Rebel supports successful bid of Deutsche Bahn consortium

Rebel has supported the successful bid of the Deutsche Bahn consortium (working closely with DB Engineering & Consulting USA Inc.) for the contract to provide Early Train Operator services on the California High-Speed Rail line. In addition to DB, the consortium included ACI Inc. and HDR Inc.

Under the Early Train Operator contract, DB will support the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) in relation to operational development of the first services on the state’s High-Speed Rail link.

From the Rotterdam (NL) and Washington DC (USA) offices, Rebel provided financial and commercial advisory support to bid development by the consortium’s bid team members. Rebel advisors spearheading the effort were Koen van Baekel (NL), Sasha Page (USA) and Willem-Jan Zwanenburg (NL) from our Rotterdam office, and Sasha Page in our Washington DC office.

“Having previously worked on multiple financial and operational aspects of California’s high-speed rail program, we are very happy to have supported the DB team on this successful endeavour. It highlights our strength in the market: in rail and transit advisory worldwide as well as in US infrastructure markets specifically.” - Koen van Baekel, Financial advisor infrastructure & transit with Rebel

"The financial passenger transit industry insights and experience of The Rebel Group were instrumental in preparing and submitting a world class financial proposal to CHSR. DB Engineering & Consulting USA Inc. is very excited to work with Rebel during the pre-operation phase of this iconic US High Speed Rail System.” - stated Mark Evans, CFO for DB Engineering & Consulting USA Inc.