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JSW Steel and promoters acquire around 88% in Monnet Ispat and Energy

NCLT had earlier approved a Rs 28.75-bn bid by a consortium of Aion Investments and JSW Steel to acquire the bankrupt Monnet Ispat & Energy, which owes over Rs 110 bn to a clutch of lenders

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

JSW steel

Steel and its promoters have acquired around 88 per cent stake in the Ispat and Energy Ltd (MIEL) following completion of the insolvency resolution proceedings, MIEL said Tuesday.

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) had earlier approved a Rs 28.75-bn bid by a consortium of Aion Investments and Steel to acquire the bankrupt Ispat & Energy, which owes over Rs 110 bn to a clutch of lenders.

The Aion-consortium was the sole bidder for the 1.5-million-tonne asset in Chhattisgrah.

According to a filing by MIEL, Ltd, Crexient Special Steel Ltd, JTPM Atsali Ltd, AION Investments Private II Limited and JSW Techno Projects Management Ltd have been allotted around 875 million equity shares and compulsorily convertible preference shares representing 87.91 per cent shareholding of the company.

MIEL had recently said the insolvency resolution plan approved by NCLT was completed under which provided a working capital advance of Rs 1.25 bn.

It had also said Rs 24.57 bn has been paid to the secured financial creditors.

Ispat, once one of the country's foremost steel makers, ran a successful coal-based sponge iron plant with an annul capacity of 1.5 million tonne in Chhattisgrah.

The company ran into problems when coal mines attached to the plant were cancelled in 2014 after the order. Crashing steel prices on account of Chinese dumping further aggravated its crisis and resulted into bankruptcy proceedings.

Monnet was one of the 12 accounts that the Reserve Bank had identified in its first list tagged as the 'dirty dozen' for an immediate resolution mid-last year.

First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 02:39 IST
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