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On 28th November CNBC TV18 reported a “stake dilution” move at Gateway Distriparks, a freight container company. The report quoted an analyst saying that “leading industrial houses are in the race” for the promoters’ stake and this could trigger an open offer for the stock. The report went on to say that the promoters were looking at a complete exit at a possible price of Rs700 crore. There...
In October 2000, a friend of Jim Chanos suggested that he read an article in The Texas Wall Street Journal, a regional edition, about accounting practices at large energy trading firms. The piece pointed out that many of these firms, including Enron, employed the “gain-on-sale” accounting method which allowed them to estimate the future profitability of a trade, calculate its present value and...
Essar Steel, the company that has given nothing but grief to shareholders since 1992, has finally been cleared for delisting, despite angry protests by its shareholders. In the run up to delisting, the promoters’ anti-investor actions have seen their shareholding increase from 34% to a massive 87%. This led to a skewed delisting process that ensured a discovered price of a low Rs48, although...