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DLF settles Rs 8,700 crore amount payable to JV with GIC

This deal included the sale of 33.34% stake in the DCCDL to GIC for about Rs 9,000 crore

DLF, DLF Cyber City Developers, DCCDL, Singapore, GIC, DLF Info Park Developers, Chennai, Shopping mall, Saket, South Delhi, Fairleaf Real Estate, One Horizon Center, Gurugram, Mall of India, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana

Realty major DLF has settled the entire Rs 8,700 crore amount payable to DLF Cyber City Developers (DCCDL), its joint venture with Singapore-based GIC, by transferring various completed commercial properties and land parcels as well as cash payment.

With settlement of this dues, the company said it has completed the exercise of transforming its balance sheet and consolidation of all rental assets under the DCCDL.

DLF holds 67% stake in DCCDL, while Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC holds 33%.

At the end of 2018, DLF owed Rs 8,700 crore to DCCDL and the amount payable came down to Rs 5,600 crore by July 1, 2019.

As part of the settlement, DLF has transferred its shareholding in its arm DLF Info Park Developers (Chennai) at an enterprise value of Rs 1,000 crore. This subsidiary holds nearly 27 acres of land.

That apart, it has transferred its shopping mall in Saket, South Delhi for an enterprise value of Rs 1,012 crore.

DLF also transferred its shareholding and compulsorily convertible debentures (48.2% of the fully diluted capital) in Fairleaf Real Estate, a joint venture company that owns One Horizon Center commercial project in Gurugram, for an enterprise value of Rs 1,700 crore.

"This has been a major restructuring exercise and has now resulted in a larger alignment of the Group's rental assets under the DCCDL platform," DLF said.

After these transfers and consolidation of commercial assets, DLF said DCCDL is positioned even more strongly to continue its growth journey.

"The total settlement of receivables (net of values received for transfer of shareholding / dividend received from DCCDL and other inter-company adjustments) will result in an increase in the company's net debt by only Rs 475 crores approx," the filing said.

Earlier, DLF had transferred Mall of India project at Noida, Uttar Pradesh to DCCDL at an enterprise value of Rs 2,950 crore. The realty firm had also transferred 3.05 acres land parcel at Gurugram, Haryana.

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