Tata Motors will raise $1 billion (Rs 7,500 crore) in the passenger electric vehicle business from TPG Rise Climate. The amount will be raised based on the valuation of the business up to $9.1 billion. The company said in a statement that Tata Motors Ltd. and TPG Rise Climate has entered into a binding agreement. Also Read - Tata Motors resurrects Sierra SUV in an electric avatar at Auto Expo 2020
TPG Rise Climate along with its co-investor ADQ shall invest in a subsidiary of Tata Motors that will be newly incorporated. Also Read - Tata’s first electric SUV 'Nexon EV' launched in India at starting Rs 13.99 lakh
Moreover, TPG Rise Climate along with the co-investors shall invest Rs 7,500 crore in compulsory convertible instruments to secure between 11 and 15 per cent stake in this company, translating to an equity valuation of up to $9.1 billion. Also Read - Tata Nexon EV with Ziptron power train and over 300 km range launched in India
According to Tata Motors, the new company shall leverage all the existing investments and capabilities of Tata Motors and will channelise the future investments into electric vehicles, dedicated ‘BEV’ platforms, advanced automotive technologies and catalyse investments in charging infrastructure and battery technologies.
According to N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Motors: “I am delighted to have TPG Rise Climate join us in our journey to create a market-shaping electric passenger mobility business in India.
“We will continue to proactively invest in exciting products that delight the customers while meticulously creating a synergistic ecosystem. We are excited and committed to play a leading role in the government’s vision to have 30 per cent electric vehicles penetration rate by 2030.”
It is expected that the first round of capital infusion will be completed by March 2022, and the entire funds will be infused by the end of 2022.
The automobile major said the transaction is subject to the conditions precedent and customary approvals.
(Inputs from IANS)