Domestic investors build up stakes in Adani Group

Domestic investors build up stakes in Adani Group

Total shareholder base rose 5% to 68.82 lakh in Dec qrt; In Dec alone, 10 Adani Group cos added `3 lakh crore to mcap taking it to `14.2 lakh cr; Mcap crossed `15 lakh-cr mark on Jan 3 this year

New Delhi: Domestic investors seem to be bullish on Gautam Adani-led Adani Group as they raised their stakes in five group companies, including Adani Green and Adani Total Gas, in the December quarter.

Other group firms where stakes have been raised are Adani Wilmar and cement firms Ambuja and ACC during the quarter, as per an analysis of shareholding data with the BSE.

This suggests positive sentiment and confidence among domestic investoRsin the group. Notably, mutual funds (MFs) have marginally increased or maintained their shareholding across all entities, barring Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), and Adani Energy Solutions Ltd in the quarter under review.

Moreover, the total shareholder base of the group rose five per cent to 68.82 lakh, with substantial increase seen in Adani Total Gas and Adani Energy Solutions. Meanwhile, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) have shown mixed trends when it comes to holding stake in the group. Going by the shareholding data, Domestic Institutional Investors (DIIs) hiked their stakes in Adani Green to 1.67 per cent in the third quarter of the ongoing fiscal from 1.36 per cent in the preceding quarter. Further, they raised ownership in Adani Total Gas to 6.26 per cent from 6.02 per cent in the September quarter, the data showed.

Also, their stake in Adani Wilmar rose to 0.41 per cent from 0.01 per cent in the preceding quarter, in Ambuja to 9.19 per cent from 9.07 per cent, and in ACC to 10.72 per cent from 10.27 per cent.

On the other hand, DIIs reduced their ownership in Adani Enterprises Ltd to 3.95 per cent during the period under review from 4.26 per cent in the September quarter.

The stake in Adani Ports has been trimmed to 8.37 per cent from 9.72 per cent. Further, the shareholding of DIIs remained unchanged in Adani Power and Adani Energy Solutions during the quarter.

DIIs do not hold any stake in NDTV. In December alone, 10 Adani Group companies added close to Rs3 lakh crore in market capitalisation with the group mcap reaching Rs14.2 lakh crore at December-end. Moreover, the mcap crossed Rs15 lakh crore mark on January 3 this year, following the clean chit given by the Supreme Court.

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