Finablr, a United Kingdom-based payments and foreign exchange (forex) platform, announced this Thursday that the total net indebtedness of the Finablr Group may be approximately $1.30 billion.
In a statement published through the news service of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), Finablr said that Houlihan Lokey, who has been acting as an Independent Financial Advisor, has been collaborating with Kroll, in its role as independent investigators reporting to the independent directors of the Company, to establish the current indebtedness position of the Finablr Group.
As a result of this exercise, the payments platform has come to the value of $1.30 billion, which excludes any liabilities of the Travelex business. The company said that it has been working closely with both Houlihan Lokey and Kroll as part of this exercise based on the information available to them.
“This is materially above the last reported figure for the Group’s indebtedness position as at 30 June 2019 and the levels of indebtedness previously disclosed to the Board. The Board cannot exclude the possibility that some of the proceeds of these borrowings may have been used for purposes outside of the Finablr Group,” the company said in the statement today.
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Following today’s announcement, the firm, alongside Houlihan Lokey, plan to continue engaging with the Group’s creditors to explore the options available to it and its creditors.
In recent months, Finablr has lost both its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. As Finance Magnates reported, on the 12th of March 2020, the company announced a number of factors that were placing significant constraints on the company’s access to the daily liquidity.
Since that announcement, these constraints have become amplified and have now reached a point where they are having a material adverse impact on the company’s operations, Finablr said in an earlier statement, including resulting in the payments firm no longer being able to provide certain payment processing services.
Furthermore, the Board has also discovered cheques, which were written by Group companies before its initial public offering (IPO), which may have been used as security for financing arrangements for the benefit of third parties.