Lenders get bids for Reliance Communications assets

Published On: 09, Dec 2017 | Source: business-standard.com

Lenders to the Anil Ambani-controlled (RCom) have received bids for the assets of the ailing entity, under heavy debt. The assets put on the block are in telecom and
Its earlier plans for merger with and sale of its tower business to have not succeeded. It was looking to monetise assets in the Mumbai region and Delhi to repay and bring down debt.
Senior public sector bank (PSB) executives said their consortium had received bids for the assets and these would be processed. is already under a Strategic Debt Restructuring plan, signed in June. The lenders' consortium, led by State Bank of India, have to decide on converting part of the debt into equity by the end of this month.
A PSB official said the issue of conversation of debt and the strategy to deal with insolvency suits filed by against the company would be taken up in a meeting scheduled next week. The Chinese bank had filed a case on November 28 under the Credit rating agency Fitch   has also withdrawn its ratings for  
The company has announced various asset sales and a comprehensive debt resolution plan. “Accordingly, for the time being, no payment of interest and/or principal is being made to any lenders and/or bondholders of the company.”