YES Bank to sell all its NPAs to JC Flowers ARC by December: Report
YES Bank will wipe out Rs 48,000 crore worth of non-performing assets (NPAs) by December. The private lender had earlier agreed to sell its bad loans to an asset reconstruction company (ARC) floated by JC Flowers. According to a report in Mint, YES Bank will also pick up a 20 per cent stake in the ARC.
“This would mean that the deal will be closed in the third quarter of the current fiscal and the bank will have near-zero non-performing assets (NPAs),” Mint stated, quoting a person aware of the matter.
The bank will pay Rs 350 crore to acquire a 20 per cent stake in JC Flowers ARC. Under the proposed arrangement, the stressed loans will be sold under the 15:85 structure. For 15 per cent, the ARC will pay Rs 1,800 crore to the bank. Rest 85 per cent will be paid in security receipts as the money is recovered by the ARC.
Carlyle and Advent International acquired a 10 per cent stake in the bank for Rs 8,898 crore. During the sale, the companies had put a condition that the stressed loans must be sold by the bank.