Real-time Stock quotes, portfolio, LIVE TV and more.
Aug 11, 2012, 10.41 AM IST
Japan's Honda Motor Co has bought a 3% stake it did not already own in its Indian car unit from a local firm in a deal worth Rs 180 crore, ending a partnership of more than 16 years.
Usha International, part of India's diversified Shriram Group, said in a statement on Friday it sold its entire 3.16% stake, or 18 million shares, in the joint venture to the Japanese partner for Rs 100, including a non-compete fee.
Usha's exit is symbolic of a growing trend of overseas manufacturers tearing up local partnerships in India and pumping billions of dollars into wholly-owned Indian units.
The buyout completes a drawn-out separation between the two partners, which began when Honda proposed a costly investment in diesel vehicle production facilities in India.
Usha and Honda had been negotiating over the value of the Indian company's holding in the joint venture for the past few months.
Last year, Honda sold its entire 26% stake in India's largest two-wheeler maker to the local partner - Hero Group - to focus on the two-wheeler business on its own in the country.
Action in Hero Motocorp
May 24 2013, 16:42
- in Rupee
May 23 2013, 09:33
- in Technicals