«A growth plan of 10 billion euros in 5 years» – Corriere.it
A $7.4 billion global leader in sustainable and integrated mobility and infrastructure. With an industrial plan, between airports and highway concessions between Spain, France, Argentina, Brazil (Abertis) and Chile (Grupo Costanera), Telepass payment systems and Yunex Traffic’s smart city technology aim to make 10-11 billion investment in five years.
Alessandro Benetton, Group Vice President and President of Edizione Safe, christened the new Atlantia which, after two years of revolutions, was renamed Mundys – a name that combines Italian roots, mobility and sustainability that bears its colors – at the first public event. “We want to convey this vision and name it as well. It is an arrival point but also a new beginning. It seemed like a dream started from afar,” Benetton told an audience of more than 300 people — the financial community and managers — gathered in Milan.
First public event
It’s Benetton’s first public opportunity after two years of intense work. “Mondis is an international company with global ambitions. Discontinuity and the future have always been reference points in my work,” Benetton said. Never shy.” In the past, Atlantia sinned by giving “too much power” to Autostrade Summit. The Morandi Bridge tragedy “will forever mark our family surname”. Now, “The break is to imagine that the group of people who are going to work on this project today will keep in mind that everyone has their own role.” At his side are the directors and partners. The name of Mundys’ future CEO is missing. “We’re almost done by March.”
It was an industrial but also financial “new journey” because it passed through a takeover bid with a total value of 50 billion that – with another revolution signed by Alessandro – changed the structure. The family owns, with Edizione, 57.8%, Fondazione Crt about 5%, and Blackstone 37%. Andrea Valeri, head of the fund in Italy, said on stage with Alessandro that the fund “which has invested for the long term, has pledged to bring in additional capital with Edizione in case of further acquisitions.” Giampiero Masolo, President of Mundys, opens: “With us is Enrico Laghi, CEO of Edizione, Crt, CEOs of subsidiaries, and this is the first time together. Blackstone has made this possible.” Among them, Abertis CEO José Aljaro: “We will seek growth abroad with Mundys to make up for expired franchises.” The dynasty is united. “Along with cousins and family – Benetton takes over – We are not facing this future alone but with partners, with us around an integrated platform.”
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