The promoters had repaid in excess of Rs 2,800 crore since April from resources raised through selling a part of their holdings in the flagship and listed entity - Emami Ltd, they said.
Speculation is also rife that the group would soon seal the deal for its cement business at a valuation ranging between Rs 6,000 crore and Rs 7,000 crore, the sources said.
According to media reports, UltraTech Cement has emerged as the front-runner in taking over its 8-million tonne capacity cement business.
Emami's mining leases in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are also a part of the valuation, over and above the cost of plant, machinery, land and installed capacity, they said.
Emami Cement had earlier sought a valuation of Rs 8,000-9,000 crore.
The company had a total debt of Rs 2,246.76 crore as on March, 2018, consisting of Rs 2,093.86 crore as secured term loan from banks and financial institutions, and Rs 152.90 crore working capital borrowings.
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