Movies

Reliance MediaWorks fails to get consent of all lenders for restructuring

Mumbai: Reliance MediaWorks Ltd, an R-ADAG group company, has failed to obtain consent from all its lenders for restructuring its businesses into separate subsidiary companies.


Consent from all the lenders is critical for the company to be able to receive Rs 6.05 billion in private equity investment to wriggle out of a financial mess caused by crippling losses and high indebtedness.


The company has not disclosed the name of the private equity firm with whom it has signed an indicative non-binding term-sheet. A newspaper had last month reported that the firm which has agreed to invest in Reliance MediaWorks is L Capital, the world‘s biggest luxury company LVMH‘s private equity arm.


"We have not received consents for transferring our film and media services and theatrical exhibition business to our subsidiaries from some of our lenders," Reliance MediaWorks said in the draft prospectus it has filed for a rights issue to raise another Rs 600 crore.


The shareholders of the company had approved transferring of its film and media services and theatrical exhibition business to wholly-owned subsidiaries on February 21, 2012.


The company‘s net worth has been fully eroded. It had a negative net worth of Rs 2.39 billion as on March 31, 2012, after the company reported a loss of Rs 5.72 billion in the year ended March 31, 2012.


Reliance MediaWorks had total borrowings of Rs 16.63 billion against total shareholder funds of Rs 378.11 million.


The lenders of Reliance MediaWorks include Magma Fin Corp Ltd, Barclays Bank PLC, Allahabad Bank, Export Import Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, Vijaya Bank and Union Bank of India.


The biggest lender to Reliance MediaWorks is its promoter Reliance Capital with loans of Rs 8.69 billion outstanding as on June 30, 2012.


Reliance has not disclosed which of the lenders have not given their consent to the company for transferring its film and media services to a subsidiary.


As part of the process of restructuring, Reliance MediaWorks has already separated its businesses into two divisions - film and media services, and film exhibition. It has appointed Venkatesh Roddam as the CEO of the Film and Media Services division and Ashok Ganapathy as the CEO of the Exhibition division.


In terms of the financing agreements with the lenders, Reliance Mediaworks is required to obtain their prior consent for, amongst other things, transferring its business.


The consents received from some lenders are also subject to strict conditions. The key condition is that Reliance MediaWorks obtains necessary approval from all the lenders. The other conditions include: there should be no material change to the security offered to the lenders and the assets transferred should continue to secure the exposure; the relevant subsidiaries should ensure sufficient cash flows to meet the repayment obligations; and the company should continue to comply with the terms and conditions of the financing documents.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/27/phillauri%20%281%29.jpg?itok=0P_Rrhjw
New films fail to attract viewers

*The poor run of films at the box office continues unabated save for an odd Dangal or a reasonable entertainer in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Not that any of these films can sustain a multiscreen cinema complex for more than a few weeks

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/25/Rjavardhan-rathor-800x800.jpg?itok=eYAh5ig1
Rs 125 million incurred on Film Heritage Mission this year

NEW DELHI: A total of about 1,32,000 film reels have been acquired and the work of assessment, preventive conservation and restoration started under a mission mode project under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM). The scheme is to be implemented between 2014-15 and 2020-21 with total outlay...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/24/anarkali%20%281%29.jpg?itok=_Hz9Q49z
Anaarkali Of Aarah: Worth a look

Just when one was expecting a week of lack-lustre films especially as some small filmmaker is releasing his or her work, comes a surprise that reinforces faith in good cinema.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/Badrinath-ki-Dulhaniya.jpg?itok=9AKk4o7J
Dismal releases help last week's film to turn lucky at the Box Office

MUMBAI: With dismal releases, the week proved lucky for last week’s ‘Badrinath ki Dulhaniya’ as none of the three films fresh releases this week managed to create any impact on the viewers.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/20/Freedom%20of%20speech.jpg?itok=S5jPVnrt
'Freedom of speech' vital in progressive society, says Nandita Das

NEW DELHI: Three short films made by renowned filmmakers Sudhir Mishra, Nandita Das and Ram Madhvani on meaningful subjects marked the India Today conclave on its closing day in Mumbai. India Today Group editorial director Kalli Purie said the films had been commissioned by the group to mark four...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/17/machine%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=rcz0b_3J
Machine.... Poor show

Machine is a rather unlikely story with an unlikely title. Coming from Abbas Mustan duo, the Burmawalla brothers, who made a reputation for giving thrillers and action films with good musical score, one expected more of the same stuff. Having worked with some of the top artistes of Hindi film...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/14/badri%20%281%29.jpg?itok=86DVRTqy
'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' is on its way to becoming a hit

The time period for the release of Badrinath Ki Dulhania was dicey to say the least. The film was released bang in the middle of days of election results in the most politically volatile states of the North India, board exams and the pre-Holi Friday. Also, cinema halls are closed till mid-noon on...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/14/paramount.jpg?itok=gy3_va7l
Paramount & Anonymous Content to make 'The Windfall' as a TV series

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have come together to develop Indian author Diksha Basu’s upcoming debut novel The Windfall as a TV series.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/10/kung-fu%20%281%29.jpg?itok=xrr6JRYL
Kung Fu Panda 3 premiering on Star Movies on 19 March

This month Star Movies brings to its viewers Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest installment in the animated series featuring Po, a dumpling loving Panda, who defies all odds to become a Dragon Warrior. From the very first film, Po has created a special space in the hearts of audiences of every age and...

Movies Hollywood

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories