CN - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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CN M&A Summary

CN has acquired 4 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

CN’s largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired Great Lakes Transportation for $380M. CN has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (100%).

CN Business Overview

Where is CN headquartered?

CN is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.

What is CN’s revenue?

CN disclosed revenue of 17,107M CAD for 2022 and 14,477M CAD for 2021.

What sector is CN in?

CN is a transportation company.

When was CN founded?

CN was founded in 1919.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

CN

Canadian National Railway Company

935 de La Gauchetière Street West,
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2M9
Canada,
(888) 888-5909
www.cn.ca

CN is a railway transportation provider serving Canada and the Northern United States. The Company serves approximately 24,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN was formed in 1919 and is based in Montreal, Quebec.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - 1 - 3
vol $380M $380M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  3

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Iowa Northern Railway Co. 2023-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Waterloo, Iowa · www.iowanorthern.com
TransX Group of Companies 2018-10-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.transx.com
Great Lakes Transportation LLC 2003-10-20 380M USD Add-on Acquisition
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 3 (100%) 380M (100%) - -
Total 3 $380M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 2 380M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 380M - -
  Iowa 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Manitoba 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (33%) - - -
Cross-border 2 (67%) 380M (100%) - -
Total 3 $380M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $380M
TOTAL $380M
Largest Great Lakes Transportation LLC
$380M (2003-10-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)

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