SNCF and DWS finalize the sale of Akiem, the leading provider of locomotive leasing services in France and Europe, to CDPQ
About SNCF Group
SNCF is a global leader in passenger and freight transport services, including management of the French rail network, with revenue of €34.8 billion in 2021, of which one-third on international markets. The Group does business in 120 countries and has 272,000 employees, with over half in its core rail business and 210,000 working in France. The Group consists of SNCF HOLDING and five subsidiaries: SNCF RÉSEAU (management, operation and maintenance of the French rail network, plus railway engineering) with its own subsidiary SNCF GARES & CONNEXIONS (station design, management and development); SNCF VOYAGEURS and its subsidiaries Transilien (mass transit in the Paris region), TER (regional rail), TGV INOUI, OUIGO and INTERCITÉS (long-distance rail), Eurostar-Thalys, Alleo and Lyria (international rail), and SNCF Connect (online ticket sales); KEOLIS (a global operator of urban, suburban and regional mass transit systems); Rail Logistics Europe (rail freight); and GEODIS (freight transport and logistics solutions). SNCF Group works closely with its customers—passengers, local authorities, shippers and railway operators using SNCF Réseau services—and with regional communities, building on its expertise in all aspects of rail and all types of transport in order to Work for a dynamic, caring, sustainable society. Learn more at sncf.com.
About DWS – Infrastructure (Direct Investments)
DWS has been investing in infrastructure assets since 1994. The global platform – which provides client solutions covering private equity infrastructure, debt and separate account mandates – gives investors access to such economic sectors as transportation, utilities, telecommunications, and other service sectors critical to the basic functioning of local and global economies.
As part of the Alternatives platform, the direct infrastructure business holds more than €15 billion in assets under management (September 30, 2022) and more than 40 infrastructure investment professionals.
With 25+ years of direct infrastructure experience, DWS employs a disciplined investment approach and aims to deliver superior long-term risk adjusted returns, preservation of capital and diversification to its investors, which include governments, corporations, insurance companies, endowments, and retirement plans worldwide.
At CDPQ, we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public retirement and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at As at June 30, 2022, CDPQ’s net assets totalled CAD 391.6 billion. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.
CDPQ is a registered trademark owned by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and licensed for use by its subsidiaries.
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