Monday, January 8, 2007

Daewoo creditors call off deal with Videocon

The creditors of Daewoo Electronics, led by Woori Bank and Korea Asset Management Corp. (Kamco), rejected the Videocon offer to buy Daewoo Electronics. The deal was scrapped mainly due to differences in pricing.

In October 2006, the Videocon-led consortium agreed to buy 97.6% of Daewoo for 700 bn won ($749 mn; €573 mn), but later demanded a 13% cut on the agreed price. Daewoo Electronics, South Korea's third-largest electronics goods maker by sales has been under a creditor-led debt-rescheduling program since 2000 after collapsing under huge debts, amounting to around $80 bn.

Read The Economic Times and Business Standard articles.

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