M&A Deal Summary

Genesee & Wyoming Acquires Freightliner Group

On March 25, 2015, Genesee & Wyoming acquired transportation company Freightliner Group from Arcapita for 492M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Genesee & Wyoming’s 20th transaction in the Transportation sector.
  • This is Genesee & Wyoming’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Genesee & Wyoming’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-03-25
Target Freightliner Group
Sector Transportation
Buyer(s) Genesee & Wyoming
Sellers(s) Arcapita
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 492M GBP
Advisor(s) Citigroup Investment Banking
UBS Investment Bank (Financial)

Target

Freightliner Group

London, United Kingdom
website
Freightliner Group Ltd.is a rail logistics company, moving containers and heavy goods between ports and inland distribution hubs. Although the business operates primarily in Great Britain, it is now engaged in a program of international growth.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Genesee & Wyoming

Darien, Connecticut, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1899
Sector Transportation
Employees8,000
Revenue 2.3B USD (2018)
DESCRIPTION

Genesee & Wyoming owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. Genesee & Wyoming was founded in 1899 and is based in Darien, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 21 of 26
Sector (Transportation) 20 of 24
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 9 of 11
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 2
Year (2015) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 17
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-11-19 Arkansas Midland Railroad

Malvern, Arkansas, United States

Arkansas Midland Railroad Company currently operates seven separate branch lines in the state of Arkansas covering 125 miles of track.

Buy $40M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-08-15 The Providence and Worcester Railroad

Worcester, United States

The Providence and Worcester Railroad Co. is an interstate regional freight carrier conducting railroad operations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. The P&W possesses the exclusive and perpetual right to conduct freight operations over the Northeast Corridor between New Haven, CT and the Massachusetts / Rhode Island border.

Buy $126M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Arcapita

Manama, Bahrain

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Asset Manager
Founded 1997
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Arcapita is a private investment firm with separate investment disciplines spanning venture capital, corporate investment, real estate, and asset-based investments. Arcapita's Corporate Investment practice looks to acquire controlling interests in established companies valued between $50 million and $500 million. Sectors of interest include consumer products/services, healthcare, energy, technology, and manufacturing. Arcapita's infrastructure team looks to invest $50 to $300 million in energy, water, and transportation assets. The Firm will consider opportunities around the globe; including the United States, Latin America, Russia, China, Europe, Middle-East, and India. Arcapita was formed 1997 and has offices in Manama, Bahrain; Atlanta, Georgia; London; and Singapore.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 27 of 33
Sector (Transportation) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 15 of 16
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 3
Year (2015) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-12-22 PODS Enterprises

Clearwater, Florida, United States

PODS Enterprises is a provider of portable storage and moving solutions for residential and business customers. PODS Enterprises is based in Clearwater, Florida.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-03-31 J.Jill

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

J.Jill is a multi-channel retailer of woman’s apparel. Emphasizing a sophisticated casual lifestyle, J. Jill offers its merchandise through 205 stores across the United States, a website, and catalogs. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Sell -