RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian development bank BNDES has closed out its stake in mining giant Vale SA, selling 188.5 million shares and raising around R$11 billion (US$2 billion), the bank confirmed in a statement on Tuesday, February 23rd.
The sale of the 3.6% stake in the miner, carried out by the bank’s equity arm BNDESPar, comes as BNDES seeks to exit its position in various companies as part of a broader government divestment plan. In November, a similar sale of Vale stock raised 2.54 billion reais.
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