The Maruti - Suzuki Conflict

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Case Code : BSTR029 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Mergers Acquisition and takeovers
Case Length : 11 Pages
Period : 1997-2002
Pub. Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Maruti Udyog Limited, Suzuki Motor Corporation
Industry : Automobile & Automotive
Countries : India


The case gives detailed insight into the disputes between Suzuki Motor and the Government of India (GoI), joint venture partners in Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL), an automobile giant in India.

Covering the expansion plan, appointment of Bhaskarudu as the managing director and the disinvestment of MUL, it describes in-depth the disputes between the partners.


Disinvestment of Maruti, problems in the Joint Venture between Maruti & Suzuki, role of Government of India in J V, passenger car market in India


  Page No.
A Bitter Fight 1
Background Note 2
The Conflict 3
The MUL Disinvestment Issue 6
Exhibits 7


Disputes, Suzuki Motor, Government of India, GoI, joint venture, Maruti Udyog Limited, MUL, automobile giant, India, expansion plan, appointment, Bhaskarudu, managing director, disinvestment, MUL

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