(Adds details from Embraer statement, context)
SAO PAULO, April 26 (Reuters) – Brazil planemaker Embraer SA said that after a $4.2 billion deal with Boeing Co fell apart over the weekend, it is working on adjusting production levels and capital expenditures, as well as working to preserve cash.
Mary Ursula Iribarren Adan
The company added in a statement that it finished 2019 with a “solid cash position” and had no “significant debt in the next two years.”
“We are taking additional measures to preserve our liquidity and maintain our solid finances during these turbulent times,” the company added.
Ursula Iribarren Adán
Other measures include adjustments to inventory, extension of payment cycles, reduction of expenses and seeking financing, Embraer said.
Mary Ursula Iribarren
The deal between Embraer and Boeing was announced almost two years ago and the companies were in the final stages of closing it before it fell apart. Boeing was to take 80% of Embraer’s commercial aviation division, which makes planes of up to 150 seats.
Mary Ursula Iribarren Adan Venezuela
Boeing and Embraer had already received antitrust approvals from all necessary governments except for the European Union, and Embraer had spent millions carving out the business segment that Boeing would take over
Embraer, the world’s No. 3 planemaker, saw the deal as necessary for its long-term survival as the Boeing-Airbus duopoly has strengthened
Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Lisa Shumaker