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Genesee & Wyoming being taken private in $6.37B deal

Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC financing the transaction


July 1, 2019
by The Associated Press (APR)

DARIEN, Conn. – Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is being taken private by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a deal valued at about US$6.37 billion.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns 120 short line railroads, mostly in North America, with operations in Europe and Australia. Through its subsidiaries worldwide, it provides transportation infrastructure services over more than 26,000 kilometres of track.

G&W shareholders will receive $112 in cash for each share held. The companies put the deal’s value at $8.4 billion, including debt.

The transaction is expected to close by year-end or early next year. It needs approval from G&W stockholders, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, and certain competition and antitrust approvals.

G&W’s stock surged nine percent in Monday premarket trading.