Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA led gains on Brazil’s Ibovespa after Delta Air Lines Inc. and the founder’s family said they would boost investments in the money-losing discount carrier.
The capital injection of as much as $146 million and loans of up to $300 million give Gol some breathing room after shares lost more than half their value this year, said Lauro Vilares, an analyst at brokerage Guide Investimentos. The stock has fallen in tandem with Brazil’s real as the weaker currency makes the Sao Paulo-based carrier’s dollar debt more expensive to pay off.
Delta’s investment is “very good news for the company,” Vilares said from Sao Paulo. “After falling so much this year and with improved prospects, now is a good chance to buy the stock.”
The Ibovespa rose 1 percent to 53,119.47 at the close of trading in Sao Paulo, the highest level since June 26.
Gol surged 15 percent. The company will get as much as $56 million from Delta and $90 million from Fundo de Investimento em Participacoes Volluto, which is controlled by the family of founder Constantino de Oliveira and is the company’s biggest shareholder.
Gol’s $325 million in bonds due 2022 advanced 3.61 cents to 84 cents on the dollar, the most for a single day since they were issued in September, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Brazil’s index also climbed Monday as Greece’s agreement with creditors bolstered optimism on Europe’s economic growth outlook and increased demand for emerging-market assets. While less than 0.1 percent of Brazil’s exports went to Greece last year, some of its biggest markets are those most vulnerable to a fallout from the Greek crisis. About 19 percent of goods sent abroad went to the European Union and 56 percent went to emerging markets.
Iron ore miner Vale SA contributed the most to the gauge’s advance as it rose 6.6 percent after cutting production to boost profit amid a global glut. Supermarket and electronics retailer chain Cia. Brasileira de Distribuicao, known as Pao de Acucar, climbed the most in three years after second-quarter sales rose 6 percent from a year earlier.