What’s holding up the Times Group split

Samir and Vineet Jain more or less agree that a mediated auction is the best way to divide their media empire, but can they rustle up the cash for the assets they want to control?

It has been more than a year since talks of a possible split began at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd, the media behemoth better known as the Times Group. And it seems like a mediated auction is how one of the largest and most powerful media companies in India will finally be carved up.

BCCL is one of the oldest media companies in India; its origins go back to the 19th century. The conglomerate, which publishes The Times of India, has interests in newspapers, television, radio, digital, movies, music, outdoor advertising, education and more. In recent years though, the company …


Harveen Ahluwalia

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