GE.S.A.C. S.p.A. – Gestione Servizi Aeroporti Campani –- was established in 1980 as a majority state-owned company on the initiative of City of Naples, Province of Naples and Alitalia (whose stake was subsequently acquired by SEA Group of Milan). In August 1997, each one of the public shareholders sold 35% of their share packages to the English group BAA, the world’s leading airport management company.
With BAA’s acquisition of majority shares, Naples Airport becomes the first airport to be privatized in Italy.
In December 2010 F2i – Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture- SGR acquired the majority stakeholding of GESAC.
In February 2015, F2i signed an agreement to sell 49% of F2i Aeroporti S.p.A. to a consortium composed by Ardian (60%) and Credit Agricole Assurances (40%). Following the sale, F2i Aeroporti changed the company name into 2i Aeroporti SpA.
On 24th October 2019 the act of merger by incorporation of Salerno Airport S.p.A. in GE.S.A.C. S.p.a. was signed, giving birth to an integrated and complementary Campania airport system.
F2i, Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture, is an asset-management company established in 2007 and led by Renato Ravanelli as CEO. F2i manages the largest Fund operating in Italy and amongst the largest in the world dedicated to infrastructure investments in a single country. F2i First Fund has raised a total of Euro 1,852 million, almost entirely invested ahead of the investment period in several infrastructure segments (airports, gas distribution, water services, renewable energy, highways, telecommunications, and waste-to-energy).
Naples Airport represents the Fund’s first investment in the airport sector.
Ardian, established in 1996 and managed by Dominique Senequier, is an independent, private investment company with an asset amounting to 50 billion US dollars managed or administered in Europe, North America and Asia.
The company, whose majority shares are held by its employees, considers entrepreneurial skills to be crucial and guarantees investment performance to its investors worldwide, while simultaneously contributing economic growth on a global level. Ardian philosophy of investment reflects three core values: excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship.
Ardian relies on a truly global network with over 340 employees distributed in 10 offices in Paris, London, New York, Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, Luxemburg, Milan, Singapore and Zurich. The company offers its 346 investors a various selection of funds covering the full range of asset classes, including Funds of Funds (primary, early secondary and secondary), Direct Funds including Infrastructure, Expansion, Mid Cap Buyout, Ardian Growth, Co-Investment and Private Debt.
Crédit Agricole Assurances
Leader in Europe, Crédit Agricole Assurances, 100% owned by Crédit Agricole SA, is the main banking and insurance operator in France and Europe. Agricole Assurances Gruppo Crédit offers a range of savings, retirement, health, personal protection, and property and service insurance products to individuals, professionals, farmers, and businesses. Products and services are distributed by Crédit Agricole Group's retail banking networks in France and Europe and through financial promoters and multi-line insurance managers worldwide. Crédit Agricole Assurances has 3,500 employees and €26.4 billion in French GAAP revenues at year-end.