THE YALE GROUP ADVISES COLORADO RAILCAR MANUFACTURING ON DEBT FINANCING WITH HILCO FINANCIAL

Denver — The Yale Group, Inc., a leading investment bank for growth and middle market companies, announces that Colorado Railcar Manufacturing and Grand Luxe Rail Journeys have entered into an agreement for $18 million in term and revolver financing with Hilco Financial, a private investment company. TYG initiated and served as financial advisor to Colorado Railcar and GrandLuxe Rail Journeys.

ABOUT COLORADO RAILCAR

Based In Ft Lupton, CO., Colorado Railcar Manufacturing (“CRM”) designs, manufactures and services high-quality luxury passenger railcars for the tour industry and cost-effective, self-propelled commuter railcars for public transit. Over 18 years, CRM has set the standard for innovative designs, reliable products and first-class service. The Company manufactures a diversified line of tour and transit railcars, all which run on existing “heavy” rail. See www.coloradorailcar.com.
GrandLuxe Rail Journeys operates America’s premier private train on 2 to 10 day itineraries throughout North America with fine dining and beautiful vistas in luxury aboard classic, restored, private railcars. See www.grandluxerail.com.

“Please let me thank Rob and The Yale Group team for a tremendous effort that really paid off for both of us. Your tenacious effort to get this done is what made it happen! You have an aggressive team that can get deals done.”— Tom Rader – CEO, Colorado Railcar

Commuter transportation, is a complex and growing problem, CRM had the solution with its DMU train. Revenue doubled within three years of introduction and capital needs expanded beyond traditional means. Hilco was just the right partner. They valued CRM’s intellectual property which no other lender would and moved quickly. We were delighted to assist the company at this important time in its growth.” — Rob Gettinger, Senior Investment Banker

ABOUT THE YALE GROUP

The Yale Group is a leading middle market investment bank offering private placements of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships for clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, business services, information technology, media, healthcare and biotech. Our principals have decades of banking and operating experience resulting in a unique blend of effectiveness and creativity that help management accomplish their financial goals.

To learn how The Yale Group can help you grow or recapitalize your business, contact Rob Gettinger at 303-333-0992 or rob@gyale.com

ABOUT HILCO FINANCIAL

Hilco Financial, LLC complements the activities of merger and acquisition professionals, as well as senior lenders through senior secured bridge loans for mergers and acquisitions, acquisition of distressed debt and specialty financing. They are are part of The Hilco Organization, an internationallyrecognized provider of asset valuation services, asset acquisition and disposition services, and specialized asset-backed financing.