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Tata Chemicals up 3% post fertiliser complex buy in Africa

On Monday, the company - the world's second-largest producer of soda ash - acquired 25.1 per cent stake in the ammonia-urea fertiliser complex at Gabon for $290 million.

twitter-logoPTI | April 13, 2011 | Updated 14:53 IST

Tata Chemicals on Wednesday rose over 3 per cent in the morning trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange, buoyed by the company's acquisition of 25.1 per cent stake in ammonia urea fertiliser complex at Gabon in Africa.

Cheering the move, the stock rose 3.41 per cent to Rs 366.60 a share on Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE). Similarly, on National Stock Exchange, the scrip went up 3.84 per cent to Rs 369 a share.

On Monday, Tata Chemicals - the world's second-largest producer of soda ash with presence in India, Kenya, the UK and the US - acquired 25.1 per cent stake in the ammonia-urea fertiliser complex at Gabon in Africa for $290 million.

The fertiliser complex, with a production capacity of 1.3 million tonnes per annum, is being set up through a joint venture between Olam and the Gabon government at an investment of $1.3 billion. In the JV, Olam held 80 per cent stake while the Gabon government owned the rest.

After Tata Chemicals' acquisition of 25.1 per cent stake, Olam and Gabon's shareholding would reduce to 62.9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.

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