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Italy's F2i picks Rothschild to sell stake in solar unit EF Solare

22 Jan 2020

MILAN Italy's biggest infrastructure fund F2i has picked Rothschild to sell a minority stake in its solar power venture EF Solare Italia to pay down debt, three sources said on Wednesday.

Italy's Atlantia ready to discuss motorway contract changes -sources

17 Jan 2020

ROME Atlantia has indicated to the Italian government it is prepared to discuss changes to the motorway contract held by its Autostrade per l'Italia unit to end a standoff over its tollway concession, two sources close to the matter said on Friday.

Happy ending still elusive in Italian broadband drama: sources

17 Jan 2020

MILAN Telecom Italia's efforts to recruit investors to help it to create a national broadband champion with Open Fiber have stalled, sources close to the matter say, as it is proving hard to hammer out a deal structure.

Italy's Atlantia eyes tariff cuts as pressure grows to pull concession

15 Jan 2020

MILAN/ROME Benetton-led Atlantia is ready to reopen talks with the government on motorway toll cuts, two sources said, as Italy's biggest infrastructure group seeks to resolve a bitter dispute over its concessions.

Atlantia preparing to restart sweetened Telepass auction - sources

10 Jan 2020

MILAN, Jan 9 Italy's Benetton-backed Atlantia is preparing to restart an auction process to sell up to 49% of its toll-road payment business Telepass after bids last year valued the entire business at more than 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion), three sources said.

UPDATE 1-Vivendi files request to suspend freeze on Mediaset stake

08 Jan 2020

MILAN, Jan 8 French media giant Vivendi has asked an Italian court to suspend a ruling forcing it to freeze two-thirds of its stake in Italian broadcaster Mediaset , a document showed on Wednesday.

Six German tourists killed by suspected drunk driver in Italy

05 Jan 2020

MILAN Six German tourists were killed on Sunday when a suspected drunk driver crashed his car into a group of people in a town in northern Italy, police said.

TIM, Vodafone ready Italian tower stake sale with advisers - sources

11 Dec 2019

MILAN Telecom Italia and Vodafone will kick off the sale of a stake in their Italian tower business in the coming days after picking advisers for the process, two sources said.

Bain Capital nears deal for Italian IT services firm Engineering: sources

10 Dec 2019

LONDON/MILAN Bain Capital is close to finalizing a deal for a stake in IT services provider Engineering Ingegneria Informatica that would see the U.S. investor share ownership of one of Italy's biggest technology companies, sources told Reuters.

Permira, North Face owner among bidders for sneaker brand Golden Goose - sources

28 Nov 2019

LONDON/MILAN, Nov 28 U.S. apparel and footwear conglomerate VF Corporation and buyout funds Permira and Advent are lining up indicative offers for Italian shoe brand Golden Goose ahead of a mid December deadline, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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