|Founded||3 March 2011|
|Headquarters||36-38, avenue Kléber
|Key people||Jean-Marc Janaillac (Chairman and CEO)|
|Products||bus, tram, metro|
|Owner(s)||Veolia Environnement (50%)
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (50%)
The group was formed by the merger of Veolia Transport and Transdev on April 3 2011. Veolia Environnement and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations had 50% shareholdings. It was initially planned for the company to be sold by an initial public offering, potentially accompanied by a rebranding, within 12 months of the merger.
On December 6 2011 Veolia Environment, seeking to reduce debt and focus on its core businesses of water, waste and energy, announced a €5bn divestment program over 2012/13 that would include a sale of its share in Veolia Transdev within two years. At the time of the announcement, Veolia Transdev declared its intention to concentrate on four main markets (France, the Netherlands, Germany, USA), to develop UK, Asia and Australia and to divest from other countries and other activities amounting to about 9-10% of global revenue in 2012/13.
After this announcement, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, for its part, officially reiterated its commitment to Veolia Transdev and its continued support as a shareholder to the group's development.
In early 2012 it was reported that Cube Infrastructure, a fund controlled by the French bank Natixis (Groupe BPCE), was likely to acquire about half of Veolia's stake in Transdev. The Caisse des Dépôts would take over the other half.
In 2013 CEO Jérôme Gallot confirmed Veolia Transdev would consolidate its operations down to 17 countries. Veolia Transdev has since been renamed to simply Transdev, but it is important to note that this is a different entity to the Transdev that Veolia Transport merged with in 2011, due to the partial ownership by Veolia Environnement and increased number of subsidiary operating companies as a result of that merger.
Australia and New Zealand
Transdev Australasia operates:
- Harbour City Ferries (50/50 joint venture with Transfield Services)
- Transdev Auckland
- Transdev Brisbane Ferries
- Transdev Melbourne (from 4 August 2013)
- Transdev NSW
- Transdev Perth
- Transdev Queensland
- Transdev Shorelink Buses
- Transdev Sydney
As of December 2011, the agreed sale of the Jerusalem Light Rail to Egged was reported to have been held up by the Israeli state. Egged will however need Veolia's expertise for at least five years to run the light rail successfully.
Veolia Transdev owns Transdev London Sovereign, one of 20 bus operators serving the capital; Transdev Blazefield, a bus group with operations in Yorkshire and Lancashire. It owns an 18% share in Nottingham City Transport, the largest municipal bus operator in England, and was a partner in the Nottingham tram. It also owns greentomatocars, an environmentally friendly passenger car service in London.
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