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Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) will now be acquired by Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in India with a gross value of $1.8 billion as decided on 31 March 2010. Although the number of RBS branches are still not transferred and the clearance will be done by Reserve Bank of India. The regulatory approvals will be completed in the first half of 2011. 1,800 RBS staff employees will be transferred to HSBC
HSBC to acquire part of RBS biz in India
Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) announced on Friday that it has decided to acquire the retail and commercial banking businesses of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) in India with a gross asset value of $1.8 billion as on 31 March 2010. The total consideration will comprise a premium of up to $95 million over the tangible net asset value of the businesses being acquired at the closing of the transaction, less an adjustment equal to 90% of any credit losses incurred on the unsecured lending portfolio in the two years subsequent to the completion of the deal. HSBC has not disclosed the number of branches of RBS that are to be transferred to it after getting clearance from the Reserve Bank of India. RBS's retail and commercial banking businesses in India currently have 1.1 million customers, about 1,800 staff and 31 branches.
In connection with seeking the required regulatory approvals, HSBC will apply to the RBI for branch licences required to support the acquired businesses.
As on March 31, 2010, the retail and commercial banking businesses comprised gross assets of 1.2bn ($1.8bn) and the risk weightage assets stood at 0.7bn ($1.1bn). The transaction will be effected by way of an asset and liability transfer.
RBS plans to retain some of its branches in India to carry out the range of businesses which it is retaining. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2011.
The bank said, "For now, it is business as usual for retail and commercial businesses. The businesses, which would be handed over to HSBC, will be valued once we get a clearance from the RBI."
"The branding exercise will start only after we get an approval from the Indian regulator," said a HSBC spokesperson. HSBC Global Banking and Markets advised HSBC on this transaction.
RBS said 1,800 staff employed by it will be absorbed by HSBC after completion of the deal.
Following the exit of the retail and commercial businesses in India, RBS will continue to retain a strong footprint in the sub-continent as it will remain on one of the bank's core markets for global banking & markets, global transaction services business and RBS private banking, which employs over 280 people.
RBS is a leading global wholesale and investment bank, transaction and private bank in Asia Pacific with a significant presence in 11 markets, including India.
India is one of four key locations globally for business services hubs with centres in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai employing over 8,000 people.
RBS is seen to be one of the leading global wholesale and investment bank in Asia Pacific with 8,000 people as employers. The branding exercise will start only after the regulatory approvals by RBI. The total consideration comprises of $95 million over the net tangible a
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