Msc Lufthansa, il dossier opens up possibilities for the development of the activities of Ita Airways
The marriage between the former flag carrier Italian, the colossus of navi cargo and the German company, apparently, we have to do. Also, the joint offer Msc-Lufthansa could open in an “unexpected” way “to new possibilities for the development of the activities of Ita Airways“. To write it is The print which reveals that from here to the Mef will give its approval in the next few days the negotiation with the Italian-German tandem, a candidate to take over control of the former Alitalia.
“The operation, according to sources close to the dossier reported by the news agency Bloomberg applies between 1.2 and 1.5 billion euros and that leverages, La Stampa remembers, on two partner of absolute importance: on the one hand, Switzerland Msc, controlled by the Italian Gianluigi Aponte, world leader in the cargo sector and number three in the field of cruises and on the other the German company number three in the world, the Italian market has always been interested “.
“Yesterday, explains the Turin newspaper, the Cologne company confirmed that it is in talks with the MSC group, not only as a technical and commercial partner but also as a possible shareholder of Ita alongside Msc. “We will use the next 90 days to explore all possible options for cooperation including possible participation.” The negotiation phase is therefore a descent “.
Now the ball passes to the Treasury who is considering how to proceed. According to what he writes The print “the idea is that of carry out a report on the occasion of the first useful Council of Ministers, more for political than technical reasons, to then officially authorize Ita to open the data room to the two suitors. It is not certain that the OK of the Mef will arrive by Monday when a meeting of the Ita Board of Directors chaired by Altavilla has been scheduled for some time. But if this is not the case it will not be long, the ministry assures us. In this case, Msc and Lufthansa will have 90 days of exclusivity and then we’ll see Second rumors Msc tip to 40%, while Lufthansa could reach 20% and the Italian government would keep the rest “.