Friday, February 07, 2020

As liquidation threat looms, Jet Airways bidders still not ready

Bankrupt carrier Jet Airways India Ltd., once the nation’s biggest by market value, faces fresh warning signs as a deadline to avoid liquidation looms.
Creditors will likely be forced into extending a Feb. 17 deadline for the sale of the airline as the shortlisted bidders have yet to form bidding groups, according to people familiar with the matter. Time is tight as creditors may have to push the company into liquidation if there is no resolution by around mid March.
In a stunning fall, the Mumbai-based airline was forced to suspend operations last year after it fell victim to a cut-throat price war initiated by a slew of budget carriers. It has missed payments to banks, staff and lessors.
The two shortlisted bidders Synergy Group Corp. and Prudent ARC Ltd. had both submitted expressions of interest in January, but haven’t yet cobbled together bidding groups.. Synergy is seeking a local partner for its bid, while Prudent is looking to team up with a company with international aviation experience, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private.
07/02/20 Bijou George/Bloomberg/Economic Times
To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment