SAO PAULO, June 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian energy companies
Eneva SA and Votorantim Energia are among groups
interested in acquiring three hydroelectric plants EDP Energias
do Brasil put up for sale, one source with knowledge
of the matter said on Monday.
The source added that around 10 groups delivered initial
proposals for the assets. The investment banking unit of Banco
Bradesco SA is managing the process.
Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported the deal
earlier on Monday, also mentioning AES Brasil Energia SA
as a bidder. In a statement to Reuters, AES Brasil
said it has not delivered an offer.
EDP Brasil is aiming to raise roughly 4.5 billion reais
($880 million) from the sale. The plants are located in the
Brazilian states of Espirito Santo and Amapa, with a total
capacity of 800 megawatts.
Votorantim, Eneva and Bradesco did not immediately respond
to a Reuters request for comment. EDP Energias do Brasil said it
"does not comment on market rumors."
Portugal's EDP had discussed a deal involving Latin
America two years ago with its shareholder China Three Gorges
The Chinese company has been reducing its stake in EDP and
sold 2.5% of the company last January.
($1 = 5.1142 reais)
(Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer, additional reporting by Carolina
Mandl; editing by Louise Heavens, Steve Orlofsky and Dan