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August 31, 2010

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has continued its diversification drive with the purchase of a minority stake in family-run luxury hotel group Oberoi.

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has continued its diversification drive with the purchase of a minority stake in family-run luxury hotel group Oberoi.

Reliance Industries Investment and Holding Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired a 14.12% stake in Oberoi subsidiary EIH for $217 million.

In a statement, Reliance said it had decided to make an investment as "the Oberoi family had developed Oberoi Hotels into a premier international brand".

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

January 28, 2010

The release of full year financial statements by some of the world’s largest family companies reveal a diverse range of fortunes for both the businesses and their founding families.

The release of full year financial statements by some of the world's largest family companies reveal a diverse range of fortunes for both the businesses and their founding families.

Ford, the family-controlled automaker, today posted better-then-expected full year results, recording a pre-tax operating profit of $454 million – its first for four years. This figure represented a $7.3 billion improvement on last year's losses which totalled nearly $15 billion. 

November 1, 2005

In family business, being successful doesn't necessarily mean you're doing well in dollars and cents. If your family isn't squabbling over who should be boss, or wrestling with decades of habit to bring the independence of your board up to speed – and business isn't suffering – then you're not doing badly at all. Families in Business examines the world's ten most successful family business CEOs, ranking equally by sales or revenue and the decisions and achievements the CEO has made during the year. All inheritor CEOs have worked to earn their place, bringing in major deals for their companies on their own merit prior to taking on the top job. Watch for these guys in 2006, writes Melanie Stern

In family business, being successful doesn't necessarily mean you're doing well in dollars and cents. If your family isn't squabbling over who should be boss, or wrestling with decades of habit to bring the independence of your board up to speed – and business isn't suffering – then you're not doing badly at all. Families in Business examines the world's ten most successful family business CEOs, ranking equally by sales or revenue and the decisions and achievements the CEO has made during the year.

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