Rome, 22 March 2018 - SIMEST, a company which, together with SACE, forms the export and internationalisation hub of the CDP Group, has acquired a 49% stake in ANAS International Enterprise RUS, a Russian subsidiary of ANAS (FS Italiane Group), an international leader in the design, construction and management of road infrastructure.
The SIMEST investment, amounting to €2.5 million, will be used to manage the development and maintenance of a 228 km section of the M-4 “Don2 motorway – which has a total length of more than 1,500 km ‑ connecting Moscow with Novorossiysk, a major port on the Black Sea with a strategic role in commercial connections with the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Asia. The modernisation of this segment, which connects Rostov on Don and Krasnodar, and the subsequent operation of the concession have been awarded to the Road Investment Company, of which ANAS International Enterprise RUS has acquired a majority stake.
Since January 2018, the ANAS Group, which has been active since 1928, is an integral part of the infrastructure and transport hub created with its merger into the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group. It is already present internationally with major orders in Algeria, Libya, Qatar, Colombia, Argentina, Iran, Georgia and Armenia.
In 2016, it posted consolidated turnover of €2.2 billion, employing over 6,000 people.
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SIMEST is part of the CDP Group, 76% owned by SACE, with leading Italian banks and trade associations among its other investors. SIMEST and SACE form the export and internationalisation hub of the CDP Group, which offers the entire range of financial instruments to support Italian companies interested in competing and expanding internationally. In particular, SIMEST supports companies throughout their entire international development process, providing soft loans for internationalisation, export credit support and equity investments