Jet Airways’s 24% stake sale deal with Etihad Airways today
“The deal is likely to happen in two tranches wherein there will be a direct sale of shares in the first tranche and then a second tranche will see issue of fresh equity and warrants,” a person with knowledge of the development said, adding that Jet will most likely sign the term sheet on Friday, barring any last-minute disruptions.
“Post the deal, Naresh Goyal will continue to be promoter and chairman of Jet Airways but the board of directors will be expanded to include some nominees of Etihad,” the person said.
FE had reported on January 22 that Etihad’s offer will be taken up at Jet’s board meeting on February 1 to discuss the quarterly earnings.
Meanwhile, Jet's senior management including promoter Goyal and Etihad's senior officials including chief executive officer James Hogan met civil aviation minister Ajit Singh and commerce minister Anand Sharma on Thursday.
Hogan said the meeting with aviation ministry officials about a possible deal with Jet Airways was “very good”. “The talks are still continuing,” said Hogan, without giving more details.
Aviation minister Singh also added that the ministry has no problem if the two airlines get the requisite regulatory clearance.
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