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Government support for Brazil’s meat industry, one of the world’s main exporters

Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 06:36 UTC
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The world’s largest beef producer, Brazil’s JBS announced its board agreed to boost its capital by as much as 3.48 billion Real (2.15 billion US dollars) through a private placement with Brazil’s state economic and social development bank. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard

    can you translate this Mercopress piece on JBS & BNDES, bonds & stock & compulsory (?) public offering. It makes little sense to me!
    Who buys the stock? World public? BNDES? BNDES=Brasilian Government? Do stocks translate into a share of the company?

    So much knowledge ;-) but none applicable to this case. Help needed.

    May 19th, 2011 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • GeoffWard

    At the expense of other shareholders, Brazil's national development bank BNDES will increase its stake in JBS’s South American operations by converting a massive loan – debentures worth 3.48 billion reais - into equity, thus increasing its stake in JBS from 17% to 31%*.

    The controlling Batista family will see its share in JBS drop from 55% to 47%. Batista said. “BNDES has a seat on our board, but it will not change its influence in JBS.”

    *Thus, it seems to me, BNDS have swapped repayment of debt for buying into a major stake in the company and a permanent ‘doubling’ of returns from the profitability of the company’s South American operations. The state will then own 31% of the ‘private’ company.

    I hope I have got this right.

    May 20th, 2011 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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