Jaiprakash Power Ventures is in discussion with banks to refinance loans for the Nigrie thermal power project under the 5/25 policy which allows banks to extend loan repayment periods up to 25 years, with an option of refinancing the loan every five years. The Jaypee executive remains confident that the company will see a turnaround. In December last year, the Committee of Creditors (CoC) comprising 13 banks and around 21,000 homebuyers approved the resolution plan of NBCC. In September, Jaypee’s power arm, Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd, announced the sale of two hydropower plants with a capacity of 1,300MW to Sajjan Jindal’s JSW Energy Ltd for ₹ 9,700 crore. “Hence, part of the failure of the business can be linked to policy paralysis, which devoured a lot of net worth in the infrastructure space, a slowdown in the global economy and falling quality of bank assets, depreciation of rupee and rising interest rates," Mohanty added. “I think they are sincere and serious in cutting their debt," said the public-sector bank executive quoted earlier. Jaiprakash Gaur started his career as a civil engineer with the Uttar Pradesh government’s irrigation department. Reflecting substantial financial stress, diversified Jaypee group companies have defaulted on loans and other payments worth Rs 4,460 crore. “Our chairman (Jaiprakash Gaur) said that in tough times, only good things go," he said in the interview. Sanjai and Joel Rebello in Mumbai contributed to this story. Ltd, refused to comment on the company specifically, but said that power generators face many challenges such as low PLFs (plant load factor), uncontracted capacity, higher operating costs from coal blocks won in auction, part capacity under development, revision of capital costs mainly for hydro projects pending, and limited upside in open trade. As of March 2015, Jaypee Group had a total debt of ₹ 63,999.15 crore. “The group is going to find it difficult to service debt beyond the December quarter, any road blocks on the deal with UltraTech for the Madhya Pradesh assets, will further detoriate the situation," an investment banker who has worked on Jaypee Group’s deals said on condition of anonymity. Jaypee Group on Wednesday kick-started its asset monetisation plan to reduce debt by R15,000 crore with the sale of its Gujarat cement manufacturing unit to UltraTech Cement at an enterprise value of R3,800 crore. So, while the contract stands, the races won’t be held until the tax issue is resolved. “A fresh indicator of such decisions can be seen in the rates at which the company is poised to take over the captive coal mines for the Nigrie power plant, which do not even have a long-term power purchase agreement in place," Mohanty said. "We have … The cement unit sale though is facing uncertainty due to rules which do not permit the transfer of limestone mining rights. As a project, Formula One was not profitable. In a significant direction that will help NBCC in faster completion of stuck projects of Jaypee Group, the tribunal ordered that the Rs 750 crore deposited by Jaypee Infratech's parent firm Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) with the registry of the Supreme Court would be part of the resolution … The bench, comprising justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, said it would deal later with the revised proposal of state-owned NBCC, to complete the stalled … Mint profiles four such entities to find out how they grew, what went wrong, and how they are trying to find redemption. In September, JSW Energy inked a so-called memorandum of understanding with Jaiprakash Power Ventures to separately acquire its 500MW Bina Thermal Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh. Debt-laden infrastructure conglomerate Jaypee Group has a default rating on more than 75% of its total outstanding debt, with most of the downgrades coming in the last four months. And then, the global financial meltdown reached the Indian shores. He declined to be named. According to Mohanty, a few miscalculations, such as leveraging of assets and focus on investment-heavy businesses, will continue to haunt Jaypee. Some bankers, though, remain hopeful that the group will be able to regularize repayments. In 2013, Jaypee Group decided to enter the business of manufacturing microchips in a venture with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). In India, there were not many takers for tickets priced between ₹ 20,000 and ₹ 2.5 lakh for the 2011 race. Construction and infrastructure companies typically have large debt but Jaypee’s debt, distributed over many companies, towers over them. As of March 2015, Jaypee Group had a total debt of ₹ 63,999.15 crore. Kameswara Rao, leader (energy, utilities and Mining) at PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. The group has already sold many cement and power plants to reduce its debt. “In hindsight, we should have estimated a 5.5% GDP growth instead of 8.5%. One reason, perhaps, was the fact that the Bahujan Samaj Party-run (Uttar Pradesh) government (which cleared the plans) was replaced by one run by Samajwadi Party," the bank executive said. The group won the bid to hold the races in India for five years starting from 2011. Manoj Gaur, executive chairman of the Jaypee Group, has sold a fifth of his group’s assets in the past year—all to pare debt. Of this, the company expects to shave off ₹ 24,441 crore through asset sales by September. So here’s what happened: Jaypee Infratech is saddled with a total debt of almost Rs 8,000 crore. Reflecting substantial financial stress, diversified Jaypee Group companies have defaulted on loans and other payments worth Rs 4,460 crore. To revive its business operations and … You are now subscribed to our newsletters. “Overdue principal repayment of loans borrowings … outstanding on March 31, 2016 wherein the … Debt-ridden Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. plans to, according to a news report, sell its residual cement business after asset sales helped the infrastructure company reduce its debt by more than half in the last four years. But there was no backing out for Jaypee—it had already signed the contract to host the Formula One races. Jaiprakash Power last month completed the sale of its two hydropower projects with capacity of 1,391 megawatts (MW) to JSW Energy Ltd for ₹ 9,200 crore. But his interview with Mint on 13 May 2014 helps shed light on his thinking. It was then that they decided to bid to bring Formula One racing to India. While downgrading corporate term loans and cement unit loans of Jaiprakash Power to “D" on Tuesday, CARE Ratings said this was due to weak liquidity and impending large repayment obligations in the near term for which funds are yet to be tied up. While Jaypee expects to reduce debt by the entire amount, structured in a way wherein R3,650 crore of debt will be immediately reduced and the group will get R150 crore … The JSW deal is expected to be completed by September. It'll just take a moment. Jaypee’s debt, at the group-level, as of 31 March 2015, stood at ₹ 85,726 crore. So this is only a temporary accounting issue," said an executive of a public sector bank who did not want to be identified. On November 6, 2019, the SC directed that Jaypee's corporate insolvency … On top of this, global funds are moving between asset classes, originally triggered by commodities slump, but now showing a wider impact, and so global financial and strategic investors who otherwise could ride to rescue, are on a watch mode," he said. In the 2014 interview, Gaur had said he plans to reduce the group’s debt by ₹ 35,000 crore by the end of 2014-15 by selling the cement business, thermal and hydroelectric power plants and land that came under the group’s unit Jaiprakash Associates. Manoj Gaur perched the rest of the business on the demand he was expecting to see from this model—an increase in tourists would encourage people to buy flats on the expressway, which, in turn, would jack up real estate prices and lead to an increase in demand for cement and power, two commodities that his group produced and supplied, said the person quoted above. Now even fresh projects of the company, like the ($3-billion) microchip project(expected to come up in Uttar Pradesh) are stuck for want of funds," the private bank executive said on condition of anonymity. Contact any time: (120) 4609000, 2470800 , Fax: (120) 4609464, 4609496 Jaypee Group, Sector-128 Noida-201304 Uttar Pradesh India Corporate:Jaypee@jalindia.co.in investors :jal.investor@jalindia.co.in Important Links The company does not want to make any capital expenditure for the next five years, according to two people familiar with the development. A detailed email query sent to a spokesperson of Jaypee Group on Tuesday evening remained unanswered. Reflecting substantial financial stress, diversified Jaypee Group companies have defaulted on loans and other payments worth Rs 4,460 crore. said the executive. Last August, a grinding unit in Panipat was sold to Shree Cement Ltd for ₹ 360 crore. A detailed questionnaire sent to the company remained unanswered. The deal value is still under discussion. New Delhi: Jaypee Infratech Ltd is the infrastructure and construction arm of the Rs 6,190 crore Jaypee group, responsible for projects like the Yamuna Expressway and the F1 circuit in Greater Noida. The group is confident that all investment and commercial banks stand by its plans. Envisioning massive levels of tourism, Jaypee decided to build on those projections, literally. The group has been looking at ways to cut debt as a high interest outgo is hurting its profit. Sources said the lenders did not consider a Rs 10,000 crore unsolicited offer made by promoters of Jaypee group for paying of debt and completing the unfinished housing project as the provisions of the bankruptcy and insolvency law, under which JAL is being auctioned, bar defaulting promoters from bidding. “They thought they will be able to sell tickets," said the Jaypee executive cited above. This had a spiralling effect on companies and banks, which are now sitting on a pile of bad loans and restructured debt. To be sure, the chip-making business is a lucrative one where several Chinese and Taiwanese companies have made their fortunes, and India today is among the world’s top three markets for smartphones, with a huge market for semiconductors. Jaypee is the engineering and construction company for India's Yamuna Expressway, which opened 9 August 2012. Their aspirations were soaring, businesses were expanding, and banks were putting money into whatever the Gaurs wanted. In the same period, debt had grown 40 times and 20 times, respectively. Jaypee is India's first largest cement producer and the largest private sector hydropower company with 1,700 MW in operation. Jaypee Group may hive off its hospitality, fertilisers units. It sold tickets worth $25 million and lost $40 million on the race every year. A number of Indian firms saw a sharp rise in debt between 2012 and 2014 due to aggressive expansion plans, some of which failed to take off because of a weak economy and delayed project clearances. Over and above all these costs, Jaypee spent close to $400 million on building the race track. Jaypee had defaulted on a Rs 526-crore loan by the bank. To overcome the debt the company has also sold several of its assets. According to an 8 June report by rating agency Icra Ltd, the Indian banking system has restructured over ₹ 4.5 trillion in advances over past three years. Ltd, the company had a robust plan in place and it was well poised to grow. Best-known as the builder of India's Formula One racing track, Jaypee Group had debts of around ₹ 67,000 crore ($10 billion) as of February. Revenues of Jaypee Power Ventures Ltd and the group’s engineering and construction company JP Associates Ltd notched up compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.92% and 32.08%, respectively, between 1999-2000 and 2014-15. For the Jaypee Group, it was a matter of prestige, Manoj Gaur had said in the May 2014 interview. “But in the last three years, analysts and people feel that there is too much leveraging and too much investment," Manoj Gaur had said in the interview. In case you can’t find any email from our side, please check the spam folder. MUMBAI: Concerned over their massive exposure to the debt-laden infrastructure conglomerate Jaypee Group, its lenders met here today to take stock of the situation. Since July, ₹ 49,038 crore worth of credit and loan facilities of Jaypee Group’s three listed entities—Jaypee Infratech Ltd, Jaiprakash Power Ventures and Jaiprakash Associates Ltd—have been assigned a default rating on account of delay in servicing of debt obligations. 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