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Adani Group Plans $1.1 Billion Loan Repayment After Share Collateral Plummets

February 6, 2023

The ports-to-energy conglomerate controlled by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani said its founders will prepay a $1.1 billion loan that was backed by shares of some of its companies, a move to shore up investor confidence after a rout in its stock prices over the past two weeks.

The Adani Group said Monday that its so-called promoters—a term used to describe controlling shareholders—have posted amounts to pay off the loan ahead of its maturity in September 2024. The loan was backed by shares in several Adani companies, all of which have fallen dramatically since U.S. short seller Hindenburg Research published a scathing report on the Adani Group on Jan. 24.

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