Published on
May 3rd, 2023

Rail Innovators Group

Reichmuth Infrastructure extends its cooperation with the Rail Innovators Group and acquires a significant stake in the company.

In 2021, Rail Innovators Group (RIG) started its cooperation with Reichmuth Infrastructure (Reichmuth), with the latter acquiring 49% of the shares in RIG’s railcar leasing subsidiary Railrelease.

After a very successful cooperation in the following two years, RIG and Reichmuth have decided to team-up and further strengthen the partnership, with Reichmuth Infrastructure shifting its shareholding to 49% directly in the Group’s holding company. The acquisition is being structured through one of Reichmuth’s infrastructure investment vehicles, CargoRoll Holding AG, which is aiming to strengthen its position as railway integrator and expand further into the various segments of the railway industry.

“I am delighted to expand the partnership we have started with Reichmuth in 2021, now also entailing the other companies within our group” says Julian Remie, CEO of the Rail Innovators Group. “Since the start of our cooperation, we made big steps forward in developing our company and successfully expanding our footprint in the market, despite the challenging market circumstances. With our combined know-how and entrepreneurial-driven market approach, I am confident that we can continue to realize our growth ambitions and capitalize on the growing demand for rail freight transportation as one of the leading railway integrators in the sector.”

“We are thrilled to extend our successful cooperation with RIG, taking the next logical step in our cooperation by supporting the company and its management to form a fully-integrated rail freight mobility provider. Being a long-term investor with extensive experience in the railway industry, we deem RIG to be uniquely positioned to become a driving force in facilitating the intended shift from road-2-rail needed to achieve the targets as postulated under the EU’s Green Deal.” says Stefan Hasenbӧhler, CEO of Reichmuth Infrastructure.

About Rail Innovators Group
Rail Innovators Group has a long track record in the railway industry and is active into various segments, with the brands Railrelease (railcar rental company), Rail Force One (traction services), Raillogix (railway logistics) and Combo Wagon Service (railcar maintenance). Rail Innovators Group is headquartered in the Netherlands and active in Europe through its subsidiaries in Germany, Czech Republic and Poland. The group achieved a turn-over of roughly EUR 80 Million in 2022.

About Reichmuth Infrastructure
Reichmuth Infrastructure is a specialized asset manager, focusing on infrastructure investments in the sectors of renewable energy, transportation and circular economy since 2012. Reichmuth Infrastructure offers its clients sustainable investment solutions meeting the highest social and environmental standards combined with attractive, long-term returns. Reichmuth Infrastructure manages EUR 1.7 bn across three diversified infrastructure funds and multiple segregated accounts. The interdisciplinary team consists of eighteen professionals with diverse backgrounds in investment management, private markets and various industrial sectors.

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