Hinduja's $100 billion gamble on India
In 2014, the Hinduja group turns 100 years. The group, which has estimated worldwide revenues of $10 billion, with some 35 per cent of those coming out of India, wants to usher in the 100th year in style. The group is looking for some big ticket investments in Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Telecom & Healthcare.
If all these projects pan out, the Hindujas would end up pumping over $50 billion into the country or even more. The Hinduja group owns Ashok Leyland, Ennore Foundaries, Gulf Oil Corporation, HTMT Global Solutions and IndusInd Bank.
The Hindujas had made a bid of $20 billion when Hutch was put up for sale. But they were pipped at the end by Vodafone. Not wanting to miss out on the India growth story, they want to invest more than $50 billion which could even go upto $100 billion by the time the company hits a century.
Read a detailed article in Business Today about the Hinduja’s multi billion gamble.