Byju’s Lenders Win Fight Over Loan Default, Control of Unit
- Judge approves lenders’ move to replace Byju’s Alpha director
- Lenders have been pushing for repayment of $1.2 billion loan
Lenders to Byju’s, once one of India’s hottest tech startups, properly cited a default on a $1.2 billion loan when taking over control of a unit of the education-technology provider, a Delaware judge concluded.
The lenders – which include Redwood Investments LLC and Silver Point Capital LP – were within their contractual rights to replace a relative of company founder Byju Raveendran on the board of Byju’s Alpha, a special-purpose company formed for financing purposes, with their nominee, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Morgan Zurn ruled.