Biguaçu e Eike Batista no “Financial Times”
Biguaçu emplacou no The Financial Times, o jornal de economia mais lido do mundo. Tudo por conta do estaleiro que Eike Batista está em vias de construir na cidade da Grande Florianópolis mais comentada nos últimos meses; desde a inauguração da Marina Píer 33, e pouco depois, o anúncio de que a EBX, empresa do carioca bilionário, se instalaria no município vizinho da capital. Agora o assunto foi longe e rendeu matéria na edição do último dia 2 no prestigiado jornal inglês. Do blog de Juliana Wosgraus (ClicRBS, 10/03/2010)
Confira a matéria sobre o Estaleiro da Grande Florianópolis (em inglês) “Brazil start-up eyes $5.6bn public offering”
By Jonathan Wheatley in São Paulo and Robert Wright,,Transport Correspondent
OSX Estaleiros, a start-up company aiming to supply ships and other equipment to the oil and gas industry, is to raise up to R$9.9bn ($5.6bn) in the second big Brazilian initial public offering in five months.
It is the world’s largest IPO since Santander of Spain listed its Brazilian subsidiary last October, according to Dealogic.
OSX, part of the EBX group owned by Eike Batista, a Brazilian billionaire entrepreneur, said it would sell up to 7.44m shares at between R$1,000 and R$1,333.33 each. The offer is due to take place on March 19.
OSX will use part of the proceeds to build a shipyard in Biguaçu in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. Last month it signed a technical co-operation agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea under which Hyundai will provide technology and training to help build and operate the shipyard. Under the agreement, Hyundai will buy 10 per cent of OSX’s shares.
OSX aims to win business from Brazil’s oil and gas industry, which is expected to expand rapidly after the discovery since 2007 of potentially enormous reserves of oil and gas off its coast. The finds could add 100bn barrels of oil and gas to Brazil’s reserves of 14bn barrels.
Brazil’s government is keen to encourage a ship-building industry to carry its growing iron ore exports. Vale, the country’s mining giant, is said to be under pressure to place planned orders for ore carriers – the world’s largest dry bulk ships – at Brazilian yards, even though none is yet equipped to build such vessels.
Worldwide shipbuilding is facing a big over-capacity problem that has pushed shipyards in Korea, Japan, China and Germany out of business.
The OSX offer will be led in Brazil by Credit Suisse, with BTG Pactual, Itaú BBA, Bradesco BBI and Morgan Stanley. Overseas sales will be handled by Credit Suisse Securities, Itaú USA Securities, Bradesco Securities, Morgan Stanley and BTG Capital.