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Tata Sons to buy Tata Steel stake in Tata Motors on or after June 23
June 17, 2017 / 8:01 AM / 5 months ago

Tata Sons to buy Tata Steel stake in Tata Motors on or after June 23

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tata Sons Ltd, the holding company of India’s salt-to-software Tata conglomerate, plans to buy out Tata Steel Ltd’s stake in Tata Motors Ltd on or after June 23, it said in a regulatory filing on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: Men ride a motorbike past a Tata Motors car plant at Sanand, in Gujarat, India October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File photo

Tata Sons will buy about 83.6 million shares in Tata Motors at or around the prevailing price of the stock on the date of the planned acquisition, it said in the filing.

It cited “restructuring of investment portfolio” as the reason for the planned deal.

Tata Motors shares closed at 455.75 rupees in Mumbai trading on Friday.

Tata Sons owned 28.71 percent of Tata Motors at the end of March, while Tata Steel owned 2.9 percent in the vehicle maker.

Tata Sons owned 29.75 percent of Tata Steel at the end of March, while Tata Motors owned a 0.46 percent stake in the steelmaker, according to stock exchange data.

Indian media have reported that Tata Sons planned to reduce crossholdings among group companies.

Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Paul Tait

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