Nishant Pitti’s buy-and-sell plan for Go First

The EaseMyTrip CEO has formed an unlikely partnership with SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh to buy the grounded airline. Their bid has evoked interest and a question: will it work?

What should one do when a bankrupt company owes you money and there’s little chance of getting any of it back? Would you rather buy it out?

For Nishant Pitti, chairman and chief executive officer of Easy Trip Planners, which operates travel portal EaseMyTrip, the answer is yes. 

Go First, the former Wadia group airline that is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, owes EaseMyTrip and two of its units a total of Rs 112.17 crore. To make matters worse, it seems headed for a fate similar to bankrupt Jet Airways, which owes his company Rs 13 crore and is nowhere close to …


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