This investigation is for anyone who acquired securities in DLocal Limited (NASDAQ: DLO) from June 2, 2021 through December 1, 2022.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith believes that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith believes that, throughout the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith believes that the Company misled investors by cooking the books in various ways to disguise the timing and the source of funding for an insider option exercise.
On November 16, 2022, Muddy Waters Capital LLC (“Muddy Waters”) published a research report concluding that DLocal “is likely a fraud.” Muddy Waters alleges that DLocal has repeated disclosures about its Total Processing Volume and accounts receivable “that flatly contradict one another” and that there is “a contradictory discrepancy between two key subsidiaries’ accounts payable and accounts receivable.” Muddy Waters also alleges that DLocal engaged in multiple misrepresentations to disguise the timing and the source of funding for an insider option exercise. On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume. Then, on December 1, 2022, Muddy Waters published another report stating that DLocal has held calls with clients from several banks, stressing that it had separated client funds from its own. The report also said that DLocal’s calls with clients were "non-specific" and "sweet-talking," and that "all [the Company] needed to do to address this issue was provide an explanation as to how the cash flows reconcile." On this news, the price of the Company's stock again dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in DLocal Limited (NASDAQ: DLO) from June 2, 2021 through December 1, 2022 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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