Press Release

Kirkland Advises Brookfield’s Genesee & Wyoming on $4B+ Debt Offering

Kirkland & Ellis represented Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a short-line railroad holding company and a portfolio company of Brookfield Asset Management and GIC Private Limited, in connection with the launch and closing of a multifacility debt offering. The financing includes a $2.725 billion term loan B credit facility, a $600 million revolving credit facility, a $700 million high-yield notes offering and is expected to include a £100 million UK credit facility. The U.S. credit facilities and high-yield notes offering closed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The UK credit facility is expected to close in May 2024.

The Kirkland team was led by debt finance partners Roald Nashi, Linda Zang, Sean McClay and James Boswell; capital markets partners Matt Pacey, Bryan Flannery and Ieuan List; and corporate partners Brittany Sakowitz and Toby Parkinson; and included debt finance partners James McGivern and Shana Hamilton and associates Charles Martin, Alexandra Holden, Christopher Hargett, Miriam Domer and Dan Dyring; and capital markets associates Maya Pierce, Samantha Siegler and Curtis French.