More smoking guns will be revealed about Aphria, says short-seller
Jayson MacLean, 06 December 2018
Recently emerged fraud allegations concerning marijuana company Aphria Inc (Aphria Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE: APHA) may have already trashed the stock, but the worst could still be forthcoming, says short-seller Gabriel Grego, who claims there’s likely a lot more damning evidence to be revealed in the company’s documents.
A report released on Monday and co-authored by Hindenburg Research and Grego’s Quintessential Capital Management alleges that Aphria paid “vastly inflated” prices for essentially worthless assets in Latin America, in particular the $193-million purchase of LATAM Holdings, a subsidiary of Scythian Biosciences which has assets in Jamaica, Colombia and Argentina.
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The marijuana producer Aphria is crashing after short seller alleges it’s a ‘shell game with a cannabis business on the side’ (APHA)
Ethel Jiang, 03 December 2018
The marijuana producer Aphria slumped as much as 30% — to a low of $5.60 a share — after a firm alleged the company’s business was full of overvalued buyouts and fraudulent financial reporting.
“Aphria is part of a scheme orchestrated by a network of insiders to divert funds away from shareholders into their own pockets,” short seller Quintessential Capital Management’s Hindenburg Research said Monday morning in a report titled “Aphria: a shell game with a cannabis business on the side.”
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