Abertis

Atlantia 50% + 1 share, ACS 30%, Hochtief 20% - 1 share

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Abertis is one of the leaders worldwide in motorways management, managing over 8,200 kilometres of high-capacity and quality roads in 16 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Abertis is the first national operator of motorways in Spain, Chile and Brazil, and has a significant presence in France, Italy, Mexico, the US, Puerto Rico and Argentina. The company has stakes in more than 200 km in the Francia and the United Kingdom.

Its subsidiary Abertis Mobility Services provides solutions for electronic payment of tolls through the operative companies Emovis and Eurotoll. 
Concessioni
16
Countries
Concessioni
36
Concessions
Concessioni
8144
km
of motorway network operated (including 236 km in Italy)
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Abertis at a glance

  • Advocating for road safety: For Abertis, road safety is a priority. Abertis funds a road safety program in order to construct and manage motorways with the highest quality standards. Through this global program, transversal teams from all disciplines and geographies work together to ensure knowledge and application of the best practices in road safety on Abertis' roads. Through the Abertis Foundation, every year Abertis carries out awareness campaigns aimed to reduce accidents. One example is the global alliance with Unicef to fight road traffic accidents involving children and to promote road safety projects in different countries. Abertis is a UN ambassador for the fight against road traffic accidents, actively participating in its UN's International Road Safety Group.
  • Pioneering innovation: Committed to research and innovation, Abertis uses the most advanced technologies to drive innovative solutions that can overcome the challenges of the mobility of the future. Abertis innovation program promotes projects aimed at finding solutions for smart roads and integrated mobility for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. The projects that are being explored within this program are aimed at finding new solutions based on technological resources - such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, among others - to improve the customer experience using the Abertis toll roads, and offering a safer, more comfortable, sustainable trip adapted to their needs. ​​​​​​​
  • Committing to ESG matters: Abertis plays an essential role in the economic and sustainable development of the territories in which it operates. Therefore Abertis is oriented towards long-term investments in high-quality infrastructures, through the promotion of sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint, mitigating climate change, minimizing the environmental impact and promoting circular economy. Through the Abertis Foundation, Abertis is promoting its actions related to road safety, the environment and social objectives. The Foundation was born in 1999 as a non-profit entity, with the aim of responding to the impact that Abertis' economic activity has on the territories and countries where the Group is present.

Our partners: who manages Abertis with us

On 29 October 2018, Atlantia, ACS and Hochtief completed the indirect acquisition of almost all Abertis’s issued capital, followed by the acquired company’s delisting.
The transaction allowed the creation of the main partnership in the transportation infrastructure, integrating financial, operational and construction competences.
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ACS is a Spanish-based global leader in the construction, infrastructure and concessions, where it operates through other companies of the group such as Dragados, the listed company Hochtief (which controls the listed Australian company CIMIC), Grupo Cobra Iridium and the stake in Abertis.
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An engineering-led global infrastructure group with leading positions across its core activities of construction,
services and concessions/public-private partnerships focused on Australia, North America and Europe.
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Indirect partnerships

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Arteris

Abertis 42%, Brookfield Infrastructure 40%, Brookfield Aylesbury 18%
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In October 2012, Abertis (51%) and Brookfield Infrastructure (49%) acquired 60% of Arteris, a company listed on the Sao Paolo Stock Exchange in Brazil, through a jointly-owned holding company. The partners later launched a public tender offer to purchase the remaining shares. In September 2013, Brookfield Aylesbury acquired a direct stake of approximately 18% in Arteris.

The transaction enabled Abertis and Brookfield to establish a partnership combining their best practices in the sector, with the aim of developing one of the leading motorway operators in Brazil.

Description of the partner

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Brookfield, a global leader in alternative asset management, focuses on long-term investments in real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy and private equity. It manages assets worth US$550 billion globally.
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ERC

55.2% Abertis, 44.8% Manulife Investment Management
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On 30 December 2020, Abertis and Manulife Investment Management completed the acquisition of a 100% interest in Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II and Skanska. ERC holds the concession to operate two tunnels on a highly travelled road in Virginia (USA). The concession, which has already been in effect for a number of years, has a remaining duration of 50 years.

​​​​​​​The transaction allowed to build a platform for growth in the USA, a key market for the group and one of the most important in the world in terms of infrastructure investment. The acquisition of ERC also extend the average life of Abertis’s portfolio.

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Manulife Investment Management is a member of the global group, Manulife Financial Corporation, which has been providing insurance products and pension plans for more than a century.
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Metropistas

Abertis 51%, Ullico 49%
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In March 2020, Ullico Investment Fund completed the acquisition of a 49% stake in Metropistas, which operates a number of sections of motorway under concession in Puerto Rico, from Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners.

Ullico replaced Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners as Abertis’s long-term partner in the country.

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Ullico, founded back in 1927, provides insurance and investment services to trade union members in the United States. Its holds investments in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
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RCO

Abertis 53%, GIC - 29%
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In June 2020, Abertis Infraestructuras in partnership with GIC completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in Red de Carreteras de Occidente (RCO) in Mexico from Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners (GSIP). The acquisition involved the purchase of a 72.3% stake in RCO (51.3% Abertis, 21% GIC). Following the acquisition, Abertis and GIC further increased their stake to the current level. Through its 5 operators, RCO manages 876 km of motorway network located in the centre and west of the country, connecting the key El Bajío industrial corridor with the two most important cities (Mexico City and Guadalajara).
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​​​​​​​The transaction marked Abertis’s entry into a new country with strong growth potential, acquiring control of a network of almost 900 km and at the same time extending the average duration of its portfolio.

Description of the partner

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GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the government of Singapore in 1981 to manage the country’s foreign reserves. It is a long-term global investor with over US$100 billion invested in a wide range of asset classes in over 40 countries throughout the world.​​​​​​​
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Trados45

51% Abertis, 49% APG
Ardian was Abertis’s partner in the Spanish operator, Trados, from the beginning of 2011. In 2020, Ardian sold its interest to APG.
APG replaced Ardian as Abertis’s long-term partner.

Description of the partner

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APG is a Dutch pension plan with 4.7 million participants and 620 billion euros managed.
​​​​​​​It also offers advice, administration and employer services.​​​​​​​
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Tunels

51% Abertis, 49% Predica
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In July 2019, Ardian sold its 49% stake in Tunels, a company that operates a number of motorway tunnels outside Barcelona and in the Pyrenees, to the French insurer, Predica.  Predica replaced Ardian as Abertis’s long-term partner.

Description of the partner

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Predica, established in 1986, is the second largest life insurance provider in France, managing assets worth approximately €180 billion. It is wholly owned by Credit Agricole.
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Vias Chile

Abertis 80%, ADIA 20%
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In 2016, Abertis entered into a partnership agreement with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) involving the sale of a 20% interest in its Chilean operations. The agreement with ADIA aimed to create a partnership with a leading international investor to help drive the group’s expansion in Chile.

Description of the partner

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Founded in 1976, ADIA is Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund. It invests on behalf of the government of Abu Dhabi and holds a globally diversified portfolio.
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