We believe our management team will provide us with a robust and comprehensive set of opportunities from which to evaluate potential business combinations that provide synergistic and integrated value that cannot be realized by stand-alone producers of bulk commodities and stand-alone transportation service providers. We believe our collective expertise, relationships, and network will rapidly extract the high-value business opportunities from the numerous potential acquisitions. We believe that our competitive strengths for identifying, evaluating, combining, and establishing these integrated opportunities include the following:
We believe our management team’s success, experience, and relationships, exemplified by our ability to obtain an exclusivity agreement with the State of Utah for the development of the $2.4 billion Uinta Basin Railway project promoted by the state, the State of Louisiana for the Plaquemines Liquids Terminal and Pelican Pipeline projects, and our deep, trusted relationships with senior leadership at the major North American railways, will enable us to generate transaction opportunities unique to us.
Our management team has focused its career on understanding and leveraging the business lines of rail, terminal, and port transportation customers, in the grain, ethanol, steel, crude oil, copper mining, and soda ash mining businesses, to list only a few, in order to gain market share and higher valuations for those customers.
Depth of Team and Sponsorship
We believe our management team’s collective experience, network, and reputation in the bulk commodities and transportation industries, will enable us to rapidly identify and pursue business opportunities where bulk commodities lack market share or pricing power due to lack of committed and economical transportation service, and where transportation assets are stranded due to lack of management understanding of their customers. We anticipate that our management team’s depth and expertise will quickly identify and evaluate high-value transactions, and expedite the time from the initial identification of the opportunity to the transaction announcement.