Tata Sons To Raise Stake In Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals

Tata Sons, the promoter of major Tata group companies, will hike its shareholding in Tata Global Beverages Ltd. and Tata Chemicals Ltd. for an estimated Rs 1,458 crore.

Tata Sons will acquire up to 4.31 crore shares or 6.84 percent stake in Tata Global Beverages Ltd from Tata Chemicals as a part of restructuring of its investment portfolio, Tata Global Beverages said in a regulatory filing.

Tata Chemicals said Tata Sons will acquire up to 1.11 crore shares or 4.39 percent stake in the company from TGBL.

Before the proposed acquisition, Tata Sons’ holding in the TGBL and Tata Chemicals stand at 22.63 percent and 19.35 percent respectively.

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TGBL and Tata Chemicals said the proposed date of acquisition is on or after September 18 and the shares are proposed to be acquired at the prevailing price on the date of acquisition.

TGBL said that the acquisition price would not be more than 25 percent of Rs 179.99 per share. At the indicated price, the transaction is estimated to be around Rs 777.10 crore.

Tata Chemicals also said that the acquisition price would not be more than 25 percent of Rs 609.23 per share. At the indicated price, the transaction is estimated to be around Rs 681.45 crore.

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Shares of TGBL were trading 1.15 percent higher at Rs 211.45 on BSE. Shares of Tata Chemicals were trading 1.28 percent higher at Rs 626 apiece on BSE.

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