Competitive Strategy, Merger, and Acquisition

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Title: Competitive Strategy, Merger & Acquisition Introduction Tata group is a conglomerate India company operating in over 100 companies within 7 sectors which include engineering, communications and information, services, technology, materials, chemicals, and consumer products. The company operates in more than 80 countries across 6 continents, and the group total revenue was approximately $83.3 billion at the end of 2011 fiscal year. Tata group employs over 425,000 people worldwide, and allows each company to operate independently. The group major companies include Tata Motors, Tata Steel, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), and other major companies within the group. (Annual Report, 2011). Over the years, the group has embarked on the series of acquisitions to enhance market advantages as well increasing the group global exposure. One of the major acquisitions completed by the group was the Tata Motors acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rovers brands. On June 2008, Tata Motor completed the acquisition of Land Rover and Jaguar brands for approximately $2.3 billion. Tata motor raised $3.1 bridge loans from the consortium of more than 25 leading foreign and domestic banks to complete the acquisitions. The acquisition deal includes manufacturing plant, intellectual property rights, worldwide of sale network and advanced deigned centers based in the UK. Since Tata Motor acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover, there are mixed opinion within the business circle whether Tata Motor has
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