Brazil's Eneva completes first phase of US$670mn capital plan

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brazilian energy firm Eneva has raised 175mn reais (US$78mn) in the first of a two-stage capital increase for its troubled power generation holdings.

The transaction, brokered by private Brazilian bank Itaú, involved the issuance of 137mn shares valued at 1.27 reais per unit, Eneva said in a statement.

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It follows a deal struck in May between Eneva's major shareholder E.ON and lenders BTG Pactual, Citibank, HSBC and Itaú that projected up to 1.5bn reais in fresh capital.

The agreement also included a new debt-restructuring plan and the sale of the Rio de Janeiro-based firm's coal-fired Pecém II plant.

Eneva last week revealed plans to fast-track onshore hydrocarbon development amid fears of a natural gas shortfall at four power plants in the northeastern state of Maranhão.

The company said it was working with sister firm Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) to guarantee supply to the Parnaíba I (676 MW), Parnaíba III (176 MW) and Parnaíba IV (56 MW) facilities.

Meanwhile the 518MW Parnaíba II project, which was due online in March, remains delayed because of gas supply fears.

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