|Marcelino Fernández Verdes (Chairman), José Aljaro Navarro (CEO)|
|Products||Motorway toll road concessions|
|Revenue||€5,323 million (2017)|
|€2,058 million (2017)|
|€1,291 million (2017)|
Number of employees
Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A. (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈβeɾtis imfɾaestɾukˈtuɾas]) is a Spanish worldwide leader corporation in toll road management, headquartered in Madrid in Spain. The company runs over 8,600 kilometres of toll roads in the world. In October 2018 it was acquired by Italian corporation Atlantia and Spanish firm ACS Group.
In April 2003, Acesa Infraestructures, a business founded in 1967 as Autopistas, Concesionaria Española S.A., merged with Aurea Concesiones de Infraestructuras, a business founded in 1971 as Autopistas de Mare Nostrum (into which Dragados had spun off its own toll roads), to form Abertis.
An attempt initiated in April 2006 to acquire Atlantia (formerly Autostrade), the leading Italian toll road operator, was aborted in January 2008 after opposition from the Italian Government. Abertis intends to sell some of its stake in the company.
On May 19, 2008, Abertis, along with Citi Infrastructure Investors of New York City, submitted a $12.8 billion proposal to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania for 75 years. However, the consortium withdrew the offer on September 30, 2008 as they felt the proposal would not win approval in the state legislature.
In 2009, Abertis got control of AP-68 concessionaire Avasa (Spain), and of Elqui and Rutas del Pacífico (Chile).
In 2016, Abertis entered Italy through the concessionaire A4 Holding. The company also acquired 100% of Autopista Central in Santiago (Chile). In the same year, Abertis created Emovis, a subsidiary dedicated to the development and management of technology and information services to offer electronic toll solutions and intelligent mobility.
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