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Unmatched expertise. Exceptional value creation.
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Trust a top expert in business transactions.

We help entrepreneurs and private equity firms plan and execute business transactions to achieve optimal deal value and greater returns. We specialize in equipment rental, environmental services and industrial services. Your vision, powered by our strategies and processes, yields results that support your long-term personal and professional goals.

Why Clients Trust Us


  • Dedicated to clients’ best outcomes
  • Long-term partners in business optimization
  • Tenacious advocates who fight for client’s best interests


  • Unmatched experience in the equipment rental
  • Long-standing relationships with C-suite buyers
  • Understanding of the market and buyers’ value drivers

Value Creation

  • Proven record of superior value creation
  • Ability to competitively differentiate clients
  • Proactive promotion to pre-qualified buyers


  • The premier M&A advisor in equipment rental
  • Over 300 transactions and $13B total value
  • Buyers welcome our involvement to mitigate risk

Unmatched Deal and Domain Expertise




Years Collective Experience


Billion Total Transaction Value


Brian SpencerPrior Owner, Power Rents, LLC

When colleagues who’ve sold businesses on their own tell me what they got for it, I usually think they could’ve gotten a lot more if they’d hired Catalyst. Catalyst builds value by helping to quantify the total value of the business and involving the right buyers for the business. When owners go it alone, the money they’re leaving on the table is vastly greater than the fee they would’ve paid Catalyst.

Tom HendersonFounder, Capital Pump and Equipment

Catalyst was exceptionally helpful during the sale and we couldn’t have done it without them. I was new to exit strategies, and at first, I thought, ‘why do I need to pay an advisor like Catalyst a commission to help me sell the business?’ I discovered that what they bring – the number of buyers, the competitive tension – is priceless. Catalyst’s knowledge of the equipment rental industry is second to none. If you want to sell a specialty rental business, Catalyst should be on your team. Catalyst generated many eye-opening options, and their fee was a bargain because they delivered our shareholders tens of millions of dollars in additional value by running such an effective sale process.

Loddie Naymola and Don ShaverNational Pump and Compressor & Canadian Pump and Compressor

Our transaction with United Rentals was the largest ever in the pump rental industry and one of the largest in the history of the equipment rental industry. Catalyst provided invaluable support, analytics and insights into the rental industry and specialty rental equipment sectors that were instrumental to our success. The Catalyst team was a powerful resource in every phase of the transaction process and we will work with them again in the future.

Chris Van Mook and Jason DemmyFormer Owners of GWG Rentals, Ltd.

We’ve been in the equipment rental industry for over 30 years and have known Joe Kondrup and the Catalyst team since 1998. Catalyst worked closely with us for nearly two years supporting our business development process, culminating in a successful transaction in November 2014. Their skills and long-term commitment helped us create tremendous value prior to selling our business.

Andy StuddertFormer CEO of NES Rentals

Catalyst’s involvement and skills greatly exceeded my high expectations and added significant monetary value to the transaction for the NES shareholders. Your knowledge of the industry, its major players and their strategic and financial motivations along with your in-depth advice and counsel helped navigate a very complex transaction. Thanks again for all you and your team did to make the sale of NES a great success!

Chris and Howard NuteFormer Owner of Water Movers Equipment Rental

We worked with Joe on two highly successful transactions over a 15-year span. We first met Joe in 1999 when he was the buyer of our trench shoring company. We were so comfortable with his approach and impressed with his industry knowledge that we maintained a long-term relationship. In 2013, when it came time to sell our pump business, we knew that Joe and his team were the best choice to help us achieve our goals. Joe and the Catalyst team are equipment rental industry pros that we recommend to any private business owner.

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