Canadian Pacific Railway


Norfolk Southern Turns Down Third Acquisition Offer, Calling Canadian Pacific’s Bid ‘Grossly Inadequate’

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is weighing options such as a proxy fight after Norfolk Southern Corp.’s board of directors for the third time rejected an acquisition offer as “grossly inadequate” and unlikely to pass regulatory muster.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
January 4, 2016

Norfolk Southern Again Rejects Canadian Pacific Acquisition Offer

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Norfolk Southern Corp. for the third time rejected an acquisition offer from Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., saying the latest proposal also was ” grossly inadequate” and “creates substantial regulatory risks and uncertainties that are highly unlikely to be overcome.”

December 23, 2015

Canadian Pacific Enhances Offer to Purchase Norfolk Southern

Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. enhanced its offer to acquire Norfolk Southern Corp. by at least 10% and signaled a proxy fight for the U.S. carrier would start in February if there are no talks beforehand.

December 16, 2015
Government, Logistics

Canadian Pacific-Norfolk Southern Bid Raises Lawmakers' Concern

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s bid to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp. has raised concerns among Democratic lawmakers from Illinois, who sent a letter to regulators urging them to consider potential negative impacts on the Chicago rail hub.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2015

Canadian Pacific Signals Proxy Fight

Photos by Norm Betts/Bloomberg; Norfolk Southern Corp.

The stage is set for a proxy battle between Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and Norfolk Southern Corp. after the Canadian company’s $28 billion acquisition bid was again rejected last week by the U.S. company, according to Canadian Pacific’s own signals and analysts’ comments.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
December 14, 2015

Canadian Pacific Revises Merger Offer; Norfolk Southern Rejects It Again

Canadian Pacific Railway revised its $28 billion offer to buy Norfolk Southern, offering the U.S. railway's shareholders a greater percentage of ownership and vowing to reduce their risk of losing money due to regulatory review, but the acquisition proposal once again was rejected.

December 8, 2015

Canadian Pacific Presses for Deal; Target Norfolk Southern Is Mum

Russ McNeil

Two weeks after Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. proposed a $28 billion combination with Norfolk Southern Corp., the prospective buyer continues to campaign for a deal, but there was no sign last week that one would materialize.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
December 7, 2015
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Canadian Pacific Makes $28.1 Billion Offer for Norfolk Southern in Consolidation Move

Jennifer Lamb/Flickr

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. last week presented Norfolk Southern Corp. with an acquisition offer worth at least $28.1 billion, rekindling the fires of rail consolidation that have been dormant since 1999.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 23, 2015

Norfolk Southern Weighing $28.1 Billion Canadian Pacific Bid


Norfolk Southern Corp. said it is considering an  acquisition offer by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., worth at least $28.1 billion, that represents the first rail merger proposed since 1999.

November 17, 2015

Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison Hunts for His Biggest M&A Deal

Hunter Harrison, Canadian Pacific CEO/Photo by Bloomberg

The man brought in to run Canada’s second-biggest railroad likes to say one of his missions is to “make the assets sweat” — in other words, really put them to work. He could say the same about his investment bankers.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2015