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Chile Chases Brazil

Jul 1, 2011

Brazilian corporates will almost certainly dominate equity offerings in the region this year with $8.13 billion al-ready sold through June 15, but Chile is also making its presence felt with several new listings and a growing pipeline. Chilean new issuance volumes hit $3.09 billion equivalent through June 15, up from $575 million in the corresponding period last year.

Among the biggest Chilean deal this year was the government’s sale of 30% of water utility Aguas Andinas, which was part of its post-earthquake privatization scheme to help raise funds. State entity Corporación de Fomento de la Producción (Corfo) raised $979 million equivalent through the follow-on at 250 pesos per share, a 3.8% discount to trading levels, after generating close to $2 billion in demand.

The government will continue to hold a 5 % stake...

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