Major milestones achieved by Tata Companies under Ratan Tata

Ratan TataRatan Tata took over as the Chairman of Tata Group in 1991 and since then he raised the empire from from a turnover of a mere Rs 10,000 crore to around Rs 475,721 crore) in 2011-12. Tomorrow he relinquishes the Title to his successor Cyrus Mistry.

Under his stewardship, Tata Tea acquired Tetley, Tata motors acquired Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel acquired Corus, which have turned Tata from a largely India-centric company into a global business, with 65% revenues coming from abroad. He also pushed the development of Indica and the Nano.

It was under him that Tata Consultacy Services was rebranded  and today it is largest Software Company in Asia with an annual revenue of $10 Bn.

Given below are major Mergers and Acquisitions of  Tata Companies under his leadership.

 Year Tata company Acquired company Country Stake acquired
April Tata Chemicals Olam International, Republic of Gabon Republic of Gabon 25.1 per cent
August Tata Chemicals EPM Mining Ventures Canada 30.6 per cent
January Tata Communications BT Group’s (BT) Mosaic business UK 100 per cent
April TRF Hewitt Robins International UK
December Rallis India (through Tata Chemicals) Metahelix Life Sciences India 53.5 per cent
Tata Chemicals British Salt UK 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
Tata International Bachi Shoes India India 76 per cent
Tata International Euro Shoe Components India 76 per cent
January Tata Communications Neotel South Africa 30 per cent
March Tata Tea
(now Tata Global Beverages)
Grand Russia 33.2 per cent
July TRF Dutch Lanka Trailer
Sri Lanka 51 per cent
October Tata Motors Hispano Carrocera SA Spain Remaining 79 per cent
January Tata Chemicals General Chemical Industrial Products (now Tata Chemicals North America) US 100 per cent stake
Tata Projects Artson Engineering India
March Tata Motors Jaguar and Land Rover brands UK
Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery (Telcon) Serviplem SA Spain 79 per cent
Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery (Telcon) Lebrero SA Spain 60 per cent
June Tata Communications China Enterprise Communications Limited (CEC) China 50 per cent equity interest
August Voltas Rohini Industrial Electricals India 51 per cent
September Tata Power Geodynamics Australia 10 per cent
October Tata Motors European Technical Centre Plc Miljøbil Grenland /
Norway 50.3 per cent
December TCS Citigroup Global Services US 100 per cent
January Tata Steel Corus UK 100 per cent
March Tata Steel Rawmet Industries India
April Indian Hotels Campton Place Hotel US
Tata Power Acquired Coastal Gujarat Power India
Tata Tea through Tetley group
(now Tata Global Beverages)
Vitax and Flosana
Tata Communications Transtel Telecoms (TT) South Africa
June Tata Power PT Kaltim Prima Coal
and PT Arutmin Indonesia
Indonesia 30 per cent equity stake
October TRF York Transport Equipment (Asia) Singapore 51 per cent stake
January Tata Metaliks Usha Ispat, Redi Unit India 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
Tata Interactive Tertia Edusoft Gmbh Germany 90 per cent
Tertia Edusoft AG Switzerland 90.38 per cent
February TCS Tata Infotech India
March Tata Chemicals Brunner Mond (now Tata Chemicals Europe) UK 36.5 per cent
April Tata Steel Millennium Steel Thailand 67.11 per cent
May Tata Tea through Tata Tea (GB)
(now Tata Global Beverages)
JEMCA Czech Republic Assets: intangible and tangible
June Tata Coffee
(now Tata Global Beverages)
Eight O’ Clock Coffee Company US 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
September Tata Tea through Tata Tea (GB)
(now Tata Global Beverages)
Joekels Tea Packers South Africa 33.3 per cent
November Indian hotels Ritz-Carlton hotel US
February Tata Steel NatSteel Asia Pte Singapore 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
Tata Motors Hispano Carrocera Spain 21 per cent
March Tata Chemicals Indo Maroc Phosphore
Morocco Equal partner
April Tata Motors Tata Finance India Merger
July Indian Hotels The Pierre US Management contract
Tata Industries Indigene Pharmaceuticals
US <30 per cent
Tata Communications Teleglobe International UK
August Tata Technologies INCAT International UK
Trent Landmark India 76 per cent
September Tata AutoComp Wündsch Weidinger Germany
Tata Communications Tata Power Broadband India
October Tata Tea through Tata Tea (GB)
(now Tata Global Beverages)
Good Earth Corporation & FMali Herb Inc US 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
TCS Financial Network Services Australia
TCS Pearl Group UK Structured deal
November TCS Comicrom Chile
December Indian Hotels Starwood group (W Hotel) Sydney 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
Tata Chemicals Brunner Mond (now Tata Chemicals Europe) UK 63.5 per cent (December 2005)
36.5 per cent (March 2006)
January TCS Airline Financial Support Services India (AFS) India 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
March Tata Motors Daewoo Commercial
Vehicle Company
Korea 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
Tata Communications Dishnet DSL’s ISP division India
TCS Aviation Software Development Consultancy India (ASDC) India
June Tata Chemicals Hind Lever Chemicals India Amalgamation
July TCS Phoenix Global Solutions India
November Tata Communications Tyco Global Network US
July Tata Communications Gemplex US
February Tata Sons Tata Communications
(formerly VSNL)
India 100 per cent (wholly-owned)
September Indian Hotels Regent Hotel (renamed Taj Lands End) India Effective 100 per cent stake
December Tata Teleservices Hughes Telecom (India) India 50.83 per cent
November Tata Sons (TCS) Computer Maintenance Corporation (CMC) India
February Tata Tea and
Tata Sons
(now Tata Global Beverages)
Tetley UK 100 percent