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THE email lit up inboxes at six of the world’s biggest banks.
A wealthy businessman by the name of Cevdet Caner, the anonymous sender wrote, seemed to be headed for trouble.
Or rather, headed for trouble again.
The email warned that Caner had spun a complex financial web to profit from a big German real-estate concern in which his family held a major stake – at other investors’ expense. Hedge funds, meanwhile, were taking aim at the company, Adler Group SA, whose expansion had been funded by a Who’s Who of global finance.
Before long, Barclays Plc, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Morgan Stanley and UBS Group AG were all looking into Adler, one of Germany’s biggest home landlords, according to emails seen by Bloomberg News.
More, Adler’s stock price was starting to tank – good news for the shorts betting against Cevdet Caner.
That 12-page email, sent by a former Caner associate last March, offers but one clue to the intrigue now swirling around Adler and the man once characterised as its “undercover boss.”
Caner, in a statement to Bloomberg, says the email is part of a smear campaign designed to manipulate markets. Adler says similar and adds that its relationship with its banks is as strong as ever. Representatives for the banks declined to comment.
But the questions won’t go away. Adler today owes its creditors more than €8bil (US$9.3bil or RM39bil). Bears warn it might be more leveraged than it appears.
Adler’s stock and bonds slumped on Wednesday after short seller Fraser Perring published a lengthy report accusing it of being “built on systemic dishonesty,” sending the shares to the lowest on record. Even German politicians want answers.
Just how did Adler cut its deals – and just who stood to benefit?
The story of Cevdet Caner winds across Austria and Germany, through the City of London and into some of the world’s richest banks.
It’s an uneasy tale for an era of easy money, befitting a season of debt-driven deals, obliging bankers and overlooked risks.
For most of the 141 years since its founding in Frankfurt, the Adler company enjoyed a history of quiet distinction.
It turned out some of Germany’s first factory-made bicycles. It got into automobiles not long after Mercedes-Benz.
In the Hollywood horror classic The Shining, Jack Nicholson obsessively types “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” on an Adler typewriter, said to be director Stanley Kubrick’s machine of choice.
Then Adler abandoned manufacturing for the heady heights of real estate. About a decade later, Caner showed up and Adler started its transformation into a major player in the German market.