Tag Archives: Naresh Goyal

After stalling for two months, Goyal step down from Jet Airways board

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Over 2.5 months ago, on CNBC, I said Mr. Naresh Goyal must decide, whether Jet Airways lives without him or dies with him. After stalling all this time, and taking the airline to the brink of closure, he appears to have realised he has finally run out of options. In a filing with the stock exchange, the company announced Mr. …

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Jetihad is born. Jet Airways completes 24% stake sale to Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Mumbai-based Jet Airways today announced that they have closed the transaction of a 24% equity stake by Etihad Airways in Jet Airways. In a release they said “All requisite Indian regulatory approvals had been obtained by November 12th, 2013. Jet Airways has, on November 20th, 2013, issued and allotted 27,263,372 equity shares of a face …

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A detailed behind the scene insight on the making of the Jet Etihad deal

by Devesh Agarwal The aviation enthusiast community may not have too much respect for The Economic Times newspaper when it comes to technical accuracy when reporting aviation related stories, but hats off to a great article that goes in to the depths on how the deal for a 24% stake by Etihad Airways in Jet Airways was negotiated and struck. …

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As Competition Commision clears Jet-Etihad merger, it is goodbye Jet and hello Jetihad

by Devesh Agarwal On Tuesday, beleaguered Indian carrier, Jet Airways cleared its final hurdle in its $397 million quest to sell a 24% stake to Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways PJSC, when the Competition Commission of India (CCI), cleared the deal paving the way for the Naresh Goyal promoted Jet to receive desperately needed cash from the deal. The Union …

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Jetihad deal finally clears FIPB, but still has long way to go

by Devesh Agarwal The 24% stake sale by India’s Jet Airways to Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has been finally cleared by India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), albeit with conditions, after the share holder agreement (SHA) was changed to incorporate the apprehensions of the government of India. One of the conditions imposed by the FIBP requires prior Government approval before …

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Your opinion: Question of the week: Is Jet Airways too financially weak? What should existing investors do?

by Devesh Agarwal Majority of Jet’s A330 fleet parked at New Delhi’s IGI airport In what is not a very uncommon development, The Economic Times reports, India’s financial markets’ watchdog, the Securities Exchange Board of India, better known as SEBI, has written to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), the approver of FDI proposals, expressing concern on the agreement to …

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Have your say: Question of the week: Will the Jet Etihad deal fructify? Will Jet survive?

by Devesh Agarwal We welcome your feedback and comments on the Jet-Etihad deal. Without a doubt the humongous increase in seat capacity offered to the Abu Dhabi government by India has some quid-pro-qua links to the Jetihad deal. There is also talk that the bilaterals seat increase was to pacify the UAE government after their telecom company allegedly lost over …

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Vested interests shaping government policy helped AirAsia partner Tatas too

AirAsia India first Airbus A320 with Sharklets VT-ATF

Aviation insiders have known for many years what AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes dared publicly state the day before yesterday, after his meeting with civil aviation minister Ajit Singh. Vested interests have shaped, nay, distorted Indian civil aviation policy. One of the more shameful rules of Indian civil aviation is the policy of allowing Indian carriers to operate international flights only …

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Jetihad casualty. Nikos Kardassis resigns as Jet CEO

Ever since the Jetihad deal was announced in late April, where Jet agreed to sell 24 per cent stake for Rs. 2,042 crore to Etihad Airways, we industry watchers were waiting to see when the casualties of senior management at Jet Airways would commence. Officially Etihad will get three seats on the Jet board, including the CEO, but it is …

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Analysis: Jetihad partnership a big winner for the two airlines

by Devesh Agarwal Jet’s A330 fleet is expected to be deployed to Abu Dhabi The 24% stake sale by Jet Airways to Abu Dhabi owned and based Etihad Airways is a bonanza for both the airlines. For Jet Airways it gets a significant amount of cash it desperately needs to reduce part of its massive two billion dollar debt, since …

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