BDO Capital Advisors Announces the Sale of ElecComm to Sunbelt Rentals

Boston, MA - June 17, 2014 - BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is pleased to announce that ElecComm Power Services, Inc. (“EPS”) has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. (“Sunbelt”). As the exclusive financial advisor to EPS, BDO Capital Advisors prepared marketing materials and identified and contacted a targeted group of potential buyers. Through a two-step auction, Sunbelt was chosen as the preferred buyer to move into the final stage of the process, during which BDO Capital Advisors assisted in structuring and negotiating the transaction for EPS. The deal closed on April 1.

EPS, based in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, is a privately-held company founded in 2006 by entrepreneurs Brian Kerins and Patrick Manning. EPS provides mobile generator rentals primarily to utility companies as well as to commercial and industrial customers across New England. Sunbelt, a subsidiary of Ashtead Group plc (LSE: AHT), is one of the largest equipment rental companies in the U.S., with a fleet of approximately $3 billion. Ashtead Group is an international equipment rental company based in the UK with a $7.6 billion market cap.

BDO Capital Advisors was introduced to EPS via BDO’s Alliance network and this transaction was overseen by Managing Director Valentina Midura from BDO Capital Advisors’ Boston office. “Valentina and the team did an excellent job running a competitive auction for a well-run middle market company in an attractive and consolidating industry,” says BDO Capital Advisors President Bob Snape. “The EPS transaction is a terrific example of how we maximize shareholder value for our clients via superior execution and senior banker coverage throughout.”

BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a leading middle market investment bank that focuses on mergers and acquisitions advisory, capital raising, and board advisory with offices located throughout the United States. The firm has deep industry knowledge, extensive cross-border transaction experience, and superior execution capabilities. BDO Capital Advisors, LLC provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, ESOP advisory, private placements, fairness opinions, and capital markets advisory. The firm has broad industry expertise and contacts having closed transactions within the Manufacturing & Distribution, Consumer, Food & Retail, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Business Services, Energy & Natural Resources, and Technology, Media & Telecom sectors. Our seasoned investment bankers have collectively advised on hundreds of transactions for a variety of clients including family-owned businesses, entrepreneur-led companies, public corporations, and leading private equity firms.

The firm has worldwide access to buyers, sellers, and offshore investors via the Corporate Finance practices of BDO International’s network of independent member firms which have been ranked collectively as a Top 5 global M&A midmarket advisor based on total deal volume announced in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters SDC. BDO International Corporate Finance firms operate in approximately 60 countries with over 2,000 professionals who are able to meet the investment banking needs of clients across the globe.