Recent acquisitions in the European market
Europe represents the “domestic” market in which the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group works. Below are a list of the most recent acquisitions completed by the Group in the European market.
Recent acquisitions in Italy
As far as the Italian market is concerned, on 18 January 2018, ANAS’ shares were transferred to FS Italiane. The subscription by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the FS Italiane share capital increase of 2.86 billion euro closes the process for the new leading integrated European hub of railway and roadway infrastructure both in terms of served inhabitants and investments. In its new configuration the FS Italiane Group reaches 81,000 employees.
In June 2017 the company bought a 36.7% stake in M5 SpA, the concessionary company of Line 5 of the Milan Metro.
In November 2016 Ferrovie Sud-Est e Servizi Automobilistici Srl also became part of the FS Italiane Group. The company is focused on carrying out the transport of passengers or things using any means and in particular rail, bus, tram and other vehicles.
Additionally, also in November 2016 the group acquired the full ownership of Centostazioni. This deal signals an important step towards the creation of a network of “Smart Stations”, which are set to become the nerve centre of the infrastructure and integrated mobility system, and a fundamental base of the 2017-2026 Industrial Plan.