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Allen & Overy advises WillScot Mobile Mini on its acquisition of McGrath RentCorp

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Allen & Overy has advised WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: WSC), a leader in innovative temporary space solutions, on its definitive agreement to acquire McGrath RentCorp, a leading business-to-business rental company based in Livermore, California. 

Valued at USD3.8 billion, the transaction aims to enhance WillScot Mobile Mini’s position as a North American leader in turnkey space solutions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory and McGrath shareholder approval.

A&O lead partner David Ingles, said: “We are delighted to have represented WillScot Mobile Mini in such a significant transaction that will further expand and diversify their platform in North America. This transaction showcases our capabilities for helping clients achieve their growth objectives in the U.S., through the public company M&A market.”

The transaction was led by M&A partner David Ingles, and associates Iqra Anees, Yuwei Liu and Lucy Chen, with support from partner Beth Troy, senior associate Laura Reuther, and Ardalan Khalafi. The A&O cross-practice team included partners Jeffrey Pellegrino and Gordon Mak, and associates Penelope Yan, Joseph Bolognese and Chandler White (securities and finance); partner Noah Brumfield, and associates Puja Patel, Regina Loureiro and Ben Stievater (antitrust); partner Brian Jebb, senior counsel Jason Rothschild and associate Alexandra Sentner (employment and benefits); partner Dave Lewis and senior counsel John Hibbard (tax); partner Ken Rivlin, senior counsel Maria Christopher Bell and associate Ben Vallimarescu (environmental and regulatory); partner Adam Sofen and associates Kyle Heagney and Ibrahim Diallo (real estate); partner Adam Chernichaw and associates Hannah Coleman and Will Jackson (technology transactions/ intellectual property); partner Helen Christakos and associate Sonya Aggarwal (data privacy); partner Bradley Pensyl and associate Gideon Duke-Cohan (litigation).

About WillScot Mobile Mini

WillScot Mobile Mini trades on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC.” Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the Company is a leading business services provider specializing in innovative and flexible temporary space solutions. The Company’s diverse product offering includes modular office complexes, mobile offices, classrooms, temporary restrooms, portable storage containers, blast protective and temperature-controlled structures, clearspan structures, and a thoughtfully curated selection of furnishings, appliances, and other services so its solutions are turnkey for customers. WillScot Mobile Mini services diverse end markets across all sectors of the economy from a network of approximately 240 branch locations and additional drop lots throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Additional information about WillScot Mobile Mini can be found on the company’s website at