Bankinter | Iberdrola is preparing a bond issuance in Brazil. The Spanish company’s aim is to secure financing for its Brazilian subsidiary’s new investments. Among these investments, the adjudication of network projects valued at €1.380 billion stands out.
Neoenergia, Iberdrola’s flagship in Brazil, has launched a 1.5 billion euros takeover bid for Eletropaulo Metropolitana Electricida de São Paulo. A few hours later, Italian energy firm Enel also lodged bid, improving the price offered by Iberdrola by 9.7% at 28 Brazilian reals per share.
Iberdrola reported net profit of 2.804 billion euros in 2017, up 3.7% from a year earlier. Consolidated EBITDA fell by 7.8% to 7.318 billion euros last year. The results were impacted by the US tax reform and difficult operating conditions in Spain.
The planned IPO of Neoenergia, the biggest electricity company in Brazil and leader in Latin America by number of clients, with 13,4 million, has not gone ahead. The firm is the result of the merger between Iberdrola’s subsidiary Neoenergia and Elektro.
Neoenergia’s shareholders (Banco de Brasil, Previ and Iberdrola) have reached an agreement for Neoenergia to incorporate Elektro’s business and activity. This operation was on the cards and will be very positive for Iberdrola and its stock price