Dispute between Zee and IndusInd Bank ends as both parties reach an agreement

On Wednesday March 29, Zee Leisure Enterprises Ltd (Zee) and IndusInd Financial institution Ltd advised the Nationwide Firm Legislation Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that their disagreement over the media firm’s debt had been settled.

The settlement

After the settlement was introduced, IndusInd Financial institution knowledgeable the NCLT that it will additionally drop its opposition to Zee Leisure’s merger with a regional Sony subsidiary.

In line with the mintIn afternoon commerce, Zee shares on the BSE had been up as a lot as 5% to close a weekly excessive of Rs.219 per share. To date in 2023, the inventory is down greater than 10%.

The dispute

IndusInd Financial institution tried to provoke chapter proceedings towards Zee in February. IndusInd Financial institution accused the Subhash Chandra-backed media and leisure firm of defaulting in its Rs 83.08 crore criticism.

Punit Goenka, Zee’s CEO, determined to maneuver NCLAT a day after the corporate filed for chapter to hunt aid from the choice.

Final month, the Nationwide Firm Legislation Appellate Tribunal stayed the media firm’s chapter proceedings.

Sony and Zee agreed to combine their linear networks, digital belongings, manufacturing firm and program libraries in December 2021. The Sony acquisition had all the required approvals, however the begin of the corporate’s chapter proceedings would drive a postponement, a lawyer for Zee knowledgeable NCLAT final month.

IPRS filed for chapter towards ZEEL with the NCLT earlier this month, citing a default of 211.41 crores. On March 6, 2023, the media outlet introduced that it and the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) had amicably settled their variations and that IPRS’s NCLAT chapter submitting had been dropped.