Contributors – Gary Stansberry

Gary Stansberry, President of The Stansberry Firm, has over 20 years mergers and acquisitions experience within the rental industry with 135 transactions totaling over $1.2 billion in transaction value. As an executive with two publicly traded strategic acquirers, Mr. Stansberry served as a buyer’s representative sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, managing and closing transactions throughout the country. Since 2000, Mr. Stansberry has served as a middle market transaction advisor serving business owners, strategic and financial buyers in mergers and acquisitions, market value and operational analysis.

Recent construction rental transactions include Illinois Truck & Equipment (Morris, IL), Toolshed Equipment Rental (Escondido, CA), Priority Rental (Philadelphia, NYC), B&M Equipment Rental (northern Florida) and We-Rent-It (six locations in central Texas).

Like many of the clients he serves, Gary is an entrepreneur to the core. Prior to his merger and acquisitions experience, Mr. Stansberry founded and sold two successful businesses including a construction equipment sales and rental business. He has served as President, General Manager, Controller and Chief Financial Officer of several closely held firms including an auto parts distributer, a diversified oilfield services company and construction equipment sales and rental businesses. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) and spent two years with a national public accounting firm. Gary holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Christian University.

Mr. Stansberry is a frequent contributor to various rental industry trade publications including Rental Equipment Register and Rental Management. In addition, he is often called upon as a featured speaker with various rental industry trade groups and software providers. Private equity firms, investors and high net worth individuals regularly seek Gary’s advice and expertise in evaluating investments and acquisitions within all aspects of the rental industry including construction equipment sales and rental, party/special event rentals and oilfield rentals and service.

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