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Tata Motors to raise $1 billion in equity and debt

business Updated: Jun 28, 2010 19:48 IST

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The board of Tata Motors has approved a plan to raise $1 billion by issuing securities to fund growth and reduce debt, the company said on Monday.

Tata said in a statement it would raise 47 billion rupees ($1.0 billion) through a combination of equity shares, bonds, debentures and warrants in Indian and international markets in several tranches, as market conditions permit.

Tata - India's largest commercial vehicle maker and creator of the super-cheap Nano - had a consolidated net debt of 188 billion rupees ($4.1 billion) as of March 2010, down from 237.5 billion rupees ($5.1 billion) a year earlier.

The company also plans to ask shareholders to raise borrowing caps from 200 billion rupees ($4.3 billion) to 300 billion rupees ($6.5 billion).

Company executives have said they would like to expand their Jaguar Land Rover product portfolio, ramp up exports from India and push deeper into China.

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