IL&FS gets NCLAT approval for sale of remaining 51% stake in 7 wind energy arms to Japan's Orix Corp

  • The wind energy subsidiaries are held under IL&FS Wind Energy

  • Justice Jain to supervise the operation of the resolution process of IL&FS group companies

  • Orix Corporation owns 49% stake in each of 7 operating wind power plants of the Group

Mumbai: Cash strapped Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) on Monday said it has received approval from NCLAT appointed Justice (Retd) D K Jain for the proposed sale of its balance 51 percent of stake in seven wind energy subsidiaries to Orix Corporation of Japan.

Justice Jain who has been appointed by the NCLAT to supervise the operation of the resolution process of IL&FS group companies, the company said in a release.

The wind energy subsidiaries are held under IL&FS Wind Energy Ltd (IWEL).

 IL&FS gets NCLAT approval for sale of remaining 51% stake in 7 wind energy arms to Japans Orix Corp

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Currently, Orix Corporation owns 49 percent stake in each of 7 operating wind power plants of the Group and had expressed its intent to buy out the remaining 51 percent stake held by IWEL.

"The approval has been granted on the conditions that the proposal will now be placed before the NCLT for its approval and the bid amount realized from the sale be kept in an escrow account," the release said.

This amount in the escrow account will only to be disbursed in accordance with the directions in the proceedings, pending before NCLT/NCLAT, it said.

Orix Corporation had decided to match the offer of the highest bidder, of approximately Rs 4,800 crore for 100 percent of enterprise value, contemplating no hair cut to the debt of the SPVs aggregating to approx Rs 3,700 crore, the company said.

The sale to Orix will lead to resolution of the following seven companies of the IL&FS Group—Lalpur Wind Energy Private, Etesian Urja, Khandke Wind Energy Private, Retadi Wind Power, Wind Urja India Private, Tadas Wind Energy Private and Kaze Energy Limited.

The board of IL&FS has already approved the sale of these entities to a Japanese firm in its meeting held on 28 June 2019.

Updated Date: Jul 22, 2019 19:12:27 IST