Ahora tiene sentido lo que posteé de Reuters el pasado 27 de Noviembre...lo más importante está en negrita...
Ya no es rumor...se confirma que el BdB estuvo haciendo el due dilligence en el Pata; y sólo restaría ponerle precio...obviamente mayor al pcio del IPO (4,02 y para colmo con dólar a 3,15)...escuché por ahi 2 o 2,5 veces valor libro...
Exclusive: Banco do Brasil eyes U.S., Latin takeovers: CEO
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:25am EST
By Elzio Barreto and Aluisio Alves
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Banco do Brasil (BBAS3.SA), Latin America's largest bank by assets, may seek acquisitions in the United States, looking to benefit from "devalued" prices among regional lenders, Chief Executive Aldemir Bendine said in an interview.
The state-controlled bank is also on the lookout for targets in Argentina, Chile and other Latin American countries as part of an "internationalization" drive, Bendine told Reuters late on Thursday.
"There are some countries where we don't see the need for takeovers, but possibly the strongest move will happen through acquisitions," Bendine said.
"Having gone through the most acute period of the global crisis, many assets have been devalued ... so you have takeover opportunities in countries where we see very good opportunities at the moment."
The bank's level 1 American Depositary Receipts will begin trading on December 2 in New York, Bendine added. The bank received approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission two weeks ago to issue ADRs as it looks to increase its visibility to overseas investors and boost liquidity.