Tata Steel Europe reports debt reduction

Tata Steel said its European subsidiary, Tata Steel Netherlands Holdings, has refinanced its bank debt by raising term loan facilities of 1.75 billion euros. In comparison, Tata Steel’s European operations had reported a debt of over 2.2 billion euros as of March. “This represents a reduction of EUR 500 million versus the external debt outstanding […]

Vodafone Idea says it can continue only if Govt provides relief

Vodafone Idea, one of the top three telecom players in the country, warned that it will be able to continue as ‘a going concern’ only if it is able to obtain relief from the government. Going concern refers to a company that has the ability to continue to operate and does not face the threat […]

RCom gives up on lender talks, to file for bankruptcy proceedings

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications has given up on reaching a debt resolution plan acceptable to all its lenders and has decided to start bankruptcy proceedings at the Mumbai National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. The original plan, unveiled in 2017, envisaged a step-by-step asset sale process through which the company planned to raise tens of […]

Zee Entertainment confirms talks for stake sale, no buyer identified

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, the country’s largest listed media company, confirmed that its promoter is in talks to sell a part of its stake in the company, but also said that the talks are still ongoing. “Promoters have been in discussions/negotiations with various prospective investors,” the broadcasting company said. “The Company is not in a […]

Edelweiss’ NBFC arm to raise up to Rs 1,000 cr via debentures

ECL Finance Ltd, the NBFC arm of Edelweiss Group, said it plans to raise up to Rs 1,000 cr in the form of non-convertible debentures, a form of debt. The non-convertible debentures have a face value of Rs. 1,000 each, and the company could raise anywhere between Rs 250 cr or Rs. 1,000 cr, depending […]

Hotel Leelaventure misses interest payment to LIC, says exploring asset sale

Hotel Leelaventure, one of India’s biggest hotel groups, said it missed yet another interest payment on debt issued to Life Insurance Corporation of India. “The company has defaulted in payment of quarterly interest of Rs 212.67 lakhs, which was due on 19 September, 2018,” it said in a statement. Leela had raised debt of Rs […]

Fitch Ratings changes JLR’s outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’

Fitch Ratings has revised Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc’s outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’, indicating a higher risk of a downgrade in its credit rating in the future. The move comes in the wake of higher investments by the company into research and development and rising depreciation of past investments, resulting in more cash burn […]

Yes Bank raises another $400 mln via syndicated loan for GIFT ops

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, said it has taken a syndicated loan of $400 million loan facility from a syndicate led by Bayerische Landesbank, Commerzbank, CTBC Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, Korea Development Bank, State Bank of India, United Overseas Bank Limited and Westpac Banking Corporation. The money was borrowed out of […]

Reliance Jio to buy $1 bln worth of goods from Samsung, Ace Tech

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom subsidiary of Reliance Industries, said it will take a loan of $1 bln from Korea Trade Insurance Corporation to purchase goods from Korean companies Samsung and Ace Technologies. “The Facility is K-SURE’s largest deal in India as well as the largest deal supported by K-SURE in the telecom sector globally,” […]

Fortis Healthcare says no risk of bankruptcy

Fortis Healthcare confirmed a report that the company had availed of a three-year loan of Rs 160 cr, but denied that it was done to avoid bankruptcy. “We wish to confirm that the Company has availed a secured financing facility upto Rs. 160 crore from RattanIndia Finance Private Limited on March 29, 2018.. We would […]

RCom says confident of completing asset sale to Reliance Jio on time

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications said it is confident of completing the sale of the assets related to its mobile network to Reliance Jio on time. The company’s statement was in the context of the Supreme Court refusing to give any urgent relief on the stay imposed on the asset sale by the National Company Law […]

RCom discloses additional details on restructuring and asset sale to Reliance Jio

Reliance Communications said it had received the nod of the majority of its bondholders to its plans for selling most of its mobile network assets to Reliance Jio, and disclosed further details of its restructuring plan. “Noteholders holding in aggregate 44% of the principal amount of outstanding Notes were present or represented at the Adjourned […]

NTPC launches $400 mln USD bonds at 4.5% interest

NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer, said it is raising $400 mln (Rs 2,600 cr) by selling dollar-denominated bonds that carry a 4.5% interest. The bonds were priced yesterday and the issue is now open, the company said. The notes will mature on March 19, 2028. Both the principal and interest payments will be made […]

Edelweiss offers investors 8.75% – 9.25% interest per year via NCDs

Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd said its subsidiary Edelweiss Retail Finance is offering interest rates of 8.75% to 9.25% to retail investors who want to put in Rs 1,000 or more in the company’s debentures. Debentures are like bonds, and are issued by a company with a fixed tenure, after which they are redeemed. The interest […]

RCom says sale to Reliance Jio likely to be over next month

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications said it is on track to complete the sale of its mobile network assets by the end of next month. Speaking in the context of gaining shareholder approval for the scheme, the company said: “RCOM’s asset monetization is proceeding on fast track to close by March 2018, subject to lenders’ […]