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UP: We don’t need another merger. CP: Really?
In remarks at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers annual meeting on Jan. 13, 2015, Lance M. Fritz, President and CEO of Union Pacific, while declining to comment specifically on…
Norfolk Southern slimming down a bit
Most likely to assist in heading off Canadian Pacific’s next move toward an acquisition, Norfolk Southern announced on Jan. 12, 2016 that it is consolidating two of its divisions and…
Leaked letters to STB indicate shipper concerns over CP+NS
Reuters, which originally broke the story late last year about Canadian Pacific’s targeting of Norfolk Southern for acquisition before CP officially announced it, has published excerpts of several letters to…
Jason Seidl: Guess who came to dinner
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl reports on a recent dinner conversation with “a large private shipper” that focused on the proposed…
NS says "no" for the third time; CP "will review strategic alternatives"
Norfolk Southern on Dec. 23, 2015 rejected Canadian Pacific’s third and most recent proposal to acquire NS. CP on Dec. 16 offered $32.86 in cash, a fixed exchange ratio of…
Harrison to Durbin, et al: “There appear to be some misconceptions”
As Canadian Pacific continues to pursue a merger with Norfolk Southern, CP CEO Hunter Harrison sent a response to the members of the Illinois Congressional delegation (all Democrats) who sent…
Jason Seidl: CVR or not, it's still mostly about Hunter
According to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl, “The addition of a contingent value right (CVR) is Canadian Pacific’s way of providing…
Canada's Trudeau has final say on CP-NS merger
Rail industry cogitation focuses so far on Canadian Pacific's (CP) prospects for securing Surface Transportation Board (STB) approval for its—at first friendly and now increasingly hostile—attempt to take over Norfolk…
Festivus, railroad style
The rail industry and its many observers have been absorbed by the Canadian Pacific Railway’s pursuit of Norfolk Southern. Without recounting the entire story, the whole scenario (minus the regulatory…
CP ups the ante; NS responds
Canadian Pacific (CP) on Dec. 16, 2015 announced a “revised, enhanced offer” in its bid to acquire Norfolk Southern (NS). The revised offer consists of, for each NS share, U.S.$32.86,…
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