Rome - Atlantia is preparing to enter the game for the rescue of Alitalia, Il Sole 24 Ore writes. The highway group controlled by the Benetton family is considering to present an expression of interest for the share of missing capital in the Newco Nuova Alitalia. It is about 35-40% of the capital, corresponding to at least 300 millions Euros. The operation, as collected in the environments financial, is being evaluated at this time and would put some stakes.
In particular, we learn, the participation of the motorway group and the payment of a check for 300 million in the new company of the company flag would be conditional on the presentation of a serious and credible industrial recovery plan.
Especially since for Atlantia, if the operation does not suffer sudden slowdowns, this is the third direct intervention in the tormented history of Alitalia: had already participated in the two recapitalizations that took place in during 2008 and later with the advent of Etihad. To the moment no final decision has been taken, too because the dossier will be examined Thursday, when it is into the board agenda. Sources close to the motorway group say that “the Alitalia theme does not appear on the order of day, but we do not exclude that we will talk about it.”