2021年1月17日,星期日

星 Capital acquires Rail Operations (UK) Limited


1月12日,STAR Capital Partnership LLP(“STAR Capital” or “STAR”),一位欧洲领先的基金经理宣布已对Rail Operations(UK)Limited(“福建体彩31选7” or the “Group”), a leading provider of rolling stock movement and storage services to the UK rail industry through its subsidiaries Rail Operations 组 Limited (“ROG”)和铁路运营(机车车辆管理)有限公司(“Traxion”). 

In addition, 鲁克 has established a new subsidiary, Orion, to provide high speed logistics and express freight services, focused on accelerating modal shift from air/road to rail by offering a fast, cost effective and environmentally-friendly solution. 
星 will acquire a majority stake in the 组, alongside existing management. Additionally, 星 will provide significant growth capital to fuel the 组's ambitious expansion plans. Neil Bennett, a highly-experienced rail industry professional, will be appointed Executive Chairman of 鲁克 as part of the transaction.


Rail Operations 组 made history recently by commencing main line testing
双模氢气和电池供电的HydroFLEX单元。


星 looks forward to working closely with 鲁克’s seasoned management on new opportunities to accelerate growth in each of the 组’的子公司ROG,Traxion和Orion。 
星 has a successful track record in value generation and driving growth, typically investing in asset-based companies holding a strong strategic market position. 星’s investment in 鲁克 builds on its previous investments in rail-transport, Eversholt Rail 组 in the UK and Abellio GmbH in Germany.

Paul Gough, Managing Partner of 星 said, “We are delighted to have acquired 鲁克, which we believe exhibits several characteristics that 星 looks for in a platform investment, including a strong reputation as a high-quality, safety-conscious service provider, supporting critical rail operations across the UK. 
We are excited to partner with management to help 鲁克 continue to grow by providing innovative, cost-effective and increasingly environmentally-friendly solutions for its customers”.

Commenting on the deal, Karl Watts, Chief Executive Officer of 鲁克, said “We are thrilled to partner with an investor of 星’具有加速我们的成长并扩展到新活动的地位。 
的 growth capital from 星 will enable the 组 to widen its service offering and cement further its reputation as a high-quality, safety-focused solutions provider to our customers. 鲁克 continues to innovate and challenge traditional thinking on rolling stock services and freight logistics. 
我们期待在协助英国实现零碳目标方面发挥重要作用”.

新任执行董事长尼尔·本内特(Neil Bennett)说“I have enormous respect for what Karl Watts and Dave Burley have achieved in a relatively short space of time with 鲁克. Working with Karl and Dave provides an excellent opportunity to combine our skills and networks as the business continues its rapid growth trajectory. 
星’s pedigree in rail means that we can take the business to the next level, backed by an investor who understands the industry and shares our vision for 鲁克”.