Drinking Up

Dinakar, S.
October 2006
Forbes Asia;10/16/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 17, p26
The article discusses the deals made by Indian beverage company Tata Tea and the impact of these deals on the company. In just six years R.K. Krishna Kumar, vice chairman of Tata Tea, has spent nearly $1.4 billion on purchases in the U.S., Great Britain and elsewhere, transforming the Indian company from little more than a commodity business running tea plantations into a multinational beverage outfit. At the same time, though, Kumar's big bets have loaded up Tata Tea with expensive debt.


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