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8 February 2023
DIF Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it signed an agreement with Wascosa, a leading asset manager of freight wagons, to divest its portfolio consisting of 564 rail freight wagons (“Rota Rail II”). Closing of the transaction will occur in tranches in the first half of 2023. The assets are an investment of DIF’s core-plus CIF I fund.
DIF acquired and grew the portfolio to its current size between 2019 and 2021, and upgraded some of the railcars to ensure their compliance with the highest safety standards. The portfolio proved to be resilient throughout COVID and continued to perform well, despite an uncertain political and macroeconomic environment.
Andrew Freeman, partner and Head of Exits at DIF Capital Partners commented: “We have taken the opportunity to make an early sale in the fund life of DIF CIF I by tapping into the favourable market for high quality European rail cars. The sale will generate attractive returns for CIF I investors, and further demonstrates the strong CIF fund strategy. We have highly appreciated the good working relationship we have had with Wascosa during our period of ownership.”
CMS acted as legal and tax advisor to DIF.Source: DIF
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