ALPHA TRAINS

Building Europe’s largest and most diversified

specialist rolling stock lessor

Market leader leasing over €2 billion of passenger trains and locomotives to public and private operators in 17 countries across Continental Europe.

Transport

logistic

Managed Account

Vehicle

logistics

2008

Investment year

logistics

Invested

Status

logistics

Luxembourg

Country

Asset manager

Neil Krawitz

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1st out of 22 rail companies

Market

  • Ongoing liberalisation of the European rail market provides significant opportunities for growth
  • Green agenda, investment in new freight corridors and electrified lines encouraging more travel and goods transportation via rail and providing support to private sector rolling stock
  • Commercially and technically complex industry with meaningful barriers to entry related to multi-country safety, engineering and signalling requirements

Asset

  • Alpha is based in Luxembourg and has operational bases in Antwerp, Cologne, Warsaw, Madrid and Paris
  • Alpha benefits from efficiencies as a market leader with scale to manage and grow its assets effectively, in a complex market characterised by strong entry barriers and long-term leasing contracts
  • Alpha has a young fleet with an average age of seven years. The vehicles typically have long lifespans of up to 40 years
  • Since acquisition, Arcus has worked closely with Alpha management to more than triple the size of the company’s fleet and EBITDA

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Date joined

June 2022

Office

London

English

Polish

French

Afrikaans

Karol joined Arcus in June 2022 as a Senior Investment Executive. Prior to joining Arcus, Karol worked in the digital infrastructure origination team at Amber Infrastructure and in the infrastructure principal investments team at Macquarie Capital. Karol is a member of the Digital Origination Team. His infrastructure experience to date has been primarily focused on infrastructure origination.

Karol holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from University of Manchester.

Management roles

  • Head of Energy Sector Team
  • Investment Committee Member