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February 2014





Part 1 : Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014

Part 2 : Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014

Part 3 : Finance Companies - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014

Part 4 : Investment Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014

Part 5 : Lessors - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014

Part 6 : Professional Services/Consulting - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014

Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Professional Services/Consulting - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014



abh consulting — transportation analysis & 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 20 years of Wall Street experience. Hatch serves the investment community (both public and private), as well as the railroad industry.

Contact: Anthony Hatch, abh18@mindspring.com

 

Accenture L.L.P.

800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
617-901-1813
Fax: 888-249-2407
Web: www.accenture.com

Description of services: Accenture provides management consulting, and technology and outsourcing services. With about 281,000 employees, the company has offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries, and had net revenue of $28.6 billion in fiscal 2013.

Contact: Brooks Bentz, Managing Director; email: brooks.a.bentz@accenture.com

 

AllTranstek L.L.C.

1101 W. 31st St., Suite 200
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-325-9977
Fax: 630-325-9978
Web: www.alltranstek.com
Email: info@alltranstek.com

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: kloster@alltranstek.com

 

Biggs Appraisal Service

2255 Sumter Lake Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
404-625-4059
Fax: 678-236-5618
Web: www.biggsappraisal.com
Email: biggsappraisal@yahoo.com

Description of services: Rail equipment appraisal and inspection, rail equipment remarketing services, railroad equipment research and related consulting services.

Contact: Ed Biggs, President

 

Bowers & Co. CPAs P.L.L.C.

1200 MONY Tower 1, 100 Madison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-234-1100
Web: www.bcpllc.com

Description of services: A certified public accounting practice, the company provides audits and reviews of financial statements, and specializes in information technology consulting, business valuations, general strategic business planning, financial services and RRIF loan advisory services, as well as tax planning (e.g., federal tax credit assignments and utilization) and compliance for the short-line rail industry.

Contact: James A. Bowers, Partner; email: jab@bcpllc.com

 

Boxcar Services L.L.C. (A Division of Vertex Rail Technologies)

See LESSORS

 

CPCS

72 Chamberlain Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1S 1V9
613-237-2500
Fax: 613-237-4494
Web: www.cpcstrans.com
Email: ottawa@cpcstrans.com

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, gkaulbeck@cpcstrans.com

 

Economic Planning Associates Inc.

1050 W. Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-864-4900
Fax: 631-864-4932
Web: www.epainc.com
Email: epacorp@aol.com

Description of services: Economic and industry consultants.

Contact: Peter M. Toja, President

 

EdgePoint Capital Advisors Inc.

See INVESTMENT BANKS

 

FTR

1720 N. Kinser Pike
Bloomington IN 47404
888-988-1699
Fax: 877-222-9060
Web: www.FTRintel.com
Email: ftr@FTRintel.com

Description of services: FTR offers freight transportation forecasting and analysis. The firm has served the shipping, trucking, rail, intermodal, equipment and financial markets for nearly 30 years.

Contact: Eric Starks, President, 888-988-1699 x41, estarks@FTRintel.com

 

GE Capital, Rail Services

See LESSORS

 

The Greenbrier Leasing Co.

See LESSORS

 

Harral Winner Thompson Sharp Klein Inc. (HWTSK)

8606 Timber Hill Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
301-983-9098
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 advisors 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; email: winner@hwtsk.com

 

Mitsui Rail Capital L.L.C.

See LESSORS

 

Oliver Wyman

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: bill.rennicke@oliverwyman.com

 

PLG Consulting

200 W. Madison St., Suite 182
Chicago, IL 60606
312-957-7757
Fax: 312-282-6876
Web: www.plgconsulting.com
Email: info@prologisticsgroup.com

Description of services: Logistics, engineering and supply-chain consulting services.

Contact: Taylor Robinson, President, 508-982-1319; email: trobinson@plgconsulting.com

 

Rail Theory Forecasts L.L.C.

2115 Greene St.
West Linn, OR 97068
503-656-0870
Fax: 503-656-0870
Web: www.railtheoryforecasts.com

Description of services: Rail Theory Forecasts (RTF) completes forecasts and market studies related to rail-car traffic, railroad carloads and rail-car deliveries. The company also provides rail-car valuations. RTF publishes the semi-annual "North American Freight Market" report.

Contact: Toby M. Kolstad. Email: tkolstad@aol.com

 

Railroad Industries Incorporated

1575 Delucchi Lane, Suite 106
Reno, NV 89502
775-329-4855
Fax: 775-329-4844
Web: www.railroadindustries.com
Email: rii@railroadindustries.com

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: asullivan@railroadindustries.com

 

RailSolutions Inc.

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; email: jhusband@railsolutionsinc.com

 

Strategic Rail Finance

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: msussman@strategicrail.com

 

Tealinc Ltd.

See EQUIPMENT PROVIDERS

 

Vanness Co. Inc.

830-13 A1A North, Suite 204
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
904-280-1898
Fax: 904-280-1899
Web: www.vannesscompany.com
Email: vannessco@comcast.net

Description of services: Strategic and financial consulting for railroads.

Contact: Chris Rooney, President

 

WorleyParsons

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: larry.shughart@worleyparsons.com

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