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Coffee Day Enterprises’ total default rises to Rs 434 cr in Dec quarter

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New Delhi: Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd (CDEL) has reported a total default of Rs 433.91 crore on payments of interest and repayment of principal amount on loans from banks, financial institutions, and unlisted debt securities for the December quarter.

CDEL, which is paring its debts through asset resolution, in a regulatory update said “the delay in debt servicing is due to liquidity crisis”.

CDEL reported a default of Rs 183.36 crore on the payment of the principal amount on loans or revolving facilities like cash credit from banks or financial institutions as on December 31, 2023.

Besides, it has also defaulted on the repayment of interest of Rs 5.78 crore on the above.

For unlisted debt securities such as Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) and Non-Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares (NCRPS), the default amount was Rs 200 crore as on December 31, along with a default in payment of interest of Rs 44.77 crore.

“Due to default in repayment of interest and principal… the lenders have sent loan recall notices to the company as well as initiated legal disputes. In view of the loan recall notices, legal disputes and pending one-time settlement with the lenders, the company has not recognised interest from April 2021,” it said.

After the death of Founder-Chairman V G Siddhartha in July 2019, CDEL pared debts through resolution of assets.

In March 2020, CDEL said it repaid Rs 1,644 crore to 13 lenders after concluding a deal with Blackstone Group to sell its technology business park.

The company is also pursuing a legal course to recover over Rs 3,535 crore allegedly siphoned off the company into Mysore Amalgamated Coffee Estates Ltd — a personal firm promoted by V G Siddhartha.

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