Potential Sale of G&W

For discussion of the various Class III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines. Their Class II holdings should be discussed in the relevant separate forums above.

Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List

Potential Sale of G&W

Postby Shortline614 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:12 am

From Trains Magazine: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... of-company

Currently G&W is in early talks with Brookfield Asset Management in regards to a partnership or a sale.

The principal reason being that the company sees the cost of acquiring shortlines is not worth the return on investment. G&W's businesses model is in large part based off of acquiring shortlines, and if management no longer sees it as worth the cost, then it makes sense to sell the company.

G&W could also enter into a partnership with Brookfield, similar to what WATCO has done with Oaktree, in order to fund acquisitions of more shortlines.

Regardless of weither or not the company will be sold, it appears the "orange plague" has stopped spreading for now.
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Re: Potential Sale of G&W

Postby talltim » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:29 am

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Re: Potential Sale of G&W

Postby kevin.brackney » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:53 am

Here we go again. RailTex; RailAmerica; G&W. Let's see how many other corporate entities I can work for before I retire. When Fortress acquired RA, it changed nothing here in the trenches. Fortress basically just chewed on us for awhile, spit us out, and kept the FEC. Let's see what these other wingnuts are made of.
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