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Certain market operators responsible for share price crash: Apollo Hospitals
  Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. | 15 Feb 2019 | 02:46 PM
Published on 02-12-2019
Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Monday blamed "certain market operators" for the crash of its share price and assured investors that there is no real long term cause for concern.

Shares of the company shared tanked 10.64 per cent to close at Rs 1124.95 on the BSE on Monday amid reports of promoters` pledging more shares.

"There is nothing to worry. The pledge has not been invoked. There is enough collateral that they have" Apollo Hospitals Enterprise CFO Krishnan Akhileswaran said.

According to him the amount of pledged shares has increased to 78 per cent from 73 per cent.

"There is significant elbow room and cushion. There is significant collateral and Apollo is a very strong growing company. So there is no real long term issue. There is no issue on (the) ground" he said.

About the steep fall in share price on Monday he said "I don`t know what was the trigger for the shares to come down. Some market operators were clearly at it".

Additional shares were pledged by the promoters on account of unwinding of a deal with private equity major KKR.