VINCI signs an agreement to acquire a highway concessionaire in Brazil

December 1, 2022

VINCI Highways, a VINCI Concessions subsidiary, announces signature of an agreement to acquire from the Patria fund a 55% majority stake in the Entrevias highway concession, which crosses São Paulo State from north to south

The concession, with a remaining term of 25 years, includes two sections with a cumulative length of 570 km that recorded around 30 million transactions in 2021. The concession company is remunerated by collection of tolls (traffic risk concession). The contract covers:

  • Operation and maintenance of a 299 km section in the north of São Paulo;
  • Operation and maintenance of a 271 km section in the south of São Paulo, together with works, already started and scheduled for completion by end 2025, to widen the section from 2x1 to 2x2 lanes over 210 km.

Financial closure to acquire the Patria’s stake is expected in 2023 after waiving of conditions precedent.

The new project also strengthens VINCI Concessions' positioning in Brazil, strongest economy and most populated country in Latin America, after the acquisition by VINCI Airports of Salvador de Bahia Airport in 2017 and of seven Amazonian airports in 2021.  

This operation allows VINCI Highways, already operating in Colombia and Peru, to continue developing its presence in Latin America by taking positions in São Paulo, Brazil's most populated state, which generates over a third of the country's gross domestic product. 

The VINCI Group is also present in Brazil through its energy business: Cobra IS is long active in the country, whereas VINCI Energies has been active in energy, industry and infrastructure services in Brazil since 2015. 

VINCI Highways, a VINCI Concessions subsidiary, is a leader in road concessions, operations and mobility services. We design, finance, build and operate motorways, bridges, tunnels, urban roads and mobility services on a network of more than 4,000 km in 16 countries. VINCI Highways leverages its expertise to deliver the highest performance and safety standards and treat drivers to a positive experience.