di Davide Marchetta
Rome, October 19 - The Atlantia holding company said Wednesday that it plans to invest 7.5 billion euros in Italy in the next five years, with five billion going to motorway group Autostrade per l'Italia and 2.5 billion going to the Aeroporti di Roma airports manager. "Atlantia is looking to speed up its international expansion by acquiring attractive motorway and airport assets, whilst continuing to focus on our home market and, above all, on our investment programme in Italy," CEO Giovanni Castellucci said as he presented Atlantia development plans in London. "Over the next 5 years, we will invest more than five billion euros in Italy through Autostrade per l'Italia and 2.5 billion through Aeroporti di Roma. "But our strategic objective is also to grow our international presence, increasing the percentage of EBITDA generated by our overseas businesses from the current 25%".