Friday, March 23, 2007

ASK calls off JV with Raymond James

The ASK-Raymond James JV is no more. Brothers Asit and Sameer Koticha-owned ASK Investment & Financial Consultants has bought out the 50% strategic stake from Raymond James Financial, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Raymond James will not have any presence in India post-deal. The Kotichas have kept their options open on having financial partner or strategic investor in the future.

Subsequent to the buyback, the 50% shares will remain with the two brothers-Asit and Sameer. In the new holding pattern, the two brothers will hold 75% shares and another 25% will stay with Bharat Shah, who will be heading the ASK Investment Managers Private Limited. The ASK Group also plans to enter mutual fund, real estate and NBFC businesses.

Read the Business Standard article.

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