Welspun Corp to sell assets worth ₹940 crore

PTI New Delhi | Updated on April 01, 2019 Published on April 01, 2019

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Welspun Corp, the flagship firm of the Welspun Group, on Sunday said it will sell its assets worth ₹ 940 crore to two companies, Laptev Finance and Welspun Captive Power Generation.

The company has signed agreement with Laptev Finance to sell its plates and coils mill division for ₹848.5 crore.

“The Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on March 30, 2019 approved the slump sale of the business undertaking of the Company viz Plates and Coils Mill Division (PCMD) to Laptev Finance Pvt Ltd,” Welspun Corp said in a regulatory filing.

The business transfer agreement (BTA) was executed between the two parties on March 31, and the sale is expected to be completed by end of this year.

The consolidated revenues of PCMD was ₹1,230 crore as on March 31, 2018.

Welspun Corp also said that it will sell 43 megawatt power plant to Welspun Captive Power Generation for ₹66.9 crore.

“The Board of Directors of the Company approved the slump sale of the business undertaking of the Company viz 43 MW power plant to Welspun Captive Power Generation Ltd (WCPGL),” it said.

The BTA between the two parties was executed on March 30, 2019 and the sale is expected to be completed by May 31, 2019.

WCPGL is part of Welspun Group, and Welspun Corp holds 19.75 per cent interest in the company.

However, the transaction was conducted on arm’s length basis.

“The sale consideration for PCMD is ₹848.5 crores, and closing adjustments pertaining to net current assets as of closing date (expected to be approximately ₹25 crores), taking the total expected consideration to ₹873.5 crores. The 43 MW Power Division is being sold at ₹66.9 crores,” Welspun Corp said.

Published on April 01, 2019

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