Kotak Mahindra-ING Vysya merger gets The shareholders' approval


  • Recently, the Private sector Kotak Mahindra Bank has secured its shareholders' approval for amalgamation of Bangalore-based ING Vysya Bank with itself.
  • Earlier,in November2014, Kotak Mahindra Bank had announced the buyout of ING Vysya Bank in an all-stock deal valued at Rs 15,000 crore.
  • After the merger, Kotak Mahindra Bank would become the fourth-largest private sector bank.
  • The amalgamation was approved by 99.30 %  in number representing 99.93 %  in value of the shareholders present.
  • The approval came amidst protest from ING Vysya Bank employees.
  • The merger is subject to approval of the Reserve Bank, Competition Commission of India and other such approvals as may be required.