CDP Equity, Blackstone and Macquarie: refinements sent for the contract related to the investment in Autostrade per l’Italia
The final offer is consistent with the approach of the members of the Consortium as long-term investors, and in particular with that of CDP, as Italy’s leading investor in infrastructure
The Consortium comprised of CDP Equity, Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has written to Atlantia S.p.A. (Atlantia) with refinements to the terms of the contract for the purchase of the 88.06% equity investment held by Atlantia S.p.A. in Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A. (ASPI), or for the purchase of up to 100% of the company if the minority shareholders of ASPI exercise their tag-along right.
The refinements have been submitted in response to the interactions with Atlantia’s representatives in the last weeks.
The Consortium believes that these refinements and the final offer as a whole should be viewed positively by Atlantia and its shareholders.
The final offer is consistent with the approach of the members of the Consortium as long-term investors, and in particular with that of CDP, as Italy’s leading investor in infrastructure which has for years been a shareholder in companies that operate strategic national networks (Snam, Terna, Italgas and Open Fiber). The objectives of the investment are, among other things, to:
- promote the upgrade of the network, facilitating digitalisation and innovation;
- give long-term stability to the governance of a key part of Italy’s infrastructure;
- contribute to the implementation of an extensive investment plan covering ASPI’s entire motorway network, aimed at speeding up infrastructure maintenance programmes and ensuring the highest standards of performance and safety for users.