SEBI bars Hotel Leelaventure from selling four hotels and other assets to Brookfield Asset Management

Hotel Leelaventure Ltd had announced sale of its four hotels located in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Udaipur, and property to Canadian investment fund Brookfield

Press Trust of India April 24, 2019 13:11:30 IST
SEBI bars Hotel Leelaventure from selling four hotels and other assets to Brookfield Asset Management
  • SEBI in its letter to Hotel Leelaventure said it has received representations from diversified group ITC

  • ITC earlier moved National Company Law Tribunal against Hotel Leelaventure alleging oppression and mismanagement

New Delhi: Cash-strapped Hotel Leelaventure Wednesday said capital markets regulator SEBI has barred it from selling its four hotels and other assets to Canadian investment fund Brookfield Asset Management.

On 18 March, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd (HLVL) had announced sale of its four hotels located in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Udaipur, and a property to Canadian investment fund Brookfield for Rs 3,950 crore. It has sought shareholders approval and voting is scheduled to end on 24 April.

SEBI bars Hotel Leelaventure from selling four hotels and other assets to Brookfield Asset Management

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its letter to Hotel Leelaventure said it has received representations from diversified group ITC, which has also moved the National Company Law Tribunal against Hotel Leelaventure alleging "oppression and mismanagement", and minority shareholder Life Insurance Corporation.

"...Representations/allegations against HLVL, as received by SEBI in relation to the issue, concerns the interest of the investors in the security market...While representations are being examined by SEBI, in paucity of time involved and in the interest of investors in securities, you are advised to ensure that none of the transactions proposed in the postal ballot notice dated 18 March are acted upon till further directions from SEBI," Hotel Leelaventure said in regulatory filing.

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