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  1. March 9, 2014

    Abertis on track to end sell-off programme

    Abertis, the world’s largest toll road operator, hopes to draw a line under its multibillion-euro divestment programme by...

  2. September 18, 2013

    Abertis takes the high road to Brazil

    When Abertis, the world’s biggest toll road operator, held an international investor meeting in Rio de Janeiro last week,...

  1. September 4, 2013

    Move to strip Caixabank head of outside directorships

    Isidro Fainé, Spain’s most powerful executive, is facing a move to unseat him from his outside directorships including...

  2. August 12, 2013

    Austerity-hit drivers avoid toll roads in southern Europe

    Toll traffic is falling across southern Europe as economic austerity forces penny-pinching drivers off the roads. Road...

  3. August 1, 2013

    Luton Airport takes off from one Spanish owner to land at another

    Spanish infrastructure groups played pass-the-parcel with Luton Airport on Thursday as Abertis confirmed the sale of its...

  4. July 29, 2013

    Sale of Luton airport due to arrive

    Abertis, the Spanish infrastructure group, is close to announcing the sale of its majority stake in Luton airport to Aena,...

  5. July 22, 2013

    Albertis sells airports to ADC & HAS

    Abertis, the Spanish infrastructure group, has sold airports in Stockholm and Belfast to US airports operator ADC & HAS for...

  6. June 2, 2013

    Aena bids for control of UK’s Luton airport

    Spain’s national airport authority has made moves to acquire control of the company that runs Luton airport, which would...

  7. March 27, 2013

    Abertis to offload Cardiff Airport

    The Welsh government has agreed to buy Cardiff Airport from Abertis, the Spanish infrastructure group, for £52m in an effort...

  8. February 24, 2013

    Abertis eyes sale of airport operations

    Abertis, the world’s largest toll road operator, is considering selling its airport operations as part of a divestment...

  9. February 18, 2013

    Bolivia nationalises airport operator

    Bolivia’s leftwing president, Evo Morales, on Monday nationalised an airport operator owned by Spanish company Abertis. In...

  10. January 22, 2013

    Bhattal to join Lazard in Asia

    The former Nomura banker who led an ambitious international expansion of the Japanese bank before his abrupt exit last year...

  11. December 29, 2012

    Bolivia nationalises two Iberdrola units

    Evo Morales, Bolivia’s leftwing president, has nationalised two electricity distribution companies owned by Spain’s...

  12. December 27, 2012

    Appeal of regional airports lures investors

    When Carwyn Jones, the Welsh first minister, announced last week that his government was proposing to renationalise Cardiff...

  13. December 18, 2012

    Nationalisation proposed for Cardiff airport

    The Welsh government has proposed renationalising Cardiff airport in the hope of turning round a facility where passenger...

  14. September 6, 2012

    Bourses in Spain and Italy rally

    Banking stocks rebounded to notch their biggest one-day gains since the start of the year as investors gave European Central...

  15. June 6, 2012

    Spain: Rajoy there!

    Mariano Rajoy is like the man who calls to order a pizza but could they hold the tomato sauce, please? Spain is edging...

  16. June 3, 2012

    S&P downgrades Spain’s Abertis

    The deteriorating economic outlook in Spain prompted Standard & Poor’s to cut Abertis’ long-term credit rating late last...

  17. June 3, 2012

    Motorists bypass tolls amid austerity drive

    Drivers across the eurozone are increasingly shunning toll roads, with traffic expected to fall across all three big markets...

  18. May 23, 2012

    Abertis challenges offer price for Brisa

    A bid by the two leading shareholders of Brisa to buy the remaining shares of the Portuguese motorway group has triggered an...

  19. May 8, 2012

    ACS’s net debt increases to €10.4bn

    Spanish construction group ACS is facing fresh doubts about its pledge to cut borrowings after its net debt rose to €10.4bn...

  20. April 25, 2012

    Abertis in deal for OHL’s Brazil assets

    Abertis is set to become the worlds’ largest motorway toll road operator after agreeing to buy assets in Brazil and Chile...

  21. March 14, 2012

    Luton airport plans for 33% passenger increase

    Luton airport’s operator has unveiled expansion plans that would increase passenger numbers by a third and which entrench it...

  22. January 13, 2012

    Abertis offloads Eutelsat stake to cut debt

    Abertis has offloaded half its stake in the French satellite group Eutelsat for €981m in the latest of a string of...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 27, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - BoJ eases policy, boosts asset buying fund – statement. - Royal Dutch Shell Q3 CCS...

  24. October 13, 2011

    Spain delays airports auction

    Spain’s multibillion-euro privatisation programme has ground to a halt after its government scrapped plans to sell the...

  25. September 29, 2011

    Spanish airports auction on course

    The Spanish government has vowed to press ahead with the privatisation of part of the country’s airport authority, despite...

  26. September 5, 2011

    Six groups in running for Spanish airports

    Seven groups have applied to bid for concessions for the Madrid and Barcelona airports in the first phase of a privatisation...

  27. June 30, 2011

    M&A: falter at the altar

    Even when an engaged couple is willing, impediments can make marriage impossible. Corporate unions are not blocked by incest...

  28. June 13, 2011

    Strategies founder on fluff and buzzwords

    Few terms of corporate art are more abused than “strategy” and its cousins. Put “strategic” ahead of simple decisions...

  29. May 26, 2011

    ACS soap opera set to turn heads at Iberdrola

    Florentino Perez, seen applauding former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo, has displayed acquisitional prowess Mounting public...

  30. May 22, 2011

    Banks battle for $1bn Puerto Rican road

    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are squaring off in the bidding to finance and operate one of Puerto Rico’s busiest roads...

  31. May 5, 2011

    Abertis results rise on sell-offs

    Abertis, the Spanish toll road operator that was last year the target of a failed €25bn leveraged buy-out, reported a rise...

  32. March 30, 2011

    European stocks cheered by gains in Asia

    European markets rose on Wednesday as investors were cheered by a strong day’s trading in Japan, but stocks in Greece and...

  33. January 19, 2011

    Catalonian cajas / Repsol

    Just let go. Even as they stare structural reform in the face, Spain’s cajas, or regional savings banks, remain reluctant to...

  34. January 14, 2011

    China growth fears dent miners

    European equity markets stayed subdued as China’s move to rein in lending drove down mining stocks and contributed to...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2010

    CVC plans bid for Abertis

    US private equity group CVC is preparing a €12bn (£10.3bn) bid for Spanish infrastructure company Abertis, reports Reuters,...

  36. October 5, 2010

    Private equity: Less bank financing but lots of distressed opportunities

    When CVC announced in August it was paying about €1.7bn ($2.3bn) for a 15.5 per cent stake in Abertis, the Barcelona-based...

  37. September 27, 2010

    Endesa sells gas assets to Goldman funds

    Two funds run by Goldman Sachs have agreed to pay €800m ($1,1bn) for 80 per cent of the Spanish gas distribution and...

  38. September 19, 2010

    ACS bid for Hochtief part of a long game

    Florentino Pérez is accustomed to the limelight. As chairman of Real Madrid, his name is almost synonymous with the fortunes...

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