We have represented clients in connection with the acquisition, sale and/or financing of over US $25 billion in railroads, railcars, wagons and locomotives. Our customer base includes railroads, shippers, investors and operating lessors across multiple sectors including: chemical, petrochemical, energy, oil and gas, sand and coal mining, power generation, and industrial commodity manufacturing.
We arrange lease and debt financing for shippers, railroads and operating lessors of rail equipment. These financings can be executed via either a negotiated private placement or an “auction” to multiple funding sources.
We perform comprehensive reviews of active railcar fleets and work with end users to reposition, renegotiate or restructure existing leases.
We manage and support our customers’ acquisition of new railcars by managing the RFP process for manufacturing, assisting in component selection, and negotiating purchase agreements.
We specialize in developing tailored solutions to a variety of rail equipment consolidation opportunities.
We regularly represent our clients in the acquisition or disposition of railcar and locomotive fleets (with or without leases).
We maintain an active practice in pairing end-users of railcars and locomotives with owners and lessors seeking leases.
RFC advises potential investors on the long term value of rail equipment, both with and without leases attached, and assists in evaluating prospective rail investment opportunities.
We have experience in Class I rail freight negotiations as well as working with the Uniform Rail Costing System (URCS) utilized by the STB in rate cases. Negotiations range from $30MM to $275MM in annual spend.
676 N. Michigan Ave. #2800
Chicago, IL 60611