ADIA and GIP to acquire VTG Aktiengesellschaft from Morgan Stanley and Joachim Herz

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Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) have agreed to jointly acquire a 72.5% stake in VTG Aktiengesellschaft (VTG). 

The stake will be acquired from funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP) and Joachim Herz Stiftung, which held shareholdings of 57.55% and 15.0% in VTG respectively. ADIA and GIP will hold an equal share of the majority stake in VTG.

VTG, a Hamburg-based company, is an international wagon hire and rail logistics company with more than 88,500 railcars. VTG’s diversified fleet and pan-European operations allow it to offer services to a wide range of customers across industrial, logistics and railway undertaking sectors. The VTG platform provides a differentiated offering to its customers through ancillary capabilities, including rail logistics and repair and maintenance.

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