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Tech Mahindra Strengthens its Footprint in European Market

Signed agreement to acquire BASF Business Services Consult

Mumbai – February 27, 2014 – Tech Mahindra GmbH, Düsseldorf, a wholly-owned German subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Limited, India, a specialist provider of IT solutions and services, today announced that it has signed an agreement with BASF Business Services Holding GmbH to acquire its business with third party customers. This includes the 100%-owned subsidiary BASF Business Services Consult GmbH, based in Hamburg. BASF Business Services Holding GmbH will in future focus on providing information services, supply chain operations and business process management for BASF Group.

Legal closing of the transaction is expected to happen in the first quarter of FY 2015. All 60 employees of BASF Business Services Consult GmbH will be transitioned to Tech Mahindra as part of this transaction.

BASF Business Services Holding GmbH (earlier called as BASF IT Services Holding GmbH) is an indirect wholly owned group company of BASF SE. The innovative and competitive service portfolio ranges from consulting, development and operation of IT systems to the design and optimization of business processes throughout the value chain.

Vikram Nair, Head – Europe (Enterprise), Tech Mahindra, said, “This is a strategic move and a testimony of our commitment to the region. It will bring us closer to our customers and will help us to deliver holistic solutions. I’m confident that the acquisition will spur rapid growth in this region.”

This acquisition will see the creation of a strong ICT player in the region with strengths in Application and Infrastructure Business Services. The transaction will be carried out by Tech Mahindra GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Ltd.

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Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.4 billion company with 117,600+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 840 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia as per Forbes 2016 list.

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.

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