Fourth edition of Italian Infrastructure Day

Sep 08 2016 - 11:06

-       120 investors from four continents

-       23 public and private companies and the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance attend event

-       Public companies represent 29% of total capitalization

Today, 21 publicly listed, and two private companies, operating in the infrastructure industry will meet at the fourth Italian Infrastructure Day, held in Borsa Italiana, with 120 international investors coming from four continents. The event has been organized in collaboration with Citi, Intermonte and Kepler-Cheuvreux-Unicredit. 

As part of the conference more than 700 meetings have been requested by 120 investors from Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Australia. 80 investment companies will be represented, accounting for  more than €10 trillion of assets under management.

Alongside traditional one-to-one meetings, for the first time the event will include digital meetings between companies and investors through Elite Connect, London Stock Exchange Group’s new platform which facilitates communication among listed companies, institutional investors and intermediaries.

The 21 listed companies are: A2A, Acea, Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna, Ascopiave, Astaldi, Atlantia, Buzzi Unicem, EI Towers, ENAV, Enel, ERG, Hera, Inwit, Iren, Prysmian, Rai Way, Salini Impregilo, SIAS-ASTM, Snam, Telecom Italia, Terna.

The two private companies are: Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and NTV.

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and F2i (Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture) will also attend the event.

Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO of Borsa Italiana, declared:

“Italian Infrastructure Day is recognized as the most important sector event  at European level and plays a strategic role for the companies and investors that attend. Borsa Italiana offers companies its international network and  access to global capital markets. The strong presence of international investors coming from Australia and USA, besides the strong European presence along with the recent success of IPOs from the sector, confirms Borsa Italiana’s key role for the Italian Market with 48 listed companies with more than €145 billion of market capitalization. The listed companies attending the event represent approximately one third of the global capitalization of the companies listed on our markets.

Fabrizio Pagani, head of the office of MEF, said: “The Ministry of Economy is participating today, for the third year running, in the Italian Infrastructure Day which represents an important opportunity for us to speak directly with investors. With the programme “Finanza per la crescita” the government committed itself to the infrastructure sector, promoting cooperation between public and private audiences through incentives and specific instruments such as project bonds”.  

Renzo Arcoria, Country Officer at Citi in Italy, commented: “For the fourth year running the Infrastructure Conference has strong appeal among institutional investors. This confirms interest from important international investors in the Italian market and in particular in the infrastructure sector. The conference highlights strategic and long-term investments that can represent a vehicle for growth”.

Gian Luca Bolengo, CEO of Intermonte SIM, declared:

“As a local reference broker for the Italian market, we are very happy to support the fourth edition of this event that includes listed and non-listed companies from the infrastructure sector which are extremely important for institutional investors from all over the world. The feedback received confirms that interest in Italy remains high. The infrastructure sector represents one of the key pillars of a country’s growth”.

Vittorio Ogliengo, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Italy at UniCredit added: “UniCredit strongly believes in the potential of the infrastructure sector and, in the first six months of 2016, set aside  more than 3.5 billion of resources for companies from the sector that are active on the capital markets. 

Ruggero Bottazzi,  Head of Italian Equities at Kepler Cheuvreu, added: As a pan-European broker Kepler-Cheuvreux is particularly pleased to support the fourth edition of Borsa Italiana’s infrastructure event .  The significant number of national and international investors shows that the infrastructure sector still represents one of the driving forces of the economic recovery”.

 

For further information, please contact:

Oriana Pagano
Stefano Totoro
+39 02 7242 6360
media.relations@borsaitaliana.it

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