• Apr 28, 2008


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Volkswagen may not be the only auto manufacturer interesting in a storied Italian motorcycle maker. Hot on the heels of its purchase of Jaguar and Land Rover, rumors are swirling that Tata may be considering purchasing a stake in MV Agusta. According to a few Indian and Italian sources, Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, is reportedly in talks with Claudio Castiglioni, the man running the show at MV Agusta.

Tata's involvement with MV Agusta could inject a unique flavor to the Indian conglomerate's portfolio, which has already been boosted by its acquisition of the two aforementioned classic British marques. A healthy injection of cash could do wonders for MV Agusta as well, considering what it has already proven capable of even in its currently meager financial position.


[Sources: Faster and Faster, India Automotive, Motoblog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This just in...

      Tata replaces Virtucon as Dr. Evil's shell corporation to blackmail the world for One Hundred Billion Dollars!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tata buys my apartment building. Developing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now I am worried. I hope they are not making a same mistake Ford made few years ago (used all its reserve to buy companies all around the world).

      I do have more confidence in current genration of Indian business leaders when compared to current generation of American business leaders, but still it worries me.


      • 6 Years Ago
      where do they get all this money
      are they pulling DMC and packing the glove box with coke ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      What aren't they looking at buying a stake in?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Seriously. I know they are an enormous conglomerate but you would think that they would focus on Jaguar/Land Rover. I mean in Jaguar they bought a company that has not used black since the sixties, and in Land Rover they bought a compny that needs to seriously figure out how to meet all the world's fuel consumption and CO2 regulations. Thats a lot of work right there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      serious question.. what has MV Agusta done with the huge ammount of money BMW paied to MV Agusta last year for the Husqvarna bike brand? The deal was from July 2007 and MV Agusta is again out of money? Last year Claudio Castiglioni claimed they wanna spend the BMW money into new bike models... looks like the BMW money run in other italian pockets
      • 6 Years Ago
      Proton used to own MV Agusta.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Next Autoblog article headline...

      Tata to Buy Entire Automotive Industry