Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 30, 2018





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-14387   06-1522496
Delaware   001-13663   86-0933835

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



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100 First Stamford Place, Suite 700  
Stamford, Connecticut   06902
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 622-3131

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 30, 2018, United Rentals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“URI”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with BakerCorp International Holdings, Inc., a Delaware Corporation (“BakerCorp”) and UR Merger Sub IV Corporation (“Merger Sub”), a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of URI. The Merger Agreement provides that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, Merger Sub will merge with and into BakerCorp (the “Merger”), with BakerCorp as the surviving corporation in the Merger.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), each share of BakerCorp common stock will be converted into the right to receive a pro rata share of an aggregate purchase price of $715,000,000, subject to customary purchase price adjustments as set forth in the Merger Agreement (the “Per Share Merger Consideration”).

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants made by BakerCorp, URI and Merger Sub. Each party has agreed to comply with customary covenants, including covenants by BakerCorp to conduct the business of BakerCorp and its subsidiaries in the ordinary course consistent with past practice during the interim period between the date of the Merger Agreement and the date of closing of the Merger. The Merger Agreement also contains indemnification provisions whereby the stockholders of BakerCorp will indemnify URI for certain losses arising out of inaccuracies in, or breaches of, the representations, warranties and covenants of BakerCorp, subject to certain caps and thresholds. URI intends to purchase a buy-side representations and warranties insurance policy under which it may seek coverage for breaches of BakerCorp’s representations and warranties, to supplement the indemnity escrow amount under the Merger Agreement. The representations and warranties insurance policy will be subject to certain customary retention amounts, exclusions and deductibles.

The completion of the Merger is subject to customary conditions, including, among others (i) the receipt of the written consent of the stockholders of BakerCorp holding at least 95% of the outstanding shares of BakerCorp common stock, (ii) the absence of any injunction or order prohibiting the consummation of the Merger and (iii) the accuracy of representations and warranties (subject to customary materiality qualifiers) and material compliance with covenants set forth in the Merger Agreement.

URI and BakerCorp are permitted under certain circumstances to terminate the Merger Agreement, including in the event that, among other things, the Merger is not consummated by August 31, 2018.

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Merger Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The Merger Agreement is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K in order to provide information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about URI, BakerCorp or their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Merger Agreement (i) were made solely for purposes of the Merger Agreement and as of the date of the Merger Agreement, (ii) were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Merger Agreement, (iii) may be subject to qualifications and limitations agreed upon by the parties to the Merger Agreement, including being qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk among the parties to the Merger Agreement instead of establishing these matters as facts and (iv) may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to security holders of URI. Investors and security holders of URI should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any description thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of URI or BakerCorp. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations, warranties and covenants may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in public disclosures by URI.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On July 2, 2018, URI issued a press release announcing the entry into the Merger Agreement and providing information regarding the Merger. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, known as the PSLRA. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and, therefore, you should not place undue reliance on them. No forward-looking statement, including any such statement concerning the completion and anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, can be guaranteed, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. United Rentals undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections about the business and future financial results of the equipment rental industries, and other legal, regulatory and economic developments. We use words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “projects,” “future,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “guidance” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the PSLRA. Actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, those described in the SEC reports filed by United Rentals, as well as the possibility that (1) the length of time necessary to consummate the proposed transaction may be shorter or longer than anticipated; (2) problems may arise in successfully integrating the businesses of United Rentals and BakerCorp, including, without limitation, problems associated with the potential loss of any key employees of BakerCorp; (3) the proposed transaction may involve unexpected costs, including, without limitation, the exposure to any unrecorded liabilities or unidentified issues that we fail to discover during the due diligence investigation of BakerCorp or that are not subject to indemnification or reimbursement under the terms of the Merger Agreement or covered by insurance, as well as potential unfavorable accounting treatment and unexpected increases in taxes; (4) our business may suffer as a result of uncertainty surrounding the proposed transaction, any adverse effects on our ability to maintain relationships with customers, employees and suppliers, or the inherent risk associated with entering a geographic area or line of business in which we have no or limited experience; and (5) the industry may be subject to future risks that are described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC by United Rentals and BakerCorp. United Rentals gives no assurance that it will achieve its expectations and does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the businesses of United Rentals and BakerCorp described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC by United Rentals and BakerCorp. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon information available to United Rentals on the date hereof; and United Rentals assumes no obligations to update or revise any such forward-looking statements. This communication is not intended to be a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and does not constitute an offer for the sale of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction, including the United States. Any such offer will only be made by means of a prospectus or offering memorandum, and in compliance with applicable securities laws.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






2.1    Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 30, 2018, by and among United Rentals, Inc., UR Merger Sub IV Corporation and BakerCorp International Holdings, Inc.
99.1    Press Release of United Rentals, Inc. announcing entry into the Merger Agreement, dated July 2, 2018.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: July 2, 2018



/S/ Craig A. Pintoff

  Name: Craig A. Pintoff
  Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer

/S/ Craig A. Pintoff

  Name: Craig A. Pintoff
  Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer