Batista in Talks to Sell $1 Billion Stake in EBX

Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista said he is in talks with sovereign-wealth funds to sell an additional $1 billion stake in holding company EBX Group Co.

Batista is seeking cash to aid his quest to become the world’s richest man, he said today in a phone interview.

He had announced a deal earlier in the day to sell a 5.63 percent stake in his group of commodity startups to Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Co. for $2 billion.

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