Deloitte Legal assists Lineas with the acquisition of Independent Rail Management B.V.
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3 May 2021
Deloitte Legal is proud to have assisted Lineas with the acquisition of Independent Rail Management B.V and its subsidiaries VTR-Rail B.V., IRP B.V. and Rail2U B.V.
Lineas is the largest private rail freight operator in Europe, headquartered in Brussels (Belgium), offering premium rail products and total door-to-door logistics solutions. Over the past years, Lineas has grown its Green Xpress Network to 23 destinations throughout Europe. Across its locations, Lineas today employs over 2,100 employees and generates an annual turnover of approximately EUR 500 million.
The acquired companies are rapidly-growing independent rail freight operators and long-standing partners of Lineas. IRP is an acknowledged expert in first and last mile services in the Rotterdam region and a leading operator in the Netherlands, connecting the largest port of Europe to the rest of The Netherlands. The acquisition strengthens Lineas’ presence in the Netherlands and is an important step in its European growth strategy to partner with or acquire other dynamic private players.
The Belgian Deloitte Legal team was led by Yannick Van den broeke (Director) with team members Hans Vansweevelt (Senior Associate), Elena Vromans (Junior Associate), and Tim Baart as responsible Partner. For the Dutch legal aspects of the transaction, Deloitte Legal worked in close collaboration with Dutch lawfirm BJTK, with Wouter Brugma (Partner) as team lead and associates Boyd Postema and Babette Waltman as team members.