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The Adani Group had tapped international bond buyers for more than $8 billion in recent years, while also turning to global banks for at least as much in foreign-currency loans. Image Credit: REUTERS

Mumbai: The Adani Group will hold a fixed-income investor roadshow in Asia next week as the embattled Indian conglomerate seeks to repair the damage caused by a shock short-seller report.

The group will hold a roadshow in Singapore on February 27, and Hong Kong on February 28 and March 1, according to a person who asked not to be identified discussing a private matter. The empire of Indian billionaire Gautam Adani is boosting outreach to investors after its bonds and stocks have slumped over the past month following a critical report from Hindenburg Research.

The Adani Group, which also held calls with bondholders earlier in February, is seeking to stem the negative fallout from the Hindenburg claims as it faces debt maturities from a number of its companies by the end of next year. Moody’s Investors Service cut the outlook on several Adani firms this month, citing concern over the impact of any big jump in funding costs.

Adani bonds were mixed Friday, with eight of 15 trading lower, though the moves were small by recent standards, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The biggest decliner was an Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. note, which fell 0.3 cents to 65.3 cents on the dollar as of 10:43 am in Hong Kong.

The ports-to-power group has now lost about $146 billion in market value since January 24, when Hindenburg published its scathing report alleging accounting fraud and stock manipulation. Adani and his companies have denied the allegations. They have also hired legal and communication teams, cut expenses and repaid debt as they seek to calm traders concerned about the group’s access to financing.