reliance capital: Reliance Capital lenders divided over ‘Problem Mechanism’

The Committee of Collectors (CoC) of debt-ridden Reliance Capital, which met on Friday to determine on the ‘Problem Mechanism’ process, couldn’t attain a consensus on the modalities to be adopted within the bidding course of. The lenders didn’t arrive at a choice on how the Problem Mechanism course of shall work, sources mentioned.

As an alternative, the sources mentioned, the lenders advisable the ‘Black Field’ method, which implies that the modalities of the Problem Mechanism will probably be determined by the CoC however will probably be communicated to the bidders solely at a later stage.

This additionally implies that the bidders must submit their decision plans amid full uncertainty on how this course of will work and affect the bidding after the submission of binding bids, the sources mentioned.

The ‘Problem Mechanism’ provides lenders the facility to oppose any decision plan as and when they need.

Some bidders have raised issues with the administrator concerning the introduction of this new clause at this late stage of the bidding course of, sources mentioned, including there was no point out of this mechanism within the Request for Decision Plan (RFRP) doc.

It was determined within the assembly on Friday that each one the bidders, whereas submitting their decision plans, will probably be required to present written consent that they may comply with and take part within the Problem Mechanism in no matter kind it’s carried out by the lenders at a later stage, the sources mentioned.

The final date for submitting binding bids for Reliance Capital Ltd (RCL) and its subsidiaries is November 28.

RCL had supplied two choices to all of the bidders. Beneath the primary choice, firms might bid for Reliance Capital Ltd, together with its eight subsidiaries or clusters. The second choice gave the bidders freedom to bid for its subsidiaries individually or in a mixture.

RCL has eight companies which are on the block. These embrace normal insurance coverage, life insurance coverage, medical health insurance, securities enterprise and asset reconstruction, amongst others.

The Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) had on November 29 final yr outdated the board of RCL in view of fee defaults and critical governance points.

The RBI appointed Nageswara Rao Y because the administrator in relation to the Company Insolvency Decision Course of (CIRP) of the agency.

Reliance Capital is the third massive non-banking monetary firm (NBFC) towards which the central financial institution has initiated chapter proceedings beneath the IBC.

The opposite two have been Srei Group NBFC and Dewan Housing Finance Company (DHFL). The RBI subsequently filed an software for initiation of CIRP towards the corporate on the Mumbai bench of the NCLT.

In February this yr, the RBI-appointed administrator invited expressions of curiosity for the sale of Reliance Capital.

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