October 19, 2010
Santander has agreed to sell a 5% stake in the Santander Brasil unit to Qat
Santander has agreed to sell a 5% stake in the Santander Brasil unit to Qatar Holding in the form of $2.72bn in convertible bonds. The mandatorily convertible 6.75% 3-year notes come with an exchange price of BRL23.75. The deal with the sovereign wealth vehicle will help Santander Brasil reach its goal of a 25% free float by 2014, Santander says. Last year’s BRL12.3bn IPO of the Brazil unit floated about 15%. Santander Brasil closed Monday at BRL24.53.