Portuguese-Angolan company plans to attract investors from Brazil and China

25 February 2011

Lisbon, Portugal, 25 Feb – Portuguese-Angolan company Interoceânico plans to invest 75 million euros in projects in the financial, energy and agri-industrial sectors, some of which in the first half of this year, the company’s chairman said in Lisbon Thursday.

Carlos José da Silva, an Angolan businessman who is also chairman of Angola’s Banco Privado Atlântico bank, also said that the company was considering entering the financial sector in Portugal, Brazil and Angola, as well as investing in the agri-industrial sector, particularly in forestry and paper pulp.

Noting that negotiations were underway with a shareholding management company in the energy sector, in which Interoceânico may take a stake of between 3 and 5 percent, the businessman said that “in the first half of this year there will be news about projects.”

Interoceânico currently has 13 shareholders, including Carlos José da Silva himself, and Portuguese citizens Proença de Carvalho, a lawyer, Pinto Balsemão, chairman of the Impresa group, Rui Nabeiro, chairman of Delta Cafés and ambassador António Monteiro.

The project’s promoters declined to say who the majority shareholders are, but noted they were in “advanced talks” for Brazilian shareholders to take a stake, which could happen in 2011, and that they were also seeking Chinese investors. (macauhub)