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BULLETIN: GATX Corp. to Sell Its U.S. Terminals Operations Dec 00 Product Image

BULLETIN: GATX Corp. to Sell Its U.S. Terminals Operations Dec 00

  • ID: 1827952
  • December 2000
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Corporate credit rating: BBB+/Negative/-- GATX Corp. has announced agreement to sell its U.S. terminals operations to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. for approximately $1.15 billion. Standard & Poor's said today that although the transaction will not have an immediate impact on the ratings or outlook, the negative outlook on GATX could eventually be affected depending on how the company intends to apply the expected net proceeds of approximately $700 million. After the sale, GATX's primary operations will be GATX Rail Corp., the largest full-service lessor of railcars in North America, and GATX Capital Corp., a finance and operating lessor of diversified equipment. The current outlook reflects an aggressive acquisition strategy, particularly at GATX Capital, resulting in increased consolidated debt leverage....

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- GATX Corp.

Action: S&P Event

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