posted on 23rd Apr 2020 18:22
After the 17 February 2020 announcement of the signature of a definitive agreement to acquire the rolling stock leasing business of Macquarie European Rail (MER) and following approval by the competent authorities, Akiem Group can now confirm finalisation of the transaction on 23 April 2020. The transaction involves 137 locomotives operated by 21 freight and passenger rail operators in Europe, including the UK, 30 EMUs leased to the Greater Anglia franchise in the UK, 16 DMUs leased to a Dutch franchise, and 110 freight wagons designed for coal transport.
This latest acquisition consolidates Akiem Group’s position as European leader in locomotive leasing, with the continent’s biggest fleet. Akiem now owns a diversified portfolio of over 600 locomotives operated by 65 customers in Europe and now the UK. This transaction diversifies Akiem Group’s product offering by establishing a position in passenger train leasing and enhancing its expertise to meet the needs of operators and transport authorities in France and the rest of Europe.