ITALY: German insurance company Allianz has acquired an 11·5% stake in high speed open access operator NTV-Italo from Global Infrastructure Partners.

Allianz is now the second largest stakeholder after GIP, ahead of co-founders Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Gianni Punzo, Isabella Seragnoli, Flavio Cattaneo, Alberto Bombassei and Fund Peninsula.