Piramal wins the race to acquire DHFL — lenders approve ₹37,250 crore bid

Piramal wins the race to acquire DHFL — lenders approve ₹37,250 crore bid
TOI
New Delhi, Piramal Group has won the bid to take over Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL), sources said.

Piramal received 94% of the votes from the Committee of Creditors (CoC), said people in the know. The minimum requirement for winning a bid is 66% votes.

The other major contender, US-based Oaktree Capital secured around 45% of the votes.

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The total offer of Piramal was ₹37,250 crore, compared to ₹38,400 crore offered by Oaktree. However, Piramal had offered a higher upfront cash payment.

The total dues of DHFL stands at around ₹90,000 crore.

Piramal, in its bid, has offered an additional amount in the resolution process to fixed deposit holders, over and above what the CoC offers them through the IBC resolution.

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The Adani Group also had initially shown interest in the bankrupt NBFC.

Amid the tussle to takeover the NBFC, Piramal had said in a statement last week: "We have full faith that the Committee of Creditors, comprising some of the most reputed financial institutions of our country, will make the fair and just choice in the voting process."

It said that its bid for DHFL offers the lenders the highest upfront cash recovery, has the highest score on the evaluation matrix, is fully compliant with all regulatory norms, and is fully and immediately implementable.

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