The shareholders of Fraport Greece are the German airport operator Fraport AG and the Greek business development organization Copelouzos Group. Both are highly experienced in worldwide airport operations. Fraport and Copelouzos have a longstanding partnership having successfully started their joint engagement in the project of expansion, maintenance & operation of Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. Part of the shareholding structure is also Marguerite, the 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change and Infrastructure (“Marguerite I”), which was established in 2010 with the backing of six major European public financial institutions and the European Commission, with EUR710m of commitments, to make capital-intensive infrastructure investments within the EU.
Fraport Greece benefits from its shareholders’ comprehensive networks and will implement internationally accepted corporate standards at the 14 Greek regional airports.
Fraport AG is among the leading companies in the international airport business based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. As a diversified group Fraport is active in airport operation, airport-related business and specialized airport consulting services.
With Frankfurt Airport, the company operates one of the world's most important air transportation hubs. Frankfurt Airport has become Germany's largest employment complex at a single location, with more than 500 companies and organizations providing jobs for more than 80,000 people.
As a full-service provider in the airport management field, Fraport AG is active on four continents through investments and subsidiaries, e. g. in Lima (Peru), Antalya (Turkey), Ljubljana (Slovenia), St. Petersburg (Russia) and Xi’an (China). In total, Fraport employs around 21,000 people worldwide.
In 2016, the Fraport Group generated revenues of EUR 2.6 billion and profits of EUR 400 million.
For more information on Fraport: www.fraport.com
Copelouzos Group plays a leading role in the Greek market and consists of various companies which are active in the most important business sectors in Greece and internationally.
The Group’s core business areas are electricity production and trading, including renewable energy (wind and solar parks, hydroelectric plants), infrastructure projects and concessions, real estate, facility management, out-of-home advertising, exhibition and congress centers and construction and project management for large-scale projects.
Copelouzos Group has joint ventures with global groups such as Fraport AG, the Russian Gazprom, the Italian ENEL, the Bulgarian Electricity Company NEK EAD, the Chinese China Energy, the Italian Snam, the Spanish Enagás and the Belgian Fluxys, among others.
Within the airport business, the Group, apart from the 14 Greek regional airports, participates in the Athens International Airport - being the only Greek private company involved in this activity.
For more information on Copelouzos Group: www.copelouzos.gr
Marguerite, the 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change and Infrastructure (“Marguerite I”), was established in 2010 with the backing of six major European public financial institutions and the European Commission, with EUR710m of commitments, to make capital-intensive infrastructure investments within the EU.
Marguerite I has committed over EUR 700m equity and quasi-equity capital to 20 investments in 13 European countries, across all target sectors (transport, energy, renewables, and digital infrastructure), acting as a catalyst for projects with an aggregate size of over EUR 10 billion.
The successor fund, Marguerite II, continues the important work of Marguerite I as a pan-European equity fund which aims to act as a catalyst for greenfield and brownfield infrastructure investments in renewables, energy, transport and digital infrastructure, implementing key EU policies in the areas of climate change, energy security, digital agenda and trans-European networks.
The European Investment Bank has committed EUR 200 million, of which EUR 100 million are guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), alongside EUR 100 million each from five National Promotional Banks. Marguerite II has a capacity to invest in projects across the EU and in the pre-accession countries, and has a 10-year fund life (with up to 2 one year extensions).
For more information on Marguerite: www.marguerite.com