Benetton scion sees alliances and partnerships remaining important

Alliances and partnerships remain important for the development of companies controlled by the Benettons, the chairman of the family's holding company Edizione said

"We have to continue this vocation we have always had of respecting local partners with specific skills in the business, this will never change," Alessandro Benetton

Alessandro, son of Benetton Group founder Luciano, had been asked if Perez would remain a partner,

despite his role in an attempt by funds Brookfield and GIP to take over infrastructure group Atlantia (ATL.MI), in which Edizione holds a controlling stake.

He declined comment specifically on Perez but said the growth strategy for companies controlled by Edizione

would be based on internationalisation, alliances, and attention to sustainability.

"We have to go back to the values of the founders," he said, referring to his father and his three siblings who created the family's economic empire in the 1960s.

Perez, founder of Spanish group ACS (ACS.MC), had entered a partnership with the Benettons in 2018 and helped Atlantia to buy Spanish motorway company Abertis.

Yet the joint management of Abertis has not been easy for the two partners, feeding speculation they could split.

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