Tata Sons, incorporated in 1917, is the successor to the trading enterprise founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868 and is the promoter of a broad range of other Tata branded companies which together form one of India's largest and most respected business conglomerates, employing approximately 357,000 people and with revenues of US$70.8 billion (2008 to 2009). Tata companies include 27 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of approximately US$58.5 billion (as at 29 October, 2009).

Tata companies have been instrumental in setting up business ventures that have had large-scale impact on the Indian industry and economy, and which have been of national significance.

The Tata companies operate in more than 85 countries across 6 continents, and export products and services to 80 countries. Tata companies have emerged as one of the most trusted Indian partners for large, global investors. Over the years, Tata companies have entered into a number of strategic alliances and partnerships with leading international companies

TRIF Investment Management Ltd (The Investment Manager), a 100% subsidiary of Tata International AG, which in turn is a 100% subsidiary of Tata Sons Limited ("Tata Sons"), is the Investment Manager and Sponsor of Tata Realty Initiatives Fund 1 (“TRIF-1”), a closed-end investment company incorporated in Mauritius.