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Petrobras Chile Sold for US$464m to Private Equity Firm

25 July 2016

(PetroPlaza) Petrobras has signed an agreement to sell 100% of Petrobras Chile to Southern Cross Group for an estimated US$464m.

279 gas stations, 8 distribution terminals, operations at 11 airports, stakes in 2 logistics companies, and 1 lubricant plant.

The estimated cash inflow from the deal is US$464 million, divided as follows: US$88 million arising from the distribution of surplus cash before the transaction closed; US$367 million to be paid by Southern Cross on the day of closing; and a price adjustment payment of US$9 million.

The deal’s completion is expected to take three to four months, subject to compliance with certain prior conditions

The Southern Cross Group is a private equity firm founded in 1998, with US$2.9 billion of assets under management, which focuses on investments in Latin America, in companies in the industrial, service, logistics and consumer goods sectors.