The Hinduja Group builds strong relationships with its customers to fulfil their investment-banking and asset-management needs.
Such relationships are based on:
Trust - which assures customers that their assets are safe.
Discretion - which ensures complete confidentiality
Reliability - through prompt and effective responses to customer needs
Performance - by consistently delivering the expected commercial results
The Hinduja Group operates an independent global investment banking capability. The Investment Banking division is broad based and has dedicated professional teams located in London, New York, Geneva and Mumbai.
This Division has developed first hand commercial expertise in several key industry sectors around the world through Hinduja Group’s own businesses coupled with an excellent understanding of global capital markets.
We use our expertise and know-how to advise clients on strategies for growth, how to structure and execute mergers, acquisitions and underwriting capital requirements. For corporate clients looking to raise capital, we provide expert advice on the issuance of all forms of equity, bonds and other debt.
Through our brokers we have built strong relationships with corporations, institutional investors and individuals and we are therefore able to serve their brokerage requirements and at the same time provide them with accurate and up-to-date research.
With respect to institutional and individual investors, our performance in managing their assets is crucial to our success. The Asset Management business employs an 'open architecture' system to deliver the full range of wealth management solutions for our clients. This enables us to run a customised investment platform that has the capability to offer asset allocation, risk analysis and selection of the best performing funds available, all backed up with personalised and quality service.
Overall, what distinguishes the Hinduja Group’s investment banking activities are:
- Quality of advice
- A clear understanding of clients’ needs
- Access to many capital sources
- Timely and efficient execution
Although the Investment Banking division acts from time to time for certain group companies on an arms-length basis, its activities are focused on independent transactions with a broad range of regional and international clients.
Project Advisory Services
In its long history of international trading, marketing and specialist industry activities, the Hinduja Group has acquired a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in bringing projects to a successful conclusion.
The Group itself has committed long-term investments in several projects in developing countries and uses its expertise to assist other project investors. This expertise encompasses power generation, airport construction and transportation including air cargo transportation, development of roads, airports and associated infrastructures.
The Group provides Project Advisory Services to its clients through AMAS-IPS and Ashok Leyland Project Services.
The Infrastructure Project Development initiatives comprise the following:
- Providing specialised project services from concept to commissioning – from pre-investment feasibility studies and appraisals to development of joint ventures and company formation.
- Providing professional services to international companies interested in projects in India, in areas such as power, telecommunications and surface transport infrastructure.
- Providing specialised inputs, on request, to assist in the profitable and economic implementation of projects in close co-operation with promoters and designated shareholders.
- Assisting investment entities of the group in successfully identifying and implementing projects in India
The Group can deliver a variety of advisory services including all types of restructuring, joint ventures, acquisitions and mergers and asset sales. In particular, it offers international companies a highly professional conduit for transacting business in India. The Investment Banking Division can assist in forming joint ventures, identifying suitable partners as well as providing the full range of establishment services needed for conducting business in India. The Group also acts for businesses seeking investments/acquisitions in other parts of the world. This is further backed up by our ability to arrange the required capital.
We have very strong sector skills in automotive, engineering, healthcare, telecom, media, energy, business process outsourcing, financial services, real estate and infrastructure areas.
The Group has the capability to underwrite debt and equity transactions on a global basis. It maintains excellent relationships with key institutional investors and banks, and has played an active role in many regional and international IPO’s, GDR’s, ADR’s and private placements. The Capital Markets division can act for government agencies, corporate and public / private partnerships. In particular, the Group has an exemplary track record in project development, and is well positioned to act for infrastructure and energy counterparties in arranging all levels of required capital.
Private Equity and Direct Investment
Our Investment Banking division is constantly alert to unquoted direct investments around the world. It maintains a preference for those industries where it already has operating expertise. The Group is currently developing a series of private equity funds targeted at particular sectors in India, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. These funds will be managed through this division and provide the Group with a stand-alone capability to invest directly in emerging market businesses and select infrastructure projects.
The Group has had a long and successful track record of real estate investment, as principal investor and as a provider of support services to its clients. It has invested in residential and commercial real estate in North America, Europe, Middle East and India and has resident expertise in each of these locations.
We also possess the capability to advise on and structure financing packages for projects in the travel, tourism and leisure sector. The Group is organising a real estate fund for foreign and domestic investors that will develop large scale mixed-use sites in the major metro centres of India.
Asset Management Services
For private customers, the Group’s platform of products and services provides access to a wide range of investing and wealth building tools with the personal guidance of financial experts.
The Group offers a full range of private banking financial products and services to high net-worth individuals. It also provides professional asset management services for small and medium sized companies.
The Asset Appreciation Plan of the Group provides medium to long-term capital growth, combined with reduced volatility through diversification using the best available funds and fund managers. The Plan allows the investor to select his portfolio mix and includes a power of attorney authorising the Group’s Bank to make the investments.
The Group believes that every client is unique with specific needs and differing attitudes towards acceptable levels of risk. It responds to these individual needs by devising financial strategies depending on the decisions of its client. In order to meet these strategies and objectives, the best suitable managers are selected.