Tata Sons will raise $1bn from TCS stake sale

Tata Consultancy shares were offered at 2,872 rupees to 2,925 rupees each according to terms for the deal obtained by Bloomberg earlier

Tata Sons will raise $1bn from TCS stake sale

Tata Sons Ltd, the holding company for India's biggest business group is selling around 1.48 percent of its stake in software services provider Tata Consultancy Ltd worth $1.25 billion, reportedly to pay-off debts. Tata Sons' move to sell over 28 million shares of TCS comes nearly 10 months after it received Rs 11,722 crore by participating in the software major's share buyback programme.

TCS fell 4.84% to Rs 2,904 at 9:46 IST on BSE after media reported that Tata Sons will sell about 1.5% stake in TCS through the stock exchanges between 13 and 15 March 2018.

According to sources, Tata Sons will use the proceeds of the share sale to repay loans of Tata Teleservices. Last year, Tata had sold off the Tata Teleservices Ltd.'s mobile-phone operations to Bharti Airtel Ltd.to raise funds for creditors as well. The price range represents a 4.2 percent to 5.9 percent discount to its last close.

Coutinho backs Neymar to return to Barcelona
Coutinho echoed the sentiments of Ivan Rakitic who had earlier said he would welcome Neymar back "right now". Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has since labelled the rumours "a fantasy".

Brandon Jennings available to play off Bucks' bench Monday
Wilson from the Wisconsin Herd ( read here): The Bucks announced early on Sunday morning that they have recalled rookie D.J. If he is able to do so, perhaps his 10-day contract might be extended to a full-year or even garner a hefty extension.

Nintendo's Priorities for Switch Don't Include Video, Says Netflix
The Nintendo Switch will automatically download the firmware 5.0.0 firmware while it is connected online. The Nintendo Switch is now the hottest thing in the world, with a number of hybrid functions.

Some part of the proceeds will also be used to reduce the cross-holdings of different companies in the Tata group.

Recently, Indian Hotels and Company Ltd had announced that Tata Sons will be acquiring up to 6.64 per cent shares of the company from three promoter entities as part of restructuring the investment portfolio. After the block deal, Tata Sons will hold about 73% in TCS, which generated $18 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017.

Latest News