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Piramal acquires housing finance firm DHFL for Rs 34,250 crore
In a regulatory filing, Piramal Enterprises Ltd has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the troubled housing financing firm Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL).
Piramal Enterprises Ltd on Wednesday announced that it has completed the acquisition of the troubled housing financing firm Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) for a total consideration of Rs 34,250 crore. After this acquisition, Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Ltd (PCHFL), which is a subsidiary of the Piramal Enterprises Ltd, will merge with DHFL.
“In continuation with our letter dated 6th June 2021, wherein we had informed that Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited (‘PCHFL’), wholly owned subsidiary of the Company had been declared as the Successful Resolution Applicant in relation to the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (‘CIRP’) of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (‘DHFL’) under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016,” Piramal informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in a regulatory filing.
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According to Piramal, there are nearly 70,000 creditors of DHFL and most of them are recovering nearly 46% of their pending dues through the successful completion of resolution process.
The creditors of DHFL would recover an aggregate amount of Rs 38,000 crores from the resolution process. This amount comprises of Rs 34,250 crores to be paid by PCHFL as a combination of cash and Non-Convertible Debentures and an amount of Rs 3,800 crores, which is the entitlement of creditors from the cash balance available with DHFL, the company said in a statement.
Commenting on the transaction, Anand Piramal, Executive Director, Piramal Group said: “The combined entity will have 301 branches, 2,338 employees and over 1 million lifetime customers. We will be a dominant player in the fast growing affordable housing segment.”
The transaction is a culmination of the resolution process that began early this year. In January 2021, 94% of the Creditors of DHFL voted in favor of Piramal’s resolution plan. Subsequently, approvals were also obtained from the RBI, CCI and NCLT for the completion of this transaction.
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