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₹4,970-cr debt is manageable, says Coffee Day Enterprises

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on August 18, 2019 Published on August 17, 2019

Coffee Day Enterprises runs the popular Cafe Coffee Day chain. File photo   -  Bloomberg

With Coffee Day Enterprises stating that the company’s debt position is manageable, the focus has shifted to the amount of debt its founder late VG Siddhartha owed in his personal capacity to various un-named lenders.

In a statement soon after the passing away of Siddhartha, the board had said while the authenticity of the letter was unverified, it was not clear whether the statements made in the letter pertain to the company or the personal holdings of its founder.

The board has also said that it had roped in Ernst & Young to investigate the contents of the letter. As the debt position of Coffee Day Group post repayment of debt out of the proceeds from the sale of global village tech park is expected to be around ₹1,000 crore from the current level of ₹3,472 crore, the board is expected to be in a better situation to sustain the operations of the Cafe Coffee Day chain.

On August 17, the board said that the total debt of the Coffee Day Group was at ₹4,970 crore. The group expects to receive between ₹2,600 crore and ₹3,000 crore from the divestment of global Village Tech Park held by its subsidiary, Tanglin Developments Ltd. The company is expected to have a comfortable position to service reduced debt obligations.

Sical has been working on divestment of certain assets. The proceeds from the divestment are expected to significantly reduce the debt in Sical, the statement said.

 

Following is the position of external borrowings as on July 31, 2019 (based on provisional Unaudited Financial Statements):

 

Published on August 17, 2019
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