Reliance Industries is net debt-free after raising a record Rs 1.69 lakh crore from global investors and a rights issue in almost two months, said group chairman Mukesh Ambani in a statement on FridayAs on March, Reliance had a net debt of Rs 1.61 trillion and the company had earlier set March 2021 as the deadline for turning debt free.
On May 3, the company announced its second deal with private equity (PE) firm Silver Lake for 1.15 per cent stake worth Rs 5,655.75 crore. While the deal is smaller than the one with Facebook for 9.99 per cent stake, it comes at a 12.5 per cent premium.
On June 5, Silver Lake has invested an additional Rs 4,546.80 crore in Reliance Industries' digital arm Jio Platforms to raise its stake in the firm to 2.08 per cent. Reliance Industries in a statement said with this, aggregrate investment by Silver Lake in Jio Platforms will be Rs 10,202.55 crore.
On May 8, the telecome giant announced its third deal in which Vista Equity Partners invests Rs 11,367 crore in JPL in return for a 2.3 per cent stake in it.
On May 17, RIL announced the sale of a 1.34 per cent stake in its digital services subsidiary, Jio Platforms, to private equity (PE) firm General Atlantic for Rs 6,598.38 crore to accelerate consumer business and cut debt. This was the fourth such stake sale within a month and it values Jio Platforms at Rs 4.91 trillion on an equity basis and Rs 5.16 trillion on an enterprise-value basis.
On May 22, KKR picks up 2.32 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms for Rs 11,367 crore. For KKR, which has investments in Avendus Capital, Bharti Infratel, Coffee Day Resorts, and Max Financial Services, this is its biggest bet in Asia.
On June 5, the Jio Platforms investment is the largest in an Indian firm by Mubadala, which is the second-biggest state investor in Abu Dhabi after Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), managing about $240 billion in assets, reported Reuters.
On June 7, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Jio Platforms Limited announced an investment of Rs 5,683.50 crore by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 trillion and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 trillion.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani has got 552,000 shares of his flagship firm Reliance Industries (RIL) in the just-concluded Rs 53,124-crore rights issue, according to the company’s regulatory filing on June 11,However the company will be receiving only 25 per cent of the issue proceeds ( Rs 13,000 odd crore) in the current fiscal under the share sale process.
On June 13, RIL had announced the sale of 0.93 per cent equity stake in Jio Platforms to global alternative asset firm TPG on a fully diluted basis for Rs 4,546.8 cr. That deal, RIL said, valued Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 trillion and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 trillion.
In its second major deal announcement on June 13, Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) said consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton was making an investment of Rs 1,894.50 crore in its digital services arm Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 trillion and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 trillion.
On June 18, Reliance said Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund will buy a 2.32 per cent stake in its digital unit Jio Platforms for Rs 11,367 crore.