Indian Industry Global Leaders


In what’s being seen as the largest M&A deal in India’s automotive history, Apollo Tyres has announced it will acquire US-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in an all cash transaction valued at $2.5 billion or around Rs 14,500 crore.

The deal is larger than Tata Motor’s $2.3 billion Jaguar – Land Rover acquisition, which will propel Apollo from 16th to 7th spot among the biggest tyre companies in the world. With this Kanwar joins a select group of Indian businessmen who are part of the top league whose brief profiles are given below. They are leaders in their sectors.

Mukesh Ambani

Company: Reliance Industries    Industry: Polyester fibre & yarn

Rank: 1   Capacity: 2.5 million tonnes.

Brij Mohan Lall

Company: Hero Motocorp    Industry: Two-wheeler

Rank: 1   Capacity: 6.2 million units.

Anand Mahindra

Company: Mahindra & Mahindra   Industry: Tractors

Rank: 1    Capacity: 236,000 units

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Company: Aditya Birla Nuvo    Industry: Carbon Black

Rank: 1   Capacity: 2 million tonnes.

Anil Agarwal

Company: Hindustan Zinc     Industry: Zinc

Rank: 1    Capacity: 1 million tonne.

Baba Kalayani

Company: Bharat Forge     Industry: Forging

Rank: 2   Turnover: Rs 3,249 crore.

Sunil Mittal

Company: Bharati Airtel    Industry: Telecom

Rank: 4    User base: 272 million.

Cyrus Mistry

Company: Tata Motors    Industry: Commercial vehicles

Rank: 4    Capacity: 600,000 units.

Narayana Murthy

Company: Infosys    Industry: IT

Rank: 8    Revenues: Rs 36, 765 crore.


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