A Bloomberg produziu uma interessante matéria sobre a venda de ações da OG(X) que pertenciam à Eíke Batista, notando que essa foi a primeira vez que isto ocorreu desde a entrada da empresa na BOVESPA. A razão ventilada por um dos entrevistados sobre essa ação inédita é de que Eike Batista estaria simplesmente precisando fazer dinheiro.
Essa situação impensável há pouco mais de um ano é explicada pelo encolhimento da fortuna pessoal de Eike Batista que caiu de US$ 34,5 bilhões para "míseros" US$ 6,3 bilhões. Trocando em miúdos, a fortuna de Eike diminuiu a bagatela de R$ 56 bilhões e uns quebrados no último ano.
Essa queda também explica algumas das situações inesperadas que estão se abatendo sobre a construção do Porto do Açu. É que depois de viver como fosse se tornou o maior bilionário do planeta, Eike Batista está tendo que conter a gastança e refazer projetos para não ter que continuar vendendo seus bens. Simples assim.
No entanto, como a matéria bem indica, há ainda a possibilidade de que Eike tenha que colocar a mão em sua fortuna pessoal para entregar US$ 1 bilhão para a OG(X) continuar operando. Os nervos devem estar em frangalhos lá pelas bandas da Praia do Flamengo.
Billionaire Batista Sells OGX Shares for First Time Since IPO
By Alex Cuadros - Jun 11, 2013 12:00 AM GMT-0300
Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista sold shares of his flagship oil producer OGX Petroleo (OGXP3)& Gas Participacoes SA for the first time, after plowing almost $1 billion of his own cash into the company.
OGX’s controlling shareholder sold 70.5 million shares from May 24 to May 29 for 121.8 million reais ($56.7 million), according to a regulatory filing yesterday. OGX slumped to a record-low 1.24 reais per share in Sao Paulo on June 7 before rebounding yesterday to 1.29 reais.
Eike Batista, chairman and founder of OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA, who has seen more than $28 billion of his net worth evaporate since last year, is selling off assets that include his Embraer Legacy 600 jet to raise cash as his startups pile on losses. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg
“For him to sell at this level, he must really need the cash,” said Fabio Cardoso, a partner at Rio de Janeiro-based equity advisory firm Adinvest Consultoria, in a telephone interview. “It’s not a good sign.”
Batista, who has seen more than $28 billion of his net worth evaporate since last year, is selling assets that include his Embraer Legacy 600 jet to raise cash as his startups pile on losses. Last month, he raised 1.4 billion reais by selling a stake in power-generation venture MPX Energia SA (MPXE3) toGermany’s E.ON SE. (EOAN) Separately, OGX sold an $850 million stake in a field to Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd.
Excluding the options program that allows OGX management to buy shares from him as part of their compensation, it’s the first time Batista has sold shares in his most-valuable company since OGX’s 2008 initial public offering, data compiled by Bloomberg show. He had previously injected at least 2 billion reais into OGX since the IPO.
$1 Billion Put Option
Batista is worth $6.3 billion, down from a peak of $34.5 billion in March last year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Batista’s stake in OGX is worth $1.1 billion after the sale reported yesterday.
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OGX may need to raise $1 billion from Batista through a put option to cover spending next year,Standard & Poor’s said in April after cutting the company’s credit rating. Under terms of the option, which expires in May 2014, Batista would pay 6.3 reais per share, as much as four times the price he sold at last month.
Batista’s holding company EBX Group Co. had no immediate comment on the sale of OGX shares, according to a spokeswoman who can’t be cited by name for internal company policy.
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