SAO PAULO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Brazilian investment holding
Itaúsa, main shareholder in Itau Unibanco Holding SA
is open to expanding its investment portfolio to
renewable energy and agribusiness companies, Chief Executive
Alfredo Setubal said.
The CEO told a press conference Itausa is considering
investing in utilities other than water and sewage. Itausa is
one of investors in Aegea, which recently acquired two of the
four regions of Rio de Janeiro's water and sewage service in a
Itausa has invested 2.6 billion reais ($500 million) in
Setubal expects a shareholder vote on the incorporation by
digital broker XP Inc. of holding company XP Part. "XP is
not an strategic asset to Itausa, but that does not mean we want
to sell the stake," Setubal said.
He added that even if Itausa decides to divest, it will not
be in an "abrupt matter."
($1 = 5.2031 reais)
(Reporting by Aluísio Alves; Editing by David Gregorio)