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Which family owns which company

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I do know that:

• Metro - Link - Owned by the Oliveri Family

• Interline - Owned by a separate branch of the Oliveri Family

• Busabout - Owned by the Calabro Family

• Hawkesbury Valley Bus - Owned by the same Calabro Family

• Busabout Wagga Wagga - Owned by the same Calabro Family

• TAG (Transit Australia Group) which includes:
- Surfside Buses
- Sunbus
- Bustech
is owned by a separate branch of the Calabro Family

• Busways Sydney and North Coast - Is owned by the Rowe Family

• Forest Coachlines - Is owned by the Royle Family

• Maianbar-Bundeena Bus Lines - Is owned by the Lleahy family

• Coastal Liner - Is owned by the Caruana Family

• Premier Motor Service - Is owned by the King Family

• Premier Illawarra - Is also owned by the King Family

• Surf City - Is also owned by the King Family

• Nowra Coaches - Is also owned by the King Family

• Bus It Queensland - Is also owned by the King Family

• Red Bus Service - Is owned by the Sloman Family

• Telfords - Is owned by the Rachwal Family

If there is anymore tell me :),

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Does the Rowe family own all of Busways??
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Hopkinsons is still a "family" company

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PLI wrote:Does the Rowe family own all of Busways??
As far as I know, yes.

Also, the Royles own Forest.

Maianbar-Bundeena is owned by the Lleahy family.

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Coastal Liner is owned by the Caruana family.

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Isn't punchbowl also a "family" company or has this changed?

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Premier motor service,premier illawarra,surf city,nowra coaches,bus it qld is owned by the king family.
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Punchbowl Bus Co is still family owned
Telford Tours also
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Entrance-Red Bus Service..Sloman

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I think you will find Surfside and Bustech are both owned by the Calabro family the Calabro`s brought Surfside for 3 million dollars from Greyhound and Bustech came into being to produce buses for Surfside that is what I thought anyway.
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Greyhound is owned by the ANZ Family.

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Daz wrote:Greyhound is owned by the ANZ Family.

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Wasn't it KordaMentha or has that changed recently ?

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That was before Westpac wasn't it?
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Apart from CDC, Veolia-Transdev, and bank owned Greyhound, how many other operators are NOT family owned?
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Kennedy's is owned by.... the Kennedys, and a lovely family they are too.
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Daz wrote:That was before Westpac wasn't it?
From the Brisbane Courier Mail of 3 October 2011 following the Greyhound takeover of Oz Experience: "Mr Mentha and business partner Mark Korda invested in Greyhound - through their corporate recovery firm KordaMentha - in 2006 after seeing massive potential in the business. They own 85% of Greyhound with the balance held by Helen Chapman of the Cairns based tourism family." I don't know if this ownership structure has changed in the last 10 months.

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boronia wrote:Apart from CDC, Veolia-Transdev, and bank owned Greyhound, how many other operators are NOT family owned?
Who owns the Buslines Group? I get a distinct feeling that they are no longer family owned.

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Buslines are J.A.Gilbert AFAIK

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crimsontide wrote:Buslines are J.A.Gilbert AFAIK
Members of the Gilbert family are long gone. There was a management (Franks d'Apuzzo and Peter Simpson) buyout during the 1990s? But I suspect there have been more ownership changes since?
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Who owns Buslink . I know they are big in Darwin , but also in Queensland.

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boronia wrote:Apart from CDC, Veolia-Transdev, and bank owned Greyhound, how many other operators are NOT family owned?

I wouldnt classify CDC as a Family owned company anymore since it was put into receivership a few years ago. If i am not miostaken Greyhound, last I heard, was a majority owned by ANZ and has a few othe shareholders. It wasnt fully owned by ANZ

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Albatross wrote:
boronia wrote:Apart from CDC, Veolia-Transdev, and bank owned Greyhound, how many other operators are NOT family owned?
Who owns the Buslines Group? I get a distinct feeling that they are no longer family owned.

That was owned by the JOHN A GILBERT group.

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Centralian wrote:
Daz wrote:That was before Westpac wasn't it?
From the Brisbane Courier Mail of 3 October 2011 following the Greyhound takeover of Oz Experience: "Mr Mentha and business partner Mark Korda invested in Greyhound - through their corporate recovery firm KordaMentha - in 2006 after seeing massive potential in the business. They own 85% of Greyhound with the balance held by Helen Chapman of the Cairns based tourism family." I don't know if this ownership structure has changed in the last 10 months.


If I am not mistaken, Greyhound when through 2 restructures as the ANZ wanted to take a bigger stake in the business limiting the share holders holding down and pushing the Maccafertys to 10 percent ownership. Not long after that the maccaffertys opted out.

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Daz wrote:Greyhound is owned by the ANZ Family.

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Greyhound is a Majority owned by ANZ. I think it has a few shareholders in teh group

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Sydney Buses is owned by every family :P
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