The Benetton family begins the production and sale of knitwear.


The first Benetton knitwear factory opens.

1981: Edizione is founded

The Group’s holding company is established, Ragione di G. Benetton e C. s.n.c., now Edizione S.r.l

1986: Benetton at the Milan stock exchange

The Benetton Group is listed on the Milan stock exchange. The resources generated by this public offering are the driving force behind the subsequent growth and diversification of the Edizione Group.

1987: The Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche is launched

The Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche is launched on the initiative of the Benetton brothers and is headed by Luciano Benetton. The key scientific objectives of this institution are studies and research into the local area and landscape.

1991: Edizione acquires Compañia de Tierras Sud Argentino S.A.

Edizione acquires Compañ̃ia de Tierras Sud Argentino S.A., an Argentinean company that operates in the agricultural and livestock sectors.

1992: 21 Investimenti is founded

21 Investimenti is launched, with the goal of acquiring holdings in small and medium-sized enterprises with high growth potential.

1995: Edizione acquires GS and Autogrill

Edizione, Leonardo Finanziaria and Movenpick Holding acquire 28% of the capital of the SME (GS Group and Autogrill) from the IRI.

1996: Listing of Autogrill

Edizione lists the company Autogrill on the stock exchange.

1998: Acquisition of Maccarese and investment in Pirelli

Edizione acquires the agriculture business Maccarese from Iritecna. The same year, Edizione acquires a minority holding in the capital of Pirelli & C.

2000: Edizione sells the GS Group and acquires Autostrade

Edizione leaves the large retail sector, selling the entire holding in the GS Group.
The same year, Edizione acquires a stake of 30% in Autostrade.

2001: Edizione invests in Telecom Italia

Edizione invests jointly with Pirelli in the telecommunications company Telecom Italia.

2003: Tender offer for Autostrade

Edizione launches a tender offer on Autostrade shares, thus increasing its stake in the company.

2005: Investments in Aeroporti di Roma and Assicurazioni Generali

Edizione becomes a minority shareholders of Investimenti Infrastrutture S.p.A., a company that holds a significant stake in Gemina S.p.A. (the parent company of Aeroporti di Roma). A minority stake is also acquired in Assicurazioni Generali.

2007: Acquisition of Mediobanca

Edizione acquires an interest of around 2% of the capital of Mediobanca.

2009: Edizione leaves Telecom Italia

In 2009, Edizione completely disposes of its investment in Telecom Italia.

2012: Tender offer for Benetton

Edizione launches a tender offer for all the shares of Benetton not yet held.

2013: World Duty Free listing

Edizione separates the travel retail business of Autogrill, creating the new listed group, World Duty Free.

2014: Refocusing of the Benetton Group

The Benetton Group is demerged into three separate legal entities: Benetton (retail sector), Olimpias (manufacturing sector) and Edizione Property (real estate sector).

2015: Sale of World Duty Free

The entire stake in World Duty Free is sold.

2017: New headquarters for Edizione

At the beginning of 2017, Edizione transfers to its new offices in Piazza del Duomo 19, Treviso.

2018: Acquisition of Cellnex

Edizione invests in the Spanish company Cellnex, provider of infrastructure for wireless telecommunications and broadcasting.

2019: Increase of stake in Assicurazioni Generali

The stake held in Assicurazioni Generali is also increased.

2021: Sale of Italian motorways

The subsidiary Mundys signs an agreement with the consortium formed by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Blackstone and Macquarie, for the sale of the entire stake held in Autostrade per l'Italia.

2022: Tender Offer on Atlantia

Edizione launches, together with Blackstone, a Public Tender Offer on all Atlantia shares not yet held. In 2023 Atlantia changes its name and become Mundys.

2023: Business combination between Autogrill and Dufry

Edizione transfers its own stake in Autogrill functional to strategic business combination with Dufry and to creation of Avolta, a new global player in the food and travel retail sector.


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