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Blackstone invests $100 mln in Indian tractor manufacturer

MUMBAI, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The Blackstone Group hasinvested $100 million for a 12.5 percent stake in India'sInternational Tractors Ltd (ITL), the U.S. private equitycompany said in a statement on Monday.

ITL, which manufactures tractors, is the flagship company ofIndia's Sonalika Group.

(Reporting by Indulal PM; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)

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