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Srei Equipment Finance gets Rs 2,200-crore investment interest from Singapore’s Makara

SEFL’s strategic coordination committee (SCC), chaired by an independent director, will evaluate the Makara Capital’s offer and make the recommendation to the board, according to a stock exchange filing.

Srei Equipment Finance gets Rs 2,200-crore investment interest from Singapore’s Makara
On October 4, the Reserve Bank superseded the boards of SIFL and SEFL owing to governance concerns and defaults by the companies in meeting payment obligations. (File)

Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance, on Friday said it has received a term sheet from Singapore-based private equity investor Makara Capital Partners, indicating interest for investment of Rs 2,200 crore by way of subscription to equity shares and other securities of the company.

In April, the company had received an expression of interest (EoI) from Makara Capital for capital infusion in it. Also, it had received an EoI from US-based Arena Investors.

SEFL’s strategic coordination committee (SCC), chaired by an independent director, will evaluate the Makara Capital’s offer and make the recommendation to the board, according to a stock exchange filing.

Earlier, the company said the SCC was running an independent process for investor identification and this process was being carried out in parallel to the debt realignment plan. “The SCC will engage in discussions with potential investors to raise fresh capital for the business, which will provide cushion against the pandemic-induced stress in the Indian financial services space,” it had said.

On Friday, Srei Infrastructure Finance’s scrip on the BSE closed 9.94% higher at Rs 14.49.

The Reserve Bank of India had appointed an auditor in November last year to conduct a special audit of Kolkata-based Srei Infrastructure Finance and SEFL. KPMG and DmKH & Co were also hired for forensic audits.

After Srei had proposed debt restructuring, its lenders proposed appointment of a forensic auditor before approving the debt realignment plans.

Srei Equipment Finance had approached the National Company Law Tribunal, Kolkata, with a scheme of arrangement which proposes arrangement with six types of creditors.

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