History and Overview
 
Even before India tasted the nectar of independence one man had already set out to chase his dreams, to script one of the major success stories of the century. Late Mr. C.M. Kothari, in the year 1919, laid the foundation for the emergence of a multifaceted conglomerate – The Kothari Group.
 
 
After him his son, the late Mr. H.C. Kothari took up the task of accomplishing his father’s dream and from then the wheel never stopped. With Mr. H.C. Kothari at the helm, the Group flourished with numerous path-breaking initiatives. His legendary presence even today, motivates the Group to explore newer business possibilities that add value to life.
 
Under the leadership of Mr. B.H. Kothari, the HCK Group founded the Pioneer Fund, India’s first mutual fund (later sold to Franklin Templeton), diversified into private equity and real estate investing, and became a vanguard in India for environmentally sustainable development best practices.
 
Today the H.C. Kothari Group is a powerful entity in India, and a rapidly growing brand across the world with specialized interests in:
 
» Petrochemicals
» Sugars and sugar byproducts
» Green energy, such as ethanol and co-generation of power
» Safe deposit and locker services
» Biotechnology
» Private equity investments