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FirstGroup plc is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Canada, USA, and from 2009 also in Denmark, with headquarters in Aberdeen.

In February 2007 FirstGroup agreed to buy the US-based firm Laidlaw, an operator of inter-city coaches and yellow school buses across North America, for £1.9 billion (US$3.7 billion). This also gave them a controlling stake in Greyhound USA, the largest bus operator in North America. The Greyhound name and the names of Canadian subsidiaries of Greyhound Canada were retained, and all other Laidlaw-owned services in the United States and Canada were rebranded under the First or Greyhound names, except for Voyageur Colonial and Grey Goose in Canada.

On April 23, 2021, FirstGroup announced it has entered into an agreement for the sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure. The sale is subject to both FirstGroup shareholder approval and regulatory approval. It is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021. [1] [2] On July 22, 2021, EQT Infrastructure completed acquisition of First Student and First Transit. [3] First Student and First Transit operations will continue as usual and uninterrupted with the same local teams and leadership. [4]

First Bus

Greyhound

First Student

First Student Canada

First Transit

First Transit is subsidiary of EQT Infrastructure, that operates transit and shuttle operations across the United States and Canada. See First Transit's operations by country:

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References

  1. [1]FirstGroup Enters Agreement to Sell First Student and First Transit
  2. [2]EQT Infrastructure to acquire First Student and First Transit, the market leading providers of essential North American transportation services, for USD 4.6bn
  3. [3]EQT Infrastructure completes acquisition of First Student and First Transit, the market leading providers of essential North American transportation services
  4. [4]EQT Infrastructure Closes Acquisition of First Student and First Transit
  5. First Transit wins U. of Buffalo contract extension, metro-magazine.com, retrieved 2010-08-22