Videocon lenders approve Anil Agarwal-promoted Twin Star Technologies bid

Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

The lenders of Videocon Industries have approved the bid by Twin Star Technologies, promoted by billionaire Anil Agarwal's family, under the insolvency resolution process of the debt-ridden firm.

The resolution plan has now been filed before the National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai for approval, said a regulatory filing by Videocon Industries.

The Committee of the Creditors (CoC) of Videocon Industries has voted in favour of the resolution plan of Twin Star Technologies, for 13 group companies with 95 per cent votes, it added.

In the e-voting conducted pursuant to the 19th meeting of the CoC held on November 11, 2020, for which voting process concluded on December 11, 2020... the CoC has approved the resolution plan submitted by Twin Star Technologies by passing the requisite resolution with 95.09 per cent majority/voting share, it said.

However, the filing has not mentioned the amount which Twin Star Technologies has offered.

The said Resolution Plan, as approved by the CoC, has been filed with the National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai in accordance with the Section 30(6) of the Code for its approval on December 15, 2020, it added.

Videocon Industries owes around Rs 31,000 crore to the banks, which also includes interests.

Earlier, the Dhoot family had offered to pay Rs 30,000 crore to lenders to settle their outstanding loans and pull out 13 Videocon group companies from the insolvency proceedings.

A proposal for paying the amount was forwarded to the CoC of the Videocon Industries, under section 12 A of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC).

However, the creditors have chosen Vedanta Group's offer, which has placed its resolution plan through one of its subsidiary companies.

Vedanta's interest in Videocon is principally driven by the latter's 25 per cent stake in the Ravva oil field.

Vedanta, through Cairn, holds 22.5 per cent stake in Ravva and any successful bid by Vedanta will take its stake to 47.5 per cent, and it will be the biggest stakeholder ahead of ONGC's 40 per cent.

The average output from the Ravva block in 2019-20 was 14,232 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd), and it increased to 22,037 boepd in the first quarter of 2020-21.

Dhoot's settlement offer was made for 13 out of the 15 Videocon group companies, which are jointly going through the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP).

Two group companies -- KAIL and TREND -- were not covered under the offer.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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