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Hyflux, Utico still in negotiations to ink a definitive restructuring agreement: Hyflux lawyer

SINGAPORE: Embattled water treatment firm Hyflux and United Arab Emirates utility firm Utico are still in negotiations to ink a definitive restructuring agreement, Hyflux lawyer Manoj Sandrasegara of WongPartnership told CNA on Monday (Nov 4).

Mr Manoj said both firms were engaged in conference calls on the afternoon of Oct 31 and the night of Nov 3.

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This comes after Utico gave Hyflux until 5pm on Nov 1 to accept the terms in Uticos latest draft of a definitive restructuring agreement – an update the Singapore High Court was told during a case management conference on Thursday (Oct 31).

Mr Manoj told the court last Thursday that some of the terms in the agreement are not "commercially acceptable" to Hyflux and its stakeholders, adding that Hyflux would engage Utico to further extend the Friday deadline so that negotiations can be continued.

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The original proposed rescue package involves Utico taking an 88 per cent stake in Hyflux through a S$300 million equity injection for senior unsecured creditors, as well as a S$100 million shareholder loan.

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The multi-million dollar deal with Utico is Hyfluxs second shot at a rescue plan after its S$530 million deal with Indonesia's SM Investments was called off in April.

Due to that fallout, both Hyflux and SM Investments are makRead More – Source

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