Yes Bank eyes acquisitions for business expansion
Yes Bank's planning continues to be organic in terms of its 'Version 2.0' target, but it is open to possible acquisitions in banking, broking and asset management businesses, its founder and CEO Rana Kapoor said in an interview.
Kapoor, who was here to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, said that Yes Bank has received RBI's approval to set up a retail broking business.
"We are in the process of establishing the subsidiary and building an organic business, primarily to complement our savings account offering to our retail customers. We will largely depend on the powerful ongoing retail customer acquisition of the Bank to leverage our broking business," Kapoor said.
"However, we will be open to looking at attractive opportunities in the retail broking space which will cut down the time to market our offerings and will attract high quality management talent," he added.
"We are also open to acquisition across banking, broking and asset management business. We now have a very strong top and senior management to execute organic and inorganic opportunities," he said.
Kapoor, however, added that the bank's planning continues to be organic in terms of execution of Version 2.0 goals of 12,750 employees, 2,000 ATMs, 900 branches, deposit base of Rs 1,25,000 crore,