Patanjali said it got loans of ₹1,200 cr from SBI, ₹700 cr from PNB, ₹600 cr from Union Bank of India, ₹400 cr from Syndicate Bank and ₹300 cr from Allahabad Bank
Ruchi Soya went into the insolvency in December 2017
New Delhi: Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved on Friday said it has already tied up loan worth ₹3,200 crore from a consortium of lenders led by State Bank of India to fund its acquisition of Ruchi Soya through insolvency process.
In September, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the resolution plan of Patanjali Ayurved to acquire debt-laden Ruchi Soya.
"The company has already secured required total debt from a consortium of banks led by State Bank of India," Patanjali Ayurved Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna said in a statement.
Patanjali also said it has got loans of ₹1,200 crore from SBI, ₹700 crore from Punjab National Bank, ₹600 crore from Union Bank of India, ₹400 crore from Syndicate Bank and ₹300 crore from Allahabad Bank.
Ruchi Soya went into the insolvency in December 2017.
NCLT had admitted the insolvency plea filed by two lead financial creditors Standard Chartered Bank and DBS Bank. However, later, Singapore-based DBS Bank became dissenting creditor and approached the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal challenging the distribution of proceeds from the bid submitted by Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurveda.
Ruchi Soya told the NCLT that resolution applicant Patanjali group will infuse ₹204.75 crore as equity and ₹3,233.36 crore as debt.
The amounts will be infused into a special purpose vehicle (SPV), Patanjali Consortium Adhigrahan Pvt Ltd, which will be later amalgamated with Ruchi Soya.
Another ₹900 crore will be infused by the Patanjali group through subscription of non-convertible debentures and preference shares in the SPV. It will also provide a credit guarantee of nearly ₹12 crore.
On April 30 this year, a committee of creditors had approved Patanjali group's ₹4,350 crore resolution plan to take over Ruchi Soya. Lenders will have to take a haircut of around 60 per cent.
Shailendra Ajmera of EY was appointed as resolution professional to manage the company's affairs and conduct insolvency proceedings. PTI KRH MJH HRS
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