The proposal represents a premium – difference between the minimum values for bids established by the government and that offered by the winning company – of 100%.
The auctioned shares were owned by CEEE-Par (Companhia Estadual de Energia Elétrica e Participações) and represent 65.92% of the total share capital of CEEE-D. The measure is one of the conditions imposed on the State so that it can adhere to the Federal Tax Recovery Regime, which allows special conditions for payment of the debts of the Federative Unit.
Governor Eduardo Leite (PSDB) celebrated the result: “We are grateful for Equatorial’s confidence not only in the company, but also in Rio Grande do Sul, since, by offering R $ 100 thousand, it assumes a series of liability obligations, which add up to more than R $ 4 billion“, said.
Equatorial’s CEO, Augusto Miranda, pointed out that the purchase will help diversify the company’s assets. “It is a very important concession, which will do Equatorial’s mix very well. It is in the transmission, distribution, and even less generation segment ”, he stated. The group already operates in the states of Alagoas, Maranhão, Pará and Piauí, totaling 9% of Brazilian consumers.
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