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Punit Goenka exposes Invesco’s fraud in ZEEL board assembly | Corporations Information

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The unlawful try by Invesco to take over Zee Leisure has been completely uncovered. The board has been knowledgeable of Invesco’s double requirements by Punit Goenka, MD and CEO of ZEEL. Punit Goenka gave a presentation at a Board of Administrators assembly on October 12, 2021 wherein he informed the board about his interplay with an Invesco consultant in February 2021. Punit Goenka has additionally written to the BSE and the NSE on this regard.

ZEEL Board assembly on Invesco case

Punit Goenka has uncovered Invesco’s double requirements. In his letter, he clarified that Invesco representatives had approached him a couple of mixture with a strategic group. This dialogue additionally included Arun Baloni of Invesco and Bhatosh Bajpai of OFI International China Fund. In entrance of Punit Goenka, each promised to merge with a big strategic group in India. The ‘Strategic Group’ valuation was confirmed to be exaggerated.

Based on Punit Goenka, the deal has value ZEEL’s buyers tens of 1000’s of crores. Promoters would obtain solely 3.99 p.c of the merged entity. Punit Goenka would obtain a 4 p.c ESOP within the merged entity. Punit Goenka was proposed as MD & CEO of the brand new enterprise as effectively. Based on Goenka, if the acquisition is accomplished, the strategic group will personal a majority possession within the new agency shaped on account of the merger. Invesco additionally requested that Punit Goenka be named as MD and CEO.

Invesco’s provide for Goenka

Based on the board be aware, Invesco insisted on the brand new amalgamated entity’s operations and enterprise being led by Punit Goenka, whereas submitting the proposal. Invesco had admitted that Goenka’s experience {and professional} competence would make it crucial for him to proceed as MD and CEO.

Anybody else behind Invesco?

Punit Goenka, in response to the letter offered by ZEEL, had additionally flagged a number of governance difficulties within the buy (particularly relating to the valuation of the Strategic Group). Invesco additional said that the transaction is likely to be accomplished with or with out them. Invesco regularly warned Goenka that if he did not go forward with the deal, he and his household would face losses.

Learn the complete letter right here.

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