Sale of road safety rental business of ATA Hill & Smith AB (“ATA”) to RentSafe Sverige AB ("RentSafe")

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BDO advised Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, a Midlands headquartered FTSE 250 listed group, on the disposal of the Swedish road safety rental business of ATA Hill & Smith AB ("ATA"). ATA provides road safety and road work equipment through three main divisions, rental, product sales and infrastructure.  

The transaction comprised the carve-out of the rental business of ATA, which included the rental of road traffic equipment and associated services including flagman, training and education.  After a structured sale process, RentSafe Sverige was the successful bidder, identifying that the rental business of ATA would complement their existing business in Sweden. RentSafe Sverige is a subsidiary of Ramirent, a €700m turnover rental business headquartered in Finland, owned by Loxam Group, based in France.

“BDO Corporate Finance supported Hill & Smith Holdings PLC throughout the part sale of a Swedish subsidiary. The multijurisdictional BDO team worked well with the Hill & Smith Holdings PLC team and local Swedish management through all stages of the deal, resulting in a successful sale to a Swedish subsidiary of a French group”

Ben Griffiths, Corporate Development Senior Manager, Hill & Smith Holdings PLC