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Autogrill To Sell Its US Motorways Business For $375m

By Dave Simpson

Italian caterer Autogrill SpA has said that it is selling its US motorways business to a consortium led by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners for $375 million.

The sale of the business, which offers food and drinks from brands such as Starbucks and Burger King along motorways, is part of Autogrill's plan set out in 2019.

The Benetton family-controlled group sold its Spanish operations to Barcelona-based restaurant group Areas in January, while its Canadian motorway travel centre operations were sold about two years ago.

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Autogrill, which also runs catering business at airports, expects to close the deal in the summer of 2021.

Due to the sale, the company revised down its revenue guidance for this year and 2024.

2020 Loss

It experienced a €480 million loss last year when the pandemic emptied bars and restaurants that it runs in airports and motorways.

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