July 26, 2017, Beijing – Silk Road Fund announced today the closing of its acquisition of a 5% stake in Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A. (ASPI) which is part of the listed global operator of transportation and airport infrastructure Atlantia S.p.A.
Silk Road Fund has worked closely with Allianz Capital Partners who has led a consortium joined by EDF Invest and DIF during the acquisition process. The Allianz consortium has acquired an additional minority stake in ASPI.
The acquisition of ASPI represents a milestone of Silk Road Fund’s transportation infrastructure investment. Through the acquisition, the fund further diversifies its existing assets portfolio. The transaction also helps the fund forge global partnerships with seasoned operators and financial investors in the infrastructure sector.