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Part 1 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Banks
Part 2 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services
Part 3 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Finance Companies
Part 4 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Investment Banks
Part 5 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Lessors
Part 6 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Professional Services/Consulting
155 W. 68th St. - Suite 1117 New York, NY 10023 212-595-0457; Cell: 917-520-7101 Web: www.abhatchconsulting.com
Description of services: abh consulting is the business title for Anthony Hatch, an independent railroad analyst with more than 30 years of Wall Street experience. Hatch serves the investment community (both public and private), as well as the railroad industry.
Contact: Anthony Hatch, email@example.com
1101 W. 31st St. - Suite 200 Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-325-9977 | Fax: 630-325-9978 Web: www.alltranstek.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: Rail car: Fleet maintenance management, technical and strategic services consulting, maintenance management software development, regulatory compliance, training and inspection services.
Contact: Richard Kloster, SVP, Business Development & Technical Services, 847-544-6760; email: email@example.com
72 Chamberlain Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 1V9 613-237-2500 | Fax: 613-237-4494 Web: www.cpcstrans.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: CPCS is an international professional-services consultancy specializing in transport infrastructure development, strategy and planning advisory services. The firm was founded as "Canadian Pacific Consulting Services" in 1969 — the railway consulting arm of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Since then, CPCS has evolved into an independent multi-disciplinary consulting firm, completing over 1,000 assignments in more than 115 countries worldwide. The company's core business is advising on railway transportation and service development; CPCS has worked with "railway organizations and private companies worldwide to assess infrastructure and develop strategies to expand railway networks and plan to improve the performance of rail transport services," the company says. CPCS offers a range of multidisciplinary services, providing support to clients "at any point during the project life cycle, from need recognition to project implementation," the company says.
Contact: George Kaulbeck, Principal and Practice Leader - Rail Sector, 613-237-2500 x317, email@example.com
1050 W. Jericho Turnpike Smithtown, NY 11787 631-864-4900 | Fax: 631-864-4932 Web: www.epainc.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: Economic and industry consultants.
Contact: Peter M. Toja, President
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2255 Sumter Lake Drive Marietta, GA 30062 404-625-4059 Web: www.biggsappraisal.com | Email: email@example.com
Description of services: Rail equipment appraisal and inspection.
Contact: Edward D. Biggs III, President
1720 N. Kinser Pike - Suite 210 Bloomington, IN 47404 888-988-1699 | Fax: 877-222-9060 Web: www.FTRintel.com/railguide | Email: ftr@FTRintel.com
Description of services: For more than two decades, FTR has offered North American freight transportation forecasting and analysis. The company's forecasters collect and analyze data likely to impact freight movement and issues report for rail, intermodal and trucking transportation. FTR also provides demand analysis for rail-car and commercial vehicles.
Contact: Eric Starks, President, 888-988-1699 x41, estarks@FTRintel.com
8606 Timber Hill Lane Potomac, MD 20854 301-983-9098 (U.S.) | +44 207-354-3451 (U.K.) Web: www.hwtsk.com
Description of services: HWTSK provides management consulting services to railway enterprises, governments, rail industry suppliers, investors, entrepreneurs, and financial institutions involved in transactions in the rail sector. The firm specializes in reforming and restructuring state-owned railways, including urban and suburban transport systems, and freight and passenger railways. HWTSK provides due diligence services in rail acquisitions, and equipment financing transactions including evaluation of fleet condition, future value, and earning potential of the acquired assets. Since 2000, HWTSK has acted as advisers on a number of public-private financing transactions, including more than $20 billion in transactions for freight and passenger rolling stock, locomotives, maintenance equipment and infrastructure.
Contact: John H. Winner, President and CEO, 301-983-9098, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jonathan H. Klein, Managing Director, Equipment, 215-917-2552, email@example.com; Jeremy R. Drew, Managing Director, Europe, +44 207-354-3451, Drew@hwtsk.com
59 Fountain St. - Suite 300 Framingham, MA 01702 617-418-3570 | Fax: 978-268-5080 Web: www.nels.us.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: Fleet manangement/asset optimization.
Contact: Richard E. Flynn, President and Founder, email@example.com
777 South Figueroa St. - 34th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 202-887-1420 | Fax: 202-466-3215 Web: www.nossaman.com
Description of services: Nossaman LLP's railroad attorneys have in-depth transactional and regulatory experience in the rail transportation industry. The firm's attorneys have "extensive experience with all types of rail projects, including a wide range of freight and commuter rail projects," the company says. The attorneys advise on enabling legislation; compliance with project planning requirements; legislative advocacy for federal and state public funding; procurement of finance, design, engineering and other professional services; negotiation of federal and state grant agreements; assistance with property, right of way, rolling stock, and systems acquisitions; and procurement of construction, maintenance, operations and project services.
Contact: Kevin Sheys, Partner, firstname.lastname@example.org
200 Clarendon St. Boston, MA 02118 617-424-3510 | Fax: 617-424-3871 Web: www.oliverwymangroup.com
Description of services: Oliver Wyman provides asset valuation, fleet strategy, due diligence and M&A services.
Contact: William J. Rennicke; email: email@example.com
200 W. Madison St. - Suite 1820 Chicago, IL 60606 312-957-7757 | Fax: 312-282-6876 Web: www.plgconsulting.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: Consulting services for the bulk logistics, freight rail, energy and chemical industries.
Contact: Taylor Robinson, President, 508-982-1319, email@example.com
1575 Delucchi Lane - Suite 106 Reno, NV 89502 775-329-4855 | Fax: 775-329-4844 Web: www.railroadindustries.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: The company offers equipment and track inspections, and appraisals; rail-line evaluations; maintenance costing and lease term valuations; repair and upgrade costing; rail equipment and service forecasting; and equipment utilization planning based on operations and railroad service.
Contact: Anastacia Sullivan, Director of Operations, Planning and Business Development, 775-329-4855, email@example.com
1307 Jamestown Road - Suite 101 Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-903-4606 | Fax: 757-903-4705 Web: www.railsolutionsinc.com
Description of services: RailSolutions Inc. provides a variety of railroad equipment-related consulting, technical and advisory services to financial institutions, railroads, shippers and fleet operators, with a primary focus on equipment valuation and appraisal services. Additional services include rail-car and locomotive inspections, remarketing services, equipment repair and overhaul cost analyses, and portfolio valuations.
Contact: James D. Husband, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
1700 Sansom St. - Suite 500 Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-564-3122 | Fax: 215-564-3288 Web: www.strategicrail.com
Description of services: Mergers, acquisitions, sales, market guidance and development, and financing of rail-related equipment, companies, and projects. Strategic Rail Finance offers 20 years of "personal, comprehensive expertise in expanding business value and increasing access to capital," the company says.
Contact: Michael Sussman, President, email@example.com
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830-13 A1A North - Suite 204 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-280-1898 | Fax: 904-280-1899 Web: www.vannesscompany.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Description of services: Strategic and financial consulting for railroads.
Contact: Chris Rooney, President
5216 Lourcey Road Jacksonville, FL 32257-1146 352-284-1250 Web: www.worleyparsons.com
Description of services: WorleyParsons offers "sophisticated" analytical models fusing together publicly available data to assist clients in analyzing Class Is' financial, operational and pricing performance, the company says. The firm provides advisory services to rail-car financiers, owners, users and car manufacturers using its rail-car fleet forecasting model. WorleyParsons is a global provider of infrastructure assessments, due diligence and business case modeling for the revitalization of existing railways and evaluation of proposed railway corridors.
Contact: Larry Shughart, Global Lead Railway Consulting, email@example.com