United Rentals moves into portable accommodation and storage

By Murray Pollok16 April 2021

United Rentals is to acquire portable space and accommodation specialist General Finance Corp for US$996 million. General Finance owns the Pac-Van, Container King and Lone Star Tank Rentals businesses in the US and Canada as well as Royal Wolf in Australia and New Zealand.

The deal, which comes in the same week that United acquired Franklin Equipment, is United’s fist major move into the portable accommodation and storage market and also its first acquisition in Asia.

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