Get All Access for $5/mo

Reliance Jio Receives NCLT Nod For Reliance Infratel Acquisition As per reports, the NCLT asked Jio to deposit INR 3720 crore in the State Bank of India (SBI) escrow account to complete the acquisition of RCOM's tower and fibre assets

By Teena Jose

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Reliance Twitter handle

Reliance Jio, on Monday, has reportedly received an approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for acquisition of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infratel (RITL), which owns tower and fibre assets of Reliance Communications (RCOM). As per reports, the tribunal asked Jio to deposit INR 3720 crore in the State Bank of India (SBI) escrow account to complete the acquisition of RCOM's tower and fibre assets.

On November 6, Jio had proposed to deposit INR 3720 crore in an escrow account to complete the acquisition of RITL. It also made the tribunal to speed up the acquisition of Reliance Infratel as the delay in acquisition of RITL assets will deteriorate the value of assets.

As per reports, Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani-led Jio placed a bid of INR 3720 crore in November 2019 to acquire tower and fibre assets of a debt-ridden subsidiary of Anil Ambani-managed firm Reliance Communications. The committee of creditors has already approved the resolution plan by Jio on March 4, 2020, with a 100 per cent vote.

The company sought that it should be allowed to deposit the total resolution amount in an account with SBI and direct the parties involved, that upon such deposit, the resolution plan shall stand implemented and the applicant shall acquire ownership and control of RITL in terms of the resolution plan, as per a report by TNIE.

Reliance Project and property Management Services Limited, the successful resolution applicant for Reliance Infratel Ltd (RITL), had moved a fresh application in the NCLT Mumbai to complete the acquisition process. It is believed that the funds will be distributed amongst the lenders once the inter-creditor dispute over the distribution of resolution funds is settled. State Bank of India and banks including Doha Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Emirates Bank are engaged in a legal battle over the distribution of funds. The matter is pending before the Supreme Court.

Teena Jose

News Desk Reporter with Entrepreneur India

Teena is a post graduate in financial journalism. She has an avid interest in content creation, digital media and fashion.
Science & Technology

How AI Is Being Used to Improve Cybersecurity for Businesses of All Sizes

Discussing the role of AI in cybersecurity, the challenges that cybersecurity teams are facing and future trends that governments and businesses need to be aware of.

Business News

Amazon Is Reportedly Tracking 'Coffee Badging' Workers and Their Real In-Office Hours

Leaked Slack messages showed employees had a minimum number of hours they needed to be in the office for the time to count as an in-office day.


I Was Reappointed as CEO to Drive My Company's Profit — Here Are The First 3 Things I Did to Make That Happen

When stepping into a new CEO role, striking the right balance between listening and action is the key to moving the business forward

Growing a Business

How to Overcome the Challenges of Remote Work in the Professional Services Industry

Some businesses need to meet in person, but for many service companies, the question is whether being remote has advantages. We look at what the challenges are and how to overcome them.

Science & Technology

There's No Margin for Error in Cybersecurity — Here's How to Build a Strong Online Defense through Everyday Habits

Learn how everyday habits and practices can enhance your organization's security posture.