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Greenbrier MA: Mexican Wheeling and Dealing

When Oregon-based The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. decided to buy out its joint venture partner's interest in the Greenbrier-Concarril venture in Mexico, it turned to longtime counsel Tonkon Torp to assist in structuring the transaction. Greenbrier bought out its venture partner's interest in the Mexico freightcar operation, giving the company the enviable position of being the only railcar builder with production facilities in all three NAFTA countries. This capacity creates a natural currency hedge for Greenbrier through the ability to allocate production after taking into account relative currency rates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Tonkon Torp helped Greenbrier structure and close this complex deal, helping make the company an even stronger competitor in the railcar manufacturing market.

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