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Press releases F2i 2009

  • October 5th 2009

    In the last days, the deal was closed for the acquisition of Enel Rete Gas

    F2i, the Italian infrastructure Fund administered by Vito Gamberale, has completed the acquisition of Enel Rete Gas, bringing to term the most significant leveraged buy-out of 2009 in Europe. The consortium formed by F2i and AXA Private Equity named 9 of 11 members of the board of directors. Gianclaudio Neri was named managing director. Enel Rete Gas, with more than 2.1 million customers, is the second-leading gas distributor.
  • September 30th 2009

    F2i: completed acquisition of 80% equity stake in Enel Rete Gas from Enel

    F2i Reti Italia – the corporate vehicle held 75% by F2i and 25% by AXA Private Equity – is acquiring from Enel Distribuzione 80% of Enel Rete Gas SpA, a company active in the natural gas distribution market in Italy.
  • May 29th 2009

    F2i: agreed acquisition of 80% equity stake in Enel Rete Gas from Enel

    The consortium formed by F2i (75%) and AXA Private Equity (25%) has initialled an agreement for acquisition from Enel Distribuzione of 80% of Enel Rete Gas, an operator in the strategic infrastructure sector of natural gas distribution in Italy, with more than 2 million users connected to its network and some 3.6 billion cubic meters of gas distributed in 2008. Vito Gamberale, F2i’s managing director, and Mathias Burghardt, head of infrastructure at AXA, stressed the contribution that the operation may make to the development of an energy distribution network in Italy in Europe.
  • April 30th 2009

    F2i: General Meeting of Shareholders 2009

    F2i reports that the ordinary and extraordinary general meetings of shareholders were held; the agenda included approval of the financial statement at December 31, 2008, and the appointment as chairman of Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, replacing Salvatore Rebecchini. Following this the board of directors of the Fund administered by Vito Gamberale approved the quarterly report and reviewed progress in investment activities.
  • April 16th 2009

    Partnership agreement signed between F2i and Fagioli Finance

    F2i and Fagioli Finance SpA have signed a partnership agreement calling for the Fund administered by Vito Gamberale to enter into the capital of Interporto Rivalta Scrivia SpA. The company, 89.38% controlled by the Fagioli Group, operates in the intermodal transport and logistics segment. Interporto Rivalta Scrivia is in fact the country’s largest directly controlled logistical infrastructure and covers some 1.4 million square meters. Today’s agreement marks F2i’s entry point into the logistics/interport/intermodal sector.
  • March 31st 2009

    F2i: SGR already in profit in its first year of operations

    The draft financial statement of SGR, which manages F2i, is closing with a gross profit of 6.1 million euros, whilst the net profit amounts to almost 3.8 million euros. The board of directors (Vito Gamberale – managing director) has proposed assigning the profit to cover all of the loss deriving from the startup phase.
  • March 16th 2009

    F2i signs a joint venture with Novenergia

    F2i has signed a joint venture agreement with Novenergia, an investment fund specialising in renewable energy sources and held by leading Portuguese financial institutions. The joint venture plans to make investments in the photovoltaic sector for some 500 million in the 2009/2011 period. The planned financial commitment for F2i and Novenergia is approximately 100 million euros.
  • March 2nd 2009

    F2i fundraising concluded

    On February 28, 2009, F2i completed the fundraising period, for a total of 1,852 million euros (consistent with the initial target). In the wake of the funding, F2i is the main Italian infrastructure Fund and the world’s largest devoted to a single country. The investment period is therefore now beginning; by regulation, it will last up to four years/ F2i will operate as a long-term fund, thereby making possible a selective acquisition of investments and medium-long-term industrial management of them, maximising their development.