-down macro-economic research. They select stock by focusing on favorable industry sectors and utilize a dividend discount model. Determinant criteria include return on assets, price-to-book ratio and a low historical price-to-earnings ratio.

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

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Ashtead Group Plc, Opti-cal Survey Equipment Ltd. purchase Precision Geomatics Ltd. from NEL Capital

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Ashtead Plant Hire Co. Ltd., Ashtead Group Plc purchase Hoist It Ltd.

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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 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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