Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. - EletrobrasNYSE
Fri, Feb. 5, 9:43 AM
- U.S. power utility AES Corp. (AES -0.9%) as well as Brazilian rivals CPFL Energia (CPL -0.8%) and Equatorial Energia are among groups showing preliminary interest in buying state-controlled power distributor Centrais Elétricas de Goiás, Reuters reports.
- The plan comes as Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras (EBR -0.6%), Brazil's largest power holding company, is considering selling stakes in several distribution companies; the move underscores Pres. Rousseff's efforts to streamline the size of state companies, whose rapid growth has put public finances under pressure.
Dec. 23, 2011, 1:59 AMChina Three Gorges is buying Portugal's 21% stake in utility EDP (EDPFY.PK) for €2.7B ($3.5B), beating out E.On (EONGY.PK) and Eletrobras (EBR). The deal also includes Chinese investment in the wider economy, and is a crucial indicator of Portugal's ability to sell state assets in the face of its debt crisis. | Dec. 23, 2011, 1:59 AM