December 4, 2023

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Dubai’s Drake & Scull information case in opposition to earlier administration on Dh830m valuation

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Tellingly, ‘no paperwork have been discovered to help this inflation or to show its validity’.

The submitting of the case comes at a vital time for the corporate because it awaits an area courtroom’s verdict on whether or not it ought to go into liquidation underneath the UAE’s Chapter Legislation. Drake & Scull’s amassed losses are at Dh5 billion plus.

Successfully, the present administration has two authorized processes to cope with – one, to stave off being declared bankrupt and, two, attempt to press its monetary claims in opposition to the sooner administration.

Earlier than its monetary points got here to a head in 2018 – when it was lastly introduced that amassed losses have been round Dh5 billion and never what had been reported as much as that time – Drake & Scull has had its again to the wall. On the operational facet, it tried to search out methods to restructure it dues and their fee to lenders and collectors.

Concurrently, an in-depth investigation was launched by the authorities in Abu Dhabi. The Public Funds Prosecution’s report is what particulars the Dh830 million ‘phantom’ valuation. This led to the inflated worth on the time of the corporate going public.

This ‘misled buyers that the founders had invested with an quantity of Dh980 million (of) in-kind shares, with a distinction increment of Dh830 million’, Drake & Scull mentioned within the assertion. “That is the quantity that the corporate is claiming.”

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