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Press releases F2i 2011


  • December 29th 2011

    F2i: Acquisition of 29.7% of SEA-Aeroporti di Milano SpA completed


    F2i is increasing its presence in the airport infrastructure segment by completing its acquisition from the City of Milan of a 29.75% share in SEA-Aeroporti di Milano SpA, the company that operates the Malpensa and Linate airports in Milan. In fact the fund, administered by Vito Gamberale, is already present in the airport segment with a 70% interest in GESAC, the company that operates the Naples Capodichino International Airport.
  • December 16th 2011

    F2i acquires a stake in SEA SpA (Milan airports)


    F2i’s bid was selected to raise the 29.75% share in SEA SpA held by the City of Milan. SEA is the management company for Milan’s Malpensa and Linate airports. The operation reinforces F2i’s presence in the infrastructure segment and enables the Fund administered by Vito Gamberale to consolidate his role as a key player in the infrastructure sector in Lombardy, where it is already present in the fibre-optic telecommunications segment with Metroweb SpA.
  • November 17th 2011

    F2i signed the preliminary contract for the purchase of a 7.4% shareholding in Autostrada Brescia-Padova


    F2i reports that it has initialled a preliminary sale agreement with the Cities of Padua and Vicenza for acquisition of a 7.4% interest in Autostrada Brescia Verona Vicenza Padova SpA. Final adjudication of the shares is subject to the outcome of the first-option process called for by the company's articles of association in favour of the other shareholders.
  • October 18th 2011

    F2i sold his share in Interporto Rivalta Scrivia


    F2i has completed transfer to Fagioli Finance of the 22.7% share held in Interporto Rivalta Scrivia. The Fund, administered by Vito Gamberale, had acquired the interest in May 2009 with the objective of contributing to creating a coordinate network of interports.
  • October 6th 2011

    Metroweb Board of Directors: Bassanini Chairman


    F2i’s senior partner, Mauro Maia, called a meeting of the Metroweb SpA board of directors. Metroweb’s managing director, Alberto Trondoli, described the company’s economic and financial status as of July 2011. Maia left his position as president of the company and has become its vice president. The board of directors named Franco Bassanini as the new president of Metroweb SpA.
  • August 8th 2011

    Settlement in F2i-Citigroup dispute


    F2i and Citigroup Global Markets Limited are reporting that they have reached an amicable settlement in the suit brought before the Milan civil court. The suit involved the placement of the Fund’s shares by Citigroup Markets Limited . F2i and Citigroup state that they have resolved all disagreements and expressed their willingness and intention to discuss and evaluate future possibilities for cooperation.
  • July 27th 2011

    Half-year report of F2i and distribution to investors


    The F2i board of directors, chaired by Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, approved the Fund’s report on September 1, 2011, and decided to distribute 30 million euros to its investors. The Fund, administered by Vito Gamberale, has already committed 72% of the initial funding (1,852 million euros), establishing a group active in strategic sectors of the national infrastructure.
  • June 30th 2011

    F2i and Intesa Sanpaolo complete acquisition of Metroweb


    The consortium formed by F2i (87.5%) and Intesa Sanpaolo (12.5%) has completed the acquisition of all the capital in Metroweb SpA by the Stirling Square Capital Partners fund. This operation, totalling 436 million euros, represents the entry of the fund administered by Vito Gamberale into the telecommunications sector and allows the return to Italy of a strategic asset for the distribution of fibre optics and ultra-wide bandwidth connections in the country.
  • June 6th 2011

    F2i and AXA Private Equity acquire the GDF Suez Energia Italia gas distribution network


    The consortium formed by F2i (87.5%) and Intesa Sanpaolo (12.5%) has completed the acquisition of all the capital in Metroweb SpA by the Stirling Square Capital Partners fund. This operation, totalling 436 million euros, represents the entry of the fund administered by Vito Gamberale into the telecommunications sector and allows the return to Italy of a strategic asset for the distribution of fibre optics and ultra-wide bandwidth connections in the country.
  • May 31st 2011

    F2i and Intesa Sanpaolo acquire Metroweb


    F2i and Intesa Sanpaolo have initialled an agreement for sale of all of Metroweb SpA’s capital for a total of 436 million euros. Metroweb owns Europe’s largest fibre-optic network, with 7,200 km of cables and approximately 3,300 km of underground cable ducts covering an area with more than 2.7 million people, located mainly around the Milan metropolitan area. This acquisition is part of a long-term project that is based on the excellent quality of the company’s infrastructure and know-how and may contribute to the development of a market that will be of great interest to investors and for the entire national economic system.
  • April 08th 2011

    F2i and AXA Private Equity complete acquisition of E.ON Rete


    The consortium formed by F2i (85%) and AXA Private Equity (25%) has completed acquisition of all the capital of E.ON Rete srl, a company active in Italy in the distribution of natural gas. With this acquisition, the Fund headed by Vito Gamberale (F2i) and AXA Private Equity are consolidating their position as second-leading independent operators in the natural gas distribution sector, bringing their market share to 15.8% (Enel Rete Gas-F2i Reti Italia + E.ON Rete srl).