Piaggio Finalizes Aprilia Take-Over

PONTEDERA, Italy (January 4) – Just before the end of 2004 Piaggio & C. S.p.A. finalized the acquisition of 100% of the shares of the Aprilia Group. Piaggio, which is owned by private equity firm Immsi (main shareholder: Roberto Colaninno) paid € 455 million for Aprilia. The shareholders of Aprilia receive € 20 million for