VINCI signs for the acquisition of ANA, the Portuguese airports concession company
21 February 2013 - Acquisitions - Portugal
VINCI today announced the signature, with the Portuguese government, of the contract to acquire the shares of ANA, the company holding the 50-year concession for Portugal’s 10 airports: Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Beja on the mainland; Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Santa Maria in the Azores; and Funchal and Porto Santo in Madeira. In terms of enterprise value, the transaction is worth €3.08 billion.
The concession contract signed by ANA in December 2012 with the Portuguese government offers good visibility of the applicable economic regulations and gives ANA exclusivity for the right to negotiate the construction and operation of a new airport in Lisbon when the capacity of the current airport reaches saturation.
Share transfer will take place once the agreement has been approved by the relevant competition authorities.
This transaction is in line with VINCI’s strategy of making VINCI Airports a leading international player in airport concessions. With this acquisition, the company will be managing 23 airports in Portugal, France and Cambodia, handling more than 40 million passengers a year and including a European hub with over 15 million passengers. Total revenue will exceed €600 million, for Ebitda of around €270 million.
ANA constitutes a group of high quality airports that handled more than 30 million passengers in 2012, of which approximately 80% were international. Passenger numbers have increased at an annual average of over 4% for the past 10 years. Lisbon offers an important advantage, because it is a hub for destinations that are seeing strong growth (Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking Angola and Mozambique in Africa). ANA’s activities include anagement of the airport facilities and their commercial areas, as well as ground handling services.
VINCI is a global player in concessions, construction and energy businesses, employing more than 217,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.