Macquarie To Sell Roman Airports

Macquarie has reportedly accepted a 1.2 bln eur offer by Gemina SpA to buy the Australian group's 45 pct stake in Aeroporti di Roma SpA (AdR), the company that runs the Rome airports, according to the on-line version of daily Il Sole 24 Ore, which cited financial sources.

Gemina already owns 51 pct of AdR.

According to the report, Gemina, whose shareholders include Investimenti Infrastrutture, Mediobanca SpA, Capitalia SpA and the Ligresti family's Premafin SpA, last Saturday decided to start negotiations with Macquarie to buy its AdR stake and to start taking the necessary measures to define the financial coverage of the deal.

Investimenti Infrastrutture is owned by the Romiti family, the Benetton family and private equity fund Clessidra.

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