Kenya: Pradeep Paunrana, the former chief executive officer (CEO) of ARM Cement, has challenged the sale of his former company’s assets in Kenya to National Cement. Lawyers acting on behalf of Paunrana, who remains a major shareholder, have filed a petition at the Kenyan High Court, according to the Business Daily newspaper.
ARM Cement was place in administration in mid-2018. Administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) later decided to sell the cement producer’s assets in Kenya to National Cement for US$48m. However, a consortium of investors led by Paunrana offered US$63m for the assets but this bid was declined due to a lack of proof of funds and its late submission.