Indian Court Approves JSW Steel's Takeover of Bankrupt Bhushan Power

An Indian court on Thursday cleared JSW Steel Ltd’s takeover plan for debt-ridden Bhushan Power and Steel, bringing an end to a bankruptcy case that has dragged on over two years, Reuters reported. The move paves the way for JSW Steel, which has the biggest steel capacity in India, to take control of a steel asset in the east of the country where rival Tata Steel Ltd and Steel Authority of India Ltd have long dominated. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in New Delhi said it approved the debt resolution plan of JSW Steel, according to a copy of the judgment. The ruling means JSW Steel can make its first major steel company acquisition under a new bankruptcy regime in India, where competition for cheap assets has been stiff between local rivals and global majors. Read more