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June 21, 2010

Reliance Broadcast Network, a subsidiary of the family-owned Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, announced yesterday it has signed an initial agreement to form a joint venture with US-based CBS Studios International to launch a set of TV channels in India.

Reliance Broadcast Network, a subsidiary of the family-owned Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, announced yesterday it has signed an initial agreement to form a joint venture with US-based CBS Studios International to launch a set of TV channels in India. 

This venture is a first for both companies as they attempt to access the growing TV market in the region. 

June 14, 2010

Mukesh Ambani, the second-generation head of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, announced on Friday that the business is to purchase a substantial stake in telecommunications company Infotel Broadband Services.

Mukesh Ambani, the second-generation head of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, announced on Friday that the business is to purchase a substantial stake in telecommunications company Infotel Broadband Services.
 
The acquisition puts Mukesh's company in direct competition with his brother Anil's Reliance Communications.
 

June 11, 2010

Exor, the investment arm of Italy’s Agnelli dynasty, has announced that it plans to invest up to $100 million in partnership with Jardine Matheson Holdings and Rothschild private bank to access private equity opportunities in China and India.

Exor, the investment arm of Italy's Agnelli dynasty, has announced that it plans to invest up to $100 million in partnership with Jardine Matheson Holdings and Rothschild private bank to access private equity opportunities in China and India.
 
According to a statement released on Thursday, the agreement means Exor will be strongly placed to capture both medium and long-term investment opportunities in regions with high growth potential across a wide range of sectors.
 

June 2, 2010

Slated to become the fourth largest economy by 2050 with projected growth of 5% or more over the next 40 years, India has much to teach the rest of the world, particularly its family firms, writes Jennifer East.

Slated to become the fourth largest economy by 2050 with projected growth of 5% or more over the next 40 years, India has much to teach the rest of the world, writes Jennifer East. Family firms in particular can learn from the way many leading Indian families blend tradition and innovation to groom the next generation.
 

May 24, 2010

The bitter battle between India’s Amabni brothers, the world’s richest siblings, has taken a new twist after a joint statement this weekend announced the end of all existing non-competition agreements between their respective companies.

The bitter battle between India's Amabni brothers, the world's richest siblings, has taken a new twist after a joint statement this weekend announced the end of all existing non-competition agreements between their respective companies.
 
Mukesh Ambani, 53, and his brother Anil, 50, signed the non-competition agreements in 2006 following the splitting of their deceased father's Reliance empire into two separate entities, Reliance Industries and Reliance ADA Group, in 2005.

May 7, 2010

Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire head of Reliance Industries, has triumphed in the latest dispute with his brother Anil that saw a family disagreement taken to the Indian Supreme Court.

Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire head of Reliance Industries, has triumphed in the latest dispute with his brother Anil that saw a family disagreement taken to the Indian Supreme Court.
 
The court ruled this morning that Mukesh was not entitled to uphold a private family agreement that stated he would supply gas to his brother's company at below-market-price. Mukesh's lawyer confirmed to waiting journalists that the ruling "is a complete victory for Mukesh Ambani."
 

March 8, 2010

Essar Minerals, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, announced on Saturday it is to buy US-based Trinity Coal Partners LLC for $600 million.

Essar Minerals, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, announced on Saturday it is to buy US-based Trinity Coal Partners LLC for $600 million.
 
The acquisition is part of the Indian conglomerate's plan to secure raw materials for its steel and power operations worldwide and will give it access to a further 200 million tonnes of coal in the US.
 

January 8, 2010

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

October 15, 2009

Blame the parents is an all too familiar refrain if next generation members run into problems when working for the family business, but in the case of India’s Ambani brothers they may just have a valid point, writes Katie Barker

Blame the parents is an all too familiar refrain if next generation members run into problems when working for the family business, but in the case of India's Ambani brothers they may just have a valid point, writes Katie Barker

In the ultimate sibling rivalry showdown, Anil and Mukesh Ambani go head to head in court next week to finally settle a feud that has been simmering away since they split their father's company in 2005.

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