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WillScot Mobile Mini (WSC) Buys McDonald Modular Solutions

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WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (WSC - Free Report) recently acquired McDonald Modular Solutions. The company funded the transaction through cash on hand and borrowings under revolving credit agreement. The acquisition has added approximately 1,300 modular units and more than 300 storage units to the company’s existing markets in Michigan and Ohio.

Brad Soultz, its chief executive officer, said, “This transaction expands our presence and capabilities in the greater Midwest region. Consistent with our M&A strategy, we look forward to providing our ‘Ready to Work’ value proposition to new customers and applying our commercial and organizational best practices, while leveraging our scalable technology platform. Thank you to both our new and existing team members who are now working together to integrate our operations.”

Price Performance

Shares of Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) WillScot Mobile Mini have surged 73.8% in the past year compared with the Zacks Furniture industry’s 15.5% rally. The company is benefiting from continuous product innovation, solid segmental results and transformation of the legacy WillScot business into Mobile Mini's SAP platform. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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In September, it acquired three regional storage service companies — American Mobile Leasing, Inc., Equipe Container Services, d/b/a Moveable Container Storage and Saf-T-Box, LP.

In third-quarter 2021, the company invested $56.3 million in three acquisitions and closed an acquisition of Sommer’s Mobile Leasing, Inc. in October. Recently, it acquired the assets of Portable Storage Corporation in Los Angeles and rental assets of Hecht Trailers in New Jersey.

Improved housing market fundamentals in the United States make the company’s near-term outlook encouraging. Historically-low mortgage rates have been driving new home sales, which in turn will drive demand for furniture products in the near term.

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