Vale SA

Vale SA

Vale SA

Date Founded



Praia de Botafogo,186 - Salas 501 a 1901,Rio de Janeiro 22250-145

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Non-Energy Mining & Minerals
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Other Transportation
Metal Manufacturing & Products

Company Description

Vale SA engages in the production and exportation of iron ore, pellets, manganese, and iron alloys, which are raw materials needed for steelmaking. It operates through the following segments: Ferrous Minerals, Coal, Base Metals, Fertilizers and Others. The Ferrous Minerals segment includes the extraction of iron ore and the production of pellets, manganese ore, iron alloys, and coal, and logistics services. The Coal segment comprises the extraction of coal and its logistic services. The Base Metals segment involves the production of non-ferrous minerals, which include nickel, copper, and aluminum. The Fertilizers segment is comprised of three major groups of nutrients: potassium, phosphate, and nitrogen. The Others segment encompasses joint ventures and affiliates of other businesses. The company was founded on June 1, 1942 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director-Sustainability & Institutional

Executive Director-Business Support

Executive Director, Base Metals

Executive Director, Ferrous Minerals & Coal

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Officer for Investor Relations

Alternate Director

Board of Directors

Chairman at Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil

Chief Executive Officer at Bradespar SA

Co-Executive Director at Bram Bradesco Asset Management S/A DTVM

Coordinator, Finance Committee at Vale SA

Former Chief Executive Officer & IR Officer at Bradespar SA

Managing Officer, Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Banco Bradesco SA

Alternate Director to Dan Antonio Marinho Conrado at Vale SA

Member, Board of Directors at Vale SA

Alternate Director at Vale SA

Director-SAO Paulo Distribution at Banco do Estado do Piauí SA

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Capital World Global Investors (CWGI) is the investment adviser to the American Funds Group, a family of 30 funds marketed to individuals exclusively through financial advisers and other intermediaries. American Funds are also used as investment vehicles for 401ks, other retirement plans, variable annuities and 529 college savings plans. The funds have the following characteristics: (1) a long-term, value-oriented approach (2) long-established, global research (3) a multiple portfolio counselor system that combines teamwork with individual accountability (4) experienced, long-tenured investment professionals and (5) a commitment to low operating expenses, among the lowest in the fund industry.^CWGI uses a Multiple Portfolio Counselor System. The assets of each fund are divided into smaller, more manageable portions. Each portion is managed by a portfolio counselor who operates autonomously, investing his or her portion as though it were an entire fund (subject to fund objectives and overall guidelines). Research analysts typically manage a segment as well (usually about 20% of the fund's assets), bringing their expertise directly to bear on the fund's results. Portfolio counselors are free to make their own decisions. As a fund's assets grow, new counselors can be added.^Investment decisions are based on internal research. Equity research is comprehensive and bottom-up while at the same time constantly monitoring broader economic, political, currency and interest rate trends. Investment research is proprietary and used solely by CWGI portfolio managers.

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Orbis Investment Management employs a value-oriented investment approach that seeks to identify equities with prices that are well below the perceived intrinsic value of the company. Although the firm employs a value orientation, they do not limit their investments only to stocks that can be defined as value stocks based on their current financial ratios. Orbis Investment Management also looks for companies with attractive growth prospects.

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Capital Research & Management Co.'s International Investors division invests primarily in the stocks of large-cap growth-oriented companies across practically all sectors. Although they invest internationally, most of their investments are in the stocks of North American companies.

Recent Transactions
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Yara International ASA purchases Vale Cubatão Fertilizantes Ltda. from Vale SA

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Emerita Resources Corp. purchases Vale SA /Salobro Zinc Project from Vale SA

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Horizonte Minerals Plc purchases Vale SA /Vermelho Nickel-Cobalt Project from Vale SA

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Partner at Clifford Chance LLP

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel at The Bank of Nova Scotia

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Founding Partner at Tanoira Cassagne Abogados


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