Petrobras in $67 Billion Global Equity Offering
September 24, 2010
Cleary Gottlieb is acting as international counsel to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.--Petrobras (Petrobras) in its global equity offering announced September 3, which is expected to be the largest equity offering ever. The aggregate proceeds of the global offering to Petrobras, after underwriting discounts and commissions (before expenses), will be equivalent to approximately US$67 billion.
Petrobras will use part of the proceeds to pay $42 billion to the Brazilian federal government for the right to extract up to five billion barrels of oil equivalent from deep-water areas off the Brazilian coast.