Saturday, October 11, 2014

Banks to Release Rs. 650 Crore to ABG Shipyard Soon Under CDR Deal
[Editor: This factor is likely to have a positive impact on its subsidiary company, Western India Shipyard Ltd (Rs.1.82) to shore up its bottomline]
September 10, 2014;Private sector shipbuilder ABG Shipyard, which is under a CDR, will receive Rs. 650 crore infusion from lenders by this month-end as part of the Rs. 10,000-crore debt recast deal worked out in March, a top company official has said.

The Surat-headquartered company is confident of successfully getting out of the corporate debt restructuring cell in two years, its executive director and chief financial officer Dhananjay Datar told reporters here late last evening.

The company has convinced the 22-bank consortium led by State Bank, which had two specific reservations, and has got sanction for release of the money, he said.

On the banks' demand for pledge of shares by promoters, Mr Datar said ABG has promised that promoters will be pledging their 68 per cent holding in the company by March 2015.

It can be noted that in late March, a group of 22 banks led by State Bank had cleared the recast of Rs. 10,000 crore in loans advanced to the troubled shipbuilder under the corporate debt restructuring (CDR) process, making it the second biggest loan recast in recent times.

Under CDR, around Rs. 2,500 crore worth of long-term loans and Rs. 7,000 crore of working capital loans were restructured with a two-year moratorium for interest payment.

Courtesy: NDTV Profit
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