Adani shares fall as brief seller Hindenburg reveals brief position

Adani shares fall as short seller Hindenburg announces short position

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Short seller company Hindenburg revealed its brief position in Adani Group business ahead of India’s market open on Wednesday and implicated billionaire Gautam Adani of participating in “brazen” stock control and accounting scams.

“After extensive research, we have taken a short position in Adani Group Companies through U.S.-traded bonds and non-Indian-traded derivative instruments,” Hindenburg revealed in a prolonged report released on its site.

“Today we reveal the findings of our 2-year investigation, presenting evidence that the INR 17.8 trillion (U.S. $218 billion) Indian conglomerate Adani Group has engaged in a brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud scheme over the course of decades,” Hindenburg stated in its report.

Adani- associated stocks fell, with Adani Port losing more than 5%. Adani Power‘s share rate fell more than 4.5% and Adani Transmission likewise lost about 5%.

Adani Group called Hindenburg’s report a “malicious combination of selective misinformation,” including that it has “always been in compliance with all laws.”

“The timing of the report’s publication clearly betrays a brazen, mala fide intention to undermine the Adani Group’s reputation,” the group’s primary monetary workplace Jugeshinder Singh stated in an emailed declaration to CNBC.

The group likewise stated Hindenburg released its report “without making any attempt to contact us or verify the factual matrix.”

Hindenburg likewise declared the Securities and Exchange Board of India was lax in its examination of Adani’s overseas funds along with enforcement of policies that would have subject Adani business to delisting. The SEBI did not right away react to CNBC’s ask for remark.

Since ending up being a billionaire in 2008, Adani is now among the wealthiest individuals worldwide with a $119 billion fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

In August, the business looked for a hostile takeover of Indian media group NDTV, which in a filing stated the relocation was “carried out without any consent” from its creators.

— CNBC’s Naman Tandon added to this report.

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