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March 14, 2016

CampdenFB and CampdenFO is to increase its focus on Indian family businesses and family wealth issues following a tie-up between its publisher, Campden Wealth, and the Patni family.

CampdenFB and CampdenFO is to increase its focus on Indian family businesses and family wealth issues following a tie-up between its publisher, Campden Wealth, and the Patni family.

Campden Wealth has completed a joint venture with Amit and Arihant Patni, the sons of Gajendra Patni - co-founder of Patni Computer Systems, to launch Campden Family Connect (CFC) in India.

The joint venture will result in more Indian-focused family business and family wealth stories online and in print.

August 7, 2015

Illy Caffé sells €70 million bond to increase market share; Cemex completes $15 billion refinancing of bank debt; and Bharti Airtel beats Reliance Industries to 4G launch

Illy Caffé sells €70 million bond to increase market share

Italian coffee company Illy Caffé has sold a €70 million ($76 million) bond in order to increase market share in the premium hospitality sector.

The move will help Illy keep up with its larger Italian rival Lavazza, and comes amid a period of consolidation in the coffee industry, which is estimated to be worth $80 billion.

October 15, 2014

Asia’s wealthy families are focused on the challenges of successful wealth transfer, while wealthy Mainland Chinese are increasingly looking at alternative investments and cross-border investment opportunities, new research suggests.

Asia’s wealthy families are focused on the challenges of successful wealth transfer, while wealthy Mainland Chinese are increasingly looking at alternative investments and cross-border investment opportunities, new research suggests.

July 10, 2014

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

The Global Entrepreneurial Report, by London-based multi family office Oracle Capital, ranked India the most entrepreneurial country in the world, followed by Turkey and the US.

February 12, 2014

H&M third-gen Karl-Johan Persson has announced the fast-fashion retailer will open its first store in India this year, following approval from the Indian government granted in late 2013.

H&M third-gen Karl-Johan Persson has announced the fast-fashion retailer will open its first store in India this year, following approval from the Indian government granted in late 2013.

In December, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approved a 7.2 billion rupee (€85 million) investment proposal from the Swedish chain to create a wholly-owned subsidiary in the country.

December 4, 2013

Swedish family empire H&M has been granted approval from the Indian Foreign Investment Promotion Board to launch its stores in the South Asian country, the government announced on Monday.

Swedish family empire H&M has been granted approval from the Indian Foreign Investment Promotion Board to launch its stores in the South Asian country, the government announced on Monday.

The 7.2 billion rupee (€85 million) investment will allow the fast-fashion giant to create a wholly-owned subsidiary in the country, where it has previously said it plans to open 50 stores.

April 2, 2013

The Bharti Foundation’s educational programmes aimed at India’s poorest people could dramatically improve their lives,
and change attitudes towards women.
 

If there is one thing that a philanthropist wants, it’s bang for their buck. One way to increase the chances that your money does real good is to address a problem where the possibility of success is great, and it’ll be clear what success looks like.

Take, for example, literacy rates among the underprivileged in India – and especially among girls. Female literacy there is appallingly low. Nationwide, just two-thirds of women can read and write, a number that falls to just half in the north-west state of Rajasthan.

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.

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