Genesee & Wyoming - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Genesee & Wyoming M&A Summary

Genesee & Wyoming has acquired 26 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Genesee & Wyoming’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired RailAmerica for $1.4B. Genesee & Wyoming has acquired in 12 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (93%) and business services (4%).

Genesee & Wyoming Ownership

Who owns Genesee & Wyoming?

Genesee & Wyoming is owned by Brookfield Private Equity and GIC. It was acquired on July 1, 2019.

Is Genesee & Wyoming PE-backed?

Yes. Genesee & Wyoming is owned by private equity investors Brookfield Private Equity and GIC.

Was Genesee & Wyoming formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Genesee & Wyoming was formerly owned by 1 private investor.

Genesee & Wyoming Business Overview

Where is Genesee & Wyoming headquartered?

Genesee & Wyoming is headquartered in Darien, Connecticut.

What is Genesee & Wyoming’s revenue?

Genesee & Wyoming disclosed revenue of 2,349M USD for 2018 and 2,208M USD for 2017.

How many employees does Genesee & Wyoming have?

Genesee & Wyoming has 8,000 employees.

What sector is Genesee & Wyoming in?

Genesee & Wyoming is a transportation company.

When was Genesee & Wyoming founded?

Genesee & Wyoming was founded in 1899.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 6

Genesee & Wyoming

Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.

20 West Avenue,
Darien, Connecticut 06820
United States,
(203) 202-8900
www.gwrr.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 25 - - - 1 - 26
vol $4.1B $4.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BMS Locomotive Service Group, Inc. 2023-07-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Edmonton, Alberta · www.bmsloco.ca
Heart of Georgia Railroad, Inc. 2017-02-07 - Divestiture
Americus, Georgia
Pentalver Transport Ltd. 2016-12-12 134M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.pentalver.com
Glencore Rail (NSW) Pty Ltd. 2016-10-20 811M AUD Divestiture
Sydney, Australia
The Providence and Worcester Railroad Co. 2016-08-15 126M USD Add-on Acquisition
Worcester, United States · www.pwrr.com
Freightliner Group Ltd. 2015-03-25 757M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.freightliner.co.uk
Arkansas Midland Railroad Co.,Inc. 2014-11-19 40M USD Divestiture
Malvern, Arkansas · www.pinsly.com/companies/akmd/index.html
RailAmerica, Inc. 2012-07-23 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Jacksonville, Florida · www.railamerica.com
Alice Springs intermodal and freight terminal 2012-06-30 7M AUD Divestiture
, Australia
Arizona Eastern Railway Co. 2011-08-02 90M USD Divestiture
Claypool,, Arizona
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
RailAmerica, Inc.    - Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railroad Co. 2005-10-03 4
Jacksonville, Florida · www.railamerica.com Rockdale, Texas
RailAmerica, Inc.    - Bauxite & Northern Railway Co. 2005-09-30 3
Jacksonville, Florida · www.railamerica.com Bauxite,, Arkansas
RailAmerica, Inc.    - Massena Terminal Railroad Co. 2005-09-30 2
Jacksonville, Florida · www.railamerica.com Massena, New York
RailAmerica, Inc.    - Point Comfort & Northern Railway Co. 2005-09-30 1
Jacksonville, Florida · www.railamerica.com Lolita,, Texas
Golden Isles Terminal Railroad Inc.    - Savannah Wharf Branch Rail Line 2004-08-30 1
Brunswick, Georgia , Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 24 (92%) 4.1B (100%) - -
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Machinery 1 (4%) - - -
Total 26 $4.1B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 19 2.4B - -
  Georgia 3 22M - -
  Arkansas 3 40M - -
  Florida 2 1.6B - -
  Tennessee 2 - - -
  Pennsylvania 2 253M - -
  New York 1 36M - -
  Mississippi 1 78M - -
  Maryland 1 29M - -
  Arizona 1 90M - -
  Utah 1 54M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
Australia 3 818M - -
United Kingdom 2 891M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 21M - -
Domestic 19 (73%) 2.4B (58%) - -
Cross-border 7 (27%) 1.7B (42%) - -
Total 26 $4.1B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BofA Securities
3
Morgan Stanley
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
2
Allens
1
Clifford Chance
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.3B
< $100M 10 $397M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest RailAmerica, Inc.
$1.4B (2012-07-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Strategic(s)
54%
14 (54%)

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