Top global players including Tata Steel, Essar Group and ArcelorMittal are learnt to have submitted bids to acquire debt—laden Essar Steel which is going through the insolvency resolution process.
Essar Steel India Ltd., an integrated steel producer with an installed capacity of 10 million tonne per annum (MTPA), is undergoing Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) under the provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
The expression of interest (EoI) for the company was invited by October 23.
“Essar Group has submitted EoI for Essar Steel. A resolution plan will be submitted to IRP within the scheduled time frame,” an Essar Group spokesperson said.
Asked about the rationale for bidding, the spokesperson said IBC allows promoters to bid for their company at the NCLT and there are no limitations.