Autogrill is the leading global operator in food and beverage services for travelers, comprised of more than three hundred different brands in thirty countries across four continents, operating 3,800 points of sale and employing more than 31,000 people. The company operates in one of the sectors most affected by the 2020 lockdowns due to the pandemic.
It has since benefited from the gradual reopening and is now back on track in pursuing its sustainable long-term development strategy. UniCredit has a longstanding relationship with Autogrill going back a number of years.
In 2020, UniCredit led the pool of banks granting a €300 million five-year SACE-backed loan financing aimed at restoring liquidity.
In 2021, the bank played a pivotal role in Autogrill’s very successful post-pandemic capital structure optimization, with the €600 million capital increase executed in June and the €1 billion full debt refinancing that followed in October representing a landmark achievement as one of the most prominent deals of the year in Italy.
Camillo Rossotto, General Manager Corporate and Group Chief Financial Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer at Autogrill