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Banks may hold 20% in Jet Airways to make Etihad-Hinduja deal fly

Banks will hold the stake for up to two years

Jet Airways

Jet Airways

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
Banks might agree to acquire up to a 20 per cent stake in Jet Airways as the Hinduja group is not keen to exceed its shareholding beyond 30 per cent in the grounded airline, sources close to the development said a day ahead of a crucial meeting at the Etihad headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

According to the plan discussed by the lenders’ consortium, led by State Bank of India (SBI), banks will hold the stake for up to two years. Subsequently, they can sell it and cash out.

“The Hindujas are unwilling to invest a bulk amount. In that scenario, banks will

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First Published: May 23 2019 | 1:04 AM IST

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