Buys Tool Rental Firm Compact Power Equipment for $265M
Investing in expensive tools and equipment makes little economic sense when you only need them temporarily.
Since the recession of 2008,more contractors, property managers, and homeowners have learned renting is a prudent option.
The growth in demand for tool rentals is evidenced by Home Depot’s acquisition of Compact Power equipment.
The Home Depot® today announced a definitive agreement to purchase Compact Power Equipment, Inc., a leading national provider of equipment rental and maintenance services for $265 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the company’s fiscal second quarter.
As a long-term commercial partner of The Home Depot since 2009, Compact Power Equipment currently provides compact equipment rentals at more than 1,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada. The company also provides equipment maintenance services nationwide to a range of customers, including The Home Depot. By acquiring Compact Power Equipment, The Home Depot continues to invest in capabilities that uniquely serve its core customers.
“We’ve worked closely with the talented team at Compact Power Equipment for many years and are delighted to welcome them to The Home Depot family,” said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president of The Home Depot. “The acquisition allows us to further improve the customer experience – in particular for Pros – through enhanced equipment and tool rental offerings. It also allows us to grow Compact Power’s best-in-class building services capabilities.”
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