Feb 2000 - Tata Tea Ltd acquires
Price - $432 million
Feb 2004 - Becomes the world's No. 2 packaged tea company .
Aug 2004 -Tata Motors signs a deal to buy the commercial vehicle unit of
Price - $102 million
June 2005 - Tata Steel Ltd buys
Price - $286 million
July 2005 - Tata Coffee buys US-based Eight O'Clock Coffee Co from Gryphon Investors.
Price - $220 million
Aug 2006 - Telecom firm Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd, a TaTa Group buys US-based Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd
Price - $239 million
Aug 2006 - Purchase of Tyco International's global undersea fibre optic cable network unit.
Price - $130 million
Tata Tea buys 30 per cent of US enhanced water firm Energy Brands Inc for $677 million. It sells the stake less than a year later to Coca-Cola for $1.2 billion in Jan 2007.
March 2007 - Tata Steel acquires Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group for $13 billion,
Tata Power buys stakes in Indonesian PT Bumi Resources Tbk's two coal mines for $1.3 billion in Jan 2008.
Tata Chemicals buys US soda-ash producer General Chemical Industrial Products Inc for $1.01 billion in 2008.
Whoa where are we going? 10 acquisitions, that too huge acquisitions in 8 years. Looks cool, and what looks cooler now is the current take over of the Jag and the Rover. What would I expect, nothing more than driving the latest or at least the modified versions of the JAGs on Indian roads or at least for a test drive ;) Fingers crossed.