While reiterating his interest in bidding for Jet Airways through the partnership with employee consortium, AdiGro Aviation Founder Sanjay Viswanathan aired his concerns on the ‘unpredictability’ of the insolvency process.
“AdiGroup remains interested in Jet Airways and through employee consortium. We have capital firepower, and appetite to co-invest and transform the airline,” Viswanathan told Moneycontrol.
However, he aired concerns over the “unpredictability of the NCLT-led process.” Viswanathan said, “One has to only look at the track record of resolutions in NCLT to realise that with best intentions of all stakeholders, cases are not resolved for a year or longer.”
AdiGro Aviation has thus asked its partner, the Jet Airways employee consortium, to get confirmation from resolution professional (RP) and Committee of Creditors (CoC) to guarantee resolution in the 90-day window ending September 20. Jet Airways was admitted to NCLT on June 20.
“If employee consortium can secure us this by end of the day, Tuesday, 30 July, we’ll be happy to submit EoI by August,” said Viswanathan.
August 3 is the deadline to submit the expression of interest.
The two sides had joined hands on June 28, to jointly bid for Jet Airways.
29/07/19 Prince Mathews Thomas/Moneycontrol.com