Masucci at the helm of the newly established Port Holding F2i
The fund specialised in infrastructures and headed by Ravanelli recently entered the maritime sector with the take-over of Porto di Carrara Spa
F2i improved its presence in the port sector, which it officially entered a few months ago by taking over Porto di Carrara Spa, active in Marina di Carrara, Venice and Chioggia.
Cassa Depositi Prestiti management company, active mainly in airport infrastructures and in the energy industry, recently announced the incorporation of F2i Holding Portuale F2i (FPH), whose chairman will be the well-known Neapolitan lawyer Umberto Masucci, being also the Italian current president of the Propeller Club, as well as vice-president of Federazione del Mare.
“Port infrastructures are a strategic junction for Italian competitiveness and economy”, F2i managing director Renato Ravanelli observed, adding that he is “sure that FHP will be able to seize the growth opportunities of the sector”.
In the past weeks, it emerged that said opportunities might come from Marter Neri, the terminal operator controlled by Palladio Finanziaria and active in the ports of Livorno and Monfalcone, and from Setramar, based in the port of Ravenna.
“I accepted F2i's proposal with enthusiasm – Masucci declared – since I believe that the entry into Italian port activities by the leading Italian infrastructural fund can contribute to a further growth, aggregation and development of the Italian port sector. F2i's goal is achieving the same success obtained in Italian airports also in the port sector”.
F2i manages assets for a total value of some 5 billion euro in the airports, renewable energies, distribution of natural gas, integrated water cycle, telecommunications, healthcare and social infrastructures sectors.
Among its 19 shareholders, there are also banking foundations, welfare funds as well as Italian and foreign pension funds, Italian and international financial institutions and sovereign funds.