TCS shares fall over 5%; m-cap dips by Rs 30513 cr

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 To Sell Tata Consultancy Stake Worth $1.25 Billion To Repay Debt

Tata Sons will use the proceeds of the transaction to repay the loans of Tata Teleservices. Proceeds from the TCS stake sale may be used also to hike Tata Sons' holdings in other group companies.

Then there is the debt of over Rs 40,000 crore owed by Tata Teleservices, even as the sale of the consumer wireless unit to Bharti Airtel awaits regulatory approvals.

The conglomerate has been planning to raise its ownership over time in five of its largest businesses including Tata Chemicals and Tata Steel, Bloomberg News reported a year ago. In the bargain, the share price of the fastest growing IT services brand in the world - according to leading brand valuation firm, Brand Finance - cracked over 5% in the morning trade. Last week, Tata Sons said that it will buy a 7-per cent stake in group company Indian Hotels for over Rs1,000 crore on or after 13 March, which will increase its stake from 30 per cent to 37 per cent in the hospitality chain.

When contacted, Tata Sons declined to comment. That's a discount of 4-6% on TCS' Monday closing price of Rs 3,052 on the BSE. Last year, it boosted its stake in Tata Motors Ltd, the owner of Jaguar Land Rover.

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Tata Sons, the promoter of major operating companies of the Tata group, is planning to raise around Rs 8,200 crore by selling stake in IT major TCS, according to investment banking sources.

According to analysts, using the stock of TCS to deleverage the parent company's balance sheet market sense "It is always better to use a stock as a currency to deleverage balance sheet when you have a higher stake in a company", said a fund manager who did not want to be named.

Citigroup and Morgan Stanley managed the offering.

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