Banks get taken for a ride in FRL-Reliance deal + TruJet’s days are numbered

Lenders’ hopes of recovering their dues get hit for a six with Reliance taking control of over 900 stores + Lessors begin taking back aircraft from Hyderabad-based TruJet.

Surendar here. As you read, lenders to the Future Group seem to have finally woken up for some last-minute bargaining even as the retailer’s deal with Reliance Industries is put to the vote. My question: What were they doing till now when what looked like a daylight robbery was taking place right under their noses? Separately, another company is trying hard to survive. But where Future has a deal that could still save it, TruJet has had no such luck so far. Read on. 

Banks get short shrift in Future-Reliance deal

For nearly two years, banks and other financial lenders …


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