RailAmerica Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1986

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 1,808


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO

  • Financing Rounds
  • 18

  • Investments
  • 15

RailAmerica General Information


Operator of short-line and regional freight railroads across North America. The company acquires, develops and operates short-line and regional railroads formed primarily through the acquisition of light-density rail lines from larger domestic railroads and through the acquisition of regional railroads privatized by foreign governments.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Corporate Office
  • 7411 Fullerton Street
  • Suite 300
  • Jacksonville, FL 32256
  • United States

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RailAmerica Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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RailAmerica Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Majestic Referring Domains


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RailAmerica Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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RailAmerica Investments & Acquisitions (15)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Marquette Rail 01-May-2012 0000000000 0000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Industrial Waste Group 09-Apr-2012 0000000000 Logistics 0000 0000
Wellsboro & Corning Railroad 09-Apr-2012 0000000000 Rail
Gulf and Ohio Railways (Three Railroads) 11-May-2011 0000000000 000.00 Rail 00000 000
Conecuh Valley Railroad 01-Apr-2011 Corporate Asset Purchase Buildings and Property
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RailAmerica Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway 04-Feb-2000 000000000 00000 00 Completed
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Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad 01-Jan-2000 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Goderich-Exeter Railway 01-Jan-2000 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000000
Seagraves, WhiteFace & Lubbock Railroad 06-Nov-1995 Corporate Asset Purchase 00.000 Completed
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RailAmerica FAQs

  • When was RailAmerica founded?

    RailAmerica was founded in 1986.

  • Where is RailAmerica headquartered?

    RailAmerica is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

  • What is the size of RailAmerica?

    RailAmerica has 1,808 total employees.

  • What industry is RailAmerica in?

    RailAmerica’s primary industry is Rail.

  • Is RailAmerica a private or public company?

    RailAmerica is a Private company.

  • What is RailAmerica’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for RailAmerica is 000000.

  • How much funding has RailAmerica raised over time?

    RailAmerica has raised $2.19B.

  • Who are RailAmerica’s investors?

    Fortress Investment Group, Genesee & Wyoming, and JPB Partners have invested in RailAmerica.

  • When was RailAmerica acquired?

    RailAmerica was acquired on 01-Jan-2022.

  • Who acquired RailAmerica?

    RailAmerica was acquired by Beacon Rail Leasing.

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