India: Binani Industries says it has filed an application to stop the insolvency process for its subsidiary Binani Cement. It received an offer from UltraTech Cement to buy its majority stake in the cement producer in late March 2018, according to the Press Trust of India. However, the deal was subject to the ending of insolvency proceedings against Binani Cement whose Credit of Creditors (COC) led by Bank of Baroda had previously approved a bid from Dalmia Bharat.
Meanwhile, Rajputana Properties, a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat, has asked the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) to stay the settlement process considered by Binani Cement’s CoC. However the NCLAT refused the request. Previously the NCLAT asked the companies trying to buy Binani Cement to ‘amicably’ settle the dispute.