Adani Group Promoter Increases Holdings in Two Company

Adani Group Promoter Increases Holdings in Two Company
Adani Group Promoter Increases Holdings in Two Company

by Tanushree Jaiswal Last Updated: Sep 11, 2023 - 05:30 pm 508 Views

Adani Group stocks witnessed positive gains in early trading on Monday, bolstering investor confidence in the conglomerate's future prospects. This surge in investor sentiment follows the news that the Adani Group promoter firm has increased its stake in two of the group's flagship listed companies. As the conglomerate continues to navigate the aftermath of damaging reports, this strategic move reflects its commitment to recovery and growth.

Adani Enterprises and Adani Ports Register Strong Gains

Shares of the group's flagship firm, Adani Enterprises, surged by nearly 3% in early trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Similarly, Adani Ports saw 3% rise in its share price. Adani Power, another key entity within the group, recorded an impressive gain of almost 4%.

Notably, other Adani Group companies also experienced positive movements in their stock prices. Shares of Adani Green, Adani Energy Solutions, Adani Wilmar, Adani Total Gas, NDTV, and Ambuja Cements rose by up to 2%. ACC, a prominent player in the cement industry, registered an increase of nearly 1% in its share price.

Promoter Group Increases Stake in Flagship Companies

In a stock exchange filing, the Adani Group promoter firm disclosed its stake increase in two crucial group companies. The promoter group raised its stake in Adani Enterprises from 69.87% to 71.93%, marking the second such increase in less than a month. This move signifies the group's commitment to nurturing emerging enterprises within the flagship company.

Similarly, the promoter group also increased its stake in Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd from 63.06% to 65.23%. Resurgent Trade and Investment Ltd acquired nearly 1% of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd through open market transactions, while Emerging Market Investment DMCC purchased an additional 1.2%. Both of these entities are part of the promoter group.

Continued Confidence Amidst Challenges

This surge in promoter group stakes comes on the heels of US-based boutique investment firm GQG Partners' investment in Adani group companies. GQG Partners notably increased its stake in Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) to 5.03% in a bulk deal last month. The firm now holds stakes in five of the ten Adani Group firms.

It's important to note that these developments follow a challenging period for the Adani Group, triggered by allegations of accounting fraud, stock price manipulation, and improper use of tax havens by US short-seller Hindenburg Research. These allegations led to a significant decline in the group's market value, with approximately $150 billion erased at the lowest point.

In response to these challenges, the Adani Group has initiated a multifaceted comeback strategy, including a reassessment of its ambitions, the discontinuation of certain acquisitions, debt reduction, and a more measured approach to new projects.

GQG Partners and Other Investors Rebuilding Confidence

While the Hindenburg Research allegations initially rattled investor confidence, GQG Partners has demonstrated its confidence in the Adani Group by making substantial investments in various group companies since May. GQG's investments, totaling ₹38,700 crore, have been complemented by investments from Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Bain Capital, further bolstering investor trust in the group's resilience.

Future Plans and Joint Ventures

Adani Enterprises, as part of its growth strategy, plans to raise ₹12,500 crore through a share sale to investors. Adani Transmission aims to raise ₹8,500 crore, while Adani Green Energy plans to secure ₹12,300 crore. Adani Enterprises is also incubating green hydrogen projects, and Adani Green Energy is committed to building 45 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.

In another significant development, Adani Global, a subsidiary of the Adani Group, has signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Kowa Holdings, Singapore. This agreement focuses on the sales and marketing of green ammonia, green hydrogen, and their derivatives produced and supplied by the Adani Group in a mutually agreed territory.

Recovery and Future Outlook

Despite the challenges faced by the Adani Group in recent times, the strategic moves to increase promoter group stakes and the investments by GQG Partners, QIA, and Bain Capital reflect a growing optimism regarding the group's future prospects. These developments mark a crucial step in the conglomerate's journey to rebuild investor confidence and resume its growth trajectory.

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