• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 4 days Does Toyota Know Something That We Don’t?
  • 4 days World could get rid of Putin and Russia but nobody is bold enough
  • 9 hours America should go after China but it should be done in a wise way.
  • 6 days China is using Chinese Names of Cities on their Border with Russia.
  • 7 days Russian Officials Voice Concerns About Chinese-Funded Rail Line
  • 7 days OPINION: Putin’s Genocidal Myth A scholarly treatise on the thousands of years of Ukrainian history. RCW
  • 7 days CHINA Economy IMPLODING - Fastest Price Fall in 14 Years & Stock Market Crashes to 5 Year Low
  • 6 days CHINA Economy Disaster - Employee Shortages, Retirement Age, Birth Rate & Ageing Population
  • 7 days Putin and Xi Bet on the Global South
  • 7 days "(Another) Putin Critic 'Falls' Out Of Window, Dies"
  • 8 days United States LNG Exports Reach Third Place
  • 8 days Biden's $2 trillion Plan for Insfrastructure and Jobs
Iraq Moves to Take Control of Kurdistan's Finances

Iraq Moves to Take Control of Kurdistan's Finances

The Iraqi federal government is…

How Next-Gen Biomanufacturing Can Help Slash Global Emissions

How Next-Gen Biomanufacturing Can Help Slash Global Emissions

Osaka University researchers have developed…

UAE Sees Investment Opportunity After $68 Billion Adani Wipeout

Adani Group published a 413-page rebuttal on Sunday, condemning Hindenburg Research's 100-page short report last week. Hindenburg responded overnight, indicating the rebuttal only answered 62 of 88 questions and sidestepped key questions. Adani's rebuttal wasn't enough to calm investors as most stocks and bonds tied to the Indian group plummeted for the third session. However, bucking the bear trend, Abu Dhabi's royal family is bullish on Adani. 

Since Hindenburg accused Adani Group of "pulling the largest con in corporate history," having "engaged in a brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud scheme over the course of decades," a three-day selloff has wiped out more than $68 billion of market capitalization from Adani Group companies. 

Billionaire Gautam Adani has lost $20 billion in personal wealth. His ranking on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index had shifted down to number seven from number four before Hindenburg published the short report last Wednesday. 

"Not sure if Adani's rebuttal is enough to assuage investor concerns. Just because things are disclosed and known does not make them right," said Brian Freitas, an analyst at Smartkarma.

Freitas added: "How does a group that big explain no analyst coverage and no mutual fund holdings?"

Late Sunday, Hindenburg wrote in a statement that Adani's rebuttal failed to answer key questions:

Our report asked 88 specific questions of the Adani Group. In its response, Adani failed to specifically answer 62 of them. Instead, it mainly grouped questions together in categories and provided generalized deflections.

In other instances, Adani simply pointed to its own filings and declared the questions or relevant matters settled, again failing to substantively address the issues raised.

Of the few questions it did answer, its responses largely confirmed our findings, as we detail.

Hindenburg released its report last week ahead of a $2.5 billion follow-on public offering in Adani Enterprises for institutional investors. The shares are trading at a discount to the offer price. 

"They might need to give more discount.

 "It looks difficult for investors to justify buying the FPO, so they might not join the offering. Besides, onshore mutual funds have avoided active exposure to the group so they might not participate much," said Nitin Chanduka, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.

Meanwhile, in an interview, Adani Group CFO Jugeshinder Singh told CNBC TV 18 that there would be no change to the offer price.

Despite all the turmoil, Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Co. said it would invest 1.4 billion dirhams ($400 million) in the follow-on share sale, representing about 16% of the total offering. 


"Our interest in Adani Group is driven by our confidence and belief in the fundamentals of Adani Enterprises.

"We see a strong potential for growth from a long-term perspective and added value to our shareholders," IHC Chief Executive Officer Syed Basar Shueb said. 

We wonder if IHC's investment is enough to restore confidence in the Adani Group.

By Zerohedge.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:

Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News