Diamond Castle affiliates to acquire NES Rentals

Officials of one of the nation’s largest equipment rental and traffic safety services providers, NES Rentals, recently signed an agreement to sell the company to affiliates of Diamond Castle Holdings, a New York-based private equity investment firm. The transaction, which is valued at $850 million, included the assumption of certain liabilities.

Diamond Castle will acquire the outstanding common stock of NES Rentals for $18.75 per share in cash, according to the terms of the agreement. The purchase price per share represents a 42 percent premium compared to NES Rentals’ recent closing price per share of $13.25.

“After undergoing significant change in recent years, NES has emerged as a well-positioned and profitable business,” said Andrew Studdert, chairman and chief executive officer of NES. “The progress we have made allowed us to be in a position to consider options to unlock the value of our company.”