February 28, 2023
Kalispell, MT – Rental Equipment Investment Corp. (“REIC”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), announced today the acquisition of Black Mountain Rentals, Inc. (“BMR” or the “Company”). Headquartered in Pinedale, WY, BMR is a provider of general rental equipment primarily serving residential contractors, homeowners, and commercial contractors. BMR represents REIC’s fifth add-on acquisition under Kinderhook’s ownership and the Company’s 17th since its inception. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Kevin Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of REIC, commented, “BMR is an excellent, well-run company with a strong rental business that plugs into our existing geographic footprint for our General Rental Division. The addition of these two BMR locations in Wyoming further enhances our presence in the Wyoming / Idaho area and will enable us to better serve our customers with additional equipment and service.”
Mr. Justin Sandner, President, and co-owner of BMR along with his father, Jim Sandner, added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with REIC. Both companies have very similar corporate cultures and through this new partnership, BMR, its customers, and employees will all benefit greatly.”
“BMR is a highly strategic acquisition for REIC, and we are excited for REIC to continue its track record as a partner of choice in the ongoing equipment rental industry consolidation,” said Paul Cifelli, Managing Director at Kinderhook.
Nate Druckenmiller, Vice President at Kinderhook, added, “The REIC team has done an outstanding job integrating its various acquisitions. We remain enthusiastic about continuing to support the team’s growth strategy.”