After Investing In Jio Platforms, US Private Equity Firm Silver Lake In Talks To Invest $1 Billion In Reliance Retail


Sep 04, 2020, 01:40 PM | Updated 01:40 PM IST

Reliance Retail (Pic Via Wikimedia)
Reliance Retail (Pic Via Wikimedia)

Private equity fund Silver Lake is in talks to invest $1 billion in Reliance Retail.

The investment, which would value Reliance Retail at about $57 billion, comes as the company is aiming to sell about 10 per cent in new shares, the Financial Times reported.

Silver Lake is already an investor in Reliance Jio and aggregate investment by Silver Lake is Rs 10,202.55 crore for 2.08 per cent equity in Reliance Jio.

Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, today announced that it is acquiring the retail and wholesale Business and the logistics and warehousing business from the Future Group as going concerns on a slump sale basis for lumpsum aggregate consideration of Rs 24,713 crore, subject to adjustments as set-out in the composite scheme of arrangement (Scheme).

The above acquisition is being done as part of the scheme in which Future Group is merging certain companies carrying on the aforesaid businesses into Future Enterprises Limited (FEL).

As a part of the same Scheme, the retail and wholesale Undertaking is being transferred to Reliance Retail and Fashion Lifestyle Limited (RRFLL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RRVL, the logistics and warehousing undertaking is being transferred to RRVL and RRFLL also proposes to invest Rs 1,200 crore in the preferential issue of equity shares of FEL to acquire 6.09 per cent of post-merger equity and Rs 400 crore in a preferential issue of equity warrants which, upon conversion and payment of balance 75 per cent of the issue price, will result in RRFLL acquiring further 7.05 per cent of FEL.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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