A Uttam Galva Steels plant in Khopoli, Maharashtra.  (Photo: Bloomberg)
A Uttam Galva Steels plant in Khopoli, Maharashtra. (Photo: Bloomberg)

SSG Capital challenges Cargil arm's offer for Uttam Galva companies

  • The lenders have already approved CarVal-led consortium's resolution plan with 84% votes
  • SSG Capital counsel told the NCLT that the lenders rejected their revised bid without offering any reason and that its resolution plan of 4,506 crore offered 1,000 crore upfront

MUMBAI: Hong Kong-based asset management fund SSG Capital on Wednesday challenged the lenders' decision to go ahead with a 2,500-crore offer from CarVal Investors, an arm of the US-based agri major Cargill, for both Uttam Value Steels and Uttam Galva Metallics.

SSG Capital counsel told the NCLT that the lenders rejected their revised bid without offering any reason and that its resolution plan of 4,506 crore offered 1,000 crore upfront.

The lenders have already approved CarVal-led consortium's resolution plan with 84% votes, which though is only around half the counter offer by the HK fund.

CarVal Investors offers an upfront payment of 625 crore and another unconditional 1,200 crore over five years to lenders. The remaining amount will be paid out of the company's earnings as well as receivables due to the company.

The lenders had allowed the combined bid for Uttam Value Steels and Uttam Galva Metallics which have a aggregate debt of 5,500 crore.

A tribunal bench of MK Shrawat asked both SSG and the RP to file applications in this regard by 21 May when the matter will be heard again.

The assets, which are of associate companies of Uttam Galva Steels, comprise 1 million tonne hot-rolled production capacity of Uttam Value Steels at Wardha in Maharashtra for which it purchases pig iron from Uttam Galva Metallics.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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