Tech Mahindra

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Tech Mahindra
Traded as BSE532755
Industry IT services, IT consulting
Founded 1986
Headquarters Pune, India[1]
Area served
Key people
Anand Mahindra (Chairman & Founder)
Vineet Nayyar (VC)
CP Gurnani (CEO & MD)
Services IT, Business Consulting and Outsourcing
Revenue Increase $9 billion (March 2015)[2]
Increase $675 million (March 2015)[2]
Number of employees
105,235 (September 2015)[3]
Parent Mahindra Group

Tech Mahindra Limited is an Indian multinational provider of information technology (IT), networking technology solutions and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to the telecommunications industry. It is a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions. Anand Mahindra is the founder of Tech Mahindra which is headquartered at Pune, India.

Part of the Mahindra Group, Tech Mahindra is a USD 3.68 billion company with 105,000+ professionals across 51 countries.[3] It provides services to 788 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. It is also one of the Fab 50 companies in Asia, a list compiled by Forbes.[4] Tech Mahindra was ranked #5 in India's software services (IT) firms and overall #111 in Fortune India 500 list for 2012.[5] Tech Mahindra, on 25 June 2013, announced the completion of a merger with Mahindra Satyam.[6]

Tech Mahindra has operations in more than 51 countries with 40 sales offices and 72 delivery centres. Assessed at SEI CMMi Level 5, its software headcount stood at 72,952, BPO at 22,693 and support at 7,636 at the end of the financial year 2015.[3]


Mahindra & Mahindra started a joint venture with British Telecom in 1986 as a technology outsourcing firm. British Telecom initially had around 30 percent stake in the Tech Mahindra company. In December 2010, British Telecom sold 5.5 per cent of its stake in Tech Mahindra to Mahindra & Mahindra for Rs 451 crore.[7] In August 2012, British Telecom sold 14.1 per cent of its stake to institutional investors for about Rs 1,395 crore. In December 2012, British Telecom sold its remaining 9.1 per cent (11.6 million shares) shareholding to institutional investors for a total gross cash proceeds of Rs 1,011.4 crore. This sale marked the exit of British Telecom from Tech Mahindra.[8]

Acquisition of Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

After the Satyam scandal of 2008-09 Tech Mahindra bid for Satyam Computer Services, and emerged as a top bidder with an offer of Rs 58.90 a share for a 31 per cent stake in the company, beating a strong rival Larsen & Toubro.[9] After evaluating the bids, the government-appointed board of Satyam Computer announced on 13 April 2009: "its Board of Directors has selected Venturbay Consultants Private Limited, a subsidiary controlled by Tech Mahindra Limited as the highest bidder to acquire a controlling stake in the Company, subject to the approval of the Hon'ble Company Law Board." Through a subsidiary, it has emerged victorious in Satyam sell-off, a company probably two times its size in number of people. This was one of the largest merger deals in India's tech industry.

Merger with Mahindra Satyam

Mahindra Group V-C Anand Mahindra

Tech Mahindra announced its merger with Mahindra Satyam on March 21, 2012, after the board of two companies gave the approval,to build a 2.5-billion $ IT Company in India.[10][11][12] The two firms had received the go-ahead for merger from the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.[13] On June 11, 2013, Andhra Pradesh High Court gave its approval for the merger of Mahindra Satyam with Tech Mahindra,after Bombay high court already gave its approval.[14][15][16][17] Vineet Nayyar said that technical approvals from the Registrar of Companies(RoC) in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra are required which will be done in two to four weeks,and within 8 weeks,new merged entity will be in place,a new organisation chart would also come into force led by Anand Mahindra as Chairman, Vineet Nayyar as Vice Chairman and C. P. Gurnani as the CEO and Managing Director.[18][19][20] On June 25, 2013,Tech Mahindra announced completion of Mahindra Satyam's merger with itself to create nation's fifth largest software services company with a turnover of USD 2.7 billion.[21][22] Tech Mahindra got the approval from the registrar of companies for the merger late in the night at 11:45 pm on June 24, 2013. July 5, 2013 has been determined as record date on which the Satyam Computer Services ('Mahindra Satyam') shares will be swapped for Tech Mahindra shares under the approved scheme, which was approved by both the boards.[23] Mahindra Satyam (Satyam Computer Services), was suspended from trading with effect from July 4, 2013, following its merger with Tech Mahindra .[24] Tech Mahindra completed share swap and allocated its shares to the shareholders of Satyam Computer Services on July 12, 2013.[25] The stock exchanges have accorded their approval for trading the new shares effective July 12, 2013. Tech Mahindra posted net profit of Rs 686 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2013, up 27% compared to the corresponding quarter last year.[26][27][28]


  • 1986 - Created as a joint venture of Mahindra & Mahindra and British Telecommunications (later BT Group).[29]
  • 1993 - Incorporation of MBT International Inc., the first overseas subsidiary
  • 1994 - Awarded the ISO 9001 certification by BVQI[30]
  • 1995 - Established the UK branch office
  • 2001 - Incorporated MBT GmbH, Germany incorporated. Re-certified to ISO 9001:1994 by BVQI[citation needed]
  • 2002 - Assessed at Level 2 of SEI CMM by KPMG. Incorporated MBT Software Technologies Pte. Limited, Singapore
  • 2005 - Merged MBT with Axes Technologies (India) Private Limited,including its US and Singapore subsidiaries.Assessed at Level 3 of SEI CMMI by KPMG
  • 2006 - Name changed to Tech Mahindra Limited. Assessed at Level 4 of SEI People-CMM (P-CMM) by QAI India. Raised Rs46.5 million ($1 million) from a hugely successful IPO to build a new facility in Pune, to house about 9,000 staff. Formed a JV with Motorola Inc. under the name CanvasM.
  • 2007 - Acquired iPolicy Networks Private Limited. Launched the Tech M Foundation to address the needs of the underprivileged in our society.Assessed at Level 5 of SEI CMMI by KPMG
  • 2009 - Tech M wins bid for fraud-hit Satyam Computer Services at Rs 58.90 per share outdoing Larsen & Toubro, the other player in the fray, which bid at Rs 45.90. Rebrands the company to Mahindra Satyam.
  • 2012 - Tech Mahindra acquires Hutchison Global Services for $87.1 million
  • 2012 - Tech Mahindra buys 51% stake in Comviva
  • 2012 - Tech Mahindra acquires vCustomer BPO for $27 million
  • 2013 - Tech Mahindra acquires Sweden-based Type Approval Lab. The lab was part of Sony Mobile Communication's internal test function and after acquisition it has become first European test lab of Tech Mahindra.[31]
  • 2013 - On June 25, Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam merging process completed and the name of the parent company was retained for the merged entity with a new logo and motto.[32]
  • 2014 - Tech Mahindra acquires Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC), the largest independent telecom services company in the world with local presence in over 50 countries
  • 2015 - Tech Mahindra acquires SOFGEN Holdings, a 450-employee Swiss IT firm serving the financial services industry[33][34]
  • 2015 - Tech Mahindra purchases a controlling stake in Pininfarina S.p.A., an Italian brand in automotive and industrial design[35]
  • 2015 - Tech Mahindra announces launch its Automation Framework AQT (Automation, Quality, Time)[36]

Tech Mahindra offices

Tech Mahindra has offices in more than 50 countries.[37][38][39]

See also


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  11. Rising wages can harm Indian IT companies: Vineet Nayyar, Vice-Chairman, Tech Mahindra
  12. /Tech Mahindra, Satyam get nod to merge
  13. Mahindra Satyam-TechM to take 150 top leaders to Bangkok
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  15. "Andhra Pradesh High Court clears merger of Mahindra Satyam with Tech Mahindra". The Times Of India. June 11, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Mahindra Satyam waits for Court order for merger". The Hindu. Chennai, India. May 17, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "MSat-Tech Mahindra merger gets court nod". The Hindu. Chennai, India. June 11, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  27. "Tech Mahindra completes share swap — The Times of India". The Times Of India.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  29. Daniel Thomas (29 Aug 2012). "BT set to reduce stake in Tech Mahindra". Archived from the original on 2 Oct 2012. BT founded Tech Mahindra as a joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian vehicle group, in 1986.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  31. "Tech Mahindra acquires Sweden-based Type Approval Lab". The Economics Times. Retrieved 2012-04-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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