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Orient Cement calls off deal to acquire 2 units from Jaypee group

Infra News - Published on Mon, 04 Jun 2018

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PTI reported that CK Birla Group firm Orient Cement has terminated the agreement to acquire two entities, Bhilai Jaypee Cement and Nigrie Cement Grinding Unit, from Jaypee group firms for a total consideration of INR 1,946 crore.

On May 31 last year, Orient Cement had signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) with Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL), for acquisition of 74 per cent equity shares of Bhilai Jaypee Cement Ltd from JAL.

A business transfer agreement (BTA) was also signed between Orient Cement, Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) and JAL, for acquisition of Nigrie Cement Grinding Unit, as going concern from JPVL.

Orient Cement said in a regulatory filing that "Under provisions of the SPA and the BTA, either party is entitled to terminate the agreement if the closing does not take place within expiry of 12 months from date of execution of the SPA and the BTA.”

It said that "Since the closing has not been achieved within said period of 12 months, the company has terminated the SPA and the BTA with notice to other parties."

It added that the SPA and the BTA stand terminated.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Mon, 04 Jun 2018
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