The board of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) on Wednesday initiated the process of exploring the sale of controlling stake in its renewable energy assets. These assets include operating wind power generating plants with aggregate capacity of 873.5 MW, as well as under-construction wind power generating plants with aggregate capacity of 104 MW, asset management services for the operating wind power generating plants as well as the business division conducting project development and implementation of wind power generating plants.
In order to ascertain market interest, and to examine feasibility of maximization of value in an orderly and transparent manner, the Board, acting on behalf of its relevant subsidiaries, has today initiated the process of exploring the sale of controlling stake(s) (“Stake(s)”) held by IL&FS Group in renewable energy assets / businesses comprising, principally (“Renewable Energy assets”)
The proposal by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services to sell stake in two of its subsidiaries has received strong interest with over a dozen firms submitting their bids. These are now being scrutinised by IL&FS for eligibility.
Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (“IL&FS”) has received a strong response to its asset monetization process, initiated a fortnight ago, towards developing a resolution plan(s) for the IL&FS group. More than a dozen Expressions Of Interest (EOI) towards acquiring IL&FS’ stake in IL&FS Securities Services Ltd. (“ISSL”) and ISSL Settlement & Transaction Services Ltd. (“ISTSL”) have been received, which the Board is scrutinizing for eligibility.
Investment banks hired by the board of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) have started reaching out to potential investors to gauge their interest in the assets.
Finding it difficult to comply with stipulated norms for listed firms, crisis-hit IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company has sought permission from market regulator Sebi to delay its financial results for the quarter ending September 30. In its letter to Sebi, the defaulting infrastructure financing major said it will not be able to prepare financial results within the prescribed time period given its present circumstances.
IL&FS on Monday said it has started the process to raise funds from the sale of its assets. In a statement, the company said its new board of directors has decided to solicit expressions of interest (EOIs) to assess the interest for the sale of its stake in IL&FS Securities Services (ISSL) and in ISSL Settlement & Transaction Services (ISTSL).
The Board of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (“IL&FS”) appointed by the NCLT vide its order dated 1st October, 2018 (“the Board”), submitted to the MCA a Report on the progress and the way forward (“Report”) dated 30th October, 2018, which in turn was submitted to the NCLT. As stated in the said Report, it is the objective of the Board to achieve, by one or more plan(s), the resolution of the IL&FS group through certain measures, including asset divestments.
Former Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) chairman GN Bajpai resigned as director of IL&FS Group just about a month after his appointment citing personal reasons.
IL&FS has told a bankruptcy court that it aims to resolve the liquidity crisis within about nine months, seeking to improve its debt-laden capital structure through asset sales, restructuring of outstanding loans, and infusion of funds.