Mystery behind slump in Adani Group shares

NSDL and markets regulator SEBI did not respond to requests for comment

Mystery behind slump in Adani Group shares

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Chennai, June 18

Shares of Adani Group companies are set to record their biggest weekly losses ever. The six stocks cumulatively lost nearly Rs 2 lakh crore of value in four days through Thursday.

Six stocks lose nearly Rs2 lakh crore

  • The six stocks of the Adani Group cumulatively lost nearly Rs2 lakh crore of value in four days through Thursday
  • The three foreign funds — Albula Investment Fund, Cresta Fund and APMS Investment Fund — cumulatively control 2.7% of all shares in the Adani Group

The Funds

A leading financial daily had reported on Monday that the accounts of three Mauritius-based funds — the top foreign investors in Adani Group firms — had been frozen by the National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL).

The NSDL website showed accounts held by the three funds frozen as of May 31 without citing a reason, The exact date of the freeze is unknown and the accounts remained frozen on Friday, according to the website.

Denials, contradictions

The Adani Group firms, in identical statements issued to stock exchanges, rejected media reports as “blatantly erroneous.”

The companies, which are in the businesses of operating airports and ports, power generation and transmission, coal and gas trading, said the accounts in which the funds hold Adani shares were not frozen.

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NSDL and markets regulator SEBI did not respond to requests for comment.

But a senior NSDL official, who declined to be identified, said on Monday the funds have multiple accounts and that the Adani shares were held in other accounts that were not frozen, adding that the freeze was “not new”. — Reuters

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