Tata vs Mistry: What’s next

Over the coming month, shareholders of Tata Group firms will decide whether the Cyrus Mistry stays as director in their respective companies


Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry. Photo: PTI
Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry. Photo: PTI

It is possibly the biggest corporate boardroom battle since the Ambani brothers split the Reliance business empire in 2005.

After the $103 billion Tata group removed the chairman of its holding company, Cyrus Mistry, in a boardroom putsch on 24 October, the latter didn’t go quietly. Both sides have been engaged in an intense media war with allegations and counter allegations.

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The Tatas say Mistry betrayed the trust reposed in him; the ousted chairman says that he was working for the betterment of the group (where he is a shareholder) and was creating a new structure and improving transparency.

While no legal recourse has been taken by either side, the battle moves to its end game: shareholders will now decide whether Mistry stays as director in their respective companies.

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