CHRONOLOGY-Major overseas acquisitions by India's Tata Group


March 26 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is expected to confirm the sale of its British luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover to India's top vehicle maker Tata Motors for over $2 billion later on Wednesday.

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Following are some major overseas acquisitions by Tata Group companies in recent years:

- Feb 2000 - Tata Tea Ltd acquires UK's Tetley for $432 million, becoming the world's No. 2 packaged tea company

- Feb 2004 - Tata Motors signs a deal to buy the commercial vehicle unit of South Korea's Daewoo Group for $102 million

- Aug 2004 - Tata Steel Ltd buys Singapore's lone steel miller, NatSteel Ltd, for $286 million

- June 2005 - Tata Coffee buys U.S.-based Eight O'Clock Coffee Co for $220 million from Gryphon Investors

- July 2005 - Telecom firm Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd buys U.S.-based Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd for $239 million and completes the $130 million purchase of Tyco International's global undersea fibre optic cable network unit

- Aug 2006 - Tata Tea buys 30 percent of U.S. 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

- Jan 2007 - Tata Steel acquires Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group for $13 billion, India's biggest overseas takeover yet

- March 2007 - Tata Power buys stakes in Indonesian PT Bumi Resources Tbk's two coal mines for $1.3 billion

- Jan 2008 - Tata Chemicals buys U.S. soda-ash producer General Chemical Industrial Products Inc for $1.01 billion Sources: Reuters; Tata Group Web site ( (Compiled by Nagesh Narayana and Rina Chandran; Editing by John Mair)



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