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Old 14th September 2007, 17:01   #31
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Tata group have the Financial stability to buy fiat spa. It is possible buy why?
why would tata buy fiat to get their technology? I think this is just a plain rumour or Ratan tata is extremely ambitious.
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Old 14th September 2007, 18:29   #32
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if they buy Fiat SPA does that mean they will own Ferrari or only Fiat brand ?
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Old 14th September 2007, 19:14   #33
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The Tata group is already servicing a large debt (ref: Corus).
The financing for the Corus deal was apparently a tiny fraction of what the group is considered to be 'good' for in the financial market.
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The Tata group is already servicing a large debt (ref: Corus).
If that is true then they wont do this:
"Tata Tea Mulling $2B Acquisition of AriZona Beverages"
Source: Tata Tea Mulling $2B Acquisition of AriZona Beverages - Forbes.com
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If that is true then they wont do this:
"Tata Tea Mulling $2B Acquisition of AriZona Beverages"
Its not just the $2billion AriZona Beverages that is on the Tata crosshairs. Tatas are also looking at the $16billion acquisition plan for Cadbury Schwepps as a part of a large consortium.
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Tatas are also looking at the $16billion acquisition plan for Cadbury Schwepps as a part of a large consortium.
Holey cow... $16b
That makes me wonder what Indian companies are capable of these days.
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Old 14th September 2007, 20:06   #37
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The financing for the Corus deal was apparently a tiny fraction of what the group is considered to be 'good' for in the financial market.
Did not get that. Are you talking about the amount of leverage?

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If that is true then they wont do this:
"Tata Tea Mulling $2B Acquisition of AriZona Beverages"
Source: Tata Tea Mulling $2B Acquisition of AriZona Beverages - Forbes.com
What is the valuation for Fiat? What is the synergy with Fiat? If you are confident of incorporating another company with its people and processes, then well you can go ahead. Tata has proven something with Tetley. That is why they are confident and maybe so will the lenders be. Which means that debt will be provided at lower rates.

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Its not just the $2billion AriZona Beverages that is on the Tata crosshairs. Tatas are also looking at the $16billion acquisition plan for Cadbury Schwepps as a part of a large consortium.
-ditto-

As always, how much of this is rumour and how much fact?
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As always, how much of this is rumour and how much fact?
I am pretty sure that its just a rumour. I can't believe that FIAT is willing to be sold.
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I think the story is not based on facts. Tata's want to buy some brands of fiat, not whole fait group.
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Tata's want to buy some brands of fiat, not whole fait group.
AFAIK, Tata want to buy some brands(Jaguar and Land Rover) of FORD and not Fiat.
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If that is true then they wont do this:
"Tata Tea Mulling $2B Acquisition of AriZona Beverages"
Source: Tata Tea Mulling $2B Acquisition of AriZona Beverages - Forbes.com

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The Tatas have been interested in AriZona Beverages for three years now, The Economic Times of Mumbai said in a report quoting unnamed sources. Company officials did not comment on the rumors.
Forbes is quoting Economic times which is quoting unnamed sources. Thumb rule: Whenever any publication of the times rag quotes unnamed sources/Reliable sources, they are actually referring to the reporters whazooo or the paan waala outside the company's headquarters.
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pretty amusing i must say. i dont believe it.
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Hahaha I wonder how I missed this one. Did anyone read the start of the article:

So the biggest qualified rumour in the market?
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