BALTIMORE (Dec. 21, 2017) – WillScot Corporation (NASDAQ: WSC) (“Williams Scotsman”) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Acton Mobile (ActonMobile.com) for a cash purchase price of approximately $235 million.
Williams Scotsman will have nearly 100,000 modular space and portable storage units serving approximately 35,000 customers from over 100 locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Williams Scotsman will expand the breadth and depth of its Ready to Work services to existing and incremental customers and markets.
Brad Soultz, president and chief executive officer of Williams Scotsman, commented, “We are excited to complete our acquisition of Acton, and believe that it presents a compelling opportunity to strategically expand our Ready to Work solutions to existing and incremental customers and markets. I am pleased to welcome the talented and experienced Acton employees to our Company, and look forward to the many growth opportunities ahead for Williams Scotsman.”
The transaction was funded with cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit agreement.
About WillScot Corporation
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, WillScot Corporation is the public holding company for the Williams Scotsman family of companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. WillScot Corporation trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC.” Williams Scotsman is a specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America. Williams Scotsman is the modular space supplier of choice for the construction, education, health care, government, retail, commercial, transportation, security and energy sectors. With over half a century of innovative history, organic growth and strategic acquisitions, its branch network includes over 100 locations, its fleet comprises nearly 100,000 modular space and portable storage units and its customer base has grown to approximately 35,000.
Forward Looking Statements
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
Additional information about the transaction can be found on the Williams Scotsman investor relations website at https://investors.willscot.com