Glencore puts coal haulage business on the block for $1b

Original article by Matthew Stevens, Amanda Saunders
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 21 & 26 : 17-Mar-16

Global mining company Glencore has confirmed that it will seek a buyer for its GRail coal haulage business in the Hunter Valley. It will shortly commence an auction process for the business, and it hopes to secure a deal by the September 2016 quarter. Glencore has invested around $A350m in the GRail business, which boasts EBITDA of $A100m. Potential buyers could include US-based Genesee & Wyoming, whose Freightliner subsidiary operates GRail on behalf of Glencore.

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GLENCORE PLC, GRAIL, GENESEE AND WYOMING INCORPORATED, FREIGHTLINER GROUP LIMITED, ASCIANO LIMITED – ASX AIO, PACIFIC NATIONAL PTY LTD, XSTRATA AG, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, UGL LIMITED – ASX UGL, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP

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