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November 2, 2012

India doesn’t disappoint when it comes to family businesses – around 95% of all companies in the country are family-run. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the leading Indian family businesses in an interactive graphic.

India doesn’t disappoint when it comes to family businesses – around 95% of all companies in the country are family-run. Besides a large number of mid-size companies, India is also home to a number of giant conglomerates, including the €100 billion Tata Group and Reliance Industries.

CampdenFB takes a look at some of the leading Indian family businesses in an interactive graphic below.

August 22, 2012

Adi Godrej runs one of India’s most successful family businesses – he is also becoming one of the country’s best ambassadors for regional peace.

Adi Godrej runs one of India’s most successful family businesses – he is also becoming one of the country’s best ambassadors for regional peace.

July 4, 2012

The economic growth rates in India may be slowing, but if recent research is to be believed, there is no downturn for the very wealthy in the country.

The economic growth rates in India may be slowing, but if recent research is to be believed, there is no downturn for the very wealthy in the country.

A report released this week by the wealth management division of Kotak Group, a financial services company, and Crisil, a research agency, suggested the overall fortunes of ultra-high net worth households in India would increase five-fold by 2016/2017 – from the current 65 trillion Indian rupees (€950 billion) to 318 trillion Indian rupees.

March 23, 2012

They might be under the age of 30, but next-generation members of wealthy families in India are increasingly making big decisions about charitable giving.

They might be under the age of 30, but next-generation members of wealthy families in India are increasingly making big decisions about charitable giving.

That’s according to the 2012 India Philanthropy Report by Bain & Company, which said young high net worth Indians, often working in family businesses, are “particularly interested in increasing their philanthropic involvement”.

December 7, 2011

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Organised by a division of The Indus Entrepreneurs, an organisation formed in 1992 by a group of Indian business tycoons, the awards focus on recognising entrepreneurship among Asian business stalwarts in the UK.

November 10, 2011

The world economy may be suffering some serious problems, but many family businesses are growing faster than ever. Which family businesses are likely to challenge for the top positions in the years ahead? CampdenFB lists the top 50.

At the time of writing, traders’ screens around the world are turning a nasty shade of red. Stock markets are plummeting everywhere and there is much talk of developed economies slipping back into recession.

You would be forgiven for wondering if it might be a good time to retreat to a cave with a weapon and a crate of tinned food. But away from the trading floors, there is another story about the world economy - one that moves more slowly and involves fewer people panicking, and so gets less attention.

October 27, 2011

Indian conglomerate Godrej is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. David Bain talks to its chairman about the family aspect of running the business – and why it’s growing so quickly.

Indian conglomerate Godrej is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. David Bain talks to its chairman about the family aspect of running the business—and why it’s growing so quickly.

Paul Polman, the boss of the huge consumer products company Unilever, makes regular visits to India. In fact, since he became chief executive in 2008, he’s been there at least five times.

September 29, 2011

The family behind India’s Aditya Birla Group plans to invest $17 billion globally, as it looks to double its revenues over the next four years.

The family behind India’s Aditya Birla Group plans to invest $17 billion globally, as it looks to double its revenues over the next four years.

Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the family business whose operations include metals, retail and producing insulators, is looking to achieve $65 billion (€47.7 billion) in sales by 2015, up from its current $35 billion, said a company spokeswoman.

September 5, 2011

Family-owned Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS Motor has appointed another member of the fourth generation to the group’s holding company, further strengthening the family’s presence in the business.

Family-owned Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS Motor has appointed another member of the fourth generation to the group’s holding company, further strengthening the family’s presence in the business.

Twenty-two-year-old Sudarshan Venu has become an additional director of Sundaram-Clayton Limited, the holding company of TVS Motor, a spokesman confirmed.

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