Tata Steel in Record Equity Transaction
July 21, 2009
Cleary Gottlieb represented Tata Steel Limited in connection with its offering of 65,410,589 global depository receipts (GDRs), raising approximately US$500,000,000. The offering was also accompanied by the listing of the company’s GDRs on the London Stock Exchange, which complements the existing listing of its shares in India and is the largest Indian GDR ever to be listed in London. It is also the largest capital raising by a company outside of its domestic market on any European exchange this calendar year. The offering closed on July 24, 2009.
Tata Steel Limited is the world’s eighth largest steel producer, with major operations in Europe, India and Southeast Asia. The listing marks a return to the UK stock markets for the assets formerly controlled by Corus, which was acquired by Tata in 2007 and which still employs over 24,000 people in the United Kingdom.