Sale of Central Electronics Ltd reaches concluding stage, financial bids received

New Delhi: The process of the sale of the state-run Central Electronics Ltd (CEL) has moved to a concluding stage. Govt on Tuesday said that the financial bids for strategic disinvestment of Central Electronics Ltd (CEL) have been received by the transaction adviser. CEL is a pioneer in the country in the field of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) with the distinction of having developed India's first Solar cell in 1977 and first Solar panel in 1978 as well as commissioning India's first solar plant in 1992.

The government will sell its full stake in the firm along with management control. As per the Preliminary Information Memorandum (PIM) of CEL released by DIPAM, interested bidders (which can also include employees of CEL) must have a minimum net worth of Rs 50 crore as on March 2019. Resurgent India Limited is the advisor to the Transaction.

"Financial bids for strategic disinvestment of Central Electronics Ltd (CEL) received by Transaction Adviser. The process now moves to concluding stage," Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) secretary, Tuhin Kanta Pandey tweeted on Tuesday. 

After Air India, the strategic sale of PSUs is going to be accelerated. "We have 6-7 transactions going on in parallel. My agenda is quite heavy for this quarter. I don't know what will mature faster because the due diligence is not the same for everyone," said Pandey speaking to a business newspaper.

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