Category: Latin America Deal Watch

Enel completes sale of Chilean subsidiary to SAESA

Italian energy group Enel, through its Chilean subsidiary, has completed the sale of its 99.09 per cent stake in Enel Transmisión Chile to Chile-based Grupo Sociedad Austral de Electricidad S.A. (SAESA), an electric utility...

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Brazil and Argentina sign MoU for energy exchange

The Executive Secretary of the Ministério de Minas e Energia (MME) or Ministry of Mines and Energy, and the Energy Secretary of the Ministério da Economia or Ministry of Economy of Argentina, have signed a memorandum of...

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Chilean FNE approves Enel Chile acquisition by SAESA

The Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE) or National Economic Prosecutor’s Office of Chile has approved the acquisition of Enel Chile—a unit of Italy’s energy company Enel, by Chile-based Grupo Sociedad Austral de Electricidad S.A....

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Colombian GEB to acquire five transmission concessions in Brazil

Colombian Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB) has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent shares in five transmission concessions in Brazil, to expand in South America. GEB will acquire the concessions through its subsidiaries, Argo Energia Empreendimentos e Participações (Argo Energía) and Gebbras Participações Ltda (Gebbras).

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Chilean SAESA signs agreement to acquire Enel Chile for USD1.34 billion

Chile-based Grupo Sociedad Austral de Electricidad S.A. (SAESA), an electric utility owned by the Canadian Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board (OTPPB) and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), has signed an agreement with Enel Chile—a unit of Italy’s energy company Enel— to acquire its 99.09 per cent stake for about USD1.34 billion.

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Uruguay’s UTE places debt-securities for construction of Tacuarembó–Salto line

The state-owned power utility, Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), and República Administradora de Fondos de Inversión SA (RAFISA) or Administrative Republic of Investment Funds SA, a part of Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay (BROU) or Bank of Oriental Republic of Uruguay, have placed debt securities for USD93 million to invest in the 500 kV Tacuarembó–Salto line at a linear annual rate is 3.125 per cent with Financial Trust.

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Brazilian Eletrobras sells stake in CEEE–T to CPFL Energia

Brazilian state-run power company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA’s (Eletrobras) has announced the sale of its stake of 32.66 per cent in the energy transmission firm Companhia Estadual de Transmissao de Energia Eletrica (CEEE–T) to CPFL Energia S.A., for BRL1.10 billion.

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