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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

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Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2014


Bank of America Merrill Lynch Surface Transportation - Rail

135 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Attn: Robert Hamman

Description of services: Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Surface Transportation's Rail Team serves short-line and regional railroads, rail supply and service companies, and equipment lessors. The team's goal is to provide competitive financing for working capital, acquisition, capital expansion or leasing. It also offers cash management, capital markets and investment banking advisory services, foreign exchange, interest-rate and fuel hedging services.

Contact: Robert Hamman, Senior Vice President, 312-904-7621; fax: 312-453-3547; email:


DVB Transport (U.S.) L.L.C. (Representative Office of DVB Bank SE)

609 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-858-2670

Description of services: DVB Bank's Land Transport Finance Division, with New York and Frankfurt offices and a dedicated rail team, provides senior-secured asset financing loans for new/used rail cars and locomotives for operating companies, as well as equipment manufacturers and leasing companies. Product offerings include structured debt into leveraged lease and cross-border lease structures, mezzanine and junior debt, mortgage financing, debt underwriting, as well as international mergers and acquisitions advisory and cross border lease arrangement focused on rolling stock assets.

United States — Joe Devoe, Managing Director:, 212-858-2616.
Europe — Martin Metz, Managing Director and Head of Land Transport Finance Division:, +49-69-97504-350


Fifth Third Bank - Surface Transportation Group

222 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
Fax: 312-704-4375

Description of services: Commercial banking products within the "surface transportation and logistics vertical market space" — rail, trucking, Jones Act marine and logistics services providers, according to the company. Products offered include revolving credit facilities, term loans, equipment leases, treasury management, foreign exchange, commodity hedging instruments, loan syndication, capital markets advisory, investment advisory and 401(k) programs.

Robert Hart, VP and Managing Director - Surface Transportation Group, 312-704-7375,
Mark Gerlach, VP-Surface Transportation Group, 312-704-2990,


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