The hostage situation involving the four Indian IL&FS employees in Ethiopia is spiralling out of control with the Ethiopian Road Authority (ERA) backing the local staff’s demand of 12.4 million Ethiopian Birr (ETB) from the company for their release.
IL&FS group has pulled out of the Phase-I of the Ahmedabad Metro project. One of the subsidiaries of the company, IL&FS Engineering, which had won a Rs 370-crore contract to construct viaduct on the second priority stretch on the North-South corridor that was expected to be commissioned by April, 2019.
The Uday Kotak-led board of IL&FS has put the group’s education as well as its alternative investment management (AIM) businesses on the block. This is the fourth set of assets to be put up for sale after the securities, renewable energy and road assets. The education and the AIM businesses are expected to fetch Rs 1,500-2,000 crore.
In order to ascertain market interest, and to examine feasibility of maximization of value in an orderly and transparent manner, the Board, has today initiated two separate processes for exploring the sale of its interests in the Education business as well as its presence in the Alternative Investment Management business. Accordingly, the Board has decided to publicly solicit in two separate processes, Expressions of Interest for a sale of its interests in: a) Education business comprising IL&FS’ interest in IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited (“IETS”), along with other subsidiary businesses; and b) Alternative Investment Fund Management business comprising IL&FS’ interest(s) in IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (“IIML”) along with all its associated fund management platforms, as well as sponsor commitments relating to a few of the funds.
The break-up and sale of the IL&FS group has gathered pace with the new government-appointed board putting on the block road assets worth Rs. 25,000-30,000 crore, which account for almost a third of the groups's liabilities.
The newly-appointed IL&FS board has initiated the process of selling IL&FS group’s equity stakes in 22 road assets of around 12,000 km on Monday.
The IL&FS board, along with the ITNL board, has decided to publicly solicit expressions of interest to assess the interest for a sale of its stakes in the domestic roads vertical.
In order to ascertain market interest, and to examine feasibility of maximization of value in an orderly and transparent manner, the IL&FS Board, acting on behalf of its relevant subsidiaries including ITNL, has today initiated the process of exploring the divestment of the IL&FS Group’s equity stake(s)/interest(s) (“Stake(s)”) in road assets/businesses or an undertaking comprising all the assets/businesses (together the (“Domestic Roads Vertical”))
IL&FS has put on the block 36 high-end cars - from manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Jaguar - that were used by senior executives of IL&FS group companies. The fleet has been valued at close to Rs 9 crore and are in Mumbai and Delhi.
IL&FS Transportation Networks, part of the IL&FS Group, Thursday announced the appointment of Shaivali Parekh as its Chief Financial Officer. The decision on the same was taken during the board meeting, the company said in a regulatory filing.