Crest Group took various initiatives to consolidate the equity brokerage business as this business required size, scale and large capital. After taking over Fortune Financial Services (India) Limited (Fortune) along with a strong partner and acquiring more companies under its fold, the Company expanded the capital base of Fortune. In keeping with the long term goals of the Company to unlock value from businesses that it builds /invests in, the Company decided to exit the promoter group and now holds a minority stake.
Crest Group invested in and built out the business of Sai Consulting Engineers Private Limited (SAI) a specialized Infrastructure consultancy company which has acted as project and management consultant to a slew of large and complex projects in India and in several Asian and African countries. Over a span of 8-10 years, SAI grew from a 50 engineers company to over 600 engineers before Crest Group unlocked value through a sale of its investment to Systra, a French government company, one of the largest global players in project management and consultancy of Metro/High Speed Rail.
Crest Group invested in Intime Spectrum Share Registry Limited and built it into India’s second largest and most trusted IPO and Share Registry with a credible and distinguished history of excellence. In 2008, the Crest Group partnered with Link Market Services a global registry and capital market services company and in 2011 sold its entire stake to set Link Intime on the path of future growth and consolidation.
Inga Capital formerly known as Collins Stewart Inga Private Limited is an Advisory boutique investment bank registered as a Category I Merchant Banker with Securities and Exchange Board of India ( SEBI) and as part of the Crest Group was built up since its incorporation in 1999 into a leading player in Merger and Acquisitions, IPOs. Debt Syndications, Financial Restructuring, Joint Ventures, Buybacks and Entry Strategy Advisory with an eclectic client profile. Crest Group subsequently unlocked value in this investment as part of its consolidation and disinvestment of the services financial business.
Phoenix Marketcity Pune, is an integrated mixed-use development incorporating Shopping, Dining and Entertainment that delivers a holistic lifestyle and leisure experience. Phoenix Marketcity is Pune’s largest lifestyle, shopping and entertainment destination. Crest Group sold its 5% stake in Phoenix MarketCity Pune in September 2017.