AGI – The Consortium composed of Cdp Equity, Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and Macquarie Asset Management announced that it has reached an agreement with Atlantia for the acquisition of 88.06% of the share package of Autostrade per l’Italia Spa (Aspi). It can be read in a note from the Consortium. The acquisition will be made through Holding Reti Autostradali SpA (Hra), a new company under Italian law owned (directly or indirectly) by CDP Equity (51%), Blackstone Infrastructure Partners (24.5%) and the funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management (24.5%).
Hra and Atlantia have signed, among other things, a sales contract for the acquisition of 88.06% of Aspi. It is expected that the acquisition will be completed in the coming months, after having satisfied the usual conditions for closing and having received the necessary clearance from the competent Authorities.
The main investment objectives of the Consortium are: to contribute to the implementation of a vast investment plan throughout the Aspi motorway network, to promote the improvement of the network to facilitate digitization and innovation, improve the efficiency of infrastructure maintenance programs to ensure the highest levels of performance and safety for motorists, offer long-term stability in the management of an Italian infrastructure essential for the community and the economy.
Aspi, the note continues, is one of the main motorway operators in Europe and manages over 3,000 km of motorways in Italy, with long-term concessions. ASPI and its subsidiaries are responsible for the development, maintenance and management of a motorway network that extends throughout the national territory and represents about half of the motorway system subject to tolls in Italy, with approximately 4 million customers per day..