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Government approves strategic disinvestment of Central Electronics Ltd.

ANI | Updated: Nov 30, 2021 00:26 IST

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): The Union Government has approved the strategic disinvestment of Central Electronics Ltd.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) empowered Alternative Mechanism (AM) has approved the highest price bid of M/s Nandal Finance and Leasing Pvt Ltd for sale of 100 per cent equity shareholding of GoI in Central Electronics Ltd (CEL)- a CPSE under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).
The winning bid is for two hundred ten crore sixty thousand rupees, an official release said.
The process for disinvestment of CEL commenced in October 2016 with the 'in-principle' approval of CCEA.
The release said the entire disinvestment process has been carried out in a transparent manner, with due regard to confidentiality of the bidders, through multi-layered decision making involving Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG), Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment (CDG) and the empowered Alternative Mechanism (AM) at the apex ministerial level.
Transaction Adviser, Legal Adviser, Asset Valuer as professionals in their respective fields, have supported the entire process.
The next step will be to issue the Letter of Intent (LoI) and then sign the Share Purchase Agreement following which, the conditions precedent would need to be satisfied by the successful bidder, the company and the Government. It is expected that the transaction will be completed during the current FY 2021-22. (ANI)