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WillScot to acquire ModSpace in a billion-dollar deal

The combined companies will operate more than 160,000 units across North America

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Both companies rent out modular space and portable storage units

WillScot Corp (NASDAQ:WSC) announced that it will acquire Modular Space Holdings Inc in a deal valued at around US$1.1bn.

The companies are complementary as they both rent out modular space and portable storage units.

As per the agreement, Williams Scotsman will pay US$1.06bn while the remaining will be paid in stocks and warrants.

The combined companies will operate more than 160,000 units in 120 locations throughout North America and expect to generate about US$60mln once the deal is completed. The company has committed financing to fund the agreement.

“Through the combination of the best talent, practices and assets of the two companies, we expect to create an even stronger and more agile partner for our customers and vendors.  We are excited about the potential to further diversify our customer end-markets, create a more balanced asset portfolio and extend our geographic footprint,” said CEO Brad Soultz in a press statement.

Shares of the Baltimore-based company surged more than 16% to US$14.20 in Friday morning trading.

Quick facts: Willscott Corporation

Price: 8.62 USD

NASDAQ:WSC
Market: NASDAQ
Market Cap: $1.02 billion
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