Milan, 31 January 2018 - Italgas has completed the acquisitions of the Amalfitana Gas and AEnergia Reti company branches concerning, respectively, the natural gas distribution activities in three ATEMs in Campania and Basilicata, two regions in Southern Italy, and the distribution network of the Municipality of Portopalo di Capopassero (Syracuse).
Amalfitana Gas - The assets acquired include 12 gas concessions in as many municipalities, about 330 kilometres of network in operation and supplies over 22,000 customers. In particular, the municipalities that now are managed by Italgas are Somma Vesuviana, Viggiano, Baronissi, Calvanico, Pellezzano, Fisciano, Siano, Oliveto Citra, Contursi Terme, Montesano sulla Marcellana, Monte San Giacomo, Athena Lucana.
The deal value, equal to about €21 million, paid entirely in cash, includes the value of the going concern of 18.5 million and additional works carried out by Amalfitana Gas of about 2.5 million executed at closing date.
AEnergia Reti - In Portopalo di Capopassero the network extends for about 35 kilometres and reaches a pool of about 1,400 potential users. The deal value amounted to 2.2 million euro, also paid in cash.
Both transactions are in line with the growth strategy set out in the 2017-2023 Business Plan, allowing Italgas to furtherly strengthen its role in Southern Italy, where the historic presence of the company will enhance significant synergies with the assets currently managed and, by implementing important investments in the territory concerned, it will give a renewed stimulus to the process of natural gas distribution to areas that are not yet reached by the service.