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Adani's $2.5 bn FPO faces critical final day amid Hindenburg turmoil

Adani is seeking to execute the landmark share sale just as it refutes allegations by Hindenburg that the Indian conglomerate used a web of companies in tax havens to inflate revenue and stock prices

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Tuesday marks a critical day for Asia’s richest man Gautam Adani as his flagship firm closes books on a 200-billion rupee ($2.5 billion) share sale amidst the turmoil triggered by short-seller Hindenburg Research.
Shares of Adani Enterprises Ltd. have plunged about 7% below the floor price set for the follow-on equity sale owing to a broad three-day selloff that’s erased more than $68 billion of market value from Adani Group companies. Overall subscription for the offer, India’s largest follow-on equity sale, stood at just 3% as of end Monday.

That’s caused some analysts following the share sale to be skeptical about

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First Published: Jan 31 2023 | 9:27 AM IST

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