Adani Publishes 413-Page Report Saying Hindenburg's Short Attack Is 'Calculated' Fraud

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by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 - 07:00 PM

US short-seller Hindenburg Research and Indian billionaire Gautam Adani are locked in an epic game of ping pong as both throw barbs at each other. 

Last week, Hindenburg published a 100-page report alleging Adani's company Adani Enterprises Ltd. is built on accounting fraud, while Adani's legal team called the short report "maliciously mischievous and unresearched." 

Hindenburg's report led to a $50 billion selloff in Adani's corporate empire. 

The next round of fighting between the short seller and India's richest person occurred on Sunday when Adani Group published a 413-page rebuttal to the short seller's claims, calling it "nothing short of calculated securities fraud" and declared that the US company was attacking India as a whole.

"This is not merely an unwarranted attack on any specific company but a calculated attack on India, the independence, integrity and quality of Indian institutions, and the growth story and ambition of India," Adani said. 

Adani reiterated it will "exercise our rights to pursue remedies to safeguard our stakeholders before all appropriate authorities."

Combing through some of Adani's rebuttals is Bloomberg's Brian Chappatta. He outlined a few of the responses. 

Here's the 413-page rebuttal. 

Meanwhile, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman doubled down Sunday morning on his criticism about Adani. 

And we wonder just how long it will take for Hindenburg to respond to Adani's rebuttal.