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Hinduja group

March 16, 2011

The Hinduja Group, controlled by the Hinduja family, has had its plan to acquire the banking unit of KBC Group blocked by Belgian regulators.

The Hinduja Group, controlled by the Hinduja family, has had its plan to acquire the banking unit of KBC Group blocked by Belgian regulators.

This was announced by KBC Group but no reason was given as to why the deal was blocked. When contacted, a spokesperson for the Hinduja Group said they were waiting for an official notification from the regulators and refused to comment. However, there is much press speculation that the deal did not go through due to a lack of transparency in the Hinduja Group’s financial statements.

August 26, 2010

Marc Smith analyses the trends

Just a few years ago they were analogous to the gluttonous charicatures in a Hogarth painting, but M&A deals have been on the equivalent of a corporate Atkins diet of late.

The biggest deal this year involves a family-controlled Indian business in the telecommunications sector with a price tag of $11 billion.

In sharp contrast, when we last covered the family business M&A story in the summer of 2007, the largest deal was a joint $96 billion bid for ABN Amro by the Botin family-controlled Santander group in partnership with RBS and Fortis.

August 25, 2010

The M&A market has been transformed over the last few years as the mega deals of the boom years have given way to more modest strategic transactions. Here are the year's largest M&A deals involving family firms

01 $11 billion Reliance Infratel's merger with GTL Infrastructure

May 21, 2010

The Hinduja Group, the diversified conglomerate run by the Hinduja family, announced this morning it will buy the private banking subsidiary of the KBC Group, KBL European private bankers, for €1.35 billion.

The Hinduja Group, the diversified conglomerate run by the Hinduja family, announced this morning it will buy the private banking subsidiary of the KBC Group, KBL European private bankers, for €1.35 billion.

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