M&A Deal Summary

PSP Investments and Arcus Infrastructure Partners Acquire Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l.

On August 1, 2008, pension PSP Investments and infrastructure investor Arcus Infrastructure Partners acquired transportation company Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l. for 3.6B GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is PSP Investments’ 1st and Arcus Infrastructure Partners’ 1st transaction in the Transportation sector.
  • This is PSP Investments’ 2nd and Arcus Infrastructure Partners’ 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is PSP Investments’ 1st and Arcus Infrastructure Partners’ 1st transaction in Luxembourg.
Investment Fate
  • Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l. was divested to a strategic buyer in 2009 for 3.6B GBP.
  • Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l. was divested to a consortium of buyers in 2021.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-08-01
Target Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l.
Sector Transportation
Buyer(s) PSP Investments
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 3.6B GBP

Target

Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l. is a private operating lessor of rolling stock (passenger trains and locomotives). Alpha Trains owns 416 passenger trains and 363 locomotives and offers tailor-made leasing solutions, comprehensive know-how in maintenance and vehicle repairs as well as long-term experience in the financing of new build projects. Alpha Trains is based in Luxembourg.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

PSP Investments

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Pension
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 19.4B CAD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

PSP Investments is a Canadian pension manager focused on a variety of investment strategies including public equities, real estate, private equity, infrastructure, private debt, and natural resources. The Firm's private equity group looks to back funds as well as make direct investments in partnership with managers. PSP will consider opportunities globally and will invest across a broad range of sectors, including financials, consumer, industrials, healthcare, technology, communications, and energy. PSP Investments is based in Ottawa.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 26
Sector (Transportation) 1 of 2
Type (Divestiture) 2 of 5
Country (Luxembourg) 1 of 1
Year (2008) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-18 Telesat Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Telesat is a global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 satellites plus the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 with two new satellites under construction. An additional two prototype satellites are under construction and will be deployed in low earth orbit.

Buy CA$3.4B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-10-28 Kinetic Concepts

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is a developer and marketer of an innovative medical devices for advanced wound healing and therapeutic treatment systems that address skin breakdown, pulmonary complications, and circulation problems associated with patient immobility. KCI's medical devices and therapeutic systems include V.A.C.® Therapy Systems, as well as specialty beds, mattress replacement systems, wheelchair seating, and related devices. KCI serves hospitals, nursing homes, and home care settings both in the U.S. and abroad.

Buy $6.3B
Buyer

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Infrastructure
Founded 2009
PE ASSETS 7.5B EUR
SizeLarge
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Arcus Infrastructure Partners is an independent UK-based fund manager focused on acquiring and investing in European infrastructure assets. The Firm looks for opportunities in telecom, energy, and transport that will benefit from increased renewable energy production, demographic shifts in consumption, and increased data generation. Arcus Infrastructure Partners was established in 2009 and is headquartered in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 14
Sector (Transportation) 1 of 4
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (Luxembourg) 1 of 1
Year (2008) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-01 BRISA Auto-estradas de Portugal

Sao Domingos de Rana, Portugal

BRISA Auto-estradas de Portugal international highway operator and the largest transport infrastructure company with assets divided into five business areas: concessions, road services, vehicle inspections and international businesses (India, Holland and United States of America). BRISA Auto-estradas de Portugal was founded in 1972 and is based in Sao Domingos de Rana, Portugal.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-04-01 TDF

Montrouge, France

TDF engages in the operation and provision of audiovisual, mobile phone, and broadband services to radio and television operators, telecoms operators, and local communities in Europe. It also involves in the video shooting; analog/digital television and radio broadcasting; and the deployment, maintenance, and management of telecom networks. TDF was founded in 1975 and is based in Montrouge, France.

Buy €3.6B