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India’s $100-Billion Corporate Groups Expand to Eight with Three New Entrants

Indian corporate giants with a market capitalization of over $100 billion have grown to eight, with three new entrants joining the prestigious club over the past year. This growth is attributed to a significant rally in domestic equities. The latest members to enter this elite group are Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel group, the ICICI Bank group, and Kumar Mangalam Birla’s Aditya Birla group.

The venerable Tata group, with a history spanning over 150 years, continues to lead the pack with a combined market capitalization of $366 billion. It is followed by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance group, valued at $267 billion, and Gautam Adani’s Adani group, which has reached a market value of $205 billion.

Collectively, these eight conglomerates boast a market value nearing $1.5 trillion, representing almost 30 percent of India’s total market capitalization. Among the new entrants, Airtel has experienced the most significant increase in market value. This surge is due to a 65 percent rise in the market value of its flagship, Bharti Airtel, pushing it to nearly $100 billion. Additionally, the recent listing of its subsidiary, Bharti Hexacom, in May has contributed to this growth.

The Adani group has also witnessed a substantial rebound, with a 65 percent increase in market value following a period of turbulence caused by allegations from US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research. The Aditya Birla group has seen its market value soar by more than 50 percent, securing its place as the latest addition to the $100-billion club.

However, not all members of this elite group have fared equally well. The HDFC group stands out as the only one to experience a decline in market value over the past year. Meanwhile, the broader Nifty 500 index has surged nearly 35 percent, reflecting the overall bullish sentiment in the Indian equity markets.

This expansion in the number of $100-billion corporate groups underscores the dynamic nature of India’s corporate sector and its ability to grow amidst varying economic conditions. The impressive performances of these conglomerates highlight the robustness and resilience of India’s major businesses and their crucial role in driving the nation’s economic growth.

As these corporate giants continue to expand and diversify, they not only enhance their own market standings but also significantly contribute to the overall market dynamics and investor sentiment in India. The sustained growth and market leadership of these groups are indicative of their strategic vision, operational excellence, and adaptive capabilities in an ever-evolving global economy.

In conclusion, the addition of Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, and Aditya Birla groups to the $100-billion valuation club marks a significant milestone for Indian corporate giants. Their ascent reflects both the strength of individual enterprises and the broader economic environment fostering such growth. As these groups continue to navigate the complexities of the market, their trajectory will be closely watched by investors and analysts alike, shaping the future landscape of India’s corporate world.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

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