This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Apr 10, 2007.
(g) Acquisition of a 49% interest in TERMOBAHIA
The Special Purpose Company (SPC) BLADE Securities Ltd (BLADE), was created by the Deutsche Bank (DB), in order to support Petrobras in its transactions related to the acquisition of a 49% interest held by ABB-EV in TERMOBAHIA power plant. (See note 14).
18. Domestic and International Acquisitions (Continued)
(g) Acquisition of a 49% interest in TERMOBAHIA (Continued)
On December 28, 2005, Petrobras exercised its preemptive right and concluded the acquisition of a 49% interest held by ABB-EV in TERMOBAHIA, comprising shares and amounts receivable in the total amount of US$45, under a financial structuring agreed upon with the IDB.
This financial structuring involves two simultaneous operations: the acquisition of ABB-EVs rights and the sale of such rights to a private institution until a strategic partner is introduced by Petrobras within a maximum period of one year. The Companys previous investment on TERMOBAHIA was being accounted for in accordance to FIN 46 ( R ).
On August 10, 2006, Petrobras concluded the acquisition of the equity interest and the credits relating to the Subordinated Loan of EIC Electricity S.A. in TERMOBAHIA for the amount of US$2, raising its interest to 31%.
At the conclusion of this operation, the equity interests in TERMOBAHIAs were held as follows: Petrobras 31%, PETROS 20% and BLADE 49%.
Due to the immateriality, proforma information has not been presented (see Note 14 discussion regarding Blade).