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Indian companies that have made it big abroad

Last updated on: December 6, 2011 08:20 IST

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While foreign companies face a lot of obstacles in setting up a business in India, the protest against the entry of retail giants is a recent example, Indians are not only buying companies overseas, but are also becoming major players around the world.

For instance, Tata UK is now Britain's biggest manufacturer, with almost 40,000 workers - just ahead of British Aerospace.

Add in Tata's service industries, such as consultancy, and the payroll reaches 45,000.

So, let's take a look at some major global acquisitions by Indian companies in recent years.

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Image: A view of the New York Stock Exchange building.
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Aditya Birla Group

Acquisition: Columbian Chemicals Company

Industry: Chemicals

Country: United States

Worth: $875 million

Year: 2011

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Image: Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla.
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GMR Energy

Acquisition: PT Golden Energy Mines

Industry: Metals

Country: Indonesia

Worth: $550 million

Year: 2011

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Image: Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, Chairman, GMR.
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Essar Steel

Acquisition: Zisco

Industry: Metals

Country: Zimbabwe

Worth: $750 million

Year: 2011

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Image: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, left, with Essar's Ravi Ruia in Redcliff, Kwekwe, east of Harare.
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Mahindra and Mahindra

Acquisition: SsangYong Motor Company

Industry: Automobile

Country: South Korea

Worth: $463 million

Year: 2011

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Image: Anand Mahindra, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra.
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Adani Group

Acquisition: Abbot Point Port

Industry: Shipping

Country: Australia

Worth: $2 billion

Year: 2011

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Image: Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.
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Essar Energy

Acquisition: Stanlow refinery

Industry: Oil and gas

Country: United Kingdom

Worth: $350 million

Year: 2011

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Image: Essar office in Mumbai.
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Lanco Infratech

Acquisition: Griffin Coal

Industry: Energy

Country: Australia

Worth: $750 million

Year: 2011

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Image: Lanco Infratech acquired Griffin Coal for $750 million.
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GVK

Acquisition: Hancock's coal and infra assets

Industry: Energy

Country: Australia

Worth: $1.2 billion

Year: 2011

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Adani Group

Acquisition: Galilee coal project

Industry: Energy

Country: Australia

Worth: $2.7 billion

Year: 2010

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Bharti Airtel

Acquisition: Zain

Industry: Telecom

Country: Kuwait

Worth: $10.7 billion

Year: 2010

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Image: Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal.
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Tata Motors

Acquisition: Jaguar Land Rover

Industry: Automobile

Country: British

Worth: $2.3 billion

Year: 2008

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Image: Tata Motors Chairman Ratan Tata.
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Tata Steel

Acquisition: Corus

Industry: Metals

Country: Anglo/Dutch

Worth: $12 billion

Year: 2007

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Image: A view of the Corus steel factory in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.
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Hindalco Industries

Acquisition: Novelis

Industry: Metals

Country: Canada

Worth: $6 billion

Year: 2007

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Essar Group

Acquisition: Algoma Steel

Industry: Metals

Country: Canada

Worth: $1.8 billion

Year: 2007

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Image: A view of Algoma Steel plant.
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United Spirits

Acquisition: Whyte and Mackay

Industry: Spirits

Country: United Kingdom

Worth: $1 billion

Year: 2007


Image: Vijay Mallya, Chairman, United Spirits.
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