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Tata Housing, Macquarie Form Rs 2,000 Crore Fund

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New Delhi: Realty major Tata Housing has tied up with private equity firm Macquarie Group to set up a Rs 2,000 crore fund to be used for the company’s luxury housing projects.

Australia-based Macquarie Group will put in Rs 1,400 crore while the Tata group firm will contribute Rs 600 crore. “Tata Housing and Macquarie have joined hands to invest Rs 2,000 crore in the Indian real estate market,” a source said.

Macquarie will have 70 per cent stake in the fund. A Tata Housing spokesperson declined to comment.

According to sources, the investments will be in the form of equity infusion into the fund to expand Tata Housing’s presence across premium and luxury projects in the top 8 cities in the country over the next 3-5 years. The projects would be targeted at marquee locations in Mumbai, National Capital Region, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune.

This is the second such fund for Tata Housing. Its subsidiary Tata Value Homes has formed a fund of about USD 90 million as it targets to develop about 16,800 homes over the next 10 years.

In May last year, World Bank Group member IFC had announced an investment of USD 25 million (around Rs 160 crore) to finance affordable projects by Tata Housing. In May this year, UK-based CDC also invested USD 25 million. Established in 1984, Tata Housing is a subsidiary of Tata Sons, which holds 99.86 per cent of equity share capital of the company.

Over the past few years, Tata Housing has emerged as one of the leading real estate players with a pan-India presence across the affordable and luxury segments.

Tata Housing sells premium and luxury homes in the Rs 60 lakh to Rs 14 crore range and currently has 29 projects with around 70 million sq ft under various stages of development at 13 locations across the country.

Under its Tata Value Homes brand, the developer sells apartments at an entry price of Rs 16 lakh across citie