|Subsidiary (Società per azioni)|
|Headquarters||La Spezia, Liguria|
|Andrea Corradino (President)|
|Revenue||€110 million (2013)|
|€40.4 million (2013)|
|Profit||€14.4 million (2013)|
|Total assets||€2.68 billion (2013)|
|Total equity||€185 million (2013)|
– Crédit Agricole S.A. (75%)
– Fondazione Cariparma (15%)
– Sacam International (10%)
Fondazione Carispezia (20%)
Number of employees
Crédit Agricole S.A.|
Found in 1842, Carispezia became Società per azioni in 1992, which a new legislation split the bank non-profit making ownership and banking operation.
Cariplo & Banca Intesa era
In 1995, Carispezia was merged with the saving bank of Alessandria and Carrara, with Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde (Cariplo) and the foundations became the new shareholder of a new holding company Carinord Holding SpA (acronym of Cassa di Risparmio Nord), which held 68.09% of Carispezia shares, and 31.91% shares remain held by Fondazione Carispezia. In 1998, Cariplo held 30.94% shares of Carinord Holding.
In 2002, the saving bank of Alessandria was split from the union. Carinord 2 SpA was formed, with Banca Intesa held 41.14%, Fondazione Carispezia held 31.83%, Fondazione CR Carrara held 27.03%. Fondazione Carispezia was the de facto major shareholder through direct and indirect holding of Carispezia's shares.
As part of Banca Intesa ended in 2003, which Carinord 2 was acquired by Banca CR Firenze (for Spezia only) and Banca Carige (for Carrara only). Banca Intesa would received €115 million for its 41.14% shares on Carinord 2.
Banca CR Firenze era
In 2004 Banca CR Firenze completed the takeover of Carispezia, which the bank acquired the shares of Carinord 2 from the foundation. in 2006 the foundation further decreased its direct ownership on Carispezia to 20%.
Return to Intesa
In 2007, Intesa Sanpaolo, the successor of Banca Intesa, merged with Banca CR Firenze by shares exchange. In 2008 the privatization was completed, thus Carispezia finally acted as a subsidiary of Intesa instead of a loose shareholding union.
Crédit Agricole era
However, in 2011, as part of Crédit Agricole further direct investment into Italy as well as disinvestment in Intesa Sanpaolo, Carispezia was acquired by the French banking group, and place under the ownership of its Italian subsidiary, Cariparma.
The brand Carispezia was survived from the takeover, despite under the name "Carispezia-Crédit Agricole" in the logo.
Carispezia was the sponsor of Serie B club Spezia Calcio (as of 2015–16 season).
- Banca Carige, another Liguria based bank
- "2013 bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Carispezia.
- "Storia della Fondazione" (in Italian). Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- Grafico del Gruppo Bilancio Banca Intesa 1998 (Italian)
- Gruppo Intesa Consolidation area as at 31st December 2000
- "Intesa Sanpaolo Press releases". Banca Intesa. 28 June 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- Grafico del Gruppo bilancio Banca Intesa 2001 (Italian)
- "Comunicati stampa Intesa Sanpaolo" (in Italian). Banca Intesa. 17 July 2003. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "INTESA SANPAOLO: BOARDS APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH ENTE CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI FIRENZE FOR ACQUISITION OF CONTROL OF CARIFIRENZE". Intesa Sanpaolo. 25 July 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2015.