SAO PAULO Oct 5 Brazil's Itaúsa Investimentos
Itaú SA has made no new investment decision, the company said in
a securities filing on Wednesday, following reports of a deal
for Petróleo Brasileiro SA's fuel distribution unit.
Shares in Itaúsa, the holding company controlling
lender Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, fell on Tuesday on
reports it planned to pair up with Cambuhy Investimentos to bid
for Petrobras' BR Distribuidora. Itaúsa is "continuously
assessing possible deals that increase shareholder value," the
company said in response to an inquiry by the BM&FBovespa bourse
operator about uncommon share moves.
(Reporting by Bruno Federowski and Paula Arend Laier)