GB Railfreight was acquired by EQT Infrastructure II, through its current Swedish portfolio company Hector Rail, in November 2016 and is the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom, with a turnover in excess of GBP 200m.
GB Railfreight is one of the fastest growing companies in the UK railway sector and transports goods and provides services for a wide range of customers.
Vinge has advised EQT Infrastructure II in connection with the restructuring of the Hector Rail group and in connection with the divestment of its UK subsidiary GB Railfreight.
The transaction is expected to close mid‑October 2019.
Vinge’s team consisted of Daniel Rosvall, Karl Klackenberg, Hannes Pettersson and Milad Kamali.