1870: The Trans-Mississippi
12 Purchasing Private Companies
At any time during the operating turn of a public company in phase two or three, the
company may elect to purchase any private company in the hands of a player. The Mississippi
River Bridge Company may be purchased by one of two companies in phase one.
12.1 Private Company Sale Price
The price paid must be least half, but no more than double, the listed cost of the private company.
I.e., the Great River Shipping Company, costing $ 20, could be sold to a company for between $
10 and $ 40.
The payment is made directly from the company's treasury into the hand of the player. The
amount paid is declared to the other players at the time of purchase.
12.2 Private Company Benefits
Certain of these private companies confer special abilities on owning public companies. See the
section on private companies for further information.
12.3 Private Company Income
Unless otherwise noted in the private company description, when private companies owned by
public companies operate, they pay their income into the public company treasury.
12.4 Private Company Closure
Private companies are closed on the sale of the first type five train. One company, The Gulf
Shipping Company may be closed earlier if the owner decides to make it a closed port.
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