Batista Continues Courting Strategics

May 25, 2012

Brazil’s EBX continues to generate interest from foreign strategic investors, with a $300m investment from GE, and more is expected on the way. The US-based conglomerate is purchasing a 0.8% stake in Eike Batista’s Centennial Asset Brazilian Equity holding vehicle, the companies say, and is paying a similar price level to that seen in a $2bn sale of 5.63% to Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Company in April. Bankers say that this type of private, pre-IPO investment is preferable...

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